Upcoming regional events include David Steinberg’s one-man show, exhibits, concerts and more

Spotlight on David Steinberg

La Jolla Playhouse will host comedian David Steinberg as he develops a new one-man show, “David Steinberg: Still Disguised as a Normal Person,” that looks back and forward at his life in show business. Alan Zweibel, who helped develop “700 Sundays with Billy Crystal” at the Playhouse and on Broadway, will be involved in the process. The workshop production can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-25 in the Playhouse’s Shank Theatre. Tickets: $20. (858) 550-1010.  lajollaplayhouse.org

Titanic Tales Told

Special events will be offered Tuesdays in August to mark the final weeks of “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” closing Sept. 9 at The San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. At 6 p.m. Aug. 14, professor Douglas Bartlett of Scripps Institute of Oceanography will share his experience as chief scientist on James Cameron’s recent historical expedition to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 author Guadalupe Loaeza will discuss her book, “El Caballero del Titanic,” which documents the story of Manuel Uruchurtu Ramírez, the only Mexican passenger aboard the ill-fated ship. Tickets: $18-$27. (877) 946-7797. sdnhm.org

Sounds of Summer

Swing to the sounds of Benny Hollman’s Big Band Explosion when La Jolla Concerts by the Sea presents the music, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove. The free concert is underwritten by concession sales.  (858) 454-1600. ljconcertsbythesea.org

SummerFest Going Strong

La Jolla Music Society’s chamber music concert series is in full bloom with free-to-the-public rehearsals and encounters, evening concerts and preludes through Aug. 24 at Sherwood Auditorium, Museum of Contemporary Art, 700 Prospect St. This week you can hear the Tokyo String Quartet, pianists John Novacek and Ken Noda, the Newbury Trio, and clarinetist John Bruce Yeh, among many others. Tickets: $50 and $75. (858) 459-3728. View the schedule at ljms.org

Ballet for Beginners

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet (the resident classical ballet school of Balboa Park since 1945) will present its fourth annual “Fairy Tales in the Park” with performances at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The program is a whimsical, interactive dance event for families to introduce them to the art of ballet through familiar stories. This year’s will be “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Beauty & the Beast,” narrated by a professional storyteller and interpreted by student dancers and guest artists. There will also be an “enchanted forest” with a wishing well and costumed characters. Proceeds are used to fund the SDCYB scholarship program. The event takes place in the Casa del Prado Theatre, 1800 Village Place, in Balboa Park. Doors open 30 minutes before each 45-minute show. Tickets: $10. (619) 233-3060. sdcyb.org

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