Ringling Bros. is for kids; for a real circus experience this summer, Littlefield’s got you covered.
On July 31, party people Gemini and Scorpio throw “The Lost Circus,” a late-night extravaganza at the Gowanus space where the big top and cabaret collide.
There’s no wheel of death or magic acts here, but aerial dance courtesy of Madeline Hoak, tribal fusion bellydance by Lauren Robbinai, and a fire show by Ali Luminescent. Kai Altair will even read your fortune.
Electronica outfit Copal will provide the tunes in between the acts, playing a dark string fusion, while Vagabond Opera will entertain with bohemian cabaret in 13 different languages. Transforming the space into a dusty circus will be an art installation by Molly Crabapple and Kathleen Green.
As if that’s not enough, a few surprise guests are also planned, which you’ll only find out by going.
And don’t be lame; costumes are required, so think steampunk Victorian, the macabre of Edward Gorey, the quirkiness of Tim Burton, the futurism of “Mad Max,” the fantastic fairy tale “City of Lost Children,” and, naturally, traveling circus. But please, no red clown wigs.
“The Lost Circus” at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, (718) 855-3388], July 31 at midnight. Tickets $15 with RSVP, $20 without. For info, visit www.geminiandscorpio.com.