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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

November 16, 2009 |  6:01 am


We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please. L.A. at Home staff will determine which submissions will be made public, but we won't edit the comments.

Nov. 16: The Sunset Estate Auction will feature tables, seating, lighting, art, books, silver, rugs and natural history collectibles. 10 a.m. Free. Bonhams and Butterfields, 7601 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. An illustrated catalog is available online here. (323) 850-7500.

Nov. 19: Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, known for his buildings in spectacular alpine settings such as Germany's Brother Klaus Field Chapel, above, and winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize, will lecture in conjunction with the “Masters of Architecture” series. For architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne's take on his Pritzer win, click here. 7:30 p.m. $12. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 857-6010.

Nov. 21: Create hand-made gifts from your own garden in this workshop hosted by the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Orange County Great Park Preview Park in the Farm & Food Lab, Interstate 5 at Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine. (949) 724-7420.

Nov. 21: Young floral designers can create festive holiday pomanders, round arrangements that can be carried with a ribbon, hung like an ornament or used as a table centerpiece. Workshop presented by Flower Duet for children 7 to 12. 1 to 2:30 p.m. $25 to $30 fee covers child and one adult. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2128.


“Masters of Mid-Century California Modernism — Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman” includes more than 200 examples of ceramics, tile mosaics, wood carvings, textiles and other crafts from the Culver City couple. Through Jan. 10. $4 to $7. Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 239-0003.

Heath Ceramics hosts a show and sale of sculpture, salvaged-wood furniture and ironwood bowls by designer Alma Allen. Also presented: a limited-edition series of hand-thrown lidded Heath canisters, a collaboration with Allen and the design firm Commune. Free. Through Jan. 4. 7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 965-0800.

American Museum of Ceramic Art presents “Harrison McIntosh: A Timeless Legacy,” a retrospective of Harrison’s beautifully crafted pottery and sculpture. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, through Jan. 9. $2 to $3. 340 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. (909) 865-3146.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Walter Mair