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Summer 2013 Calendar of Events

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.

Coronado Summer CalendarFiddler’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

The Tempest

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.


July 4

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.

3 p.m.

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

All Summer

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.

July 7

High Street

July 14

Iliana Rose Cuban Band

July 21

Desperado (Eagles Tribute)

July 28

Liquid Blue

Aug. 4

The United States Marine Band, San Diego

Aug. 11


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Aug. 18

Sue Palmer, Queen of Boogie Woogie, Band

Aug. 25

Navy Southwest Wind Ensemble

Sept. 1

Cool Fever (R & B, otown (5 p.m. start)

Sept. 8

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.


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.


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


Mixtape Play





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

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

Tickets:  www.broadwaysd.com

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

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