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September/October 2016 Calendar of Events


Oct. 14–Nov. 20 Equivocation

The king’s government pressures Britain’s greatest playwright to write a new play with a politically biased history of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot conspirators, launching the theater’s acting company into a wild who-done-it.

Lamb’s Players Theatre, 1142 Orange Ave. (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org

Through Oct. 9 Seussical the Musical

Beloved Dr. Seuss characters are brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and more.

Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com


Saturday, Sept. 10 MainStreet Garden Party

Celebrate Mainstreet’s silver anniversary at the church and grounds of Christ Church, (1114 Ninth St. at C Avenue) from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will feature entertainment by Tradewinds, a silent auction and raffle prizes, hors d’oeuvres from Coronado chefs, no-host wine and beer, and tours of the historical church and grounds. Proceeds support the Orange Avenue median gardens. Tickets, $110. (619) 437-0254 or CoronadoMainStreet.com

Sept. 10 & 11 Coronado Art Walk

A free, public event put on by the Coronado Historical Association, this juried show attracts artists from across the country who showcase a variety of media including jewelry, ceramics, painting, sculpture, glass, photography, textiles and wood in tented booths at the Coronado Ferry Landing. New this year is an 11-by-8-foot painting commissioned by the historical association and created by artist Peggy Irvin. Guests can “be a part of the art” by shooting a selfie in front of the painting that depicts eagle’s wings that embody the nation’s flag. The two days also feature creative children’s activities and musical entertainment. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org

Thursday, Sept. 15 Coronado Hospital Foundation golf tournament

The sixth annual golf tournament at Coronado Municipal Golf Course will include a silent auction, lunch, dinner and awards reception. Proceeds will be designated to The Payne Family Outpatient Pavilion, a dedicated new space at Sharp Coronado Hospital for outpatient diagnostic and procedural services. Individual playing spots, $300; foursomes, $1,000; cost includes golf, green fees, lunch, snacks and dinner. Contact Sandy Gross, (619) 522-3766 or sandy.gross@sharp.com.

Thursday, Sept. 15 Coronado Speed Festival car procession

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., 40 hand-selected vintage race cars proceed down Orange Avenue and park at the Rotary Plaza at Isabella Avenue for closer inspection. Event is free and open to the public. Fleetweeksandiego.org

Sept. 17 & 18 18th annual Coronado Speed Festival

The Coronado Speed Festival is staged at Naval Air Station North Island — the only place to see live racing on an active U.S. Navy runway. Proceeds benefit San Diego Fleet Week Foundation and the Navy MWR program. This year, admission includes a concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band (Saturday), tours of the historical, cultural and environmental activities of NASNI, military displays and more. All active duty, active reserve and their direct dependent military ID holders receive free admission. Public tickets in advance are $25/one day; $35/two. Day-of tickets at venue $35/$45. fleetweeksandiego.org 

Loews Coronado Bay Resort presents Bay Sessions

The Casbah and DoSD have partnered with Loews Coronado Bay Resort to host a free outdoor concert series with a variety of artists on the resort’s Bay Terrace overlooking the Coronado Bay and San Diego skyline.

7-10 p.m.; admission is free but RSVP is required at dosd.com/baysessions. 21 and over.

Sunday, Sept. 18: El Vez + DJ Pat and Lety Beers (Schizophonics)

Saturday, Sept. 24: The Silent Comedy and DJ Al Howard

Sunday, Sept. 25 CREA’s 5th annual Pet Parade & Chili Cook-Off 

Leash up your furry friends and bring your appetites to Promenade Park, 1845 Strand Way, for the Coronado Real Estate Association’s popular annual event benefiting PAWS of Coronado and organized in conjunction with the city of Coronado. $10 enters a pet in the competitions for most beautiful female, male, rescue and senior (12 years and older), as well as best costume. Admission to the event is free; tickets for food and $1 chili tastes will be available for purchase.11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., (619) 435-5200

Sunday, Sept. 25 Ironman 70.3 Superfrog Triathlon

This half-ironman event is comprised of a 1.2-mile open-ocean swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Proceeds benefit Islander Sports Foundation, Optimist Club of Coronado charities and the Navy SEAL Foundation. Superfrog70.3@ironman.com

Saturday, Oct. 1 Opening of Irving Gill Exhibit at the Coronado Historical Association

Multiple San Diego and Southern California cultural organizations are joining resources to tell the story of Irving J. Gill, one of the key founders of modern architecture. Over the course of his career, Gill produced a venerable body of work that has influenced generations of American architects and builders; he was involved with more than 16 properties in Coronado. Guided walking tours of his Coronado edifices will be available in conjunction with the exhibit. (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org.

