First Saturdays at the MAT, family performances held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the Community Theater at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $8, call 685-1861. Announcing its new season: On Oct. 5: Gypsy Sock with award-winning Al Simmons. On Nov. 2: Wonder Tales of the Islamic World with shadow puppets and magnificent costumes.
Family Theater presented by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring The Haunted Orchestra on Sun., Oct. 20; Harlem on Tues., Jan. 28; Goodnight Opus on Wed., Feb. 19; and Alice in Wonderland on Thurs., April 22. Season tickets are $25 (holders may attend March 30 performance of The Green Chili Jam Band), individual seats are $9. Call 520-SHOW.
Children's Storytime featuring special guests from the stories every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Call 637-8282 for details. On Oct. 4-5: Biscuit the Dog. On Nov. 1-2: Froggy. On Dec. 6-7: Wild Thing.
Ringling Brothers Circus at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $12.75-$50, 576-2626. Or through Ticketwest.com. Wed., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 6, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.