Too old for the circus? Never. But you will have to be able to get past the big-eyed wee rascals sitting around you, as parents rejoice in something to distract their young ones' spiraling attention spans, during Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Zing, Zang, Zoom performances. Illusionists, magicians, trapeze acts, clowns, animals and more will visit Time Warner Cable Arena for performances through Jan. 31. For children and adults alike, this long-running "spectacular" is definitely something to experience, though needless to say, animal activists won't be there, unless it's to protest. For more information on The Greatest Show on Earth, visit www.ringling.com. $15 and up. Jan. 27-28, 7 p.m.; Jan. 29, 10:30 a.m., 7 p.m.; Jan. 30, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.; Jan. 31, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. For information, call 704-688-9000. For tickets, call 1-800-745-3000. www.timewarnercablearena.com.