Comic Casey Carle will present "Bubblemania," Friday and Saturday at Tyler Junior College's Center for Earth & Space Science Education.
"Bubblemania" combines comedy and soap-bubble science. Carle will make giant floating spheres, soap-film "serpents," bouncing bubbles, hands-only bubbling, balanced columns of bubble foam, cube bubbles and bubbles that burst into flames.
Carle first began using bubbles as entertainment when he was a clown in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Since then, he has parlayed his showmanship and bubble-making expertise into a show that has garnered broad critical praise. The Boston Globe said, "Carle creates ephemeral masterpieces out of thin soap. Behind the act is a wealth of training and a passion for this slippery art form."
Showtimes are 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 children, military and seniors. Cost includes the "Bubblemania" show plus a tour of Sonic Sensation, the interactive exhibit about sound at the science center, 1411 E. Lake St.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by gong to the website, TJC.edu/cesse, or calling 903-510-2312.