What Cirque du Soleil did for contortionists, Cavalia aims to do for horses. Created by Cirque cofounder Normand Latourelle, the new equine act stars 36 horses galloping and trick-riding along with 24 acrobats and performers on a vast 160-foot-wide stage. Expect Cirquelike music and mystique during runs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. (866) 999-8111, www.cavalia.net
— Elaine Glusac