I had a great time at the circus yesterday, the Pickle Circus, a new-style circus that goes back 30 years in SF. Like the famous Cirque du Soleil, the Pickle Circus focusses on artistic presentation and human performance, eschewing the creepy animal acts and tacky carny crap that's the usual American circus experience.
My favourite act was Sandra Feusi and Sam Payne's vertical tango, a Chinese pole act that was astonishingly graceful and sexy. Chris Lashua's German Wheel act was also excellent, and I liked the juggling and the contortionist. This review describes the show well. Alas, you probably missed it: Sunday the 2nd is the last performance.
Thanks to Seth whose comment got me to see the show