There be 'Dragons'

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town. There's some extra sparkle this year, with the addition of the Shaolin Warriors, a performance troupe that will leave you agog as you witness their feats. Tribune critic Chris Jones gave this spectacle 3 1/2 stars, and here's what he had to say about one of the Warriors' stunts: They "not only bent steel with their necks and chopped oak with their skulls (I had a vicarious headache), but, in one truly heart-stopping moment that one young member of my family was constantly talking about even a full day later, one of these terrifying brothers dove through a spinning octagon that was outfitted with sword blades and filled with flame." There's also Cossack riding and the inevitable Globe of Death. Yes, there are clowns, and we know that for many grown-ups, clowns are scary. So hold the kids' hands a little bit tighter for protection and buck up. Through Nov. 25 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St. $13-$60, 312-455-4500 or or ticketmaster .com
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