Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Extended through Sept. 28 Les Misérables
An intimate, profoundly powerful production of the beloved musical. No seat is more than seven rows from the stage. (Editor’s Note: Don’t miss this production! See Letter from Editor, page 4.)
Oct. 10–Nov. 16 Dinner with Marlene
Sit down to a magical dinner in Paris with Marlene Dietrich and an intriguing party of artists, writers and socialites just before the outbreak of WWII.
Sunday, Oct. 26 Doris & Me
As Doris Day’s ultimate fan, Scott Dreier takes the audience on a sentimental journey to nostalgic times gone by through classic songs, personal anecdotes, humor and many Doris Day stories and history. This performance is one of Lamb’s 20 Acts of Service this year; proceeds benefit PAWS.
Coronado Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
Friday, Oct. 24 Spamalot
King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits and French people? It must be Monty Python’s Spamalot, winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Sunday, Oct. 26 Songs I Always Wanted to Sing (But Never Had the Chance)
This event combines musical revue, open mic and audience sing-a-long. Either simply enjoy the performances or, if interested, bring your sheet music and possibly be a part of the entertainment as time permits.
Coronado Community Center theater. 1835 Strand Way, (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Coronado School of the Arts presents:
Friday, Oct. 3 Fall Festival of the Arts
Celebrate fall and the arts in the Black Box Theater. Coronado High School, 650 D Ave. (619) 522-4050 or cosasandiego.com
Saturday, Sept. 6 MainStreet Garden Party
Local chefs will prepare their specialty dishes alongside libations, entertainment and a silent auction at the historic property of 1127 F Ave., 5-8 p.m. Proceeds support the Orange Avenue median gardens. (619) 437-0254 or CoronadoMainStreet.com
Sept. 13 & 14 Coronado Art Walk
A free, public event put on by the Coronado Historical Association. Tented booths along the grounds of the Coronado Ferry Landing house artists’ paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, photography, ceramics and other mediums. Artists have been selected for their ability to express the vast and varied world of art in their particular medium. coronadoartwalk.org
Thursday, Sept. 18 Coronado Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament
Play 18 holes at the exclusive Sea ‘n Air Golf Course at Naval Air Station North Island, followed by a fun-filled evening including dinner, an awards reception and silent auction. Individual playing spots, $300; foursome, $1,000. Proceeds benefit Coronado Hospital Foundation. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact Sandy Gross, (619) 522-3766 or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://give.sharp.com/coronado-foundation/golf-tournament.
Sept. 20 & 21 17th annual Coronado Speed Fest
Join thousands of race enthusiasts and fans in this premier motorsports event saluting our nation’s military. Held at Naval Air Station North Island, the event features vintage auto racing, test drives, a pit crew challenge, base tours, and a car show, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. All active duty, active reserve and their direct dependent military ID holders receive free admission. coronadospeedfest.com
Sunday, Sept. 21 Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off
Bring your pet and your appetite to the event organized by CREA (Coronado Real Estate Association) as a thank you to the community and a fundraiser for PAWS of Coronado. It’s $10 to register your pet in the competition for most beautiful female, male, rescue and senior (12 years and older) pet, and best costume. Enter your best chili recipe and a panel of judges will select the winner. Admission is free; donations requested for chili tastes. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Promenade Park, 1845 Strand Way. (619) 522-7371
Sept. 26–28 Oktoberfest at Hotel del Coronado
Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Hotel del’s Sun Deck with authentic food and select specialty beers from breweries such as Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Guests will also enjoy traditional entertainment including daily ceremonial keg tapping and live musical performances. Admission is free; food and drink purchased a la carte. (619) 522-8490 or hoteldel.com
Sunday, Sept. 28 Superfrog XXVI Triathlon
This half-ironman event is comprised of a 1.2-mile open-ocean swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run. Post-race party will have refreshments, beer garden, live entertainment and awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit Islander Sports Foundation, Optimist Club of Coronado charities and the Navy SEAL Foundation. superfrogtriathlon.com
Sunday, Oct. 5 21st annual Coronado Fire Department Open House
As an enjoyable means to educate the public about fire safety, the Coronado Fire Department will have fire apparatus from throughout the county, rescue dogs to interact with and fun children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes free hot dogs and beverages. 1001 Sixth St., (619) 522-7374
Saturday, Oct. 11 Writer’s Workshop
In honor of Coronado’s rich literary history, the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission presents the first all-day Coronado Writers’ Workshop. The day will consist of 10 sessions, 15 presenters, a chance for 20 pages of your current manuscript to be read by a literary agent or experienced editor, lunch in the courtyard, and wine reception and meet-and-greet following the close of the sessions.The keynote speaker for the inaugural event is Don Lamm, a 45-year veteran of publishing and current literary agent. At Coronado High School, 650 D Ave. coronadoarts.com
Tuesday, Oct. 14 “Somewhere in Time … in Coronado”
The fall kick-off to the 90th anniversary year of the Coronado Flower Show will be held at the Coronado Golf Course. Through music and ambiance of the evening, attendees will step back to the year 1922, when the first Coronado Flower Show was held (The flower show went dark during some of the WWII years). 1920s-era attire is encouraged! 5:30 p.m., social hour; 6:30 p.m., dinner featuring prime rib with all the accompaniments plus dessert. $40, Coronado Floral Association members; $45, non-members. Mail checks with names of attendees to Coronado Floral Association, P.O. Box 180188, Coronado, CA 92178. For more information, email email@example.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 15 Taste of Coronado
Meander along and about Orange Avenue, sampling specialty dishes and libations from the many restaurants along the way. Check in with your ticket at either Rotary Plaza (1000 block of Orange) or across from the Ferry Landing (101 B St.). 5-9 p.m. Produced by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, tickets are $35 in advance; $40 on the day of; purchase at atasteofcoronado.com
Saturday, Oct. 18 Sea + Food
Enjoy an afternoon of food and wine on the Hotel del Coronado’s beachfront Windsor Lawn. From 2 to 5 p.m., Del chefs will prepare delicious, fresh seafood dishes at interactive stations including Lil’ Del BBQ, smoked oysters, a raw bar with sashimi and a clambake station. Craft beer, wines and spirit tastings are available with a portion of the proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to benefit childhood cancer. Tickets are $100 per person (guests must be 21 or older) and include validated parking. Pets are welcome! For more information, (619) 522-8490 or hoteldel.com. (You can watch the video from The Del’s June Sea + Food event on the hotel website.)
