Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios


When you reach into the back of your subconscious, the place where your dreams of amazement and fantasy are born, you find Cirque Du Soleil shows. This has always been the case and continues to be the source for their new productions, including Kurios, which debuted in Orange County last week.


Photo: Cirque Du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious.


As always, this Cirque Du Soleil production leaves the audience amazed and astounded. There are many moments through the show, where you aren’t quite sure if what you are seeing real or just your overactive imagination. An invisible circus act? A little lady living inside the tummy of a big man? A hand that seems to live a life of it’s own? Not to mention some amazing juggling, yo-yo-ing, balancing and tumbling stunts.


Whether in Vegas or under the Grand Chapiteau, Cirque Du Soleil never disappoints. This is by far our favorite production to roll through Southern California. There seems to be no end to the human imagination and physical talents.

When: Through November 29th

Where: Orange County Fairgrounds

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tickets: $35-$145 at 877-924-7783 or

A Day at the Circus #FiosFuels

Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Verizon Fios. However,all opinions are my own and I had a blast at Circus Vargas.

I promised myself a few years back that I wouldn’t attend another circus unless they were animal free. I’ve wanted to have the kiddos experience the circus and they have been asking about going to the circus for the last few months. I’ve shared in previous posts how Verizon Fios is a big part of our family’s entertainment. We listen to music channels, watch our favorite shows, and  hold our movie nights in thanks to our Fios Subscription. They made a night out with the family to the Circus possible, and I will share later on how they can make your own customized entertainment experience a reality! First let me share all about the Circus!

If you grew up in Southern California, you probably remember the commercials, “See Circus Vargas! The Big One is Back! They are still around and better than ever with their animal-free circus experience!  They are the largest family owned tent circus still touring these days and providing an unforgettable night of entertainment.

We caught them at  Ontario Mills last week. They will be playing at the Chino fairgrounds this week, and moving on to Arcadia, Santa Ana, and Irvine in the upcoming


The big top played at the Ontario Mills Parking Lot and it was fantastic to not have to pay for parking. I like going out to shows and experiences with my family, but absolutely do not like having to dish out extra cash for parking. It’s never a fun experience. Many of Circus Vargas shows are in locations where you do not have to pay for parking. That already started our experience on the right foot.


Good times at the Circus!

The kiddos loved the show. There is a cool pre-show experience that allows the kiddos to get on the ring floor and try out their circus skills. They loved being able to hula their hearts out and also learned to balance feathers on their face. My daughter did such a great job that they picked her out as a “Guest Star of the Night”. She was in heaven!!!  All of the kiddos looked like they were having a blast. The actual show was very entertaining and good old fashioned fun. There were trapeze artists, aerialists, contortionists, and so much more! We had a fantastic time and without feeling an ounce of guilt, because no animals were used in the show. We can’t wait to catch the show again. It was a dream come true for the kids.

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The Greatest Show on Earth!!

We had the opportunity to attend the opening night of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey at the Honda Center this week. Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Zing Zang Zoom is a show that is not to be missed. It was the kiddos first trip to the Circus and boy were they excited! I had not been to the circus in ages(think decades!) and was just as excited as the kiddos. If I only had one word to describe our experience it would be unforgettable! It was an unbelievable night and the kids have yet to stop talking about it.

From the moment we walked to our seats the kids were in awe. There is an all access pre-show that is available to the general public an hour before the show. The pre-show allows you to view some of Zing Zang Zoom’s performers up close and on the arena floor. We were able to catch some of the pre -show and my kids almost came unglued! They were in love before the show started. If you can make sure to get to the show at least an hour before show time to be able to enjoy the amazing pre-show.

Once the pre-show was over, we headed back to our seats and sat back to enjoy a magnificent show. This is definitely not the Circus that I watched as a child! It is magical, hip and the performers were out of this world. If you are a fan of aerialists and acrobats- this is the show for you. My kiddos were in absolute heaven! I think one of my favorite aspects of parenting is being able to see a new world through my children’s eyes. You can imagine how I felt as I watched them experience the circus for the first time. I have never seen them as excited and amazed as I did last Wednesday night. They loved everything about the show and this sappy mom even shed a tear as she watched her two year old jump in delight as the beautiful elephants marched into the arena. They loved everything about the circus,from the yummie treats to the amazing tight rope walks. We made some wonderful memories!

I can’t rave enough about what an amazingly good time we had at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Zing Zang Zoom. It is indeed the Greatest Show on Earth!!

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey presents Zing Zang Zoom
Honda Center- Anaheim
July 15 – July 26-various performances

Citizens Business Park Arena- Ontario
July 29-Aug 2- various performances

Don’t forget to use the code MOM when purchasing your tickets on Ticketmaster or at the box office. You will be able to purchase tickets for only $11 when you purchase 4 or more. You will have a fantastic time! I promise!!