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by Katy Purviance on 06/25/08 @ 09:21:07 am
Categories: Events | 203 words | 1926 views

Los Angeles
Sunday, June 29: The AIA takes you through some of Venice’s best modern buildings: 23 Breeze house by R&D Architects, the Canal House by EM Architects, Cube by M, the Linnie House by Michele Saee Studio, and the 543 House by Callas Shortridge Architects. 6:30 p.m.-8:30p.m.; Meeting point disclosed with ticket purchase; (213) 639-0777.

Saturday, June 28: MOCA closes Pivot Points II, an exhibition of works by Matthew Barney, Mariko Mori, Raymond Pettibon, and others linked by the heady theme of “self-mythologization.” 6 p.m.; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, NE 125th St.; (305) 893-6211.

New York
Thursday, June 26: The Whitney Museum’s retrospective of Buckminster Fuller, the mastermind behind the geodesic dome, rolls into town today. Through September 21. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.; (212) 570-3600.

San Francisco
Tuesday, July 1: Victory Gardens grown in American homes during World War II accounted for 40 percent of the country’s food supply. Today, Slow Food Nation and Victory Gardens 2008+ begin planting an edible garden in the San Francisco Civic Center, which will remain through September. The goal of the project? To educate residents about the benefits of local agriculture. (Check the website to get involved.) Through September 21. City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.

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