Wednesday, September 3

The astounding acrobatic ensemble Cirque du Soleil is touring a show titled Varekai, about a young man dropped into a fantastical forest of very flexible creatures, that stops at Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center; 45 Spring St., Portland) for shows tonight (at 7:30 p.m.) through Sept. 7. Tix: $37-$147 (senior and child discounts available). 775-3458. theciviccenter.com.