Cirque du Soleil, KOOZA, October 16, limited engagement
8pm Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 and 8pm Saturdays, 1 and 5pm Sundays, $54-$135, Santa Monica Pier, 866.6.CIRQUE.
The Circus has come to town in the form of this legendary Quebec-based acrobatic circus, now in its 25th year. There are no elephants but there will be plenty of thrills.
Pico Art Walk, October 18, 10am-5pm, free
Pico Blvd., between Centinela and the Pacific,
car show at 2601 Pico, entertainment at Virginia Avenue Park, picopassport.com. 310.829.9303.
If you have good walking shoes and curiosity, you’ll enjoy this daylong event, in which local artists and craftspersons open their studios and shops for the public to see them at work. In addition to checking out all the artists who work on Pico, you can dig the accidental sculptures of the vintage car show at the SGI parking lot, and help yourself to food, music, and kids’ activities at Virginia Avenue Park.