La Jolla’s Best Bets for Events Sept. 10-17

Learn Something New

Yoga and Meditation Center, home of Shashi Yoga, celebrates its 15th anniversary with a day of yoga classes, dance, discussions, meditation, philosophy and more, 8:30 a.m. to noon morning session, 1-4 p.m. afternoon session, entertainment 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 Admission from $40 depending on duration of attendance. UCSD Institute of Americas, 10111 North torrey pines road. (858) 566-1956.

■ Jackson Kaguri, founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in Uganda, will speak at the 12th annual Celebration of Women’s Empowerment International (WE), 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at the UCSD International House’s Great Hall, off North torrey pines road on pangea Drive. Free. RSVP: (619) 333-0026.

Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of “Chinese Yankee,” will host a lecture and book signing, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s Chuang Archive & Learning Center, 404 Third Ave. The tale is of Ah Yee Way, brought to the United States for schooling in the 1850s and enslaved in Baltimore and renamed Thomas Sylvanus. He fled from captivity to fight for the Union Army at age 16. Admission: $4. (619) 338-9888.

San Diego History Center and UCSD extension have partnered to bring nationally renowned landscape authority Charles Birnbaum to San Diego for the final lecture in the History Center’s “Centennial Lecture Series,” 6 p.m. thursday, Sept. 17. Tickets: $25, with discounts available. Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park.


■ The 37th annual Cardiff Greek Festival will run 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave. Admission is $3 (ages 12 and under free), to be transported into a quaint Greek village, serenaded by entertainers across three stages, folk dances in traditional costumes, food stations and more.

Did Somebody Say Farce?

■ “The Fox on the Fairway,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig (“Lend me a Tenor,” “Moon Over buffalo,” “Leading Ladies”) promises an evening of wild and wacky fun with a lineup of eccentric characters at a private golf club. Opening night is Sept. 12. The show runs through Oct. 11 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana beach. Tickets from $44. (858) 481- 1055.

■ It’s a laugh train with no stops in The Old Globe Theatre’s zany version of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” running through Sept. 20 at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. This farcical tale is set in 1920s New Orleans, when identical twins — Antipholus of Syracuse (Glenn Howerton) and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse (rory O’malley) who never met their brothers — leave town and land in another. Just imagine the chaos that ensues! The cast of the town — complete with jazz musicians, brothel madams and sisters of the convent — rock their roles down at 1363 Old Globe Way, balboa park. Tickets from $29. (619) 234-5623. (bring a light sweater to this production under the stars.)

Artistic Collaborations

■ “Ephemeral Objects,” San Diego’s first survey exhibit of new and established artists exploring the frontier of contemporary art, brings more than 30 artists in collaboration to San Diego Art Institute, 1439 el prado, balboa park. It is on view until Sept. 27. Admission: $5. (619) 236-0011.

La Jolla Art Association presents “Pas de Deux” featuring the work of two members, Judy Judy Judy and Ingrid Wolters, with an opening reception, 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at LJAA Gallery, 8100 paseo del Ocaso, La Jolla Shores. The show runs through Sept. 20. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. RSVP: (858) 459-1196.

Sunset Concert

■ The summer Green Flash Concert Series concludes 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 with eclectic folk rock of The Oh Hellos and Josh Damigo. proceeds benefit exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Concerts are 21 and older and standing room only. birch Aquarium, 2300 expedition Way. Tickets: $38.95. (858) 534-4109.

Film Noir Classics

La Jolla Library will screen the 1948 film noir classicSorry, Wrong Number” at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in the community room at 7555 Draper Ave. Due to a telephone glitch, Leona Stevenson (barbara Stanwyck), a controlling heiress confined to a wheelchair, overhears a conversation about a plan to kill a woman. Unable to leave her home or reach her husband (burt Lancaster), and written off by the police, Leona struggles to uncover the truth. Free, with free popcorn. (858) 552-1657.