2013 September/October Calendar of Events
Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Through Sept. 22 The 39 Steps
Thrilling and very funny, The 39 Steps is a melodrama based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, but performed with a cast of only four, requiring lightening fast quick changes. The script is full of puns and allusions to other Hitchcock films including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest. The 39 Steps debuted in the United States in 2007 and won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy the same year.
Oct. 4–Nov. 17 Wit
Deborah Gilmour Smyth plays a teacher heading to a final exam in this triumphant winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Both at Lamb’s resident stage in Coronado, 1142 Orange Ave., (619) 437-6000
Through Sept. 29 MixTape
Lamb’s musical troupe takes a romp through the tunes of the 1980s.
At the Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., Downtown San Diego. (619) 437-6000
Coronado Playhouse presents:
Through Sept. 22 The Tempest
William Shakespeare’s play is set on
an enchanted island.
Oct. 25–Dec. 1 SUDS
The rockin’ ’60s musical is set in a laundromat where Cindy works. It’s her birthday and everything seems just swell until the postman arrives, delivering some bad news (“Please Mr. Postman”). Among the 28 tunes of the ’60s are a number of Burt Bacharach and Hal David hits (“Don’t Make Me Over,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Always Something There to Remind Me”), and some Beatles and Neil Sedaka favorites.
Coronado Community Center, 1835 Strand Way; (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Coronado Schools of the Arts presents:
Oct. 3 Instrumental Music Recital
From Chopin to Coltrane, from piano to electric bass, with some saxophone thrown in for good measure! CoSA’s instrumental music recitals feature a wide variety of musical styles and instruments. Black Box Theater at Coronado High School.
Oct. 25–Nov. 2 The Pirates of Penzance
Think pirates are swashbuckling, scary guys who run around with skulls and crossbones? You haven’t met the tenderhearted Pirates of Penzance, or Frederick who had the misfortune of being born on Leap Day — Feb. 29. In the CHS Main Stage theater.
For ticket information, (619) 522-4050 or cosasandiego.com
Coronado’s history as a center for yachting is featured in historic photos and artifacts from each yacht club on the island, most notably Coronado Yacht Club, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Highlights include an Olympic Gold Medal in sailing won by native son Robbie Haines in 1984, a beautifully crafted wooden sabot built by a local craftsman and recorded interviews with long-time Coronadans about their yachting and racing experiences on a touch-screen video kiosk. At the Coronado Museum of History and Art; (619) 437-8788 or www.coronadohistory.org
Sept. 7 MainStreet Garden Party
Coronado MainStreet celebrates its silver anniversary this year — 25 years of serving Coronado’s downtown business community, utilizing the national MainStreet four-point development program of design, promotion, economic development and organization. Community members
— residents, businesses and property owners — can celebrate the anniversary at this year’s garden party to be held at 535 Ocean Blvd., the residence of Anna Paul.
Sample fares from a dozen Coronado restaurants, enjoy a silent auction and entertainment. Proceeds go toward the Orange Avenue median gardens. Tickets, $75, include annual MainStreet membership.
(619) 437-0254 or www.coronadomainstreet.com
Sept. 14 and 15 Coronado Art Walk
This year’s Art Walk promises to be cooler than ever (and organizers are not just referring to the temperatures that soared above 100 degrees last year!). The annual event will bring together more than 100 artists from around the country who will display their works of paintings, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media in a juried show, ensuring the overall quality of the artists’ work. The event also involves activities by the art galleries at the Ferry Landing and throughout town, and Art in the Park at Spreckels Park. The two-day, free event, presented by the Coronado Historical Association, includes music and interactive art activities for children and adults. Artists will be in place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Coronado Ferry Landing.
(619) 437-8788 or www.coronadohistory.org
Thursday, Sept. 19 Speed Festival Parade of Cars at Rotary Plaza
Coronado MainStreet, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce and Fleet Week will preview the Coronado Speed Festival with a race-car procession from North Island Naval Air Station, down Orange Avenue to Isabella Avenue. That’s where drivers will park their race cars and share their stories with the public. Free. The parade begins at approximately 3:30 p.m. with cars “in place” at approximately 4 p.m.
