Home and garden events in L.A. area


Tree pruning:

Arborist Gary Knowlton leads this workshop on ethical tree pruning, emphasizing a holistic approach to tree management. 9 a.m. to noon. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. $20 to $30. (818) 768-1802,


Connie Vadheim will discuss garden-friendly pest management as part of the series “Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden.” Classes include a walk in the Madrona Native Plant Gardens. 10 a.m. to noon, repeating March 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Madrona Marsh Nature Center, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance. Free. (310) 782-3989.


A reception opens an exhibition of works by German-born artist Roger Herman. 6 to 8 p.m. Show runs through March 30. Heath Ceramics, 7525 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. (323) 965-0800,

Kitchen gardens:

Marta Teegan of Homegrown leads a class on growing an organic kitchen garden in raised beds. The class will cover soil, water, seed propagation, planting methods and composting. 1 to 3 p.m. $50. To register, e-mail:


Ebner lecture:

Architect Peter Ebner lectures on his work as part of the UCLA Architecture and Urban Design lecture series “Fuzzy Boundaries.” 6:30 p.m. Perloff Hall, Portola Plaza on the northeast part of UCLA, Westwood. (310) 267-4704,


SCI-Arc series:

Architect Livio Sacchi lectures on “Cities and Architecture: Looking Ahead.” 7 p.m. W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. Free. (213) 613-2200 Ext 347,


Tribal art:

The Los Angeles Tribal Show will feature traditional art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, including wood and stone sculpture, pottery, bronzes, masks, textiles, beadwork, basketry and jewelry. An opening-night preview will be held from 6 to 10 Friday; $10 suggested donation to benefit children’s education in developing countries. Show runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15; admission is free. Exhibitors will offer an appraisal clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. both days; $10 with a three-item limit. Helms Building, 8723 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (888) 980-2662,


Japan show:

“The Subtle Beauty of Japanese Craft” features metal, textile, wood and clay works from the Mingei International Museum’s renowned collection of Japanese folk art, craft and design. 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through June 28. $4 to $7. (619) 239-0003,

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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. $10.

Schindler House:

Dorit Margreiter’s solo exhibition features three film and video installation works, including “10104 Angelo View Drive (2004),” a silent, 16-millimeter film transferred to video. At its center is a modernist home by architect John Lautner that has been used in Hollywood films as a setting for evil. Through March 8 at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. (323) 651-1510,

-- Lisa Boone

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