Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Through May 30
Freud’s Last Session At the outbreak of WWII Sigmund Freud has a meeting with a young Oxford professor, C.S. Lewis. Playwright Mark St. Germain presents an exhilarating conversation both profound and humorous.
June 12–July 19
West Side Story A fresh and rousing production of the American musical retelling of Romeo & Juliet. Filled with classic numbers like Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere, America, and Maria.
Lamb’s Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. Tickets: (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
June 18–July 12
A Year with Frog and Toad Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel, the musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, with their assorted colorful hopping, crawling and flying companions, over the course of a year.
Coronado Community Center theater. (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Sunday, May 17
Best Boy documentary screening Coronado Island Film Festival will screen Best Boy, Academy Award winner for Best Documentary in 1979. The film’s director/producer, Ira Wohl of Coronado, will be on hand for commentary and questions and answers following the screening. Wohl will serve as head juror for the Film Festival’s Documentary division. (The Film Festival dates are Jan. 15-18, 2016.) 2:30 p.m. at the Coronado Performing Arts Center at Coronado High School. Students are free; others, $5. (844) 323-CIFF or coronadofilmfest.com.
Sunday, May 17
Bay Bridge Run/Walk This annual Navy-hosted event includes the public in raising money for the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. A 4-mile run/walk to Coronado’s Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge. During the finish line celebration, runners receive a commemorative event shirt and complimentary transportation back to downtown. 858-848-5786 or navylifesw.com/bridgerun
Monday, May 25
VFW’s Memorial Day Tribute The VFW’s annual Memorial Day tribute will take place at 10 a.m. at Star Park Circle and feature readings by noted military personnel. Professional soprano and Coronado resident Diane Alexander will sing both the National Anthem and God Bless America. This year’s honored guest and keynote speaker will be Rear Adm. Paul Becker, director for intelligence on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Saturday, May 30
Steve Martini discusses The Enemy Inside The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission presents a talk by New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini, discussing his writing career and introducing his newest book, The Enemy Inside. Book signing opportunities will also be available. Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including the Madriani series, which centers on defense attorney Paul Madriani and is based in Coronado (Madriani’s fictional office headquarters is in the El Cordova Hotel complex). Martini spends several months a year staying in Coronado, researching and writing the series. 2-4:00 p.m. at the Coronado Public Library. Coronadoarts.com
Thursday, June 4
Coronado High School Graduation & Reception The CHS Class of 2015 will graduate on Niedermeyer Football Field at 7:30 p.m., marking the 100th graduating class from the school. Graduating seniors must arrive by 6 p.m. Reception to follow in the CHS Quad. chs.coronadousd.net or (619) 522-8907
Tuesday, June 9
Armchair Travel Series lecture Frederick Zarndt will present on The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, or Laos, a landlocked country bordering Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, and Thailand. In terms of GDP Laos is one of the world’s poorest countries, yet it ranks higher than the United States on the Happy Planet Index. As a consultant to Digital Divide Data, a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to provide disadvantaged youth with education and work opportunities in Laos, Cambodia and Kenya, Zarndt visits Laos frequently and will share his experiences. Refreshments served from 6 to 6:45 p.m; 45-minute presentation to follow. Coronado Community Center Nautilus Room, 1845 Strand Way.
Sunday, June 14
Flag Day Barbecue at the Del with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band A Flag Day Barbecue and concert on The Del’s scenic North Beach will include paratroopers donning the American flag for a show in the sky and a rock-’n’-roll concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. Food, beer, wine and special Flag Day cocktails will be available as well as sand chairs to rent.
In 2011, the Gary Sinise Foundation began raising funds to build custom Smart Homes for America’s severely wounded veterans from across the nation, featuring automated amenities to ease the challenges they face and to help restore their everyday independence. In 2014 alone, construction on 27 Smart Homes was either completed or underway.
For more than a decade, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band (named after Sinise’s character in Forrest Gump) have brought their live musical performances to United States military personnel and their families stationed around the world. Through its concerts, the band aims to boost morale on military bases at home and abroad, entertain, educate, and build communities.
