Cirque du Soleil “Iris” in Los Angeles

About a year ago on that crazy early November day when it was 97 degrees, a friend of mine from Alaska (she nearly melted) was in town. Gazing at the Hollywood sign from my balcony, she spotted something on the side of a building far off in the distance. “Is Cirque du Soleil here?” Nah, I said. She insisted the sign she saw looked like an ad for the flying circus folks. I got out my binoculars (which I use for bird watching, of course) and sure enough it was indeed an ad for an L.A. Cirque du Soleil show.

On Sunday, a year later, the show “Iris” has finally opened at the Kodak Theatre. I am not a huge fan of Cirque du Soleil — the one show I saw in Las Vegas did have some naked chicks which was nice, but it also had one dude kissing another dude, eliciting groans from the audience, even the women. But this is a huge event in our fair city so I figured I would mention it.

Tickets are readily available. The show runs through the end of the year.