The north entrance of Birchwood Mall will be closed and residents will see large tents in the parking lot this week for a non-traditional circus that’s coming to town. Cirque Italia is a traveling water circus that uses a high-tech water curtain as the backdrop for stunning performances. The show features performers from all over the world that are touring most of the summer around the midwest. The group has dubbed itself an “Aquatic Spectacular”, and its traveling custom-designed water stage holds 35,000 gallons of water. There are several shows over a 4-day period with the first scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. See our events page for more information.