Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:
Through Aug. 7 American Rhythm
A vibrant cast takes the audience through a century of American music with costumes, dances and the most memorable songs of the last 10 decades.
Aug. 19–Oct. 2 Beau Jest
Sarah’s parents are delighted she is engaged to a doctor; though they don’t know it’s a farce. When they arrive in town for a dinner party, Sarah hires an actor to keep the fiction alive. Hilarity and romance ensue.
Lamb’s Resident Stage Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. Tickets: (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Coronado Playhouse presents:
Through Aug. 7 Hamlet
Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is haunted by the death of his father and the hasty remarriage of his mother to his murderous uncle. He wreaks madness, murder, love and hate in this powerful and influential tragedy. Shakespeare’s timeless classic sears to life in a contemporary setting.
Coronado Community Center theater. (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com
July 11-29 CoSA Summer Arts Intensive
Coronado School of the Arts will host three-week programs at Coronado High School in dance, film/TV and acting, collaborating to create a final performance on July 29. Scheduled guests include agent Leigh Steinberg, The Theory of Everything producer Lisa Bruce, Jonas Brothers management, performing artist Roxy King, Warner Bros. executives, CEO of Birchwood Pictures Larry Frenzel, and president of Los Angeles Center Studios Christopher Ursitti. (619) 522-6202 or cosafoundation.org/summer
Thursday, July 14 Celebrate Coronado 2016 – Celebrating all things Islander
The Coronado Chamber of Commerce’s annual board installation event honors Coronado’s Police Officer of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Lifeguard of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, and presents the Coronado annual business awards and the Lewis R. Hardy, Jr. Memorial Award. The event also serves as the installation for the 2016-2017 board of directors. 5-8 p.m. Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. Tickets, $50 (619) 435-9260 or coronadochamber.com.
Friday, July 29 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016 Movies by the Bay
Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket for free family-fun entertainment presented by City of Coronado with San Diego Unified Port District funding. Pre-screening activities begin at 6:30; movie screens at 8 p.m. No dogs allowed. Tidelands Park. coronadoarts.com
Saturday, July 30
Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., adventurous dogs hop on 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, food trucks and a beer garden. Surfdogevents.com
Friday, Aug. 19 Inside Out — 2016 Movies by the Bay
Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket for free family-fun entertainment presented by City of Coronado with San Diego Unified Port District funding. Pre-screening activities begin at 6:30; movie screens at 8 p.m. No dogs allowed.
Coronado Cays Park, 99 Grand Caribe Causeway. coronadoarts.com
Aug. 26–27 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 with a breathtaking view of the regatta and San Diego Bay. (619) 740-4200 or give.sharp.com/regatta
Sunday, Aug. 28 Bike the Bay Community Ride
Bike The Bay is a non-competitive community bike ride for all ability levels. 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 festive celebration with 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. bikethebay.net
Tuesday, Aug. 30 Girl Scout registration drive
Coronado Girl Scout Troop 1 was the first troop west of the Rocky Mountains that is still active today, and it will ring in its 100th year next spring. This year’s membership registration for girls in kindergarten through high school will be held in the Coronado Library Winn Room from 6 to 7 p.m. The Girl Scouts organization offers girls opportunities in leadership, outdoor activities such as camping, archery, horseback riding and more. Coronado Girl Scouts walk in the annual Christmas and 4th of July parades, host an International Bazaar, a Birthday Bonfire, charity fashions shows, and summer camps. Annual membership is $15. Adult volunteer opportunities available as well. Contact Cara Abrantes, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Based on Glazier’s upcoming PBS special of the same name. 7 p.m. in the Winn Room.
July 15–Aug. 31 Exhibit: Hollywood Backlot:
MGM in the Golden Age
Photographs show the indoor designed sets and outdoor “standing” sets where classic films were shot, along with many depicting the stars, directors, and personnel during production. The buildings that made up the MGM studio lot and their use in the “factory of dreams” are explained.
Friday, July 22 A Beatles Tribute presented by
The Benedetti Trio
Family harmonies and creative arrangements are the hallmarks of the Benedetti Trio. Fred Benedetti, whose guitar playing has taken him to international venues with the likes of Dave Brubeck and Luciano Pavarotti joins his two vocalist daughters, who have been performing as The Benedetti Trio for 10 years. The trio will perform their favorite Beatles songs from the early days through “Abbey Road.” 7 p.m. in the Winn Room.
Friday, July 29
Centennial of the San Diego Zoo by Richard Lederer
Writer, radio broadcaster, and columnist Richard Lederer will give an informative and entertaining talk and slide show about the San Diego Zoo and its 100 year history as a San Diego treasure. 3 p.m. in the Winn Room.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Dixieland Concert with Dapper Dixie
Dapper Dixie will fill the library lawn with the uplifting sounds of old-fashioned Dixieland Jazz. Ice cream will be provided. 2 p.m. on the library lawn.
