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Video: Circus Vargas Comes to Westfield Culver City

Catch Circus Vargas – complete with human rocket Leo Garcia – at Westfield Culver City through Nov. 5.

Circus Vargas has returned to Los Angeles and has erected its blue and gold Big Top at Westfield Culver City through Nov. 5, and it's still not too late to get tickets for the final four performances. Scroll to the bottom of this article for information, and watch the video above to get a glimpse of what to expect. 

Also, remember to bring a can of non-perishable food to the performance to receive discounted tickets and support the E.J. Jackson Turkey Foundation Annual Turkey Drive. Click here for more details.

2012 marks the first year in Circus Vargas' history that a human rocket – aka Leo Garcia – will be part of the circus’ act.

At the finale of each Circus Vargas performance, Leo is ceremoniously fired from a human rocket launcher that he designed and built himself.

The 20-foot human rocket launcher rises 19 feet into the air and shoots Leo approximately 75 feet in less than four seconds. The blast sends him flying precariously through a labyrinth of lighting equipment and rigging.

Arrive 30 minutes early for the interactive pre-show where children of all ages get a chance to be the stars in center ring. They will be guided through a crash course in circus skills with host and the “Iron Chin” Jon Weiss and his wife Laura.

For more information about Circus Vargas and to purchase tickets visit www.circusvargas.com, by phone at 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or at the circus box office, which opens one day prior to the first show.

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