I was graciously guested last night into Kooza, the latest Cirque de Soleil spectacular that is nothing short of brilliant. It’s ballet, slapstick, harmony, transcendence, gymnastics, derring-do, poetry, wonder and thrills. The show runs just short of three hours with a 30-minute intermission. I spilled half of an 18 oz. can of Beck’s on my right pant leg and it didn’t faze me a bit. The Santa Monica engagement began on 10.17. Upcoming engagements are scheduled for Irvine, San Diego, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver.

Cirque de Soleil tent adjacent to Santa Monica pier — Friday, 10.23.09, 7:25 pm

Friday, 10.23, 11:05 pm