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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

August 15, 2011 |  7:05 am

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Home and garden events are listed 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.

Aug. 17: The Los Angeles Conservancy hosts a two-hour walking tour of Union Station in Los Angeles, shown above. 5:30 p.m. $5 to $10. Reservations required.

Aug. 17: Los Angeles Times journalist Michael Hiltzik lectures on “Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century.” He discusses the project’s political and economic backdrop, its place in design history and its lessons for consumers today. 7:30 p.m. Free. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. No reservations required. (626) 405-2100.

 

Aug. 18: Robert Kyle performs as part of Descanso Gardens' summer jazz evenings. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Garden stays opens until 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, through Aug. 25. Concert included in garden admission of $3 to $8. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200.

ONGOING

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. Ends Sept. 11. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 937-4230.

Frederick Fisher: The architect has created a site-specific installation featuring literal and metaphorical ruins. Free. Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, first floor, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles. Ends Sept. 1. (310) 665-6905; www.otis.edu (click on “public programs”).

Life at the Miramar: Rare photographs, documents and other artifacts depict life at Santa Monica’s landmark home-turned-hotel from the late 1800s to the present. Ends Oct. 18. $3 to $5. Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Public Library campus, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290.

— Lisa Boone

Photo credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times

Please send listings at least three weeks in advance to home@latimes.com or Home section, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

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