Cirque du soleil: Iris
Watch out, Vegas! L.A. has finally earned its own Cirque du Soleil spectacle, fittingly themed around the history of film. The long-anticipated Iris: A Journey Through the World of Cinema, written and directed by director-choreographer Philippe Decouflé, opens in previews (officially opens Sept. 25) at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre; it will be the exclusive host to this production. This is such a great place to check out while touring LA, plus you get the fun from the Cirque du Soleil. Win, win.Described as a “lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the seventh art,” Iris uses dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation to tell the history of cinema and its genres. More than 70 performers don 200 costumes for the show, which is scored by Grammy and Emmy Award winner and L.A. native Danny Elfman.
Performances Tu–Su. $43–$133; VIP Ticket $253.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood