Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Through Aug. 2 West Side Story A fresh and rousing production of the American musical retelling of Romeo & Juliet. Filled with classic numbers such as Tonight, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere, America, and Maria.
Aug. 14–Sept. 20 The Nerd A comedy about an architect stuck in a rut and facing a milestone birthday, whose life is suddenly, hilariously upended by the unexpected appearance of an old army acquaintance.
Lamb’s Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. Tickets: (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
Through July 12 A Year with Frog and Toad Based on the beloved books by Arnold Lobel, the musical follows the woodland adventures of a worrywart toad and a perky frog and their flying companions over the course of a year.
July 24–Aug. 16 19th annual Free Concert Series: Tartuffe First performed in 1664, Tartuffe is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud who threatens to destroy their family. But others see him for the imposter he is and vow to expose him. This free performance is sponsored by the City of Coronado.
Coronado Community Center theater, (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Through Aug. 31 Coronado Historical Association presents INSPIRED! 100 Years of Coronado Schools The exhibition includes more than 100 historical images, artifacts, photographs and documents from CHA’s own collection, individual school and CUSD archives, athletic awards, and memorabilia from former students and graduates, and the community at large, taking a broader look at the storied history of all Coronado public schools since 1887 with a specific focus on Coronado High School. Admission is $5, adults; $3, seniors; free for members, active-duty military and children ages 16 and under. 1100 Orange Ave., (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org
July 10–Aug. 14 Movies on the Bay
Movies are free family events open to the public and will be aired on Friday nights at 8 p.m.:
July 10: The Princess Bride, Coronado Club Room and Boathouse, 1985 Strand Way
July 17: Some Like it Hot, Tidelands Park
July 31: Disney’s Frozen sing-along, Coronado Cays soccer field
Aug. 7: The Sandlot, Vernetti Stadium, corner of Second Street and B Avenue
Aug.14: Monsters, Inc., Tidelands Park
Saturday, July 18: Jazz on the Green Concert Legendary jazz great Peter Sprague & Friends perform at the Cays Community Park by the tennis courts from 4 to 6 p.m. Event is free; bring your picnic and chairs. Presented as part of a Coronado Celebrates 125 years (CC125) Spotlight on the Cays day of events and activities highlighting this unique waterfront community.
Thursday, July 23 Celebrate Coronado! 2015 The Coronado Chamber of Commerce annual board installation event honors Coronado’s Police Officer of the Year; Fire Engineer of the Year; Lifeguard of the Year; Volunteer of the Year, Business Hall of Fame recipients. 5-8 p.m. Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Tickets start at $50; (619) 435-9260 or coronadochamber.com.
Sunday, July 26 Coronado Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner Enjoy a spaghetti dinner inside the Coronado Fire Department garage. Features spaghetti, bread & salad prepared by the chefs of Hotel del Coronado with generous underwriting by Cal-Am Water. Presented by the Coronado Firefighters Association to benefit the Burn Institute. $10, adults; children under 12, $5. 4-7 p.m. (619) 522-7374
Saturday, Aug. 1 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition Beginning at 9 a.m., adventurous dogs hop on the surfboards and hang 20 in the water just left of the Imperial Beach Pier. The free event will also feature dog adoptions, a kid zone, vendors, and a beer garden. Unleashedby.petco.com/surfdog
Saturday, Aug. 15 Unforgettable evening with the San Diego Symphony The San Diego Symphony will perform a free concert in Tidelands Park at 7:30 p.m. Free trolley shuttles will run from Spreckels Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. CoronadoARTS.com
Sunday, Aug. 16 URT WOMP Coronado’s premier bodysurfing competition takes place on North Beach; registration begins at 8:30 a.m., first heat begins at 9 a.m. Divisions for youth boys, youth girls, adults, and bodysurfers using hand planes. $30 before Aug.1, $40 after, which includes a commemorative T-shirt, snacks and beverages. urturt.com
Sunday, Aug. 23 Bike the Bay Community Ride Bike the Bay is a fun ride for all levels of riding ability where participants experience a scenic bayside ride and their only opportunity of the year to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. The 25-mile route passes through the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City and finishes at Embarcadero Marina Park South with a celebration including food, entertainment and a beer garden. Bike the Bay raises funds for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of bicyclists. (619) 269-6873 or bikethebay.net
Aug. 28–29 Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta The benefit regatta brings together racers, community organizations and local families to support Sharp HospiceCare. The event kicks off with a dinner on Friday evening at the Hotel del Coronado, followed by all-day festivities on Saturday, as guests board sponsored yachts and cruise along the race course. (619) 740-4200 or give.sharp.com/regatta
Saturday, Aug. 29 Coronado Relay for Life Relay for Life, a 24-hour walking event to benefit the American Cancer Society begins at 9 a.m. in Glorietta Bay Park. (619) 682-7479 or relayforlife.org
Saturday, Sept. 5 Annual Optimist Sports Fiesta The Sports Fiesta’s “Big Three” events start and finish at Sunset Park, on Ocean Boulevard next to the Gate 5 entrance to Naval Air Station North Island. The Triathlon begins at 7 a.m., the 5K Run at 9 a.m. and the one-mile rough water swim at 10 a.m. Also at North Beach, for youths 18 and under, there is a one-mile ocean prone paddleboard competition at 8 a.m. and, at the Coronado High School basketball courts, a basketball skills competition from 1 to 4 p.m. (619) 920-8653 or optimistclubofcoronado.org/optimist-sports-fiesta.
