Lamb’s Players Theatre
1142 Orange Ave. // Tickets: (619) 437-6000 or lambsplayers.org
Through April 9 Shadowlands
Lamb’s producing artistic director Robert Smyth and associate artistic director Deborah Gilmour Smyth are featured in C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman’s Shadowlands, one of the great love stories of the 20th century.
April 21–May 28 Silent Sky
A new play about the forgotten women who opened our eyes to the cosmos.
June 9–July 30 Big Fish
A new musical about the importance of imagination and storytelling.
Aug. 11–Sept. 24 The Explorer’s Club
A hilarious send up of a Victorian men’s club beset by women, poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bartending savages and crazed Irishmen.
Oct. 6-Nov. 19 Smoke on the Mountain
In one of Lamb’s all-time favorite musicals, the Sanders family singers are part of a season in Coronado for the very first time.
Coronado Playhouse season
1835 Strand Way // Tickets: (619) 435-4856 or Coronadoplayhouse.com
March 24–April 23 The 39 Steps
In this Alfred Hitchcock classic, four actors, 139 characters and 100 hilarious minutes await you when you journey back to 1930s Britain and meet our hero, the painfully English (and painfully handsome) Richard Hannay.
June 9–July 2 James and the Giant Peach
James, who lives with two ghastly hags, his aunts, finds a peach tree in his garden that grows and grows, along with the seven human-sized insects who live therein and take him away on a magical journey.
July 21–Aug. 13 Much Ado About Nothing
The Playhouse’s 21st free Shakespeare play.
Sept. 8–Oct. 17 Little Shop of Horrors
In this horticultural horror story, Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik’s flower shop in downtrodden skid row becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant.
Nov. 10–Dec. 10 Fly by Night
A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is an original and enchanting tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness. San Diego premiere.
Coronado Island Film Festival
Coronadoislandfilmfest.com // Saturday, March 18
The film festival presents a special advance screening of the hilarious new DreamWorks animation film, The Boss Baby, at Village Theatre. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and
Tobey Maguire, the movie features the universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts an entire family.
This year the festival moves to Veterans Day weekend; passes go on sale in April.
Classic Film Series
The film festival is presenting a series of films at Village Theatre’s main auditorium at 5 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month at a cost of $5, with a special holiday presentation on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.:
March 29 — ET
April 26 — The Graduate
May 31 — Chinatown
June 28 — Giant
July 26 — Gigi
Aug. 30 — To Kill a Mockingbird
Sept. 27 — Cover Girl
Oct. 25 — Back to the Future
Nov. 29 — Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Dec. 9 —
Miracle on 34th Street
Thursday, March 9 Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon
View epic performances of Coronado’s kids at the Coronado High School Performing Arts Center from 5 to 9 p.m.; the event is broadcast live over Channel 19. Call in your pledges, (619) 437-8059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 10 21st annual Rotary Club/Jim Laslavic Golf Tournament
A full day of golf, lunch and prizes at Coronado Golf Course benefits Rotary Club of Coronado’s many civic and international service projects. (619) 435-8334 or coronadorotary.org.
Saturday, March 11 Salute to the Military Ball
The Coronado Chamber of Commerce presents its annual black-tie gala that recognizes and thanks those who serve and sacrifice for our freedom. The evening, which begins with the official “piping in” of military and civic dignitaries and features the Marine Corps Band, also includes the presentation of the 19th annual Harry T. Jenkins Memorial Award and the sixth annual VADM James & Sybil Stockdale Award to deserving military members.
Saturday, March 18 Coronado Historical Association gala
“Cottages to Castles … and the stories they tell” is the theme of CHA’s annual gala at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort. The evening includes a hosted champagne cocktail reception and silent auction, dinner with presentation titled Cottages, Castles and Condominiums by Coronado historians Gerry MacCartee and Nancy Cobb, announcement of the GEM Award nominees and winner, followed by a live auction. The evening’s emcee is Elsa Savilla of KPBS’s San Diego Historic Places. Tickets, $130 and up. (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org.
