The Weekend Guide: July 13, 2012

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

Have you gotten the sense that time is fleeting? It's already the middle of July and we haven't taken advantage of all that summer has to offer. So it's time to turn to our Weekend Guide and start planning our summer activities. From the City Flea in Cincinnati to the Davis Flea in Boston, there's plenty to see, do and buy this week. Check it all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.

Shown, clockwise from top left: Member Made @ Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, Cincinnati's The City Flea, Circa Dee Vintage Beach House Pop Up, Underdogs at Black Cloud Gallery

NATIONAL & ONLINE

• Greentea Design's Condo Furniture Sale Save up to 20% on beautiful pieces for small spaces.
Online
Through 7/16

• Twine Closing Sale Twine is closing! Everything is 30% off.
Online
Through 7/26

Marimekko Summer Sale at FinnStyle 150+ of your Marimekko favorites are on sale. Fabric, bedding, clothing, home accents, bags and more.
Online
Through 7/29

• Jayson Home Floor Model & More Sale This twice yearly sale offers as much as 50% off a large selection of sofa, chairs, tables, lighting, accessories vintage items and more. Get brand new back stock pieces at floor model prices.
Online
Through 7/30

• MoMA Design Store Sale Save up to 50% at this art, architecture and design book sale.
Online
Through 7/31

• AllModern Kartell Sale Save 20% on all Kartell products.
Online
Through 7/31

Fawn & Forest Nurseryworks Sale Nurseryworks Loom Nursery Bundle on sale at 50% off. The Bundle includes a Nurseryworks Loom Crib, 3 Wide Dresser, crib mattress & changing pad.
Online
Through 7/31

• Alessi's 'It's a Steel' Promotion Alessi is offering a special promotion of 20% off select stainless steel products.
Online
Through 7/31

• Baker Furniture Curtain Call Floor Sample Sale Save 60% or more on select floor models, with additional savings throughout the sale.
In stores
Through 7/31

• My Urban Child's Semi-Annual Nursery and Toddler Room Set Sale At My Urban Child's Semi Annual Sale, save 10%-20% off all toddler bedroom and nursery furniture Sets.
Online
Through 8/5

• Home Remedy Summer Sale The annual Home Remedy Summer Sale event includes home accessories from Kahler, Aid to Artisans, Jonathan Adler and more marked down from 30% to 75% off.
Online
Though 9/3


BEREA, KENTUCKY

Berea Festival of Learnshops Get some real DIY skills at the Kentucky Arts & Craft Capital in Berea, Kentucky. After all, art is not a spectator sport. Learn to blow glass into ornaments, fold metal into one-of-a-kind jewelry, make a peyote stitch, carve a wooden bowl, learn to play the claw hammer or dulcimer and all in a weekend. In between classes, go for a hike at the Indian Fort Theatre or the Pinnacles, just minutes outside the City of Berea.
Berea Festival of Learnshops | 3 Artist Circle, Berea, Kentucky 40403
Through 7/29


BOSTON

The Davis Flea An open-air market featuring vendors of vintage, antique, repurposed wares and produce all situated in the heart of Davis Square.
The Davis Flea | 52 Holland Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
Every Sunday through 10/28


CHICAGO

• Underdogs at Black Cloud Gallery For centuries, people have looked at art from the same side without wondering what is on the back of the canvas. Without being allowed to touch the art, many people will never have the chance to see for themselves...until now. This month The Black Cloud Gallery in Pilsen is giving people an up-close-and-personal look behind the art, while proudly welcoming artist Eric Stefanski to exhibit his original Underdogs series.
Black Cloud Gallery | 1909 South Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Opening: 7/13: 6pm - 10pm
Exhibit: Through 7/31

• Jayson Home Floor Model & More Sale This twice yearly sale offers as much as 50% off a large selection of sofa, chairs, tables, lighting, accessories vintage items and more. Get brand new back stock pieces at floor model prices.
Jayson Home | 1885 North Clybourn, Chicago, Illinois 60614
Through 7/30

• WPA Chicago Alessi Sale During the entire month of July all Alessi collection products at WPA Chicago are 20% off.
WPA | 314 West Superior Street, Suite 110, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Through 7/31

Metrospective: Three Decades of Music Through Art Fans of graphic design and music will want to check out this retrospective. In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Metro has partnered with the Chicago Loop Alliance as a featured gallery of the Pop-Up Art Loop summer series. The folks at Metro have opened the vault of posters, photos and archival treasures spanning the last 30 years.
Inland Steel Building | 77 South Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Through 8/3

