Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead
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Saturday: The courtyard of the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles will be the main stage for the annual Holiday Global Bazaar. Among the handmade gifts for sale: baskets from Indonesia, suzani pillows from Uzbekistan embroidered with organically dyed silk thread, silk tapestries from Laos. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To be held again Dec. 4. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. (323) 937-4230.
Saturday: Artisans from across Mexico will present demonstrations and and sell their work at a Mexican Folk Art Weekend sponsored by the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts. This year's event will feature Mata Ortiz pottery, Santa Clara de Cobre copper and silver, Oaxaca woodcarvings, Tonala ceramics and carvings, Atzompa ceramic figures, paintings from Rosarito, clay statues, crèches, and trees of life from Metepec, weavings and wool carpets. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Maloof Foundation, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma. The historic Maloof residence will be open for tours between 1 and 3 p.m. for $5. (909) 980-0412.
Brown Bag Tuesdays: The Gamble House, the Arts and Crafts landmark designed by Charles and Henry Greene, continues a weekly lunch program. Visitors can picnic on the rear lawn or terrace of the 1908 estate between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Twenty-minute docent-led tours will be given at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. for $5. 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena. Reservations: (626) 449-4178.
Ceramics: Heath Ceramics presents new work by artist Alma Allen, potter Adam Silverman and the design firm Commune. Free. 7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Through Dec. 5. (323) 965-0800.
Installation: "Light Frames," an outdoor installation shown above by Los Angeles architect Gail Peter Borden, consists of a hand-assembled dome and an enclosed "chapel" built out of translucent vinyl plastic. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through mid-March. Free. Materials & Applications, 1619 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 739-4668.
Shibui Designs: A selection of new designs in wood, metal, ceramics, glass and felt will be on display and for sale. Designers include Robert Apodaca, Samantha Rumley, Jason Burton, Maeling Lam, Polina Leytman, Judith Uribe, Lin Werner, Nicole White and Maxine Wong. Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Ends Dec. 5. Free. Fifth Floor Gallery, 502 Chung King Court, Los Angeles. (213) 687-8443.
Source LA: Furniture designs, including limited editions and prototypes, are featured along with art, wallpaper, tabletop pieces and lighting in a 3,000 square-foot pop-up design shop. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. L.A. Mart Design Center, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.(800) 677-6278.
— Lisa Boone
Photo credit: Luke Gibson