(619) 437-0254 or coronadomainstreet.com
Sept. 21 and 22 16th annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival
“The Race at the Base” will again feature vintage auto racing, complete with Trans-Ams, Porches and historic NASCAR entries. This year, the event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 with more than 200 Porsches on display and an honorary lap around the track, courtesy of the Porsche Club of San Diego in the Car Club Corral.
Naval Air Station North Island will offer tours of an active Navy ship berthed at NASNI, command displays, fly-overs and military vehicles in action.
All active duty, active reserve and their direct-dependent military ID holders will receive free admission. For the public, tickets are $25, one day, $35, both days, in advance, or an additional $10 at the venue.
Tickets: www.coronadospeedfest.com or (818) 249-3515
Sunday, Sept. 22 Second annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off
Organized by the Coronado Real Estate Association to benefit PAWS of Coronado. Pets will win prizes for Most Handsome Male, Prettiest Female, Most Gorgeous Senior (12 years and older), Most Beautiful Rescue or Best Costume. It’s $10 to register your pet onsite (11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.). A panel of judges will select “The Best Chili of the Year.”
The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, with donations requested for chili tastes. Promenade Park, 1845 Strand Way.
Information: (619) 435-5200
Sunday, Sept. 29 Superfrog SEAL Triathlon
A 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run with $10,000 in cash prizes. Proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation, Coronado Islander Sports Foundation and Optimist Club of Coronado. At the Navy Special Warfare Advanced Training Center. Information: (619) 435-3214 or superfrogtriathlon.com
Tuesday, Oct. 1 CoSA Foundation Fiesta Night
Coronado School of the Arts starts off the year with this fundraiser that combines a catered feast of Mexican food with entertainment by CoSA student artists, including singers, dancers, musicians, and visual and digital artists (CoSA’s technical theater students run the show.)
Tickets: ($25, adults; $15, students) can be purchased by calling (619) 522-6202 or at the CoSA Foundation office on the campus of Coronado High School.
Sunday, Oct. 6 Fire Department Open House
Fire equipment and fire air apparatus on display, fire prevention information, rides on the little fire truck, music, coloring contest, climbing wall and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (619) 522-7374
Wednesday, Oct. 16 A Taste of Coronado
Sample fare from participating Coronado
restaurants from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Presented
by Coronado Junior Woman’s Club.
Tuesday Oct. 22 Coronado Floral Association’s Fall Kick-Off Hoedown!
CFA’s annual dinner will announce the theme of the 89th Coronado Flower Show. Music by Cowboy Jack (famous for singing Hank Williams’ “Tear in My Beer” at the Grand Old Opry). 6 p.m., no host social hour; 7 p.m. dinner (four stations.)Coronado Cays Yacht Club $35; send checks to Coronado Floral Association, P.O. Box 180188, Coronado 92178. Information:
At the Coronado Library
Sept. 13–Nov. 30 Piano Brown Bag Series
Talented pianists will perform free recitals on
the library’s Steinway piano every Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Winn Room.
Through Oct. 11 Exhibit: Glimpses of Glamour: The Photographs of Classic Hollywood
In the Exhibit Gallery.
FALL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
(Unless otherwise specified, all events are for 6th–12th graders and are held on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. in the Ruby Room).
