The Summer 2013 Calendar of Events is here. Look no further for your guide to exciting and entertaining must do’s for summer, from theatre to concerts to the Del Mar Fair.
Lamb’s Players Theater presents
Extended! through July 28
Fiddler on the Roof
There’s still time to catch all the great songs of Fiddler on the Roof and meet Tevye, a poor milkman in the little village of Anetevka, who tries valiantly to keep his family traditions alive. Yet, when his daughters announce they’d like to make their own marital matches, Tevye must choose between their happiness and the beloved traditions of his homeland.
Fiddler’s unforgettable score includes “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Tradition.” Fiddler is the second largest production of Lamb’s history and features 14 of Lambs’ associate artists. Directed by producing artistic director Robert Smyth and Deborah Gilmour Smyth, who also plays Golda, Tevya’s wife.
Aug. 9 – Sept. 22
The 39 Steps
A wild theatrical ride through the Alfred Hitchcock classic is thrilling, magical and very funny.
On Lambs’ residence stage, 1142 Orange Ave.(619) 437-6000 or www.lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
June 28 – Aug. 4
Run away and join the circus … and be dazzled by acrobats, jugglers, clowns and puppeteers in this musical that originally appeard on Broadway in 1961, starring Anna Marie Alberghetti as Lili, an orphan. Features the song, “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round.”
Aug. 30 – Sept. 22
How appropriate it is that Coronado Playhouse chooses to present The Tempest as this year’s offering in its FREE CLASSICS offering: William Shakespeare’s play is set upon an enchanted island. Prospero, a sorcerer and the rightful Duke of Milan, lives with his daughter Miranda on the island, where they were marooned 12 years earlier when, the duke’s brother, Antonio, and Alonso, the King of Naples, conspired to usurp Prospero’s throne. They set Prospero and Miranda adrift in a boat, and they eventually found themselves marooned on the island. Prospero, wishing to restore Miranda’s rightful place, conjures up a storm to lure Antonio and Alonso to the island. Through Prospero’s use of illusion and skillful manipulation, he reveals Antonio’s lowly nature, and brings about the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand. Directed by Keith Anderson. Coronado Playhouse is an intimate, 96-seat cabaret-style theatre with a full service bar, located at the north end of the Coronado Community Center, 1835 Strand Way. (619) 435-4856 or www.coronadoplayhouse.com.
Independence Day Celebration
7 a.m. — Independence Day 15K Run- 5K Walk, Tidelands Park; Information: (619) 298-7400
9 a.m. – Annual Rough Water Swim, Central Beach, check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
10 a.m. – Independence Day Parade, 2013 theme “America the Beautiful” Orange Ave from First Street to Churchill Place
4 p.m. — Concert in the Park at Spreckels Park; Coronado Community Concert Band
9 p.m. Fireworks over Glorietta Bay
July 27, 28
Optimist Sports Fiesta
7 a.m., Saturday July 27
10K run and 10,000 meter run on paved streets at NAS North Island begins at ends at Sunset Park at the north end of Ocean Boulevard. Start times is
11 a.m., Saturday, July 27
Rough-water, one-mile ocean swim over a closed triangular course, around three ocean buoys anchored off Coronado’s North Beach
7:30 a.m., Sunday, July 28
Triathlon: A 400-yard ocean swim, a 1-mile run on the beach, and a 4-mile bike race, continuous action in that order. Swim and run legs at Coronado’s North Beach. Bike leg on NAS North Island. Check-in table opens at 6:30 a.m. Day of race registration accepted until 7:15 a.m. Triathlon limited to first 300 entries received. Helmets required for bike portion of event. Course briefing provided on day of event.
For further information, call (619) 435-0134 or (619) 920-8653.
Opening Friday, August 16 and continuing…
100+ Years of Coronado Yachting
Coronado has a long and illustrious history as a centre of yaching of all kinds. Coronado Historical Association’s Museum of History and Art presents an exhibit that features historic photos and artifacts from the island’s three yacht clubs – Fiddler’s Cove, the Coronado Cays Yacht Club and, most notably, Coronado Yacht Club, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Highlights include an Olympic Gold Medal in sailing won by Coronado native son Robbie Haines in 1984, a beautifully crafted wooden sabot built by a local craftsman and a touch-screen video kiosk featuring recorded interviews with longtime Coronadans about their yachting and racing experiences.
At the Museum of History and Art, 1100 Orange Ave.
(619) 437-8788 or www.coronadohistory.org
At the Coronado Public Library
Saturday, July 13
Noted jazz musician Peter Sprague in concert with his jazz quartet.
