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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

May 23, 2011 |  7:04 am

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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: Native garden consultant and designer Orchid Black leads the class "Easy Plants for the Garden." 1 to 3 p.m. G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. $20 to $30. Call the Theodore Payne Foundation  to register: (818) 768-1802.

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.

ONGOING

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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