Tickets are $75 ($35, military). All ticket proceeds benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation. hoteldel.com/events/flagday
Sunday, June 21
Low Tide Ride & Stride Put on by Rotary Club of Coronado, runners traverse a scenic 8.2-mile run or ride along a stretch of beach few have set foot on. This yearly event is run on the lowest tide to provide a wide stretch of hard packed sand from Imperial Beach to Coronado. Lowtiderideandstride.org or (619) 435-8334
Saturday, June 27
Summer Arts & Crafts Fair More than 50 booths will have one-of-a-kind arts and crafts for sale in the Christ Church parking lot (919 C Ave.) from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Event is free; all money raised from sales will benefit Coronado High School Cheer.
AT THE CORONADO LIBRARY:
May 8–June 30
Exhibit: The World of 1890
Saturday, June 6
Concert: CoSA senior recital, featuring classical and jazz music ensembles. 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. 640 D Ave. (619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library
ACROSS THE BRIDGE
Sunday, May 31
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Marathoners take off from 6th Avenue and Quince Street downtown at 6:15 a.m. and enjoy lively bands and entertainment along the 26.1-mile course. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Half-marathon and two person marathon relay options available. Rocknroll.competitor.com/san-diego
Lambs Players Theatre presents:
Extended through May 31
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The story of the boy in the coat-of-many-colors who changed history.
Horton Grand Theatre, 444 4th Ave. (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Broadway San Diego presents:
Motown the Musical The true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more.
(619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com
La Jolla Playhouse presents:
May 29–July 5
Come From Away A musical based on the true story of when the isolated town of Gander, Newfoundland, unexpectedly played host to the world when 38 planes were diverted there on 9/11.Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, Gander entertained the stranded travelers with music and an open bar.
(858) 550-1010 or lajollaplayhouse.org
The Old Globe presents:
May 9–June 14
Arms and the Man In George Bernard Shaw’s romantic comedy, the beautiful Raina Petkoff is about to marry the heroic soldier Sergius. But the battlefield sweeps into her boudoir when an enemy soldier takes refuge under her bed. Soon she will have to decide between her romantic ideals and the surprising sensations of new love.
(619) 234-5623 or theoldglobe.org
San Diego Symphony highlights:
Hough Plays Beethoven
Tuesday, June 2
Sufjan Stevens in Concert
(619) 236-5403 or sandiegosymphony.org
Coronado Promenade Concerts kick off Sunday, May 24
All concerts take place in Spreckels Park at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
5/24: Coronado Concert Band sponsored by the City of Coronado
5/31: TBD sponsored by Boney’s Bayside Market and Newman Foundation
6/7: Stepping Feet – The Dave Matthews Band Experience sponsored by SoCal Premier Properties and The Town Builder
6/14: Charged Particles sponsored by Coronado Woman’s Club
6/21: Siren’s Crush sponsored by Willis Allen Real Estate
6/28: Nitro Express sponsored by California American Water
7/4: Coronado Concert Band (4 p.m.) sponsored by Miss Match Apparel Company and Men’s Mojo
7/5: Crown Town featuring Matt Heinecke sponsored by Bill Subang & Diane Jolley and Linda & Rick Hascup
7/12: PopVinyl sponsored by The Auen Foundation
7/19: AbbaFab sponsored by Coronado Real Estate Association
7/26: Kelley Rae Band sponsored by Kennedy Publishing Company
8/2: Louis Beltran sponsored by Newman Charitable Trust
8/9: United States Marine Band (4 p.m.) sponsored by Brigantine/Miguel’s Cocina and The Heroes sponsored by Rotary Club of Coronado
8/16: The Company Men sponsored by Edye Denney and Dick Zoellner
8/23: The High Street Band sponsored by Coronado Private Bank
8/30: Tribute to Journey: Another Journey (5 p.m.) sponsored by Coronado Schools Foundation
9/6: The Stilettos (5 p.m.) sponsored by Blumenthal Insurance and Coronado Jr. Woman’s Club