Home and garden events in the Southland


NOV. 15

Asian and tribal art:

Dealers and galleries from around the world will display collections, including ceremonial objects and robes from Japan, gilt bronze statuary from ancient Tibet, bronzes from Nepal, Korean ceramics, porcelain and rank badges from China, as well as fertility figures, tribal weavings and other objects at the Los Angeles Asian & Tribal Art Show. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St. $12.

Fall gardening:

Louise Gonzalez, nursery manager at the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, leads “Autumn in the Native Garden.” The discussion covers how native plants function and includes a walk through the grounds. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen. 9 to 11 a.m. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. $30 to $40. (818) 768-1802.

Lawn alternatives:

David Fross, co-author of “ California Native Plants for the Garden,” discusses low-maintenance, native alternatives to replace lawn. 10 a.m. to noon. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. $18 to $20. (818) 949-7980.


Plant sale:

The San Gabriel Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society hosts “Under the Oaks 2008,” a sale featuring California native plants and wildflower seeds. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena. Free. (626) 476-4163.

SCI-Arc symposium:

The “City After the Economy” symposium will explore how the re-regulation of financial markets will affect real estate, development, urban culture, planning and architecture. 2 to 4 p.m. Southern California Institute of Architecture, 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. Free.

NOV. 16

Felt Club:

More than 125 crafters will sell handmade items at this annual holiday bazaar, which also includes DIY workshops and classes. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 W. 32nd St., Los Angeles. $5.

Book signing:

Bret Parsons, author of “Colcord Home,” discusses and signs his book about the late architect Gerard Colcord. 3 p.m. Diesel bookstore, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St., Suite 33, Santa Monica. (310) 576-9960.

Rose lecture:

Danielle Hahn, owner of Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, will talk about her family’s business growing European and pre-1950 American hybrid tea roses. 2 p.m. Free. No reservations required. Friends’ Hall, Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. (626) 405-2100.

African violets:

South Coast African Violet Society President Jacquie Eisenhut will speak on “Fundamentals of Growing African Violets.” 2 p.m. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. Included in regular garden admission of $5 to $7. (310) 544-1948.


NOV. 19

Greene & Greene lecture:

Edward Bosley, the James M. Gamble director of the Gamble House, will examine the Arts and Crafts movement and look at the Greene brothers’ work in the context of their American contemporaries. Reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m. No reservations required. Free. Friends’ Hall, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. (626) 405-2100.

NOV. 20

African violets:

Burbank African Violet Society meets at 7 p.m. Magnolia Room, Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Free. (818) 559-3227.


Greystone show house:

Veranda magazine’s design showcase closes Sunday. More than two dozen interior and landscape designers have transformed the landmark estate. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills. $30. (310) 285-6850.

Greene & Greene:

“A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene” is a chronological survey of the lives of Charles and Henry Greene. About 140 objects from 30 commissions are on view, including inlaid furniture, artful metalwork and stained glass. Through Jan. 26. Boone Gallery, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. $6 to $20. (626) 405-2100.

Greene photos:

“Seeing Greene & Greene: Architecture in Photographs,” an exhibition of more than 70 photographs by various artists, celebrates the work of Arts and Crafts legends Charles and Henry Greene. Runs through Jan. 4. Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St. $5 to $7. (626) 568-3665.

Greene history:

“Living Beautifully: Greene & Greene in Pasadena” will include objects from the Greenes’ early lives, schooling, apprenticeships, Pasadena office, workshop and homes. Accompanying images will show their early work and Pasadena in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through Jan. 4. Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St. $5. (626) 577-1660.


Neutra tour


Richard and Dion Neutra’s VDL Research House II, managed by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Environmental Design, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. $10.

-- Lisa Boone

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