Saturday, Oct. 15 Third annual Coronado Writers Workshop

The daylong event (8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.) features nine sessions, eight presenters, and a keynote address by award-winning author Robert Masello, all held in classrooms on the Coronado High School campus. A wine-and-author reception at Bay Books (1029 Orange Ave.) will close out the day. The sessions will address social media and marketing, self-publishing, new writing techniques, the importance of revision, and how to find your audience when writing memoirs. $80 before Sept. 15, $100 after; $25 for students. Coronadoarts.com 

Sunday, Oct. 9 24th annual Coronado Public Safety Open House

Coronado firefighters and police officers invite the community to meet local public safety officials, tour the police and fire departments, see fire trucks and participate in fire safety activities. Streets will be closed around Coronado’s firehouse on Sixth Street near D Avenue as well as streets near the Coronado Police Department to allow displays and activities. Free entertainment; food and beverage available for purchase. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (619) 522-7374

Sunday, Oct. 9 Concert on the Green

The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission and concert sponsor Mike Copp, DDS, present a free public concert featuring Ron’s Garage from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Coronado Golf Course greens. Coronadoarts.com

Wednesday, Oct. 12 Seventh annual Taste of Coronado

More than 30 restaurants and businesses will offer food and beverage samples from 5 to 9 p.m along and near Orange Avenue. Complimentary trolley cars will be available to transport attendees. Tickets are $40 until Sept. 15, $45 thereafter; $50 day-of. Check in at Rotary Park (1000 block of Orange). Hosted by the Coronado Junior Woman’s Club, this year’s proceeds benefit Coronado SAFE and San Diego Youth Services. (619) 985-4791 or coronadojuniorwomansclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, Oct. 23 Coronado Hotel Open House Tour

Need an extra bedroom for visiting friends and family this holiday season? Or thinking about an on-island getaway for yourself and spouse? Here’s your chance to plan ahead! See all the special offerings of Coronado’s 15 hotels, from full-service resorts and historic inns, to all-suite properties and quaint bed and breakfasts. Hotels will have the welcome mat out and refreshments available from noon to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Coronado Lifestyle magazine.  (619) 252-5525

At the Coronado Library


Through September Hollywood Backlot: MGM’s Factory of Dreams

This exhibit explores the buildings that made up the MGM Studio lot and their use in the “Factory of Dreams.” Exhibit includes original photographs from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

October & November U.S. Navy SEALs

The Library commemorates the 70-year history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the upcoming unveiling of “The Naked Warrior” statue at Glorietta Bay Park on Nov. 11. The exhibit will display original photographs, documents, artifacts and memorabilia.

Sept. 9–Nov. 4 Brown Bag Concert Series

Bring your lunch to the Winn Room every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a free piano concert.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Poetry Jam: Open Mic Night

In partnership with the Coronado Scribes, the library will host a public coffeehouse-style poetry open mic night. Join emcee Mayor Casey Tanaka for an evening of music, poetry, and refreshments. If you are interested in reading your poetry, e-mail rsvp@coronado.lib.ca.us. 640 Orange Ave.

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, Nov. 5 32nd Annual Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction

“Glitz, Glamour, Gatsby,” an evening of dinner, dancing, musical entertainment and auctions (online, live and silent) at the Hotel del Coronado raises big bucks for Coronado schools. Guests are encouraged to wear roaring ’20s attire. 6-11:30 p.m. Tickets, $150 before Oct. 14; $175 thereafter. Reserved seating, ten tops and VIP lounges available. Online auction opens Oct. 21., csfkids.org/benefit-auction. (619) 437-8059) 522-7390, coronado.ca.us/library


