The Weekend Guide: February 8, 2013

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

This weekend is your last chance to pick up something for your sweetie for Valentine's Day. Fortunately, we're here to help you save some dough while doing so. This edition of the Weekend Guide is full of warehouse sales, pop up shops and other special savings events. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and be sure to send us your own sale or event for future editions of the Guide.
Shown, clockwise from top left: The New Traditionalists Sample Sale, Home Remedy Annual Winter Sale, The Shade Store Woven Wood Shades Sale, KGB Limited Winter Floor Sample Sale

NATIONAL & ONLINE

• House Couturier Limited Luxury quilt and eco cushions sale - 20% reduction on hand made silk quilts and eco quilts.
Online
Through 2/10

• Vermont Woods Studios Home Office & Living Room Sale Update your living room or home office with real hardwood furniture. Save up to 20% plus free shipping and lifetime guarantee!
Online
Through 2/14

• Fatboy (PRODUCT)RED at AllModern Save 38% on Fatboy (PRODUCT)RED beanbags and Waynecoolers and for every Fatboy (PRODUCT)RED purchase, 10% will go to help deliver an AIDS free generatoin by 2015.
Online
Through 2/15

• YOLO Colorhouse Paint Samples at HomeDepot.com YOLO Colorhouse paint samples - The Big Chips - are 25% off. The Big Chips are 12" x 16" of pure color; more color, less mess! YOLO Colorhouse paints are low odor and zero VOC.
Online
Through 2/15

• Nantucket Home Clearance Event Huge savings online during our clearance event.
Online
Through 2/15

• Que Sera Lighting Sale The Que Sera lighting sale offers twenty-five percent off all lighting in-stock and best of all, special order! Custom lighting is included in the discount, so design your own or choose from the selection of chic, vintage-inspired lighting.
Online and in store
Through 2/15

• Art V Cancer Valentines Promotion Offer Valentines Day is fast approaching and Art V Cancer is offering everyone who purchases a limited edition print a copy of the highly sought after 'Building bridges, not Empires' print free. There are several cool prints available to buy on Art V Cancer that would warm your loved ones heart on Valentines Day and not only that you would be donating money to Cancer Charities in the process, spreading the love.
Online
Through 2/15

• Serenity Stumps Sale Bring the outdoors in with the rustic Natural Tree Stump Side Table. All wood stumps come from a responsible managed Forest (FSC- Certified Forest) in Perth, Ontario, Canada.
Online
Through 2/17

• Woonwinkel February Furniture Sale Woonwinkel is offering 15% off all custom and in-stock furniture by Hay and SCP and 20% off select home accessories. Sale items include woonwinkel favorites: the customizable Oscar Sofa and Peggy Table by SCP. Home accessory items will also be on sale, including award-winning Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings' colour cushions and France's YPLFL Perrette Containers.
Online and in store
Through 2/17

• The Shade Store Woven Wood Shades Sale The Shade Store, a brand with over 60 years' experience in the custom window treatment industry has announced a new sale. The Shade Store's entire line of Woven Wood Shades is on 15% off.
Online
Through 2/18

• Design Public Steelcase Sale 15% off semi-annual Steelcase sale.
Online
Through 2/18

• Greentea Design Winter Sale Savings up to 30% on all collections and 60% in the outlet section.
Online
Through 2/18

• M & M Design Floor Sample/Warehouse Sale Many one-of-a-kind, discontinued, cancelled order pieces – contemporary handmade area rugs including Tibetan wool & silk. Including select items from our designer collections such as Missoni, Dakota Jackson, Adam Tihany and Niba. All from 50-75% off.
Online and in store (by appointment)
Through 2/22

• BoConcept Design Consultation Event Take 10% off all in-home design consultations of $5000 or more. Schedule an in-home design consultation and a BoConcept design consultant will make a home visit, measure rooms, and analyze style preferences. Just a few days later they will present a detailed furniture plan and color schemes to consider in BoConcept's 3D interior decorating software, making it easy to visualize how the new furniture and layouts will look. A $150 design consultation deposit is credited towards any BoConcept furniture and accessories order.
All 23 US BoConcept stores
Through 2/28

• Home Remedy Annual Winter Sale The annual Home Remedy Winter Sale event includes home accessories from Pantone, Virginia Johnson, Patch NYC and more, marked down from 30% to 75% off.
Online
Through 2/28


