Circus Sarasota Hot dogs, cotton candy and thrills provided by comic daredevil Bello Nock, aerialists Dolly Jacobs and Yuri Rijkov, the Shandong Chinese Troupe and other stars fill the Big Top near Ed Smith Stadium in this year’s edition, running Feb. 10-26. 355-9805 or circussarasota.org.
Carmen The Sarasota Opera begins its winter season with Bizet’s piece about the fiery gypsy girl with a complicated love life, Feb. 11 through March 24 (a gala dinner follows the opening night performance). Victor De Renzi conducts, and Fredrika Brillembourg stars as the seductive Carmen. 328-1300 or sarasotaopera.org.
Nick Danger: Third Eye If you loved Firesign Theatre’s parody album of 1940s radio detective shows, grab a ticket to Simply Gourmet’s live production, complete with dinner at the Crosley Estate. The evening begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and March 1, with Nick taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. 225-9122.
Jerry Seinfeld The first show of Seinfeld’s comedy routine at the Van Wezel sold out, naturally, but there might still be a few tickets left to the second show, at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Call 953-3368 or go to vanwezel.org.