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Wednesday To-Do: Jim Rose Circus vs. Jake 'The Snake' Roberts

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JIM ROSE CIRCUS VERSUS JAKE ‘THE SNAKE' ROBERTS
9 p.m., Juanita's, $15 adv., $18 d.o.s

Sweet and sour Jesus, ours seems to be the go-to city for sideshow attractions these days, and serious high fives all around. But perhaps the Jim Rose Circus that charmed outdoor Lollapalooza crowds and earned second billing after Marilyn Manson on the Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral Tour is, regrettably, not the sheer freak-force of its former self. And mad squared-circle props to the 'rasslin scene, but the same may apply to Jake “The Snake” Roberts, who was THE MAN in 1980s pro wrestling. He not only turned opponents into cold Cream of Wheat with his signature finishing maneuver, the DDT, but added insult to victim injury by applying his 15-foot python, Damien, over said opponents, who writhed with broken bones and utter fear. So don't nix the rare opportunity to experience the “When Legends Collide Tour.” The Jim Rose brand still delivers human dartboards, and power drills up the nose, and other wicked business, so consider The Snake tangling with a circus crew an added bonus for this Hump Day action.

—Paul Peterson

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