Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Through May 29 Dinner with Marlene
In 1938 Paris, as Europe was coming apart at the seams, an actual dinner party took place with singer and movie star Marlene Dietrich and a fascinating assortment of artists, writers and socialites.
May 12–July 17 Woodie Guthrie’s American Song
As he looked for work and his next meal, Woody sang the stories of a nation determined to survive the Great Depression.
June 10–Aug. 7 American Rhythm —100 Years of American Music
Celebrate a century of American music with a vibrant cast of actors, singers and dancers. Coronado Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
May 27–June 26 Sordid Lives
In this cult classic, a colorful family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral. Coronado Community Center theater. (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
Through June 6: Held in the C3 Gallery in the lobby opposite the Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center, the exhibition features the work of three local artists – Uwe Werner, Pamela Murphy and Kelly Schnorr. Free to the public. Coronadoarts.com
Friday, May 13 Top Gun Day at the Del
The Del will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie Top Gun with a tribute day in honor of Coronado’s naval aviators. The day will consist of celebrations across the property including themed exercise classes, spa treatments and cocktails (a portion of food and beverage sales will be donated to Wings over America), and a free screening of the movie on the Windsor Lawn at 8 p.m. hoteldel.com
Friday, May 13 Authors and Artists
Emerald C Gallery has paired local authors with local artists to create a unique event. The artists have been provided a copy of the author’s books and have created an original work of art inspired by the book. At the event, the artists and authors will meet for the first time and reveal their art and books to the public. The original art and signed books will be displayed, and on sale, in the gallery after the event. 6-8 p.m. 1331 Orange Ave. (behind the Brigantine). Coronadoarts.com
Sunday, May 15 FOCUS Spring Fundraiser
FOCUS is an all-volunteer organization that raises money in support of disadvantaged children. This Beatles-themed fundraiser will be held at Camp Surf in Imperial Beach and includes silent and live auctions, buffet dinner and live entertainment by “Britain’s Finest — The Complete Beatles Experience.” Tickets; $100 per person. Mail check, payable to FOCUS, to P.O. Box 180023, Coronado, CA 92178.
Sunday, May 15 The Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk
Now in its 30th year, this four-mile run/walk has a spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the San Diego/Coronado Bay Bridge. Proceeds benefit the Navy’s Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. (858) 848-5786 or navylifesw.com/bridgerun
Saturday, May 21 Relay for Life of Coronado
Beginning at noon on Saturday and continuing until 6 a.m. the following morning, participants will lap Glorietta Bay Park to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Event includes opening ceremonies, a survivors’ lap, a caregivers’ lap, a luminaria ceremony in memoriam, and closing ceremonies. Contact Katie.Foster@cancer.org or (619) 682-7423.
May 27–Sept. 26 Coronado’s Free Summer Shuttle
The City of Coronado, along with the Coronado Tourism Improvement District and Loews Coronado Bay Resort, will fund another year of the free summer shuttle, and this year has added shuttle service to the Silver Strand and the Coronado Cays. The shuttle runs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Shuttles will stop at 15-minute intervals along the MTS 904 route and 30-minute intervals from the Cays with stops at Loews, Navy Housing and the Naval Amphibious Base along the Strand. (619) 522-7340
Monday, May 30 VFW’s Memorial Day Tribute
The VFW’s annual Memorial Day Tribute will take place at 10 a.m. at Star Park Circle and will feature readings and a keynote speech by noted military personnel. Professional soprano and Coronado resident Diane Alexander will sing both the national anthem and God Bless America.
Thursday, June 9 Coronado High School Graduation & Reception
The CHS Class of 2016 will graduate on Niedermeyer Field at 7:30 p.m. Graduating seniors must arrive by 6 p.m. Reception to follow in the CHS Quad. (619) 522-8907 or chs.coronadousd.net
Friday, June 17 Musica Vitale 10th anniversary concert
Presented by the Coronado Arts Commission, Musica Vitale — a professional ensemble presenting a cappella chamber works of Western European and Slavic origin from the 19th and 20th centuries — celebrates its 10th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church Coronadoarts.com
Sunday, June 19 Beach Concert with Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band
Hotel del Coronado presents a Father’s Day barbecue and concert on The Del’s North Beach in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation, which supports defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. Paratroopers will wave the American flag over the beach to kick off a rock concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. Food, beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks will be available for purchase and sand chairs will be available to rent ($20 each), or concertgoers can bring their own blanket and chairs. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tickets: $75; $35 for all active and retired veterans, military and military spouses. To reserve tickets, call (619) 522-8490.
Sunday, June 26 Coronado Low Tide Ride & Stride
Just once a year the U.S. Navy makes a special exception for a thousand runners and bikers to traverse a protected eight-mile stretch of private beach between Imperial Beach and Coronado’s North Beach on the hard-packed sand during low tide. The annual event is put on by Coronado Rotary. (619) 435-8334 or Lowtiderideandstride.org
At the Coronado Library
May 6–July 3 Exhibit: Photographers of Coronado
The exhibit features the work of the professional photographers who have had studios in Coronado or centered much of their work here, including Harold Taylor, Lou Goodale Bigelow, Tommy Lark, Hobart Swaim, Gordon Skinner, John Yorke and Bill Sandke.