At the Coronado Library
Saturday, Sept. 6 Lecture & book signing with J. Elke Ertle
Ertle will discuss her book, Walled in: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 2 p.m. in the Winn Room.
Every Friday Brown Bag Concert Series
Every Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. through Nov. 21, enjoy virtuoso pianists on the Winn Room Steinway piano. Concerts are free and are sponsored by the Friends of the Coronado Public Library.
(619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library
ACROSS THE BAY
Oct. 3-5 Miramar Air Show
After a hiatus last year, the Miramar Air Show is back with exciting demonstrations by the famous Blue Angels, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jet; miramarairshow.com.
Oct. 4 & 5 Julian Apple Days Festival
This year’s Apple Days Festival will be held at Menghini Winery and will feature 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. $5, adults; children 12 and under are free. julianappledays.com
Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Extended through Sept. 21 Boomers, the musical revenue of a generation. A toe-tapping ride through the memorable events of the baby-boom decades of the ’60s and ’70s.
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org.
San Diego Symphony highlights:
Sunday, Sept. 28 National Acrobats of China
The centuries-old artistry and pageantry of Chinese acrobatics return to kick off the International Passport series. Experience colorful costumes, distinctive music and unbelievable feats of strength, flexibility and concentration.
Oct. 10–12 Scottish Fantasy
Conductor Jahja Ling and violinist Hilary Hahn perform the music of Maxwell Davies, Bruch and Mendelssohn.
Oct. 17–19 Van Cliburn Gold
Van Cliburn 2013 gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko performs the music of Beethoven, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on piano. Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St., (619) 236-5403 or sandiegosymphony.org
Broadway San Diego presents:
Sept. 23–28 Kinky Boots
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with a little help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Features a score by Cindy Lauper and a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein.
Oct. 21–26 Jersey Boys
The 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical that originated at the La Jolla Playhouse tells the story of rock ’n’ roll hall of famers The Four Seasons, and how these four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. (619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com
La Jolla Playhouse presents:
Through Oct. 5 Kingdom City
When displaced New York director Miriam finds herself in Kingdom City, Mo., she reluctantly agrees to direct a high school production of The Crucible. The play unlocks the students’ unspoken desires, creating a firestorm in this small Christian town. (858) 550-1010 or lajollaplayhouse.org
The Old Globe highlights:
Sept. 13–Nov. 2 Bright Star
Bright Star is a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin.
Oct. 4–Nov. 2 The Royale
Jay “The Sport” Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905, and in the segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Loosely based on real events, Marco Ramirez’s (“Orange is the New Black”) wildly theatrical new play brings to explosive life the sights and sounds of the early 20th-century boxing circuit, and the ultimate fight for a place in history.
(619) 234-5623 or theoldglobe.org
Friday, Oct. 24 Coronado Library children’s Halloween party Enjoy carnival games, puppet shows and a costume contest from 6 to 8 p.m. At the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 25 Hallo-wine & Spirits Who says Halloween is just for kids? The Hotel Del presents its 5th annual, adults-only spirited party that includes grown-up trick-or-treating, wine tasting and delicious eats beginning at 7 p.m. Then from 9 p.m. to midnight, the party heads to the historic Crown Room for dessert, drinks, dancing and a costume contest. $125 per person; fees increase after Oct. 1. VIP tables available. (619) 522-8490 or hoteldel.com
Tuesday, Oct. 28 CoSA’s Horror Night Join the Digital Media conservatory to get in the Halloween spirit with spooky films. Black Box Theater, Coronado High School, 650 D Ave.
Friday, Oct. 31 Downtown Goes Ghostly Kids can trick-or-treat along Orange Avenue (and its tributary streets). Merchants will hand out treats (and perhaps a few tricks) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Presented by Coronado MainStreet, (619) 437-0254
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 San Diego Symphony’s Nightmare on B Street A night of Halloween treats with a few spooky tricks. The evening’s thrills and chills include bewitching music and classic Hollywood film clips for a hauntingly good time. sandiegosymphony.org