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Oz Con International Events Calendar

Oz Con Calendar

July 21 - August 1

WIZARD OF OZ Musical Theater Camp

Coronado Recreation Center

1845 Strand Way

619-522-7342

Children ages 7-12 will have the opportunity this summer to dance, sing, and act in a full production of The Wizard of Oz. With two straight weeks of rehearsals, campers will take the show from page to stage: build sets, design costumes, and act. The Wizard of Oz Musical Theater Camp will be held in the Coronado Club Room & Boathouse located in Glorietta Bay Park. Advance registration required.

July 21 - August 5

Oz Alive!

Summer Intensives in Dance, Film & Live TV Production

Dance Intensive (July 21 to August 1)

Intermediate & Advanced Event Film & TV Production (July 23 to August 5)

special Event Film & TV Production Intensive

Coronado Performing Arts Complex

650 D Avenue

For registration and more information: www.CoSAFoundation.org/Summer

The Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning Arts School located on the campus of Coronado High School. This summer for the first time the CoSA Foundation in conjunction with the City of Coronado’s Cultural Arts Commission offers unique SUMMER INTENSIVE classes availing a few lucky students an extraordinary opportunity to work with world class professionals focused on taking each student to a new level of excellence.

July 28 - August 1

Welcome to Oz Camp

Coronado Recreation Center

1845 Strand Way

619-522-7342

This camp is designed so that preschoolers (ages 3-5) can take a week-long journey down the Yellow Brick Road with games, crafts, cooking projects, and dress up days, all at the Coronado Community Center. Dorothy and pals will be there to celebrate the wonder and magic captured in The Wizard of Oz film by playing games like “Pin the Heart on the Tin Man.” Participants will also work on collaborative projects, like building the Emerald City out of recyclables. There will be yummy cooking crafts, active group play, and lots of socializing for your little wizards. Advance registration required.

Friday, August 1

Oz Con International—Opening Reception

Coronado Public Library

640 Orange Avenue

619-522-7390

Opening Reception—Viewing: 6:30 pm

Angelica Carpenter’s presentation: 730 pm

Exhibition runs August 1-31

The Coronado Public Library officially kicks off Oz Con International August 1 with an Opening Reception for a month-long exhibition showcasing Oz book illustration and Oz graphic novel art of Eisner Award-winning illustrator Eric Shanower. The exhibition will also include selections from the extensive L. Frank Baum and Oz collections of Winkie Con producer David Maxine and books from Wizard of Oz authority Scott Olsen. Present Curator Emerita at the Arne Nixon Center for Children’s Literature at Cal State, Fresno, and former International Wizard of Oz Club President Angelica Carpenter will be the featured speaker at the Opening Reception.

Free and open to the Public.

August 1 & 2

Journey through Oz a Musical Cabaret

6 pm: Happy Hour; 7-8:30 pm: Musical Cabaret;

8:30 pm: Meet and Greet Performers and Special Guests

Coronado Playhouse

1845 Strand Way

619-435-4856

Tickets: www.coronadoplayhouse.com

The Coronado Community Playhouse presents an intimate cabaret event of all things Oz. The area’s top theatrical talents sing songs from iconic Oz-related shows—The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked—all brought to life in this intimate cabaret theatre setting. Cocktails and snacks will be served all night from the on-site bar. Table service is available throughout the evening from enchanted costumed servers. Join us for a fun-filled night of entertaining songs, sing-a-longs, and a meet and greet with the performers and special guests. Musical direction and accompaniment by the wickedly talented Kirk Valles.

August 1 - 10

Oz Mania comes to Coronado’s Historic Downtown

August 1 & 2

Journey through Oz a Musical Cabaret

6 pm: Happy Hour; 7-8:30 pm: Musical Cabaret;

8:30 pm: Meet and Greet Performers and Special Guests

Coronado Playhouse

1845 Strand Way

619-435-4856

Tickets: www.coronadoplayhouse.com

Coronado MainStreet collaborates with merchants and businesses on window decorations with an Oz theme built around original poster entries from the Oz Con Poster Contest. Clerks and wait staff dressed as Oz characters, Oz merchandise, and Oz street pole banners all add to the celebration of Coronado’s special connection to L. Frank Baum and all things Oz. Special menu items and our own hometown national award-winning Coronado Brewing Company’s specialty craft beers such as Wicked Witch Bitter Ale, Winged Monkey Summer Wheat, Emerald City IPA, and Munchkin Mellow Ale bring the festival to Coronado’s Pubs and Restaurants

Friday, August 1—31

Oz Photo Contest Display

Coronado Public Library

640 Orange Avenue

619-522-7390

The Coronado Public Library features the winning entries from it’s “Find the Oz in Coronado” Oz-themed Photo Contest on display at the Library during Oz Con International. Free and open to the public.