AUSTIN

• Southern Living Showcase Home Silverton Custom Homes and Henley Homes, Inc. are proud to present the first Southern Living Showcase Home to come to central Texas, with proceeds from tickets benefit Ronald McDonald House of Austin and Central Texas and Operation FINALLY Home. Guests have access to daily tours of the dream home, and special events are scheduled throughout the exclusive 2-week showing including cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and design seminars. This waterfront home located in Waterford on Lake Travis in Lago Vista offers lavish views and luxurious design that can't be missed. TICKETS
Southern Living Showcase Home | 904 Watercliff Drive, Lago Vista, Texas 78645
Through 2/24


CHICAGO

• Vintage on 18th The vintage shops in Pilsen have banded together to form a collective of sorts - Vintage on 18th. The initiative launches officially in conjunction with the monthly Pilsen 2nd Friday art walk. All 4 shops offer very different and unique options ranging from mid-century modern furniture and home décor to men's and women's vintage clothing to locally sourced handmade items ­- there's something for everyone.
Vintage on 18th | 818-1430 West 18th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608
2/8

• Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Demonstration Day They had such a good time in January that they're doing it again. So what the heck is this Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stuff? Is it for making chalkboards? Can you paint outdoor stuff with it? Do you have to seal it? Can you eat it? Get the answers and participate in demonstrations. Get inspired! Pick a color! Go home and make something fabulous!
Nest Vintage Modern | 3750 Grand Boulevard, Brookfield, Illinois 60513
2/9: 10am - 6pm

• Celebrity Designer Thom Filicia Book Signing New York-based A-List celebrity interior designer Thom Filicia will be the guest of honor at a book signing at the KOHLER Signature Store at the Chicago Merchandise Mart for his latest release titled American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat. Filcia, listed among House Beautiful magazine's Top 100 Designers and one of House and Garden magazine's International Tastemakers, became a household name when he was cast among the fab five on the Emmy Award-winning show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," where he served as the show's interior design guru. RSVP
Kohler | 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 100, Chicago, Illinois 60654
2/13: 6pm - 8pm

• Divine Consign's Designer Furniture Warehouse Event Remember the "Treasure Hunt" sample sale days at the Mart? They're back - and the treasure has moved to Oak Park! Divine Consign, working with the finest showrooms and studios at the mart and throughout Chicagoland, has compiled one-half million dollars of high-end designer showroom inventory to be sold at 50-90% off "Mart" prices. From showrooms such as C.A.I. Designs, Martin-Wood, Kenneth Ludwig, Anacara, Treasure Garden, Lily Jack, Dana Creath, Park Place Interiors and others, this warehouse event will make these designer items available to the public for 10 days only.
Divine Consign | 411 Harrison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60304
Through 2/17

• Molly Briggs' "Walking, Looking, Making" Zg Gallery is pleased to present Molly Briggs' fourth exhibition "Walking, Looking, Making: New Paintings". Briggs uses landscape and the built environment as a means to consider the nature of reality and the ways that desire and expectation, shape our perception of the world.
Zg Gallery | 300 West Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/23

• Lightology Monorail Sale February is the time to transform your space with light! Save 30% on Monorail from Edge Lighting at Lightology. Sleek, sophisticated Monorail systems offer dynamic and versatile lighting solutions that will complement and complete almost any interior.
Lightology | 215 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 2/28

She's a WOW: Women's Service Organizations in World War II The Pritzker Military Library is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, She's a WOW: Women's Service Organizations in World War II, a retrospective that celebrates women and the critical role they played in the Allied victory of World War II. The exhibit gives credence to accomplishments during the war period and addresses a little known chapter of the conflict - a historical omission that the Pritzker Military Library hopes to correct. Curated by the librarians and collections staff, the multimedia exhibit includes prints, recruiting posters, photographs, and other media – and allows women who served their country to share stories in their own words, with printed first-person accounts and an audio tour featuring the voices of the women themselves.
Pritzker Military Library | 104 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Through April 2013


LOS ANGELES

• Inspiration Vintage, Fashion, Art & Kulture Show This two-day show will bring together over 150 international vendors and exhibitors offering unique and one-of-a-kind merchandise on exhibit and for sale--including American vintage apparel manufactured from the 1900s-1980s, vintage-inspired-to-contemporary fashions, denim and accessories from boutique and corporate American, European and Japanese companies, jewelry artisans & milliners, surf and skate exhibitors, plus artists and artisans, as well as American music! Plus, check out retro hot-rods and cycles, hair stylists, food trucks and more.
Inspiration Vintage, Fashion, Art & Kulture Show | 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, California 90802
2/8: 4pm - 9pm
2/9: 10am - 5pm

