Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

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Home and garden events are listed below. Suggest your own via reader comments. No store promotions and no frivolous links, please.

Oct. 24: Houston architect Albert Pope discusses his work and contemporary urban sprawl in this lecture sponsored by UCLA Architecture & Urban Design. 6:30 p.m. Perloff Hall, UCLA. Free. (310) 267-4704.


Oct. 25: Jon Verdick, owner of Encanto Farms Nursery in San Diego, provides an introduction to propagating, growing and caring for figs. 7:30 p.m. Free. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.

Oct. 27: The Thursday Garden Talks With Lili Singer series continues with a propagation workshop led by Dave Lannom, professor of horticulture at Mt. San Antonio College. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $20. Palm Room, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Reservations: (626) 821-3222.

Oct. 27: The Seed Library of Los Angeles presents David King, who discusses the essentials of saving seeds. 6:30 p.m. Also Nov. 3. $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Learning Garden at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 722-3656.

Oct. 29: Landscape designer and horticulturist Wendy Proud discusses how to design with plants that use less water. 10 to 11 a.m. Part of the fall garden series at the Orange County Great Park Farm & Food Lab, Sand Canyon Avenue exit, Irvine. Free. (949) 724-7420.

Oct. 29: Lili Singer, director of special projects and adult education at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, leads a class on the basics of gardening with California flora. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $40 to $50. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. (818) 768-1802.

Oct. 29-30: The Green Festival includes do-it-yourself workshops, films and a marketplace of green businesses and organizations. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30. $10 to $15. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall G, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.


Oct. 30: Denise DeGarmo-Ritchie of Malibu Compost gives a free workshop on biodynamics, an approach that mixes organic principles with spirituality. 10 to 11 a.m. Ocean View Farms Community Garden, 3300 Centinela Ave., West L.A. (310) 915-1123.


Beatrice Wood: “Beatrice Wood: Career Woman — Drawings, Paintings, Vessels, and Objects,” a survey devoted to the noted ceramist. Ends March 3. $3 to $5. Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Ave., G-1. (310) 586-6488.

Craft show: In conjunction with the regional arts campaign “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” Freehand Gallery and Craft in America present “The Eighties,” an exhibition of California crafts. Participating artists include Steven Portigal, Tres Feltman and David Wulfeck from the UCLA Ceramics master of fine arts program; Kerry Feldman, who studied with glass artist Richard Marquis at UCLA; and Keiko Fukazawa, who studied with ceramic artist Ralph Baccera at Otis College of Art. Vintage work will be shown in the Craft in America Study Center through Dec. 31, and contemporary work will be shown at Freehand Gallery next door through Oct. 22. 8413 and 8415 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. (323) 951-0610, (323) 655-2607.

California craft: Craft in America and the Craft and Folk Art Museum present the survey “Golden State of Craft: California 1960-1985,” an exhibition of more than 70 pieces by 65 influential innovators. Ends Jan. 8. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. $5 to $7. (323) 937-4230.

Maloof exhibition: “The House That Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985” showcases about 30 pieces by the acclaimed woodworker with about 80 works by friends and colleagues. Maloof’s circle included painters Millard Sheets, Phil Dike and Karl Benjamin; sculptors Albert Stewart, Betty Davenport Ford and John Svenson; ceramists Harrison McIntosh and Otto and Gertrud Natzler; enamelists Jean and Arthur Ames; wood turner Bob Stocksdale; and fiber artist Kay Sekimachi. Ends Jan. 30. Included in admission of $6 to $20. MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. (626) 405-2100.


McCoy exhibit: “Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design” includes photographs, texts and videos covering the architectural historian’s work with R.M. Schindler, first as a draftswoman and later as a critic. Also covers her unsuccessful campaign to save Irving Gill’s 1916 Dodge House in West Hollywood. $6 to $7. Ends Jan 8. MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. (323) 651-1510.

Midcentury design: “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way” features more than 300 objects including furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and graphic design. Ends March 25. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Regularly $10 to $15. Free admission to residents of L.A. County after 5 on some evenings. (323) 857-6010.

Woodworking: More than 30 bowls and other exemplary works by Sam Maloof, Ed Moulthrop and Bob Stocksdale, along with recently discovered correspondence and related documents, are on exhibit as a part of the Maloof historic residence tour. “In Words and Wood: Sam Maloof, Bob Stocksdale & Ed Moulthrop continues through Jan. 28. Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma.

— Lisa Boone

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