Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead
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.
May 28: View examples of ecological gardening methods during an open house for the Huntington Library’s Ranch, an experimental site for urban gardening, shown above. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Included in general admission of $6 to $20. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.
May 28: Will Martin leads a walk through Descanso Gardens’ iris garden, home to American Iris Society prize-winners. 11 a.m. Included in regular admission of $3 to $8. Rose Pavilion, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200.
May 28: John Lyons leads an introductory class on beekeeping and raising chickens at home. 10 a.m. to noon. $25 to $28. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.
May 28: Horticulturist Lil Singer leads a beginning class on gardening with California natives. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40 to $50. At 1:30 p.m., Daniel Marlos, author of "The Curious World of Bugs: The Bugman’s Guide to the Mysterious and Remarkable Lives of Things That Crawl," leads a class. $20 to $30. Education Center, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley.
May 28-30: The Santa Anita Bonsai Show and Sale features miniature junipers, pines and maples. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25 to $28. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.
May 29: More than 600 dealers will sell furnishings and collectibles at the Long Beach Antique Market. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5. Long Beach Veterans Stadium, Lakewood Boulevard and Conant Street. (323) 655-5703.
Craft shows: "Ann Weber: Love and Other Audacities," an exhibition of cardboard sculptures made with a stapler, box cutter and shellac. "Jennifer Angus: All Creatures Great and Small," a wallpaper-like installation featuring approximately 3,500 brightly colored insects pinned directly to the wall. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. $5 to $7. (323)937-4230; www.cafam.org.
Installation: Architect Barbara Bestor creates a temporary disco installation in the Southern California Institute of Architecture gallery, open through June 26. 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (213) 613-2200.
Wexler show: “Steel and Shade: The Architecture of Donald Wexler” is a survey of drawings, photographs and models by the noted architect. They are augmented by professional photographs and new models fabricated by Cal Poly Pomona students, including a full-scale sectional steel model illustrating the prefabrication system that Wexler used in his steel houses. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Ends May 29. $5 to $12.50. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs. (760) 322-4800.
— Lisa Boone
Photo credit: Huntington Library
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