Events for September 17, 2011back to calendar »
Sept. 17–Oct. 29 (Saturdays)
Learn tai chi in the tranquil setting of the gardens in this seven-part series led by instructor Kathy Zenju Chyan. Often described as “moving meditation” tai chi is widely practiced for its health and fitness benefits. This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Members: $150. Non-Members: $170. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Sept. 17–18 (Sat.–Sun.)
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free
The Southern Breeze Society will present a two-day show of the Chinese art of penjing. Similar to Japanese bonsai, this horticultural art seeks to capture the essence of scenic beauty—a tree, forest, mountain range, or river bend—in a miniaturized form. Free. Friends' Hall
Sept. 17 (Saturday)
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
In the 19th century, the Pre-Raphaelites founded what is arguably the first avant-garde movement in art. An equally progressive movement was evolving in England's food world, with the emergence of the Vegetarian Society. Join art educator and chef Maite Gomez-Rejón for an avant-garde feast, starting with a gallery tour followed by a cooking class to prepare a vegetarian meal. Members: $80. Non-Members: $90. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Sept. 17 and/or 24 (Saturdays)
Let your imagination and the landscape of the gardens be your inspiration as you dabble in the art of plein air (outdoor) painting with artist Marion Eisenmann. Sign up for a single class as an introduction or take both classes to learn even more. Ages 7–12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $25 for one class / $45 for both. Non-Members: $30 / $55. Registration: 626-405-2128.