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Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities brims with excitement, thrills, and splendor in East Boston.

Steampunk style and vaudeville-esque melodies set the stage for acts that defy gravity and realism in Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios. Doing what Cirque does best – dazzle and amaze – Kurios blends incredible physical talents with unbridled creativity in East Boston (“Eastie”).

The story is loosely framed around the imagination of a quirky Seeker. In search of a secret, alternate world, he finds a mélange of characters who test the limits of human ability and wonder along the way. Contorting sea nymphs, a flying cyclist, upside-down balancing artists, and more outlandish feats take center stage in the intimate Grand Chapiteau.

Kurios in East Boston + Eastie and Winthrop Itinerary | massvacation.comPhoto credit: Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS

Amidst the gasps and fervent applause of wide-eyed patrons, it’s easy to see why the troupe has such a winning reputation. Tickets for the show start at $35, and they’re offering a 20% discount on the purchase if you book through this link!

Suffolk Downs, nestled on the edge of Eastie and Winthrop, is home to the traveling performance through July 10th.

More than just a 2 hour crowd-pleaser, Kurios gives good reason to visit and explore the unique offerings that make up Eastie and Winthrop. From hidden beaches and jaw-dropping views of the Boston skyline to family-run eateries that have been around for decades, the area is all about the authentic, local experience.

Kurios in East Boston + Eastie and Winthrop Itinerary | massvacation.comView of Boston skyline from East Boston, Photo credit: Trenten Kelley

Learn more about what to do, where to stay, what to eat, and getting there in this 36 Hours in Eastie + Winthrop Itinerary.

Take Santarpio’s pizza, for instance. The pizzeria has been a landmark eatery since 1903, serving up some of the best pies you’ve ever had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into. And there’s Winthrop Beach; an in-the-know spot with a laid-back vibe, perfect for escaping touristy crowds and soaking up some summer sun. Or channel your inner Magellan and take to the seas with a sailing class at Piers Park Sailing Center. The list goes on!

Kurios in East Boston + Eastie and Winthrop Itinerary | massvacation.comView of Winthrop from Deer Island, Photo credit: burntpictures

Get it while it’s hot (and before it leaves Suffolk Downs)!

With shows running for just a few more weeks (July 10th is the finale!), and summer on the horizon, there’s no time to waste. Make a weekend out of it, or take a personal day during the week, to take in the show and explore the best of Eastie + Winthrop. Download this 36 Hours in Eastie + Winthrop itinerary to help plan your getaway!
Show: Cirque du Soleil Presents KURIOS
Date: Through July 10, 2016
Location: Under the Big Top at Suffolk Downs, 525 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA 02128
Tickets (discounted 20%):
MBTA Stop: Suffolk Downs on the Blue Line
Parking: $20 at Suffolk Downs
Kurios in East Boston + Eastie and Winthrop Itinerary |

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