Wednesday, July 17
Lecture: Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall will talk about his career and being embroiled in the Watergate affair and the target of President Richard Nixon’s administration. He is also the past head of the San Diego Senior Olympics. 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 27
The Rack of Bones trombone ensemble in concert, featuring 12 trombones along with three musicians in the rhythm section. 3 p.m.
August and September:
Exhibit in the Main Gallery: Glimpses of Glamour, Photos from Hollywood’s Golden Age
Friday, August 2
“Big Flutes Concert” Marion Garver Fredrickson will play low flutes (alto flute, bass flute, contralto flute and contrabass flute) with pianist John Mark Harris, showcasing new music they have composed. 7 p.m.
Friday, August 9
Piano Concert by John Mark Harris; Harris will interpret works by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and his own work on the Library’s Steinway. 7 p.m.
Friday, August 16
“A Night at the Oscars” Joe Bourne sings Oscar-winning songs and other notable nominees. 7 p.m.
Children’s Library Highlights
The Summer Reading Club, this year themed “Reading is Delicious!” is now happening! For every 10 books that children read, they can earn great prizes including spinning tops, yummy food erasers, chomping teeth and mini bean bag animals.
Thursday, July 18
Harry Potter Day. Meet outside the Winn Room at 2:30 p.m.; Quidditch Match at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Summer Reading Club Party and Wild Wonders Animal Show. “What’s for Dinner?” Find out at 3 p.m. at the Winn Room
Summer Promenade Concerts
All concerts, unless indicated, begin at 6 p.m. at Spreckels Park, Sixth and Orange.
Iliana Rose Cuban Band
Desperado (Eagles Tribute)
The United States Marine Band, San Diego
Sue Palmer, Queen of Boogie Woogie, Band
Navy Southwest Wind Ensemble
Cool Fever (R & B, otown (5 p.m. start)
In Midlife Crisis (5 p.m. start)
All concerts begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Concerts at the Ferry Landing
(All concerts are 2 – 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.)
July 4 Crown Island Jazz Band
July 6 Coronado Big Band (1-3 p.m.)
July 7 Blue Frog Band
July 13 Paragon Band
July 14 Swamp Critters
July 20 Dixie Jazz Katz
July 21Cool Fever
July 27 Blue Frog Band
July 28 Teagan Taylor Trio
08/03 Paragon Band
Aug. 4 Don Lee, soloist
Aug. 10 Crown Island Jazz Band
Aug. 11 Nadro John
Aug. 17 Velvet Café
Aug. 18 Blue Frog Band
Aug. 24 Cool Fever
Aug. 25 Teagan Taylor Trio
Aug. 31 Dixie Jazz Katz
Sept. 1 Coronado Big Band (1-3 p.m.)
Sept. 2 Blue Frog Band
Sept. 8 Cool Fever
Sept. 22 Teagan Taylor Trio
Sept. 29 Nadro John
Concerts take place weather permitting ,adjacent to Coronado Coffee Company. Performances subject to change.
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, Sept. 19
Coronado Hospital Foundation’s third annual golf tournament at Sea ’n Air Golf Course, North Island Naval Air Station. Proceeds benefit Sharp Coronado Hospital. Tickets: (619) 522-3703.
ACROSS THE BAY
Through July 28
The Greatest his of the ‘80s s back and better than ever. Presented by Lambs’ Players Theatre at Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Downtown San Diego
San Diego Symphony
Summer Pops Is Here!
Star-Spangled Pops with Bill Conti (July 4, 5, 6)
Music of the Bee Gees (July 12, 13)
Pops Goes Classical – Passport to the World (July 14)
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy (July 18)
En Vogue (July 19, 20)
Amy Grant (July 26, 27)
Nathan Pacheco – Nessun Dorma to Hallelujah (July 28)
Broadway Tonight (Aug 2, 3)
Burt Bachrach (Aug. 4)
Michael Bolton (Aug. 9, 10)
Cirque Musica (Aug. 16, 17)
Pixar in Concert (Aug. 18)
Ozomati Salsa – Samba – Dancehall – Fun (Aug. 22)
Music from the ‘80s with Debbie Gibson and San Harris (Aug. 23, 24)
1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular (Aug 30, 31, Sept. 1)
July 30 – Aug. 4
Broadway San Diego
Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. At the San Diego Civic Theatre
July 17 – Sept 4
Del Mar Racing Season
And they’re off!
Wednesday, July 17 is Opening Day and the Fabulous Hats contest!
Sunday, July 21: Family Fun Day and Jockey Photo Day
Wednesday, July 24: Free and Easy Wednesday
Sunday, Aug. 2: $1 million Pacific Classic Day and long-sleeve T-shirt giveaway
Tickets and information: (858) 755-1141or www.dmtc.com