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Class Act

During the classical-music festival SummerFest each year, conservatory students are invited to participate in the master class series, coached by SummerFest veteran musicians under the direction of La Jolla Music Society. Watch these free, coaching workshops, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. weekdays through Aug. 20 at La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave. Schedule


  1. (858) 552-1657.

Circus Comes to Town

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ newest show “Legends,” features 100 performers from 25 countries, more than 85 animal acts, clowns, motorcycle daredevils and more. Times vary, Aug. 7-10, Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. Tickets: $10-$20. (888) 929-7849.

Catch a Flick

Flicks on the Bricks movie-and-wine series premieres with “North By Northwest,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library patio, 1008 Wall St. August series continues 7:30 p.m. Thursdays with “To Kill A Mockingbird” (Aug. 14), “Singin’ in the Rain” (Aug. 21) and “The Thomas Crown Affair” (Aug. 28). Tickets: $17-$22. (858) 454-5872.

... And All That Jazz!

Broadway comes to Embarcadero Marina Park South (behind the downtown Convention Center) with a San Diego Symphony Summer Pops concert, “Broadway Tonight,” 7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9. Special guest chorus SACRA/PROFANA, concert includes music from “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Chicago,” “Wicked” and “Hairspray.” Tickets from $20. (619) 235-0804.

Destination: Space

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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center gives visitors a close encounter with the day-to- day life of an astronaut, through Sept. 2. NASA’s Destination Station exhibit explores what life is like on the International Space Station and the research accomplished there. 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. (619) 238- 1233.

Wild West Pool Party

Cool off this summer at The Sporting Club and La Jolla Sports Club’s summer pool party, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8930 University Center Lane. Wild West theme, raffles, cardio line dancing, mechanical bulls, DJ and more. Paddleboards raffle to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. $25. (858) 456-2595.