Circus Bella, a San Francisco-based one-ring circus, will debut a free show called “Mighty!” It features original music and impressive acrobatics. Young artists from the Prescott Circus Theatre, based in West Oakland, will perform as the opening act. The show is part of a summer-long cultural festival in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens. The hour-long “Mighty!” will be performed three times: at noon June 26, and at noon and 2:15 p.m. June 27. Details are at circusbella.org.
What: Celebrate this breakfast indulgence in a whole new way at the Monterey Bacon Fest. Those 21 and over can try bacon margaritas and bacon Bloody Marys to wash down other bacon-infused offerings. Live music and a “Best of Bacon” competition will round out the day.
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 26-27
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Where: Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at door
(Not-so) secret garden
What: Take a crash course in butterfly biology while spending the day among our bright-winged friends at the Hallberg Butterfly Gardens Open Gardens Day. Docents will be on hand to highlight butterflies and birds, and self-guided tours will also be available.
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28
Where: 8687 Oak Grove Ave., Sebastopol
Information: hallbergbutterflygardens.org or call (707) 823-3420
What: The nation’s best amateur cyclists – ages 23 and under – will gather in North Lake Tahoe for the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships. Road races and time trials for male and female competitors, some as young as 9, will take place over five days.
When: June 24-28
Where: North Lake Tahoe, varied locations and times
Cost: Free for spectators
Pacific Islander voices
What: Artists and writers of Pacific Islander heritage will perform “Voices of the Pacific Experience,” an evening of music, poetry, storytelling and dance that sheds light on their communities’ experiences in California and the United States.
When: 7 p.m. June 26
Where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
Cost: $7.50 general, free for ages 18 and under; includes museum admission
World’s a stage
What: Shakespeare and Dickens meet at the 2015 Davis Shakespeare Festival. Performances of “Twelfth Night” alternate with “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” “Drood” wraps up differently every night as the audience chooses an ending.
When: June 25 to Aug. 2; varied times and dates
Where: Veterans Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St., Davis
Cost: $25 general; $20 students/seniors; $15 for kids 12 and under; discounts available