Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead
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Thursday: The Camellia Lounge opens inside Descanso Gardens' Japanese Full Moon Tea House. The lounge will serve cocktails and small plates from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through Sept. 9. Included in garden admission of $3 to $8. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200; www.descansogardens.org.
Friday: The modern design exhibition and conference Dwell on Design will feature more than 200 exhibitors, 80 live presentations and home tours, including the Atwater home of architect Rebecca Rudolph, shown above. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday for the design trade, then open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27. Three-day weekend pass begins at $30. Home tours start at $85. Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
Friday: Learn about Japanese cultural traditions as Reiko Kawamura and Yumiko Kikkawa lead an advanced class on flower arranging at 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; a basic class will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $65 to $80, plus a $32 materials fee. Participants should bring a shallow container, clippers and a large needle holder. Registration required: (626) 821-4623.
Saturday: Hundreds of award-winning plants will be on view as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its annual show and sale, featuring rare specimens native to Chile, Argentina, Botswana, Madagascar and the Middle East. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.
Saturday: Rolling Greens Nursery offers a class where participants create a garden under glass. The class is free but materials — fishbowls, succulents, orchids, bromeliads, driftwood, stones and recycled glass — must be bought at the store. Participants are encouraged to bring decorative items such as rocks and shells to incorporate. The cost to create a small terrarium will start at about $40. 1 to 5 p.m. 7505 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Also July 24 and Aug. 21. Reservations: (323) 934-4500.
Saturday: Michael Wall will demonstrate how to collect, clean, document and store native plant seeds at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $78 to $94. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
Sunday: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden research associate Bob Allen leads “Promoting Pollinators in Your Native Plant Garden.” 1 to 3 p.m. $27 to $30. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
Sunday: Lili Singer leads a class on how to take out lawn and choose alternatives. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $35 to $45. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford Road, Sun Valley. (818) 768-1802.
Butterfly pavilion: A new interactive exhibition allows visitors to walk among native Southern California butterflies at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Aug. 1. Entry fee is $2 on top of regular garden admission of $4 to $8. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767
L.A. Box Collective: A newly formed group of 12 Los Angeles-based furniture designers and makers committed to environmentally-conscious design and production show their latest works. Fifth Floor Gallery, 502 Chung King Court, Chinatown. Ends Aug. 29. (213) 687-8443.
Rohlfs exhibition: The first major exhibition of furniture and decorative art by the American craftsman Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) features more than 40 pieces from 10 museums and private collections. Through Sept. 6. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.
Neutras: “The Amazing Neutras in Orange County” is a survey of about 20 architectural works by Richard Neutra over the last half-century. Through July 17. Objct Gallery, 536 W. 1st St., Claremont; (909) 621-0125.
-- Lisa Boone
Photo credits: Los Angeles Times