640 D Ave. (619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library
Saturday, Sept. 3 45th annual Optimist Sports Fiesta
The three events comprising the fiesta start and finish at Sunset Park, one mile northwest of the Hotel Del Coronado on Ocean Boulevard next to Gate 5, 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 included this year are a prone paddleboard competition, and basketball skills event for youth under 18 (which takes place at the Coronado High School basketball court). (619) 920-8653 or optimistclubofcoronado.org/optimist-sports-fiesta
Sept. 2–4 Beach Polo Cup
Polo America has partnered with the iconic Hotel del Coronado to host the first West Coast Beach Polo event. Guests will be pampered with a weekend full of polo, fashion, gourmet food and drinks. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. This event returns the sport of polo to Hotel del Coronado, which was first brought to The Del in 1906 by owner John D. Spreckels with matches between international teams and a local team comprised mostly of Navy officers until World War I. Tickets are $250 per person, per day. (619) 435-6611 or hoteldel.com/events/polo-america
ACROSS THE BRIDGE
Through November Beautiful Planet at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Theatre
Beautiful Planet is a portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with NASA, the film features footage of Earth — and the effects humans have had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (619) 238-1233 or rhfleet.org
July 15-Sept. 5 Del Mar Horse Racing
No races on Mondays (except Labor Day) and Tuesdays; otherwise first post is at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. on Fridays. Gates open two hours before first post. (858) 792-4242 or dmtc.com
July 21-24 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 keep a look out for some super heroes catching the ferry — they’re probably on their way to Comic-Con (or to save the day).
Broadway San Diego presents:
Aug. 2–7 Beautiful – the Carole King Musical
The musical tells the Tony Award-winning, true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Aug. 23–28 Cabaret
The celebrated, Tony Award-winning musical about following one’s heart includes memorable songs such as “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.”
(619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com
San Diego Repertory Theatre presents:
July 6–July 17 Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro
Spanning the entire 20th century, the play celebrates conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher and television star, Leonard Bernstein. (619) 544-1000 or sdrep.org
The Old Globe presents:
Through July 24 Macbeth
Tempted by an evil prophecy, and encouraged by his wife ever deeper into his own dark ambition, Macbeth murders his way to the throne of Scotland. Shakespeare’s chilling tragedy is filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, famously gorgeous poetry, and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters.
July 6–Aug. 14 Sense and Sensibility
After their father’s untimely death, sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood lose their fortune, their home, and all their prospects for love. But fortunes can turn again. The plucky heroines face their situation with courage and resolve.
(619) 234-5623 or theoldglobe.org
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops highlights:
July 15–16 Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles
July 17 Diana Ross
Aug. 26-27 Bernadette Peters
Aug. 28 Dreamworks Animation in Concert: Celebrating 20+ Years
Audiences of all ages will enjoy more than 20 years of visually stunning footage from films such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon as it’s projected in HD onto the big screen while iconic music scores are performed live by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m.
All Summer Pops begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted and take place at Embarcadero Marina Park South. (619) 236-5403 or sandiegosymphony.org
Coronado Promenade Concerts
Concerts are held in Spreckels Park and begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
July 3 Navy Band Southwest (4 p.m.) Ron’s Garage
July 4 Coronado Concert Band (4 p.m.)
July 10 Foreverland
July 17 Hotel California
July 24 AbbaFab
July 31 Louie Cruz Beltran
Aug. 7 December ’63
Aug. 14 Mighty Untouchables
Aug. 21 Betamaxx
Aug. 28 U.S. Marine Corps Band (3 p.m.)
Steve Ybarra Band (5 p.m.)
Sept. 4 Pop Vinyl (5 p.m.)
Sept. 11 9/11 Tribute
Monday, July 4 Coronado Fourth of July Celebration
7 a.m. Crown City Classic
12k run/5k run/walk/kids ½ mile fun run
12k means you’ll run 7.4 miles for July 4th! Begins and ends at Tidelands Park.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Art in the Park at Spreckels Park
9 a.m. Annual Rough Water Swim
Central Beach, registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
10 a.m. Independence Day Parade
Parade runs along Orange Avenue from First Street to Churchill Place.
2:30-4:30 p.m. Adrian Empire Demo at Spreckels Park
A re-creation of Western European culture between the years 1066 and 1603
4 p.m. Concert in the Park
Music by Coronado Community Concert Band
9 p.m. Fireworks over Glorietta Bay
Tune to KyXy (FM 96.5) for synchronized music