Juggling job

Bryson Lang puts gravity to the test in a juggling performance 2 p.m. Friday at the 1845 Plains Schoolhouse in Portsmouth as part of the annual Zest Fest.

PORTSMOUTH — Pontine Theatre vaudeville performers will amuse and amaze in Zest Fest, a series of family-friendly matinee shows Friday through Sunday at 2 p.m. at the 1845 Plains Schoolhouse.

Friday afternoon’s show will feature juggler Bryson Lang, a comic manipulator who coaxes ordinary and out-of-the-ordinary objects to behave in unexpected ways. Expect flying sombreros, sharp sickles, huge spinning rings, upside down bounce-juggling, giant beach balls, glow-in-the-dark objects and a few surprises.

John Higby’s YoYo Show returns on Saturday. He has performed his high-energy antics and tricks in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, and holds the world yo-yo champion title and four Guinness World Records.

Seacoast favorite BJ Hickman takes the stage in Sunday’s show. A regular entertainer at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, Hickman routinely performs at festivals, art centers, theaters and special events throughout New England and presentations throughout the United States.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.pontine.org. For information, call 436-6660.