What do you do in Sarasota on a cold, rainy night? Head under a big top! Circus Sarasota has temporarily set up three big tops with nightly performances. In the winter, they offer family entertainment to the public. The rest of the year, Circus Sarasota is a professional school for those interested in learning the ropes (so to speak) of the circus biz. I was driving by last night when the bright lights and big tops lured me over for a shot, even though it was chilly, drizzly and muddy. I could hear the ringmaster all the way in the parking lot and it sounded like the crowd was warm, dry and having fun.