Glitz and glam meet up with 2,000 years of ancient tradition tonight and Saturday as graduates of the famed Fu Hsing Academy bring their act to Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College’s Carlsen Center (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park). The National Acrobats of China comprise gravity-defying artists, dancers, contortionists, athletes and magicians — all of whom work together to deliver spectacular, jaw-dropping feats in a flashy, Las Vegas-style setting. Their 8 p.m. performance, called The Chinese Blossom, also includes a stack of seven chairs and a very agile artist who manages to stay perched on top. Optical illusion or balancing act? You’ll have to be there to find out. For more information, call 913-469-4445 or see jcc.edu/CarlsenCenter.
Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 31, 8 p.m., 2009