This Week at The H is a weekly feature here at Verso. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!
Today, between the hours of 12:30 and 4 p.m., you can take a peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at hourly intervals on the second Monday of every month. No reservations are required, and the tour is free with general admission.
Tuesday night, at 7:30 p.m., Yang Ye will speak about “Poetic Sound: Chanting of Literary Texts in the Chinese Tradition.” Ye, associate professor of Chinese literature at the University of California, Riverside, will discuss the close connection of chanting to literary appreciation in late Imperial China. The talk is part of the East Asian Garden Lecture Series at The Huntington and takes place in the Ahmanson Room in the Botanical Center.
On Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m., we bring you the latest in our Second Thursday Garden Talks. Desert Garden specialist Cody Howard shares his knowledge of the cryptic and little understood Namibian bulb, Ledebouria. He’ll share images of his Namibian adventures and provide a peek into the world of botanical research. The talk takes place in the Ahmanson Room of the Botanical Center and is followed by a plant sale.
Both talks are free; no reservations required.
For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.
Matt Stevens is editor of Verso and Huntington Frontiers magazine.