THIS WEEK AT THE H | July 9–16

This Week at The H is a weekly feature here on the blog. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!

On Wednesday, we have our weekly live performance of traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. Free with admission, it runs from 1 to 3 p.m.

This Thursday is the Second Thursday Garden Talk at 2:30 p.m. in Friends’ Hall. In “Jewels of Nature: Hummingbirds In Your Garden,” artist, author, and wildlife volunteer Monique Rae will discuss how to make your garden a haven for hummingbirds, including suggestions for colorful plants to attract them. A plant sale will follow this free program.

Saturday is Bastille Day, a perfect day to head over to the Huntington Art Gallery to see the mid-18th-century French tapestries and late 17th-century French carpets in the Large Library. If you pick up a Huntington Art Gallery adult audio tour to guide you through your visit, you can hear how the French Revolution led to some alterations to those very same tapestries and carpets. (You can also download the tour on our iTunes site. Pay special attention to [3A] Tapestries; [3B] Tapestries, in depth; and [4] Carpets.)

Saturday also happens to be International Nude Day, but don’t get any ideas; this is The Huntington. We’ve got plenty of statues for you to enjoy on the occasion, though.

For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.

Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.

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