The City: Top to BottomThe City: Top to Bottom, Bottom Highlights Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
thursday, aug. 23
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is proud to present Dragons. For the first time in circus history, myth and majesty will share the arena during this must-see event that can only be witnessed at The Greatest Show On Earth! Experience circus spectacles so incredible that once again you will believe in the unbelievable.
Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $10, 619-224-4171, ringling.com
friday, aug. 24
The Music of The Eagles
Five No. 1 singles, six Grammys and six No. 1 albums. This Summer Pops Concert salutes The Eagles, one of the most successful groups of the ‘70s. The Symphony and a tribute band head for the “Hotel California” with a string of hits from “Peaceful Easy Feeling” to “Witchy Woman,” from “Desperado” to “Tequila Sunrise” and “One of These Nights.” You can check in anytime you like, but you won’t want to leave!
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way in San Diego, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $18, 619-235-0804, sandiegosymphony.org
saturday, aug. 25
Mira Mesa Festival of Beers
With 18 brewers featuring more than 36 craft beers, the Mira Mesa Festival of Beers is sure to please. Get up to ten 4 ounce tasters with general admission. There will be live music on the San Diego CityBeat stage all afternoon and there will be food trucks available at the festival.
Walker Park, 10441 Black Mountain Road in Mira Mesa, general admission 2 – 5:30 p.m. (last call at 5 p.m.), designated driver $17.55, general admission $21.69, miramesabeerfest.com
sunday, aug. 26
The Oscar and five-time Grammy-winning artist is back with an amazingly crafted new album, Doctor Faith. It’s his first album of new and original material in more than 12 years. Cross’ 1980 self-titled debut album rocketed to the No. 2 spot. Breaking out as the biggest new star of that year, he virtually defined adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the No.1 hit, “Sailing.”
Anthology, 1337 India Street in San Diego, 7 and 9 p.m., tickets from $18 (7 p.m.) $16 (9 p.m.), 619-595-0300, anthologysd.com
monday, aug. 27
Summer Organ Festival Grand Finale concert
The Spreckels Organ Society presents the Grand Finale of the 2012 Summer International Organ Festival with organist Carol Williams. British-born Williams is known for giving a new spin to classical organ concerts with her charismatic humor and “rock star” enthusiasm.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Rd E. in Balboa Park, 7:30 p.m., free, 619-702-8138, sosorgan.org
tuesday, aug. 28
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables , with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1098 Third Ave. in San Diego, 7 p.m., tickets from $58.50, 619-570-1100, broadwaysd.com
wednesday, aug. 29
The Steampunk exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum is a clear step away from its traditional programming. In keeping with its mission to illustrate the impact of the automobile on our society, this exhibit brings to life the impact that steam engines and steam technology had on the new culture known as Steampunk. For the first time ever, the museum is incorporating clothing, gadgets, and gizmos that are not directly related to the automobile.
San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan American Plaza in Balboa Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., last admission 4:30 p.m., admission $8, 619-231-2886, sdautomuseum.org
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