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July/August 2017 Calendar of Events


Lamb’s Players Theatre presents:

Through July 30 Big Fish

All his life Edward Bloom has told stories – big stories about mermaids, giants, witches and one very large catfish. But now, his son suspects that behind all the stories something much bigger is hiding.

Aug. 11–Sept. 24 The Explorers’ Club

This hilarious tale about a Victorian men’s club is beset by women, poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bartending savages and crazed Irishmen.

1142 Orange Ave. Tickets: (619) 437-6000  or lambsplayers.org

Coronado Playhouse presents:

July 21–Aug. 13 Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy is the story of two couples struggling to salvage true love in the face of deception. The witty banter between Beatrice and Benedick makes them one of Shakespeare’s most beloved pair of lovers. As part of its 21st free Shakespeare series, the play is grant funded and admission is free.

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


Through Sept. 23 C3 Art Gallery Exhibit: Six in the Summer

Featuring the works of local artists Tina Christiansen, Charlotte Stubel, Jim and Glory Palecek, Mary Hale and Dolores Forsythe, the exhibit is free and items can be purchased. Held in the foyer of the Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center (1845 Strand Way). coronadoARTS.com

Wednesday, July 19 Celebrate Coronado 2017

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, as well as the Coronado Annual Business Awards and the Lewis R. Hardy, Jr. Memorial Award. The event features a showcase of local chefs, live music, prizes and cash bar. Nautilus Room at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way; 5–8 p.m. Tickets, $50
(619) 435-9260 or coronadochamber.com.

Coronado Island Film Festival’s  Classic Movie Series

Each month, the Coronado Island Film Festival presents an “Oldie but Goodie” classic movie at the Village Vintage Theatre. Films are preceded by short, informative introductions. Screening time is 5 p.m. and tickets are $5.

Wednesday, July 26 The Graduate

Wednesday, Aug. 30 To Kill a Mockingbird

Aug. 25–26 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 for an up-close view of the race.
(619) 740-4316 or give.sharp.com/regatta

Sept. 1–3 Beach Polo Cup

Fifty horses will compete in Polo America’s second annual Beach Polo Cup on Hotel del Coronado’s private beach. The 2017 polo player roster features players from the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Switzerland. An elegant weekend of activities is planned including four polo matches, a lavish multi-terraced VIP tent, informal fashion modeling, and an array of boutiques. Sunday’s race beneficiary is Rady Children’s Hospital. (See story on page 64.)

(619) 435-6611 or hoteldel.com/events/polo-america.

Saturday, Sept. 2 46th 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 is a prone paddleboard competition for youth 18 and under at 8 a.m. (619) 990-2586 or


August Exhibit: The Centennial of North Island

Explore the history of North Island as a military installation, beginning with the establishment of Rockwell Field to its
present-day role as homeport of several aircraft carriers and the largest aerospace-industrial complex in the U.S. Navy.

Through Aug. 1 Teen Summer Reading Program

Students entering sixth through 12th grades can join any time by signing up at the adult reference desk. Prizes are awarded for every three, six and nine books read.
Last day to report books is Aug. 1; end of teen reading club party to follow at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Through Aug. 8: Children’s Summer Reading Program

The reading booth is open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Prizes awarded for every 10 books read. The last day to report books is Aug. 8; summer reading club party to follow on Aug. 9 at
3 p.m. and includes a Wild Wonders Animal Show with prizes and goodies for all.

Saturday, July 8  Oz movie marathon

Enjoy an all-day on-screen celebration of
Oz starting with Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) at 10:15 a.m., The Wizard of Oz (G) at 12:45 p.m. and The Return to Oz (PG) at  2:45 p.m. In the Winn Room.

Tuesday, July 11  Bubble day 

Starting at 3 p.m. in the Library Park adjacent to the Winn Room, participants can make, drink, and even climb into bubbles.

Saturday, July 15

Lecture: The Murals of Alfredo Ramos Martinez

Christian Esquevin, director of the Coronado Public Library, will present a lecture and slideshow about the artist who many consider to be “the father of Mexican modernism,”
11 a.m. in the Winn Room

Thursday, August 3  Field day

Head to the Library Park adjacent to the Winn Room at 3 p.m. for outdoor games, relay races, water balloons and tug of war.

640 D Ave. (619) 522-7390 or coronado.ca.us/library


July 19–Sept. 4 Del Mar horse racing

Don your best hat and bet on the ponies! 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 20-23 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 grab an outdoor table at a Gaslamp restaurant for some prime super-hero sightings and photo ops.

