SAT 10/18

All right, little dumplings, your time to run away with the circus has arrived. Long enough have you fitfully struggled, enduring law school tort classes just to get your parents off your back. All you've ever wanted to do is prance around in a unitard as Lolo the Clown. Tonight nouveau circus impresario Neil Goldberg invites you not only to dream the dream, but to experience the magic of the imaginary world of acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and dancing girls in his Cirque. If you squint your eyes and click your heels, there just may be a place for you. Your future begins at 8:00 at the University of Miami Convocation Center, 1245 Walsh Ave., Coral Gables. Tickets range from $24 to $44. Call 305-284-8686. -- By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Beethoven by the Book

Goode unleashes classics

SUN 10/19

Classical pianist Richard Goode likes books. Touring the world means discovering bookstores or visiting favorite literary haunts. Often he returns to the New York City apartment he shares with his wife, and a library of tomes numbering 5000, with more fodder for his collection. A student of piano great Rudolf Serkin, Goode is also fond of music, like Ludwig Van Beethoven's. Ten years ago he was the first American-born pianist to record the complete Beethoven sonatas, garnering a Grammy Award nomination for his sensitive interpretations. During Sunday Afternoons of Music, expect Goode to throw in a little Beethoven among the Schumann and Schubert he'll play. Showtime is 4:00 at Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables. Tickets cost $40. Call 305-271-7150. -- By Nina Korman

Mano a Maná

THUR 10/16

It seems as if they've been around forever. But after 15 years together, Mexico's venerable rockeros, Maná, are vying for musical credibility touring with their latest release, Revolucion De Amor. Long-time Maná maniacs are sure to flock to see the stadium-concert veterans. They may also be surprised at the band's maturity and sudden emergence as a combo of substance. The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd. Tickets range from $41 to $71. Call 786-777-1000. -- By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

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