As all who are participating in Tuesday's Pie Throwing Championships are aware, the circus is in town. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey digs its big red heels into Dallas soil for a 12-day run of Fully Charged, a production showcasing the company's most high energy acts. You'll see Ukrainian tumbling sensations the Negrey Troupe, a whole mess of slapstick in Clown Ally and an equine presentation (ponies!).
But perhaps most importantly, it's a chance to express your patriotism via big top love.
August 1 is the kick-off day for National Clown Week, a completely real thing signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1970. (I know, it's almost too good.)
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