Saturday, May 14 Mother-Daughter Tea
The annual Mother-Daughter Tea includes skits by the Junior Volunteers and a hat contest. At 2 p.m. in the Winn Room. Free tickets will be available at the Children’s Desk starting April 28.
Saturday, June 11 Annual Huck Finn Day for Dads and Kids
Join other fathers and their kids for Huck Finn-themed activities, including an obstacle course, games, miniature golf and a lunch of hot dogs and s’mores. 11 a.m. in the Winn Room.
Saturday, June 11 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 30th anniversary celebration
Following the Huck Finn festivities at 4 p.m., celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic film with activities on the library lawn and a screening in the Winn Room.
Saturday, June 18 Coronado Public Library’s Summer Festival
The kick-off event will feature the Coronado Concert Band at 2 p.m. outside in the park adjacent to the library. The festival, which continues through Aug. 20, will host special events including a cooking workshop, and concerts from the Johnny Cash Duo, The Beatles Tribute Band, World beneath the Waves, and more. More details to be announced; stop by the library for a full calendar of events. (619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library
ACROSS THE BAY
June 2–June 18 Mainly Mozart Festival
This year’s theme of “Prodigy” explores the brilliance of a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and other young geniuses with concerts by the Mainly Mozart Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, lectures on Mozart and the Mind and more. See mainlymozart.org for a full calendar of events.
June 3–July 4 San Diego County Fair
Themed “Mad About the Fair,” this year’s monthlong event will be a grand-scale tea party featuring influences from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, including outlandish landscapes and appearances by your favorite Wonderland characters. Enjoy whacky rides, classic carnival games, farm animal exhibits and fried foods galore. The fair is closed on Mondays (except for July 4) as well as the first two Tuesdays. (858) 755-1161 or sdfair.com
Sunday, June 5 Lamb’s 45th birthday bash
Join Lamb’s Players Theatre in celebrating memorable stories and people and looking forward to what’s to come. In the presidential suite of the US Grant Hotel, downtown. Tickets, $145 per person. (619) 437-6000 or Lambsplayers.org
San Diego Symphony highlights:
May 20–22 Schubert’s Unfinished and Strauss’ Don Quixote
Jahja Ling conducts Johannes Moser on the cello and Chi-Yuan Chen on the viola.
May 27–29 Appalachian Spring: An American Finale
A season finale concert featuring masterworks from four of America’s finest composers. Music director Jahja Ling will lead a performance of George Gershwin’s breezy, jazzy Concerto in F by French piano superstar Jean-Yves Thibaudet. (619) 236-5403 or sandiegosymphony.org
Broadway San Diego presents:
May 31–June 5 Disney’s Newsies
They delivered the papers…until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. San Diego Civic Center. (619) 564-3000 or Broadwaysd.com
La Jolla Playhouse presents:
May 10–June 12 Hollywood
The noir thriller by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro is set in the Golden Age of movies. (858) 550-1010 or Lajollaplayhouse.org
The Old Globe highlights:
May 28–June 26 Tokyo Fish Story
Master sushi chef Koji’s restaurant, considered one of the greatest in Tokyo, is losing its customers to newer and flashier places. Koji’s protégé Takashi might know how to save the restaurant.
May 13–June 9 Camp David
During 13 days in 1978, two world leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, under the watchful eyes of U.S. President Jimmy Carter, hammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world.
June 19–July 24 Macbeth
Tempted by an evil prophecy, and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Shakespeare’s Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. (619) 234-5623 or theoldglobe.org
Sunday Concerts in the Park
Pack a picnic and grab your dancing shoes — it’s time for Coronado Summer Concerts in the Park! All concerts take place in Spreckels Park at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
May 29 Coronado Community Band sponsored by the City of Coronado
June 5 Sully & The Blue-eyed Soul Band sponsored by SoCal Premier Properties and Hayes & Associates
June 12 Kings of the 88 sponsored by the Newman Foundation
June 19 Crown Town sponsored by Bungalow 56 & Nicolls Design Build
June 26 Carter Winter sponsored by San Diego Private Bank
July 3 4 p.m.: U.S. Navy Band; 6 p.m.: Ron’s Garage sponsored by
Linda & Rich Hascup and Diane Jolley & Bill Subang
July 4 (4 p.m.) Coronado Concert Band sponsored by Coronado
July 10 Foreverland sponsored by California American Water
July 17 Hotel California sponsored by Willis Allen Real Estate
July 24 AbbaFab sponsored by Coronado Real Estate Association
July 31 Louie Cruz Beltran sponsored by Edye Denney & Dick Zoellner
Aug. 7 December ’63 sponsored by Rotary Club of Coronado
Aug. 14 Mighty Untouchables sponsored by Coronado Woman’s Club & Coronado Junior Woman’s Club
Aug. 21 Betamaxx sponsored by Kennedy Publishing Company
Aug. 28 3 p.m.: U.S. Marine Corps Band sponsored by Coronado Schools Foundation
5 p.m.: Steve Ybarra Band underwritten by Park Life Real Estate
Sept. 4 (5 p.m.) Pop Vinyl sponsored by the Auen Foundation
Sept. 11 (5 p.m.) 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Tribute sponsored by Steven
& Karen Pittendrigh and Harvey & Ann Mabry