Monday, Sept. 9 Bingo! This event is limited to high schoolers. 4 p.m., Winn Room
Sept. 11 Craft: Modern Art Sketches
Sept. 18 Movie: “G. I. Joe Retaliation.” Winn Room
Sept. 25 Craft: Fall leaf décor
Oct. 2 Games & grub. Play Xbox and Wii, board games and ping pong, and enjoy snacks. Winn Room
Monday, Oct. 7 Game time. We provide Wii and Xbox consoles, teens bring their own games to play with friends or play those at the library. Board games and other activities will be available. This event is limited to high schoolers. 4 p.m., Winn Room
Oct. 9 Craft: Ghostly gourds
Oct. 16 Movie: “Frankenweenie.” Winn Room
Oct. 23 Craft: Dia de los Muertos masks
Oct. 30 Jeopardy. Test your book trivia in a Teen Jeopardy Tournament. Winn Room
FALL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TWEENS
(All are at 3 p.m. in the Ruby Room on Tuesdays)
Sept. 3 Kid’s Back-to-School “Backpack Pals” craft
Sept 10 Tween’s Fimo Feather pen craft
Sept. 17 Kid’s bean leaf craft
Sept. 24 Tween’s “marshmallow sculpture” craft
Oct. 1 Kid’s button Indian corn craft
Oct. 8 Tween’s 3D paper pumpkins
Oct. 15 Kid’s Pumpkin Suncatcher
Oct. 22 Tween’s Witch Fingers
Oct. 29 Kid’s Halloween finger puppets craft
Nov. 5 Tween’s flowing dragons craft
Friday, Oct. 25 Halloween Happening
The popular annual carnival and haunted house at the Coronado Community Center is presented by the Coronado Recreation Department. Whole family hours, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; 6th graders to adults, 7 to 9 p.m.
(619) 522-7342 or www.coronado.ca.us
Friday, Oct. 25 Coronado Library Children’s Halloween Party
The Coronado Library presents a children’s Halloween party including carnival games, costume contest and kid’s concert from 6 to 8 p.m. The happy haunts will take over the main lobby, the Ruby Room, the children’s patio and the children’s library. Concert will be held in the Winn Room. (619) 522-7390
Tuesday, Oct. 29 CoSA’s Horror Film Night
Get in the Halloween spirit with Coronado School of the Arts and movies that are creepy, crawly, spooky and suspenseful. (Not recommended for young children). In the CHS Main Stage theater.
For ticket information, (619) 522-4050 or cosasandiego.com
Thursday, Oct. 31 Downtown Goes Ghostly
Kids can dress up and go safely trick-or-treating with their parents along Orange Avenue (and its tributary streets) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Merchants will have the candy waiting! Presented by Coronado MainStreet (619) 437-0254
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, Nov. 16 Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction at the Hotel del Coronado.
To volunteer or donate items, contact Kathleen Lennard at email@example.com or 619-437-8059, ext 1.
ACROSS THE BAY
The Old Globe presents:
Sept. 28–Oct. 27 The Few
A world premiere comedy by Samuel D. Hunter, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “Face to Watch in 2013.” In a small northern Idaho town, QZ keeps her struggling newspaper going by running personal ads from lovelorn long-haul truckers. When her publisher and former lover returns, QZ’s romantic life jackknifes sharper than a runaway 18-wheeler on the I-90. A funny and bighearted play about our longing for connection and the barriers we place in our way. Directed by David McCallum.
Sept. 20–Nov. 3 The Last Goodbye
That light in yonder window is still the east and Juliet is still the sun…but the sound in her bedchamber is all new: the sweeping, emotional and extraordinarily beautiful songs of the late rock icon Jeff Buckley.
Tickets: (619) 234-5623 or www.theoldglobe.com
Broadway San Diego presents:
Oct. 15–20 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
A trio of friends, on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian Outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed.
Nov. 12–17 Evita
Both at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Tickets:
(619) 570-1100 or www.broadwaysd.com.
Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 MCAS Miramar Air Show
With sequestration, military planes won’t fly, but spectators can get up close and personal to ground displays of Marine equipment and aircraft. There will be several civilian flight demonstrations, including the Patriots jet team.
Tickets: price to be announced; www.miramarairshow.com
Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 Julian Apple Days Festival
When the weather grows a bit cool and crisp, it’s time to head for San Diego County’s eastern mountains and some of the nation’s best apple pies. The Apple Days celebration, held at Menghini Winery, is planned by the Julian Merchants Association, a community group representing more than 90 merchants in the greater Julian area, including Julian, Wynola and Santa Ysabel.
The event features apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. Menghini Winery is at the end of Farmer Road, about two miles from the center of town.
Information: Tracy Turner at (760) 803-4377 or www.jma.memberlodge.org/appledays