(CIRCUS) Varekai is a bright and beautiful spectacle. The dreamscape conjures both tropical forest and coral reef. A gilt contortionist bends herself in half while standing on one hand. The crowd-favorite Russian swings are back, with flame-colored acrobats flying between them. Plus juggling, magic, popcorn, and everything else you'd expect to find under Cirque du Soleil's sophisticated big top. (Marymoor Park, Redmond. Tues–Wed 8 pm, Thurs–Sat 4 and 8 pm, Sun 1 and 5 pm; $35–$185, plus $10 parking. Tickets at 1-800-678-5440 or Ticketmaster.)