Home and garden events in the Southland



Window restoration:

Long “Beach” “ Heritage sponsors this talk and demonstration by Ed Sanchez of Window Restoration & Repair on the benefits of keeping classic windows. Cynthia Chenier of Long Beach-based stained glass company Cynthia’s Designs will also make a presentation on the care, maintenance and installation of stained glass windows. 2 to 4 p.m. the Bembridge House, 953 Park Circle, Long Beach. $20. Reservations: (562) 493-7019.

AIA Home Tour:

The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles hosts a self-guided tour of contemporary residences in Los Feliz and Silver Lake. The tour will include the Wild Oak Residence by James R. Meyer, the Glendower residence designed by Barbara Bestor, architect Christopher Payne’s residence and studio, and a Los Feliz home designed by Warren Techentin. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets ($85 each) available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at will call at 2066 N. Edgemont St. $75. For tickets and information, call (213) 639-0777 or


Corona del Mar tour:

The Pelican Heights home of Studio Chameleon owner and interior designer Eve Lowey will be featured in the 35th annual Corona del Mar Home Tour along with six other homes in Pelican Heights, Ocean Heights, Shady Canyon. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $60. (949) 719-0997,


Fall flower arranging:

Professional floral designers from Flower Duet demonstrate how to arrange fall flowers from the grocery store, farmers market or flower mart right in the vase. Participants will work with roses, mums and seasonal organic materials and will take home their own floral arrangements. 7 to 9 p.m. 1700 S. Catalina Ave., Suite 203, Redondo Beach. $75. (310) 792-4968 or


Winter vegetable class:

John Lyons, owner of the Woven Garden, an organic design installation and maintenance company specializing in California native and kitchen garden design will lead this class on the different types of winter vegetables, including when they should be planted and how to care for them. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. $30 to $40. Reservations recommended: (818) 949-7980.


Arboretum series:

Nicholas Staddon of Monrovia Nursery offers an overview of the global move toward sustainability and how wholesale growers are responding to environmentally sound growing practices in the lecture “Behind Closed Doors: Trends, New Plants and Sustainability.” 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $20. Reservations: (626) 821-4624.


Contemporary Crafts Market:

More than 200 artists from around the country will showcase handmade jewelry, unique glassware and ceramics, hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, mixed-media creations and much more in this juried craft show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Nov. 2. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. $7, children 12 and under free.

Colorado River conference:

Scholars, scientists, policymakers and others will discuss the significance of the Colorado River to the landscape and diverse communities of the American Southwest in the conference “The Fate and Future of the Colorado River,” presented by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. $40. Registration: or (800) 200-5566.


Greene & Greene exhibition:

“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 will be 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 representative objects from the Greenes’ early lives, schooling, apprenticeships, Pasadena office, workshop and homes. They will be accompanied by images of their early work and of 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., Pasadena. (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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. $10.

Spider Pavilion:

The Natural History Museum’s Spider Pavilion features hundreds of spiders in a greenhouse habitat. Timed tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 2. 900 Exposition Blvd. Spider Pavilion admission is $1 to $3; museum admission is $6.50 to $9. (213) 763-DINO.

-- Lisa Boone

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