Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Now through March 29 You Can’t Take It With You
Set during America’s Great Depression, this classic play is as fresh, funny and relevant as ever. Lamb’s Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave.
April 10–May 17
Freud’s Last Session
At the outbreak of World War II, the 83-year-old Freud invites the 40-year-old Oxford professor C.S. Lewis to his study, resulting in an exhilarating conversation both profound and humorous. Lamb’s Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave.
Tickets: (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
March 27–May 3
It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier. But when a new and speedier Boeing jet is introduced, all three stewardesses he’s secretly engaged to end up in town simultaneously and catastrophe looms.
Coronado Community Center theater. (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Coronado School of the Arts presents:
April 24–May 2
Big Fish: The Musical
Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. His incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him — most of all, his devoted wife, Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.
Coronado High School Performing Arts Center,
650 D Ave. (619) 522-4050 or cosasandiego.com
Thursday, March 12
Coronado Schools Foundation 27th annual Telethon
Now student-produced, the telethon raises funds for the Coronado Unified School District. Student acts and more provide fun for all in the high school quad and the Coronado Performing Arts Center.
(619) 437-8059, ext. 1083 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 14
Coronado Historical Association’s Celebrating Coronado History Gala
Nancy Cobb and Gerry MacCartee will showcase “The Way We Were,” a look at fashion through the annals of Coronado history. Cocktails, dinner and auction held at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort. (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org
Sunday, March 15
SuperSEAL IV Triathlon
Race with the Navy SEALs along Coronado’s Silver Strand and compete in the longest-running half Ironman, started in 1979. The race includes a 1.2-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, a 56-mile bike course along Highway 75, and a 13.1-mile run on mixed terrain, including sand, trails and pavement. Superfrogtriathlon.com
Sunday, March 15
American Liver Foundation’s Healthy Flavors of Coronado Culinary Gala
Held at Loews Coronado Bay Resort, the Flavors Gala spotlights premier chefs and provides a gourmet experience for each guest. Each chef will prepare a four-course, healthy gourmet dinner with wine pairings for a table of 10 guests. The evening will also feature a live auction. Proceeds benefit the American Liver Foundation.
(619) 291-5483 or email@example.com
Friday, March 20
19th annual Jim Laslavic Charity Golf Tournament
Held at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. Registration at 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. $250 per golfer. Proceeds help Rotary Club of Coronado provide assistance to community and international programs. Coronadorotary.org or (619) 435-8334
Saturday, March 21
CoSA Foundation 19th annual dinner and auction
Dine, dance and shop to benefit the CoSA Foundation. The event, themed Cabaret this year, financially supports the CoSA Conservatory Arts Program. Held at the Coronado Island Marriott. Cosafoundation.org or (619) 522-6202
Wednesday, March 25
Coronado Victory Garden
At its spring kick-off dinner to the 90th annual Coronado Flower Show, the Coronado Floral Association will honor “the lost years” of WWII when the Flower Show went dark. “Andrews Sister” musical tribute band; period attire encouraged! Tickets, $40, Floral Association members (membership is $25 for two people) or $60, general public. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. at the Coronado Golf Course. Mail checks to P.O. Box 180188, Coronado, CA 92178. Questions? Call Anna Paul at (619) 208-4893.