"Pressure + Flow" Los Angeles by La Marzocco USA Pressure + Flow will Feature a day of learning, with presentations and hands-on guided learning experiences on emerging coffee topics. PRESSURE: A guided hands-on learning experience with the Strada EP. Hear about how the Strada EP came to be, what we've learned about brewing coffee using the Strada EP as a platform, then spend time with the machine. FLOW: This session will give an overview of water science, the interaction of coffee and water, and leave participants with information on how to test their water and make informed water conditioning purchase decisions.
Siren Studios | 6063 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90028
2/13: 10am - 7pm

• Surfing Cowboys Moving Sale The Surfing Cowboys Moving Sale is on until they close our Abbot Kinney location. 20%-50% off their world famous mix of furniture and decorative items.
Surfing Cowboy | 1624 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice, California 90291
Through 2/28

Craftcation Conference 2013 Craftcation is a four-day indie business and DIY conference featuring panel discussions and DIY workshops with leading industry professionals on art, craft and food-centered small business. Craftcation features more than 50 workshops, panels, lectures and events. Workshops are led by over 30 presenters including Kathy Cano-Murillo (Crafty Chica), Cathy Callahan (Cathy of California), Kayte Terry (Applique Your Way), Kari Chapin (Handmade Marketplace), Aida Mollenkamp (The Food Network), Diane Gilleland (CraftyPod), Kelly Lynn Jones (Little Paper Planes), Evan Kleiman (KCRW), Melanie Falick (Abrams Press/STC Craft), Amy Tan (American Crafts) and Lisa Tauber (Chronicle Books).
Registration and workshop schedule
Registration Deadline: 3/1

• Community Woodshop We are excited to announce the start of Woodworking Classes at Community Woodshop - a new do-it-yourself woodshop. Take classes taught by master craftsmen (or) become a member and have access to high quality professional tools for a fraction of what it costs to set up your own woodshop. Stop by anytime for a tour and let us help you turn your ideas into reality!
Community Woodshop | 2558 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, California 90065
Through 3/8


NEW YORK

• Astoria Market's Pre-Valentine's Day Shopping Event Astoria Market invites you to their Pre-Valentine's Day Shopping Event. You'll be able to cruise around the wonderful handmade and vintage wares, then head downstairs to Bohemian Hall's restaurant & bar for a beer and delicious traditional Czech & Slovak pork fest menu, easily making it an all-day affair. And, you're sure to find that unique Valentine's day gift that you're looking for such as art, jewelry, toys, chocolates, body care, handbags, clothing, stationery, scarves and hats, pottery, and more.
Astoria Market | 2919 24th Avenue, Astoria, New York 11102
2/10: 12pm - 6pm

• Stark Warehouse Sale Stark is holding its first warehouse sale in several years - an incredible opportunity for the public to shop at prices up to 75 percent off. Stark products are usually only available to the trade, but the warehouse sale will provide end users with the chance to purchase designer carpets, area rugs, fabric, and wallcoverings at an unbelievable discount.
Stark Home | Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011
Through 2/10

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition Originally slated to open two days after Sandy hit New York City, the 20th anniversary of Canstruction was delayed due to lack of power and transportation in Lower Manhattan. Determined to help hungry New Yorkers, especially those still impacted by Sandy, 25 architecture, engineering, and design firms re-enlisted in the competition where they will transform more than 100,000 unopened cans of food into larger-than-life pop art masterpieces. The 25 firms have spent months planning their entries and are allowed only one adrenaline-filled night (January 31st) to meticulously stack and color-coordinate their cans into ingenious feats of engineering. The massive structures will then be on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest to help feed hungry New Yorkers and people still recovering from Sandy.
Brookfield Place World Financial Center Complex | 220 Vesey Street, New York, New York 10080
Through 2/11

• KGB Limited Winter Floor Sample Sale Up to 70% off of custom and vintage furniture and lighting.
KGB Limited | 555 West 25th Street, Floor 2, New York, New York 10001
Through 2/19

• Alessi Annual Warehouse Sale Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a special promotion of up to 70% off select floor samples, discontinued items and slightly irregular items. Discounted items include the "Blossom" fruit holder, originally $150, now $45; the Colombina Tealights in black, red and white, originally $34, now $10.20; Captain Banana corkscrew, originally $80, now $24.00; "Pots & Pans" stockpot, originally $150, now $45 among others.
Alessi | 130 Greene Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 2/24