Saturday, Sept. 5 Coronado MainStreet Garden Party Fundraiser The event will include tastings from Coronado restaurants, silent auction, live entertainment, wine and no-host cocktails. Ticket proceeds benefit the Orange Avenue median gardens. (619) 437-0254 or Coronadomainstreet.com
At the Coronado Library:
Friday, July 10 From Broadway to Hollywood with Richard Glazier
Video interviews with show business legends, film clips, and fascinating backstage stories create the sensational new show by award-winning pianist and narrator Richard Glazier. The program is based on Glazier’s upcoming PBS special of the same name. 7 p.m. in the Winn Room.
July 20–Sept. 27 Exhibit: A Window to Art Deco
The exhibit will feature the poster art, objects and original photos of Hollywood set designs during the late 1920s and 1930s.
Friday, July 24 Forest of Big Flutes concert
Low flutes expert Marion Fredrickson will play a forest of alto, bass, contralto and contrabass flutes with pianist John Mark Harris. 7 p.m. in the Winn Room.
640 D Ave. (619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library
ACROSS THE BRIDGE
July 9–12 Comic-Con International
Held at the San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con International is a convention that celebrates the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. The popular event is sold out, but if you see any strange characters — or even Batman or Superman — boarding the ferry during this week, they are probably on their way to Comic-Con (or to save the day).
Thursday, July 16 through Monday, Sept. 7 And they’re off! It’s racing season in Del Mar
First post is at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. on Fridays. Gates open two hours before first post. No races on Mondays (except Labor Day) and Tuesdays. (858) 792-4242 or dmtc.com
Aug. 13–Oct. 4 MIXTAPE, The Greatest Hits of the ‘80s
After a successful run of more than 760 shows between 2010 and 2013, Lamb’s Players Theatre is bringing back this celebration of the music of the ‘80s. Singer-actor-dancers, along with a live band, take you through the popular songs and events of the decade, featuring music from Journey, Peter Gabriel, U2, Duran Duran, Dire Straits, The Cure, Amy Grant, the B52s, Madonna, Sting, Michael Jackson and more. Horton Grand Theatre, 444 Fourth Ave., San Diego, (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Broadway San Diego presents:
Aug. 25–30 Pippin Full of extraordinary acrobatics and celebrated songs from the composer of Wicked, this new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival.
(619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com
The Old Globe presents:
Through July 26 Twelfth Night Shipwrecked and alone in foreign Illyria, young Viola masquerades as a boy and becomes the go-between for the lovesick Duke Orsina and the beautiful Countess Olivia, finding herself in a challenging love triangle. Lowell Davies Theatre.
Through Aug. 2 Kiss Me Kate A musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring a divorced couple whose offstage battles threaten to bring down the curtain. Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
Through Aug. 24 Free Shakespeare movie screenings
In celebration of its 80th anniversary and Balboa Park’s centennial, The Old Globe is hosting a series of free Monday night film screenings of celebrated Shakespeare films. Reservations are recommended.
July 13, 7 p.m.: Orson Welle’s 1965 classic, Chimes at Midnight
Aug. 3, 7 p.m.: Joss Whedon’s 2012 Much Ado about Nothing
Aug. 24, 8 p.m.: Wise and Robbin’s 1961 riff on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story
July 24–Aug. 30 Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
An inventive adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, five actors conjure the world of Victorian England as Holmes and Watson take on one of the most diabolical cases of their careers. Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
Aug. 16–Sept. 20 The Comedy of Errors A young man and his servant arrive in town, unaware that each of them has a separated-at-birth identical twin already there. Unexpected double vision leads to furious wives, confused mistresses, scandalized family members and general mayhem.
Lowell Davies Theatre. (619) 234-5623 or theoldglobe.org
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops highlights:
July 24–25 The Divas of Disco
Aug. 14–15 Sinatra at 100: A Salute to the Chairman of the Board
Thursday, Aug. 27 A Tribute to Journey
All Summer Pops begin at 7:30 p.m., Embarcadero Marina South. (619) 236-5403 or sandiegosymphony.org.
Coronado Promenade Concerts
All concerts are held in Spreckels Park and begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
July 4: Coronado Concert Band (4 p.m.)
July 5: Crown Town featuring Matt Heinecke
July 12: Pop Vinyl
July 19: AbbaFab
45th Anniversary Concert: The World Class Rockers
July 4 Robert Adams
July 5 Nadro John
July 11 The Jackstones
July 12 Blue Frog
July 18 Cool Fever
July 19 Breez’n
July 25 Swamp Critters
July 26 It’s Never 2L8
Aug. 1 Ginger Cowgirl and the Silver Spurs
Aug. 2 Coronado Big Band
Aug. 8 Nadro John
Aug. 9 Three Chord Justice
Aug. 15 Blue Frog
Aug. 16: Electric Church
Aug. 22: The Barnacles
Aug. 23: Cool Fever
Aug. 29: Breez’n
Aug. 30: It’s Never 2L8
Starting July 2, the Hotel del Coronado will host a summer series by The Laugh Factory comedy club, featuring a number of celebrated comedians, including:
July 2: Comedy Stars of Late Night with David Letterman, Tom Dreesen, Jeff Altman and Jimmie Walker
July 23-25: Tom Arnold
Aug. 6-8: Jon Lovitz
Sept. 4-6: Louis Anderson (family-friendly show)
For the full lineup of comedic performances, visit laughfactory.com. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by phone at (619) 522-8490, hoteldel.com or at the Laugh Factory box office 90 minutes prior to the show.