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Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

June 27, 2011 |  6:00 am

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 27-30:The citywide Los Angeles Design Festival includes architectural tours, showroom parties and panel discussions. Free. For a list of activities: www.ladesignfestival.org.

June 28: Scott Kleinrock, project coordinator for the Huntington Ranch, describes his ongoing research to develop specific methods for Los Angeles gardeners. 7:30 p.m. Free. Friends Hall, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

June 28: Descanso Gardens hosts activities for kids and a performance from Rhythm Child as part of Family Tuesdays during summer. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Included in garden admission of $3 to $8. Extended hours Tuesdays through Thursdays until 8 p.m. through Aug. 25. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200.

June 30: Elliot Caine performs in conjunction with Descanso Gardens' summer Jazz Evenings. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25. Included in garden admission of $3 to $8. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. (818) 949-4200.

July 1: Veranda magazine opens the House of Windsor, a showhouse featuring designs by Los Angeles-based Windsor Smith, Peter Dunham, Kathryn Ireland and Richard Shapiro, among others. Friday to July 3, July 7-10 and July 14-17. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. 1701 Westridge Road, Brentwood.

July 2-3: Hundreds of award-winning plants are on view as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its 46th annual show and sale. Rare specimens from around the world are showcased, including plants native to Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Botswana, Madagascar and the Middle East. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 2-3. Free. Friends Hall, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.


Butterfly pavilion: Visitors can see caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies in this temporary enclosure. The butterfly pavilion is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. The garden is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

“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. $3 to $5. Ends Oct. 18. Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica Public Library campus, 1350 7th St., Santa Monica. (310) 395-2290.

Frederick Fisher: Architect Frederick Fisher has created a site-specific installation featuring literal and metaphorical ruins. Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, 1st floor, Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles. Ends Sept. 1. (310) 665-6905.

Surf, Skate, Bike: Los Angeles designers in all disciplines, including DTA Posse, shown above,  take over the galleries of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in the second installment of "Come In: Surf, Skate, Bike." Ends July 24th. $5. 6032 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 932-9393.

— Lisa Boone

Photo credit: DTA Posse

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