Gold rush:

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is showing "Gold of the Nomads: Scythian Treasures from Ancient Ukraine" through Sept. 24. The exhibition displays 170 gold and silver works of art that tell the story of a once-feared warrior culture that ruled the Eurasian steppes from the seventh to the third centuries B.C. More information: (323) 857-6000 or www.lacma.org.

Three-ring wonder:

The circus is in town. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be at the Long Beach Arena from July 19-23 and at the Los Angeles Sports Arena from Aug. 2-6. One hour before the show, spectators can mingle with the performers in the rings. The show features Russian aerial artist Anton Beliakov and the Quiros, a highwire act. More information: (213) 480-3232.

Smashing spectacle:

London has Wimbledon, Los Angeles has the Mercedes-Benz Cup at UCLA. Tennis greats will be competing at the 74th annual run of the tournament from July 24-30. Some of the competitors include Michael Chang, Andre Agassi and Gustavo Kuerten. More information: (310) 824-1010.

Laugh a little:

Michael Learned and Harry Groener star in Neil Simon's comedy "The Good Doctor," opening July 16 at the Pasadena Playhouse. This rarely performed play is set in ennui-ridden Russia and populated with characters from Chekhov who find themselves in some unusual situations. It runs through Aug. 20. More information: (800) 233-3123.

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