Saturday, March 28
Coronado Chamber of Commerce — 30th Salute to the Military Ball
Since 1985, the Coronado Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Salute to the Military Ball to recognize those who serve and sacrifice on our behalf in the name of freedom. Local military are invited to attend this black tie event at the Hotel del Coronado’s Ballroom. 6 p.m. Tickets, $250 per person. A portion of ticket sales fund active-duty military to attend free of charge. Coronadomilitaryball.com
Saturday, March 28
Miss Coronado Pageant
Locals compete for the chance to represent Coronado. Includes divisions for Miss, Teen, Young, Petite, Mrs., Little Miss, and Mr. Coronado. 4:30–7 p.m., Coronado High School Performing Arts Center, 650 D Ave. (619) 519-2488
Saturday, April 11
Soroptimist International of Coronado Legends Luncheon
The annual Soroptimist Legends luncheon honors local “legends” in the community and includes a silent and live auction. This year’s event will celebrate Susan Keith and Carol Raiter. Held at the Corondo Island Marriott. The luncheon and auction is the club’s major yearly fundraiser. See story, page 22. Coronadosoroptimist.org
Homefront judging for the Coronado Flower Show
Approximately 120 community volunteers will walk the streets and neighborhoods evaluating the gardens throughout the city, judging more than 6,000 city homefronts, commercial fronts, church gardens, school gardens, apartment and condominiums, municipal fronts and hotels/motels. Coronadoflowershow.org
Thursday, April 16
Coronado High School Empty Bowls
Held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Coronado High School multipurpose room. Select and purchase a ceramic bowl made by a Coronado High School student for $10; or have the bowl filled with soup for $20. Proceeds benefit Empty Bowls, an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. (619) 522-8907
Coronado Friends of the Library Book Fair
Browse a discounted selection of thousands of books, CDs and DVDS in tents adjacent to the Coronado Flower Show in Spreckels Park. The event opens on Friday to Friends of the Library members from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (membership available at the door; pricing and information is available on website) and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with special promotional pricing on Sunday. (619) 437-1628 or coronadofol.org
April 18 & 19
90th annual Coronado Flower Show
The largest tented flower show in the nation celebrates a milestone anniversary this year with the theme, “The Crown City — Cultivating our Past.” The show features a wide variety of floral exhibits, including horticultural and design sections. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding the central gazebo in Spreckels Park. Food concessions, beer garden, live music and educational exhibits. Admission, $5; free for children under 12 and Coronado Floral Association members. Coronadoflowershow.org
Sunday, April 19
Coronado Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Coronado Rotarians serve up a scrumptious pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Village Elementary School cafeteria. $7, adults; $4, children. (619) 435-8334 or coronadorotary.org
Sunday, April 26
25th annual Motorcars on MainStreet
Held in downtown Coronado, one block from the beach, at Isabella & Orange avenues, the event features over 400 pre-1973 restored classic, rod and custom cars and trucks and live music. Viewing is free; car registrations are $35 before April 19, $40 after, space permitting.
(619) 437-0254 or coronadomainstreet.com
Armchair Travel Series presents:
Tuesday, March 10
Susan Ahern on China – Ahern will share her personal experiences with growing up in communist China.
Tuesday, April 14
Leslie and Don Crawford on the Gardens of Provence – Refreshments relating to the subject country will be served prior to each presentation. A
$5 donation is requested. 6 p.m., Nautilus Room, Coronado Community Center.
At the Coronado Library
March 12–April 30
America’s Favorite Pastime- Baseball memorabilia courtesy of Father Michael Murphy will be on display.
Celtic Themes on the Harp
A concert with Amy Lynn Kanner; 3 p.m.
The Big B’s
A piano concert with Vania Pimentel; 7 p.m.
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
Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Now through May 31
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Ave., Gaslamp Quarter (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org.
San Diego Symphony highlights:
April 10 & 11
Tribute to Dean Martin by Deana Martin
A tribute to an American icon, Rat Pack crooner and entertainer extraordinaire by his daughter, Deana Martin.
April 18 & 19
San Diego Opera presents 50th anniversary Celebration Concert
The San Diego Opera commemorates its 50th anniversary and new beginning with a concert filled with favorite arias, duets, ensembles and choruses performed with the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall.
(619) 236-5403 or www.sandiegosymphony.org
San Diego Opera Presents:
March 14, 17, 20, 22
Nixon in China
Straight from the headlines and live news broadcasts of the day, Nixon in China pays musical witness to President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to Beijing in 1972 and goodwill meetings with China’s Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Premier Chou En-Lai.
Saturday, April 25
El Pasado Nunca Se Termina
It was the eve of the Mexican Revolution. As cultures clash, conflicts boil to the surface with some citizens striving to change the face of Mexico, while others became the new face of the American Dream, both impacting generations to come.
(619) 232-7636 or sdopera.com
Broadway San Diego presents:
The hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. (619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com
The Old Globe presents:
Now through March 15
The Twenty-Seventh Man
In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times.
March 21–April 26
The White Snake
In this classic Chinese fable, a gentle serpent transforms into a beautiful woman. She falls in love and decides to stay human, though a wicked monk has vowed to destroy her.
April 4—May 3
Buyer & Cellar
In this “totally fictional” off-Broadway play, out-of-work actor Alex More can’t pass up the oddest of odd jobs — an offer to play shopkeeper for Barbra Streisand, who’s set up a mini-mall in her basement full of her own memorabilia where she can pretend to go shopping. It soon begins to take a toll on his patience and his love life. (619) 234-5623 or www.theoldglobe.org
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 9
Coronado Hospital Foundation Gala
(619) 522-3703 or