"The Nature of Japanese Architecture" will be discussed by Bruce A. Coats of Scripps College at a meeting of the Asia Society, noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Level C, Arco Plaza, 505 S. Flower St., Los Angeles 90071. Admission free. For reservations, call (213) 624-0945.
Information on an art tour, "Rembrandt and Riviera," to be held in October, will be given by Apollo Travel on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Inn, 1850 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Admission free. For more information, call Rose Cooper at (213) 540-1353 or Marty Trull (213) 832-6658.
"Greece Through the Ages" will be the subject of a slide-lecture by Mort Loveman sponsored by the Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Dept. from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday in the auditorium, Roxbury Recreation Center, Roxbury Memorial Park, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission free. For more information, call (213) 550-4761.
The frontier between China and Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Soviet Union will be discussed in an illustrated lecture, "Life Along the Silk Road: The Islamic Frontier of China," by writer and explorer How Man Wong for the China Exploration & Research Society, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of Horace Mann School, 8701 Charleville St., Beverly Hills. The lecture also will take place between 2 and 4 p.m. on May 1 in the auditorium, Pasadena City College, Hill and Colorado streets, Pasadena. Admission is $5 for society members, $7 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call Rose Baldwin at (818) 577-5307.
"Ghost Hunting in Gold Country" will be the subject of a workshop by author and historian Richard Senate at noon on May 21-22 at the Leger Hotel, Mokelumne Hill, Calif. Fee of $95 per person or $125 per couple includes accommodations. For more information and registration, call (213) 495-1175.