Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

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Tuesday: An auction of 20th century decorative arts from the estate of Nancy M. Daly will include lots spanning Arts & Crafts to modern and contemporary design. 10 a.m. Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 436-5445.


Thursday: The Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer series hosts a field trip to Pasadena-based Magic Growers and Worldwide Exotics in Lakeview Terrace. Pre-registration is required. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $20. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia. (626) 821-4623.

Thursday: The Los Angeles Antique Show will feature more than 60 dealers from around the world. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $20, includes lectures and admission for all four days. Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Air Center, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica.

Thursday: The 20th annual Southern California Spring Garden Show will feature more than 75 specialty vendors and display gardens. South Coast Plaza. Thursday through April 25. Free. South Coast Plaza, Crate & Barrel/Macy’s Home Store wing, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. (714) 435-2160.

Friday: Choose from a wide variety of items, including rooted cuttings from Descanso’s rose garden, warm weather lilacs developed at Descanso, native and rare plants of all kinds. Park in the auxiliary lot for easy access to the Lake House Nursery. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949 4200.

Saturday: The Malibu Chamber hosts “Eco Home Tour & Expo”, a three hour Home Tour featuring a LEED Platinum certified home, edible landscaping and solar panel energy. The shuttle begins at Pepperdine University, and will end at the Malibu Country Mart, where there will be a business expo for those green businesses who illuminate the community through their sustainable procedures. Organic food and workshops on how to “go green” will occur throughout the day. Tour: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $25 in advance; $35 at the door. Expo: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No charge. (310) 456-9025.

Saturday: Lora Hall from Full Circle Gardening leads an introduction to fruit trees for the home orchard. Participants will learn the basics of tree selection, planting, care, maintenance, and harvesting. 9 a.m. to noon. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Members: $45; non-members: $55. Registration: (626) 405-2128.

Saturday: The Unique L.A. craft fair features more than 300 local design vendors including paper goods by Dee & Lala, accessories by Graf & Lantz and Loomlab, housewares by Rock Scissors Paper, and gourmet edibles from POP Candy. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 4-25. California Market Center Penthouse, 110 East 9th Street – 13th Floor, downtown Los Angeles.

Saturday: The Floral Park neighborhood in north Santa Ana will host its 17th annual home and garden tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets online $25. (714) 648-0904.

Saturday: Michael Stern, co-author of “Julius Shulman: Palm Springs” will discuss the noted architectural photographer. 6:30 to 9 p.m. OBJCT Gallery Claremont, 536 West First St., Claremont. Reservations: (909) 621-0125;

Saturday: The California Poppy Festival celebrates spring blooms in the Antelope Valley with educational exhibits, music, a farmer’s market, arts and crafts, food vendors and an international market. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $5 to $8. Lancaster City Park, 43011 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster. Rain or shine.

Sunday: Tour several historic Arts & Crafts-era homes in Bungalow Heaven, Pasadena’s first Landmark District in this self-guided walking tour of historic homes. Bungalow Heaven is located north of the 210 (Foothill) Freeway in the heart of residential Pasadena between the Lake and Hill exits. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will be available at McDonald Park located at the intersection of Mar Vista Avenue and Mountain Street on the day of the tour for $20/person or in advance for $18. (626) 585-2172.

Sunday: The fifth annual Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society Garden Party and Tour will consist of six private estate gardens of varying styles. Noon to 5 p.m. $50. Tour begins at Frances Blend School for the Visually Impaired, 5210 Clinton St., Los Angeles. (213) 243-8182.

Sunday: The self-guided Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase will feature nearly 80 drought-resistant landscapes. 2 to 6 p.m. Free. Website has details and addresses for each garden:

Sunday: The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour of six private gardens in Pasadena includes Rancho La Loma, a Spanish-style house of the late 1800s with a terraced vineyard on one acre; and the landmark Greene & Greene 1907 Blacker House. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to each garden is $5; no reservations are required. Maps and discounted admission tickets will be available at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 125 S. Grand Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (888) 842-2442.

Sunday: The Fullerton Beautiful Open Gardens self-guided tour begins at the Fullerton College Horticulture Department on Berkeley Avenue, east of Lemon Street. Nine gardens will be featured; some are drought tolerant. $10. Pick up a map of locations 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (714) 871-4156.

-- Lisa Boone

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