When: Aug. 3-5, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 6, 4 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 7, 1:30 & 5 p.m. 2016
Insects are all around us, but we only notice them when they're biting us, stinging us or drowning in our beverages. Cirque du Soleil imagines a realm of bugs that experience curiosity, joy and love in its new show, Ovo. An egg appears one day in the center of the insects' community. As they ponder its meaning and possible significance, a quirky new insect wanders into town. Very quickly he notices a beautiful ladybug, and she notices him. You'll never look at a bug zapper the same way once you've witnessed the colorful, acrobatic and spell-binding world Cirque du Soleil creates in Ovo. The show is performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday (August 3 to 7) at the Chaifetz Arena (1 South Compton Avenue; www.thechaifetzarena.com). Tickets are $25 to $135.