Sunday, Aug. 27 Bike the Bay Community Ride

Bike The Bay is a non-competitive community bike ride for all ability levels. Participants take a scenic bayside ride that includes the only opportunity of the year to bike ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. The 25-mile route begins and ends at Embarcadero Marina Park South and passes through the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City; a festive celebration with food, entertainment and a beer garden is set up at the race end. 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

Broadway San Diego Presents:

July 25-30 The Book of Mormon

This outrageous musical comedy is the winner of nine Tony Awards and follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. (619) 570-1100 or broadwaysd.com

San Diego Repertory Theatre presents:

Aug. 3-27 Evita

The celebrated musical showcases the life of Eva Peron. (619) 544-1000 or sdrep.org

The Old Globe presents:

July 2–Aug. 13 Guys and Dolls

Nathan Detroit needs some serious dough to keep his “oldest established permanent floating crap game” going. He’s also got his hands full with his marriage-minded girlfriend Adelaide. But when Nathan makes a bet with high-roller Sky Masterson, his problems appear to be solved.

July 22–Aug. 27 Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!

The timeless story of a hero of the people who takes on the powers that be.

Aug. 6–Sept. 10 Hamlet

The Prince of Denmark comes home from
college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. The Globe’s artistic director Barry Edelstein, widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the works of Shakespeare, returns to the outdoor stage to bring Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy to life
under the San Diego stars.

(619) 234-5623 or theoldglobe.org

Coronado Promenade Concerts

All concerts are held in Spreckels Park. Start time is 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date                       Band                                                         Sponsor

July 2:                    Crown Town featuring Matt Heinecke   Willis Allen Real Estate
July 4 (4 p.m.)      Coronado Concert Band                         California American Water
July 9                     Calphonics                                               Coronado Real Estate Association
July 16                  Marmalade Skies                                    Newman Charitable Trust

July 23                   The Gilbert Castellanos Latin Jazz Review      Howard Dixon, DDS

July 30                   Euphoria Brass Band                              San Diego Private Bank

Aug. 6                    Missy Andersen and SouthLand Soul    Rotary Club of Coronado
Aug. 13                  Navy Band Southwest                             Lobster West
Aug. 20                  The Jennifer Keith Quintet                      The Coronado Woman’s Club and The Coronado Junior Woman’s Club
Aug. 27 (5 p.m.)    Surf City Allstars                                     Coronado Schools Foundation, underwritten by Park Life Real Estate
Sept. 3 (5 p.m.)     Pop Vinyl                                                  Auen Foundation

San Diego Symphony Bayside Summer Nights presents:

The San Diego Symphony presents a lineup of musicians and films accompanied by live orchestra performances at their bayside concert hall under the stars, constructed just for the summer months. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at Embarcadero Marina South. (619) 236-5403 or sandiegosymphony.org

June 30–July 2: Star Spangled Pops: A tribute to America’s music

July 4: America’s Birthday with
Winona Judd

July 6: Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

July 7 & 8: Leslie Odom, Jr.

July 12: Tony Bennett

July 14 & 15: Air Supply

July 27: New Orleans Jazz featuring Dr. John

July 28: Hooray for Hollywood: A salute to movie music

July 29 & 30: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert (film screening accompanied by live orchestra)

Aug. 4 & 5: Boz Scaggs with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Aug. 6: Sergio Mendes

Aug. 10: Latin Jazz Masters

Aug. 11: E.T. – The Extraterrestrial in Concert (film screening accompanied by live orchestra)

Aug. 12: La La Land in Concert (film screening accompanied by live orchestra)

Aug. 13: Angélique Kidjo

Aug. 18 & 19: To Life! Bock & Harnick on Broadway featuring Fiddler on the Roof

Aug. 20: Boléro by the Bay

Aug. 24: John Beasley presents Monk’estra

Aug. 25: Amos Lee

Aug. 26: The Commodores

Aug. 27: Ozomatli

Sept. 1-3 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular


Tuesday, 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 on July 4th! Begins and ends at Tidelands Park. runcoronado.com

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Art in the Park
at Spreckels Park

8:30 a.m. annual Rough Water Swim

Central Beach, registration begins
at 7:30 a.m.

10 a.m. Independence
Day Parade

Theme is “A Salute to America.” Parade runs along Orange Avenue from First Street to Churchill Place.

2-3 p.m. Parachute and U.S. Coast Guard demonstration, Glorietta Bay

2:30-4:30 p.m. Adrian Empire Demo, Spreckels Park

A re-creation of Western European culture between the years 1066 and 1603.

2:30-4:30 p.m. San Diego Star Wars Society, Star Park

Society members will be available for questions and photos

4 p.m. Concert in the Park, Spreckels Park

Music by Coronado Community Concert Band

9 p.m. Fireworks over Glorietta Bay

Tune to KyXy (FM 96.5) for synchronized music.

Big Fish at Lamb’s Players Theatre, Through July 30
C3 Art Gallery Exhibit
Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Regatta, Aug. 25-26
July 15: The murals of Alfredo Ramos Martinez
July 20-23: Comic-Con International