Sunday, March 19 SuperSeal Triathlon
Race an Olympic-distance triathlon (swim-bike-run) with the Navy SEALs along Coronado’s Silver Strand. Registration: ironman.com/triathlon.
March 27–29 Homefront Judging
It’s spruce-up time! More than 120 community volunteers will walk all Coronado neighborhoods to evaluate the gardens of more than 6,000 homes, plus commercial fronts, church gardens, school gardens, apartment and condos, municipal fronts and lodging facilities. Last year more than 2,500 ribbons were awarded. Sponsored by the Coronado Floral Association as part of the annual Coronado Flower Show, where you can pick up a map that pinpoints the top 10 homefronts.
April 8 and 9 Coronado Flower Show “Our Family Tree … Out on a Limb”
Saturday, the show is open from from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (See story in March/April issue)
April 8 and 9 Coronado Friends of the Library Book Fair
Books, CDs and DVDs will be on sale both days from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friends preview, Friday, April 7, 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 Rotary pancake breakfast
Pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee are served up with gusto by Coronado Rotarians, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Village Hall, Village Elementary School, 600 block of H Street.
April 15 and 16 Red Bull Air Race World Championships
Yes… they’re back! It’s been a long wait since 2009, when Red Bull raceplanes zipped across the waters with a San Diego skyline backdrop. Designed to be as agile in the air as possible and streamlined to perfection, these raceplanes are at the forefront of light aviation technology. Although light construction ensures maximum speed, they also have to be extremely robust, and tolerate stresses of up to 10 times the force of gravity (10Gs). The propeller-driven machines are highly maneuverable, pulling up into a vertical orientation at high speed with very little effort — something that even modern fighter jets can’t match. Tickets: redbullairrace.com or view for free from Coronado’s bay front overlooking San Diego.
Thursday, April 27 Empty Bowls
Coronado High School ceramics students make 1,000 bowls and local restaurants donate soup to fill them in the high school quad. It’s a delicious combination, especially when all the proceeds go to fight hunger in San Diego County. You can also buy extra bowls and there’s a silent auction of ceramic arts. 5-7 p.m. (619) 522-8907.
Sunday, April 30 27th annual MotorCars on MainStreet
More than 400 pre-1973 classic, rod and custom cars and trucks will be on display along Isabella Avenue, Park Place and Star Park Circle from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsors include El Cordova Garage, Ron Baker Chevrolet, the city of Coronado and county of San Diego. (619) 437-0254 or coronadomainstreet.com.
ACROSS THE BAY
Broadway San Diego
March 9–12 Kinky Boots
Presented by Broadway San Diego at the San Diego Civic Theatre, this 2013 Tony award winner for Best Musical features music by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. (619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com.
The Old Globe
April 8–May 7 Skeleton Crew
Times are tough in 2008 Detroit, but there’s still one working auto plant. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family. The firm, compassionate Faye holds them together, and she’s only months away from retiring with her full pension. But when she discovers that management has a new plan, she’s torn between self-preservation and allegiance to her co-workers. theoldglobe.org or (619) 234-5623
San Diego Natural History Museum
Through Sept. 4 Ultimate Dinosaurs
The use of augmented reality technology transforms full-scale dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar into animated beasts. This same technology allows visitors to see how the continental drift altered the landscape of the ancient world, setting the stage for the evolution of these amazing creatures. sdnhm.org or (619) 232-3821.
San Diego Museum of Art
April 7–Aug. 13 Modern Japan:
Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond showcases several important and well-known Japanese artists and their works from the museum’s collection of East Asian art, many for the first time. sdmart.org or (619) 232-7931
Save the dates!
Saturday, May 13 Coronado Hospital Foundation’s “Around the World” 30th annual gala
At Hotel del Coronado; guests are encouraged to wear internationally-themed garb. Garden patio reception, dinner in Crown Room, live auction and dancing to the Mar Dels. (See close up on page 30)
Tickets begin at $250; sponsorship packages available; contact Sandy Gross at (619) 522-3766 or email@example.com
Sunday, May 14 Coronado Historical Association’s Mother’s Day Home Tour
See inside six historic homes. (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org.