The New Traditionalists Sample Sale The New Traditionalists, a high end furniture company which makes everything by hand in Connecticut, is selling their showroom items at a discount of up to 75% off.
The New Traditionalists | 524 Broadway, #206, New York, New York 10012
Through 2/28

• Plexi-Craft Sale Plexi-Craft is cleaning house from 2012. They are selling overstocked, discontinued, and slightly imperfect acrylic furniture at deeply discounted prices. All items are on display at their showroom in Long Island City and are available for immediate pick-up or delivery.
Plexi-Craft | 30-02 48th Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101
Through 2/28

• Aero Winter Sale Up to 40% off rare jewels, trinkets, treasures and gilded curios. 75% off anything with a Christmas tree on it or fashioned from mercury glass. Up to 75% off select decorative accessories. Plus an opportunity to save an additional 25% of already reduced sale merchandise.
Aero | 419 Broome Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 3/2

• Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers features a full-scale, 325-square-foot micro-unit with architecture by Amie Gross Architects. Organized in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), Making Room explores how New York City's changing social, economic, and cultural demographics--especially the rise of single adults--are dramatically changing urban households, and how architecture can help re-shape the city's housing stock for New Yorkers at all phases of their lives.
Museum of the City of New York | 1220 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10029
Through 9/1


PHILADELPHIA

30th Street Craft Market Just in time for Valentine's Day, the 30th Street Craft Market will feature 30 unique local artists and craftspeople inside one of the nation's most breathtaking Art Deco railway stations. Vendors will include many of Philadelphia's finest makers of jewelry, hand knits, prints, stationery, glassware, woodwork, clothing & accessories, children's gifts, natural bath & body products, candles, ceramics and more.
30th Street Station | 30th & Market, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
2/9: 11am - 5pm

Upcycled Design Room at The Philadelphia Home Show Denise Sabia, interior designer extraordinaire and author of "The Painted Home" blog, and Dana Marston, author of the CircaDee, used re-claimed and re-purposed items to create a one of a kind dining room on a shoestring budget.
Philadelphia Convention Center | 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Through 2/10

Paper: A Deckled Edge The Paper Artwork of Lesley Haas Lesley Haas, a native of Philadelphia, made her home in Heidelberg, Germany from 1988 until 1996 and again from 1999 to 2000. There she opened her first paper studio. She developed an interest in handmade paper after viewing a comprehensive New York exhibition in which the artworks were made with paper. Paper dresses, scrolls and recycled paper art can be found among her artworks. As an extension of her papermaking Haas has created numerous objects from vegetable papyrus.
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library | 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Through 2/15


SAN FRANCISCO

• Get a Crush on Art Tempt your heart at Secession Art & Design with a show by The Poetry Store and Molly M. Let The Poetry Store say the unspoken with her poetry and let Molly M transform your walls with her laser-cut geometric art.
Secession Art & Design | 3361 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94110
2/8: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

• Nest Bedding Grand Opening Nest Bedding is expanding with this second location.
Nest Bedding | 283 9th Street, San Francisco, California 94103
Through 2/15

• Alessi Annual Warehouse Sale Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a special promotion of up to 70% off select floor samples, discontinued items and slightly irregular items. Discounted items include the "Blossom" fruit holder, originally $150, now $45; the Colombina Tealights in black, red and white, originally $34, now $10.20; Captain Banana corkscrew, originally $80, now $24.00; "Pots & Pans" stockpot, originally $150, now $45 among others.
Alessi | 424 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California 94108
Through 2/28


WASHINGTON DC

Detroit is No Dry Bones: Photographs by Camilo Jose Vergara Sociologist Camilo Jose Vergara has documented Detroit's decline for over 25 years. His photographs illustrate the tension between Detroit's industrial ruins and its surviving communities as the city has continued to shrink and reinvent itself.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Through 2/18

• Red Barn Mercantile Semi-Annual Upholstery Sale Take 25% off all special orders of bench made in the USA furniture by Cisco Brothers. This 23-year-old company makes the highest quality furniture that is not only beautiful but is good for you and the planet. Form, function and eco-friendliness is core to each piece. Stop in to custom build the perfect piece for you and your lifestyle.
Red Barn Mercantile | 1117 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Through 2/28

The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art Just as the brands of today strive to do--from political candidates to consumer products--the Ottoman Empire represented itself at home and abroad through a single, instantly recognizable visual aesthetic. This exhibition at The Textile Museum chronicles how one of the world's most powerful empires adopted a singular artistic style and how that style gained lasting influence in the region.
The Textile Museum | 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Through 3/10


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