La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Oct. 8-15


Art & Wine Festival This Weekend

■ It’s here! The 7th annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11 along Girard Avenue in the Village. come enjoy the work of some 150 artists, wine, food and entertainment. Doubles as a fundraiser for La Jolla schools. The second annual BraveCort BrewFest will be serving event guests 8 p.m. Saturday to benefit pediatric cancer research.

‘Meet’ Elizabeth Fry

■ The La Jolla Society of Friends (the Quakers) will present a costumed performance of “The Life of Elizabeth Fry,” 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at meeting house, 7380 Eads Ave. Fry was a 19th century english woman most known for her work in prison reform. In her day, however, she was more famous for her anti-slavery work, in addition to starting the first training school for nurses in England, which later would train Florence Nightingale. Roena Oesting of Coronado, who has been doing this show for the last three years from Rhode Island to Hawaii, and places in between, will give the performance. The event is free and open to the public. (619) 522-6893.

Hail Marys Concert

■ Bach Collegium San Diego opens its 2015-2016 season with “Something About Mary,” featuring rarely heard works by J.S. Bach and Henry Purcell honoring famous Marys throughout history including the Virgin Mary and Queen Mary II, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at St. James by-the-Sea episcopal church, 743 Prospect St. $35.

Orchid Workshop

■ Join Chuck Mcclung, Walter Andersen Nursery’s botanist and orchid expert, to learn everything you need to know to successfully grow orchids, when he addresses the La Jolla Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m. tuesday, Oct. 20 at La Jolla Lutheran church, 7111 La Jolla Blvd. Guests are welcome. Free. After regular meeting, stay for a $5 orchid repotting workshop. bring spare pots and orchids in 8-inch pots or smaller. (858) 456-2285.

Stage Shows

■ The Trip, a San Diego-based contemporary theater company, returns to La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls (WOW) Festival with a new production of Anton Chekhov’s famous drama, “Three Sisters,” staged at twilight on a tennis court, with the audience seated just beyond the lines. See it Oct. 9-11 at Scripps Research Institute tennis court, 3301 North Torrey Pines Court. Tickets $29.

■ J*Company Youth Theatre’s 23rd season leads off with the joyful “Disney’s Mary Poppins,” starring 92 student actors and a dedicated crew of 16 hard-working youth behind-the-scenes — all under the direction of Joey Landwehr. Featured players include Gabi Leibowitz in the title role, Mitchell Mapes, Mikel Lemoine, Mia bregman, Nika Sadr and Kourosh Sadr. Performances are 10 a.m. and noon, Fridays, Oct. 16 and 23; 8 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 17 and 24; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1 in the Garfield theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Tickets are $16-$18 at (858) 362-1348.

■ Pianist personality Jacquelyne Silver offers a musical and historical journey through Broadway hits, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Tickets: $25-$30. (858) 459-0831.

Cultural Events

■ Celebrate the films of Paul Espinosa, renowned for his dramatic documentaries focused on the U.S.-Mexico border region, immigration and cross-cultural issues, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Seuss room of Uc San Diego’s Geisel Library. Free. RSVP: here

■ Take a rare look at a cultural fusion 13 centuries-in-the-making with an exhibit of garments, religious artifacts, and Chinese-style Arabic calligraphy from the ancestors of Muslim merchants who traveled the Silk road to China at “Crescent Moon Over the Celestial Empire: Culture of the Hui Minority People of Qinghai Province,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 404 Third Ave., downtown San Diego. Admission: $4. RSVP: or (619) 338-9888.

■ The Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego presents an Ancient Greek Casino & Dance Night, Saturday, Oct. 10 with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., food stations 7-9 p.m., gaming and DJ music 7 p.m. and desserts at 9 p.m. at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 10950 North Torrey Pines Road. Tickets $75 advance, $85 at the door. (858) 755-2017.

Take a Seat for a Lecture

■ The Howell Foundation for Women’s Health presents “Hormones and Happiness,” with Carole Banka, Ph.D., associate project scientist, UCSD School of Medicine, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at the McMillin Center in Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey Road, Building 117, San Diego. Free.

■ Art historian Derrick Cartwright continues his series, “Notes on Pop, 1910-1990: A Short History of a Long Cultural Phenomenon,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. Review the canonical images of Pop Art in the United States via a critical discussion of Warhol, Oldenburg, Lichtenstein, Indiana and Marisol. Admission: $14-$19. (858) 454-5872.