Sept. 2–5 U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge

The B Street Cruise Ship Terminal will be transformed into a beach when 300 tons of sand are moved to the site for the fifth annual U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge. In addition to public viewing of the sculptures as they take shape, the event will feature live musical entertainment, various artworks for sale, gourmet food trucks, and kids’ activities. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily (9 p.m. on Saturday). Ticket prices vary per day. ussandsculpting.com

Sept. 7–Oct. 2 The Lion King

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Disney’s The Lion King brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against a backdrop of stunning visuals. Presented by Broadway San Diego; San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., (619) 564-3000, broadwaysd.com


Sept. 23–25 Miramar Air Show

For three days, the skies of San Diego will be alive with the impressive aircrafts of the U.S. armed forces — performing amazing aerial feats. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 100 Years of the Marine Corps Reserve.” Aircrafts take off from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. General admission for “bring your own seating” is free and open to the public; preferred paid seating options available as well. 8 a.m.–3 p.m. with twilight shows until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Miramarairshow.com

Sept. 23–Oct. 9 The Producers

A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud, 12-time Tony Award winning spectacle. Presented by San Diego Musical Theatre, Spreckels Theatre, 121 Broadway, (858) 560-5740 or sdmt.org


Oct. 14, 15, 16 San Diego Symphony’s opening weekend

The Jacob Masterworks 2016-17 season opens with noted violinist Gil Shaham.  Works will include William Schuman: American Festival Overture; Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and Brahms Symphony No. 3. At Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St.; (619) 235-0804 or sandiegosymphony.org

Oct. 20–Nov. 13 Disgraced

Amir Kapoor is ignoring his Muslim heritage so he can live the American dream in New York. When he and his artist wife host a casual dinner party for his African-American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the evening quickly erupts into a fiery debate over race, religion and class in the modern world. San Diego Repertory Theater at Lyceum Theater, Horton Plaza, (619) 544-1000 or sdrep.org

Saturday, Oct. 22 San Diego Master Gardener Association annual Plant Extravaganza

This event features thousands of plants — grown locally by San Diego Master Gardeners — on sale at discounted prices. Unique specimens that are particularly suited for the area’s many microclimates will be available for purchase including succulents, vegetables, flowers and many drought-tolerant species. In addition, garden art and handmade birdhouses will be for sale. The free event also offers several demonstration exhibits, including a special focus on earth-friendly gardening, and Master Gardeners will be on hand with advice and tips for better gardening. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Room 101, Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park. (619) 743-6654 or mastergardenerssandiego.org

Special Spooks!

Friday, Oct. 28 Halloween Happening 

The Coronado Recreation Department will host carnival games, jump houses, gruesome grub, crafts, and a “scary room.” 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way, (619) 522-7342

Friday, Oct. 28 Children’s Halloween party at the Coronado Library

The library’s annual Halloween party features carnival games, puppet shows and a costume contest; 6 to 8 p.m. at the Coronado Library, 640 Orange Ave.

Saturday, Oct. 29 2016

Hotel Del’s Hallo-wine and Spirits Party

The seventh annual, adults-only party features spooky surroundings, frightfully good food, and dancing. This year’s theme is “Vixens & Villains.” The Del’s culinary team presents a dinner reception from 7 to 9 p.m., after which the party heads into the Crown Room until midnight for dessert, drinks, dancing and crowning the winner of best costume. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets, $125 per person before Sept. 30, $150 thereafter. Hoteldel.com

Monday, Oct. 31 Downtown Goes Ghostly

Coronado’s little trick-or-treaters can go searching for Halloween goodies from the merchants on and around Orange Avenue from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Board members from MainStreet, which puts on the event, will hand out goodies at Rotary Plaza. (619) 437-0254 or coronadomainstreet.com

Coronado Art Walk, Sept. 10 & 11
Coronado Art Walk, Sept. 10 & 11
Coronado Speed Festival, Sept. 17 & 18
Coronado Speed Festival, Sept. 17 & 18
Taste of Coronado, Oct. 12
Taste of Coronado, Oct. 12
Through Sept: Hollywood Backlot
Through Sept: Hollywood Backlot
Sept. 7-Oct. 2: The Lion King, Photo by Joan Marcus
Sept. 7-Oct. 2: The Lion King, Photo by Joan Marcus

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