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.
June 15: Nearly 20 stores including Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams, Restoration Hardware, NapaStyle, Frette, Room & Board and Emmo Home display outdoor tabletop and party vignettes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, and nearby South Coast Plaza Village, 1621 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana; (714) 435-2022.
June 16: Los Angeles Public Library map specialist Glen Creason lectures on the cartographic history of Los Angeles. 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Free. Los Feliz Branch Library, 1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 913-4710.
June 16: The San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists discuss how to mount orchids. Paul Gripp of Santa Barbara Orchid Estates speaks on summer-blooming orchids. 7:15 p.m. Free. Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 335-6641.
June17: Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, the team behind the do-it-yourself blog Root Simple, discuss their new book, “Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World.” 7 p.m. Free. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 449-5320.
June 18: Steve Gerischer leads a class on what to do after you've taken out your lawn. Participants are encouraged to bring digital photos of their projects. 10 a.m. to noon. $25 to $28. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3222.
June 18: The South Bay Begonia Society plant sale includes begonias, shrubs, perennials and bromeliads, as well as plants not found in local nurseries. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Da Vinci Schools cafeteria, 13500 Aviation Blvd., Hawthorne. (310) 324-8803.
June 18: A self-driven home tour associated with the June 24-26 Dwell on Design show highlights six modern homes from Baldwin Hills to Venice Beach. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $75.
June 18-19: The architectural nonprofit Materials & Applications, Dwell and the L.A. Design Festival organize tours of the studios of L.A. architects, artists and designers. The June 18 tour includes Ball Nogues, Didier Hess, Portable Studio, Oyler Wu Collaborative and Urban Operations. The June 19 tour includes Office of Mobile Design, Layer, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and Predock Frane. Noon to 5 p.m. both days. $20 to $30. (323) 739-4668.
Butterfly pavilion: Visitors can see caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies in this temporary enclosure, pictured above. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through July 31. $2 in addition to garden admission of $4 to $8. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont. (909) 625-8767.
Craft shows: “Ann Weber: Love and Other Audacities” is an exhibition of cardboard sculptures made with a stapler, box cutter and shellac. “Jennifer Angus: All Creatures Great and Small” is a wallpaper-like installation featuring about 3,500 brightly colored insects pinned to the wall. $5 to $7. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 11. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 937-4230.
— Lisa Boone
Photo credit: Pauline Nash
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