August 2

Celebrate Oz!

Spreckels Park

10* am to 4 pm

6th and Orange Avenue

619-522-2633

August 2

Oz Alive!

7 pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center

650 D Avenue

619-522-2633

See the collaborative genius of Dance Instructors Alyson Stoner, Courtney Miller, Jr., Peter Kalivas, Ruben Monet Ludlow, and Matt Carney come together in a spectacular performance when the Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) Foundation, in conjunction with Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, presents Oz ALIVE! The grand finale of the Dance Summer Intensive. The performance will be filmed and air as original programming on Coronado TV during the month of August.

Sunday, August 3 Writers’ Readings

Another Side of the Oz Story 2 — 4 pm

Coronado Historical Association Lecture Hall

1100 Orange Avenue

619-435-7242

Numerous humorous readings from the characters who occupied Oz, as written and presented by the Coronado Scribes, a group of professional and amateur writers who share a common desire to learn by sharing their efforts and listening to other writers. Enjoy readings based on the true story of the famous characters that made the Land of Oz so eternal. With the help of international private detectives, the Scribes have uncovered some incredible facts that will amaze all Oz lovers and those who wish to visit the Emerald City. Was it merely a coincidence that Dorothy ended her flight by landing on the Wicked Witch of the East? Come join us on Sunday, August 3, at 2 pm in the Lecture Hall of the Coronado Historical Association, for the unveiling of the inner most thoughts and feelings of Dorothy, her fellow travelers, and several of those they meet along the Yellow Brick Road as they journey to see the Wizard.

For more information: Mary Beth Dodson dodsonmarybeth9@gmail.com

August 3 - 10

Wizard of Oz Walking Tours

11 am daily

Meet at Coronado Public Library Front Entrance

640 Orange Avenue

Coronado Historical Association

www.CoronadoHistory.org

619-435-7242

Experience the island that provided great inspiration to L. Frank Baum. Join the Coronado Historical Association (CHA) for a special Wizard of Oz Walking Tour featuring special stories, spaces, and places related to The Wizard of Oz, including a visit to the Coronado Museum of History & Art to see first edition Oz books, a peek at the Coronado Public Library Oz Exhibitions and Wizard of Oz glass panels, a stroll by the L. Frank Baum family winter home—the Mead House—on Star Park Circle where L. Frank Baum would read to the island children, a walk through the Hotel Del Coronado which served as home away from home to L. Frank Baum. Tours are $20 and leave daily at 11 am, duration is about 90 minutes. Meet at the Coronado Public Library front entrance at 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado. Reservations recommended.

Wednesday, August 6

Wizard of Oz Puppet Show

3 pm

Coronado Public Library

640 Orange Avenue

Children and adults alike will enjoy the Luce Puppet Company Wizard of Oz Puppet Show presented in the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library. Free and open to children of all ages.

Thursday, August 7

Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary 3-D Movie Screening

Coronado Island Film Festival (CIFF)

Time and Ticket Information TBA

Village Theatre

850 Orange Avenue

Coronado Island Film Festival, in association with Coronado Cultural Arts Commission and Vintage Cinemas, presents a 3D showing of The Wizard of Oz, the digitally remastered 75th Anniversary edition of the 1939 classic film starring Judy Garland. The evening will include a conversation with special guest Aljean Harmetz, author of The Makind of the Wizard of Oz.

WHAT: The Wizard of Oz 3D Screening WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:00 PM: Doors open 5:30 PM: Aljean Harmetz, the author of The Making of the Wizard of Oz, discusses and introduces film 6:00 PM: Screening WHERE: Village Theater, 850 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Adults: $25 Children Age 12 and under: $10

Tickets also available at Coronado Bliss Salon (930 Orange Avenue) starting June 1. Each ticket holder will be given a coupon at the door, redeemable for one small carbonated drink and one small popcorn.

First come, first seated. Latecomers may be seated in free-standing padded chairs. All proceeds will benefit Coronado Island Film Festival.

This screening is part of the Oz Con International community festival. For more Oz Con information: coronadoARTS.com

CONTACT: Doug St. Denis Coronado Island Film Festival Doug_StDenis@coronadoislandfilmfest.com (619) 435-0413

August 8—10 - WINKIE CON

EVENTS MOVE TO SAN DIEGO

See OzConInternational.com for complete event listings

Posted in Oz con international on Friday, July 25, 2014 12:00 pm.

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