When: Fri., May 19, 7:30 p.m., Sat., May 20, 1:30, 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 21, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m. 2017
The European-style circus is no stranger to America anymore. Audiences are familiar with the more artistic performances and storytelling of the Old World and have even come to appreciate it. Cirque Italia has something you haven't seen: The centerpiece of the show is a 35,000-gallon tank of water that can create a curtain of rain or make dancing jets of water arc around and behind the aerialists. Cirque Italia brings its water circus to the south lot of the Saint Louis Galleria (1155 Saint Louis Galleria; www.cirqueitalia.com) for six shows only. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 19 to 21). Tickets are $10 to $50.