The circus is coming to town! And not just any circus. Cirque Italia is bringing its Water Circus Silver Unit to the Quad Cities at the end of this month. This show combines incredible production and circus arts together to create a night that will be remembered for a long time. Tickets for the family are on sale now for a fun evening.

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Another great show is coming to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds at the end of August. Cirque Italia will take audiences in the Quad Cities on an incredible pirate journey that is fun for the entire family. Cirque Italia's Water Circus Silver Unit includes a stage with 35,000 gallons of water that performers execute incredible moves over while entertaining the audience with every move.

Cirque Italia's Water Circus show is inspired by the element of water. The performances you'll see express the versatility and fluidity that water has through human movement while curtains of rain and fountain jets crisscross in time to each move.

Get ready to see laser lights and bubbles at the Cirque Italia's Water Circus as those add to the interdimensional effect. In a nod to the inner child, mermaids rise from the depths, and even dinosaurs make an appearance, too!


Cirque Italia's Water Circus is coming to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds for four days of incredible shows. Shows begin on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m., and conclude on Sunday, August 28th. Below are show times for the Water Circus:

  • August 25 – Thursday: 7:30 pm
  • August 26 – Friday: 7:30 pm
  • August 27 – Saturday: 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • August 28 – Sunday: 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm

Ticket prices start at $10 and go up to $50. You can get 1 free children's ticket with every purchase of tickets for adults in level 2 or level 3. Use promotional code: FACEFREE to get the free ticket. Tickets can be purchased here.

Basketball Gym Turned Into Home For Sale In Indiana

An Indiana couple spent 20 years turning this high-school gym into a home and the house is now on the market for $299,000.

The gym building used to be part of Eastern Hancock High School. It sits on a 3.6-acre lot at the edge of the town of Wilkinson, Indiana. It comes with half of the original basketball court.

The couple Jeff and Christi Broady purchased the gym/house in 2002 for $85,000.

The building is now split into two halves. One half still looks like a gym, equipt with the court, bleachers, and high ceilings. The other half looks like a home, with segmented rooms and two levels.

The owners were able to build walls inside and create new living spaces, such as a kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They also added windows and doors that led to the other half of the building, where they kept the original basketball gym.

Wilson said he had received four offers thus far. "Not unusual in this market," he said. "There have been well over 20 showings on it."

"The coolest thing is more than half of the gym floor is still gym — the original floor, the original bleachers, the original basketball goal," Wilson added. "I graduated from that gym in 1969. I could tell you where I was sitting."
There is one thing any prospective buyer should know, though: "It still smells like a gym," Wilson said.
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