Objects in Space An exhibit of furniture designers in Chicago, where a living room and dining room are staged with all furniture, accessories and artwork produced in Chicago.
Eve Fineman Furniture & Accessories | 1530 W. Superior, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Through 8/3

• Karl Wirsum Eyeballs the Intuit Collection Curator Karl Wirsum has "eyeballed" Intuit's Permanent Collection to create an exhibition of his favorites. As a member of the Chicago Imagists group Hairy Who, he was instrumental in setting the tone for Chicago's art scene in the 1960s. As an artist, Wirsum has developed a style that combines vivid graphic imagery with a sense of humor, a style that is mirrored in his selections for this exhibition. Karl Wirsum Eyeballs the Intuit Collection celebrates those artists who create work that expand the imagination.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive & Outsider Art | 756 North Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Opening Reception: 7/13: 5pm - 8pm
Exhibit: Through 9/1

Vintage Garage Chicago With space for at least 100 dealers, Vintage Garage Chicago is the city's newest venue for buying and selling vintage and antique merchandise.
Vintage Garage Chicago | 5051 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60640
8/19: 9am - 4pm
9/16: 9am - 4pm
10/21: 9am - 4pm


CINCINNATI

The City Flea This Urban Flea Market hosts a curated vendor list offering vintage, repurposed, handmade, local goods guaranteed to be handed over with a smile.
The City Flea | Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 45210
7/14: 10am - 4pm


LOS ANGELES

Layered Works Opening Reception New art exhibition Layered Works is opening at Artspace Warehouse. The artists' works on display in this nicely balanced, cohesive exhibition embrace the layering of images and materials in artworks. The exhibition focuses on the complexity and synthesis of layered works by artists Hilary Bond, Kati Elm, Paul Kirley and Raul de la Torre.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 7/31

• Duke & Duke Gallery Featuring Nancy Lorenz Duke & Duke presents the solo exhibition of artist Nancy Lorenz, a presentation of screens, paintings, and designs. Nancy Lorenz is known for her artisan creations which are influenced by Eastern art and translated abstract expressionism. Her use of rich materials and refined compositions create a harmonious balance.
Duke & Duke Gallery | 8527 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California 90069
Through 9/21


NEW YORK

Blu Dot Hosts: A Taste of Minnesota in New York Minneapolis-based modern furniture manufacturer and retailer Blu Dot will be hosting "Minneapple in the Big Apple" for Minnesota Monthly Happy Hour sponsored by Surly Brewing Co. Typical Happy Hour antics will prevail such as Minnesota themed trivia and DJ Cherry Spoon playing favorite Minnesota tunes. Cheese curds will be served.
Blu Dot | 140 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
7/13: 6pm - 9pm

• MoMA Design Store Summer Sale The MoMA Design Store is having a summer sale on select items throughout their New York stores and online. Save up to 50% on selected tabletop, desk and personal accessories, home furnishings, books and stationary.
Moma Design Store | 81 Spring Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 7/14

MacKenzie-Childs Annual Barn Sale Take a little roadtrip to visit MacKenzie-Childs' gorgeous 65-acre estate farm this weeeknd. All décor items, from ceramics, glassware to furniture, lighting and select outdoor furniture, are reduced up to 80% off.
MacKenzie-Childs | 3260 State Route 90, Aurora, New York 13026
7/13 - 7/15: 8am - 6pm

Member Made @ Hell's Kitchen Flea Market Hell's Kitchen Flea Market and 3rd Ward are showcasing member artists and their designs from 3rd Ward's acclaimed workspace and education center in Brooklyn. A selection of members will be at the market with original designs made in NYC including furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing and home wares.
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market | 426 West 39th Street, New York, New York 10018
7/14 - 7/15: 10am - 5pm

• Las Venus New York Summer Sale Entire inventory no less then 15% off at all 3 New York locations.
Las Venus | 163 Ludlow Street, New York, New York 10002
Through 7/15

• ABC Carpet & Home Summer Sale Everything will be on sale at all store locations, including furniture, rugs, lighting, linens, accessories and more, reduced up to 60% off their original prices. In addition, select items from the Conran Shop, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Timothy Oulton, Barbara Barry, Frette, Pratesi, Theodore Alexander, and Gary Graham have been marked down exclusively for this special event.
All ABC Carpet & Home Locations
Through 7/15

• Meet Alessio Alessi at "Short Stories" Signing Event Meet Alessio Alessi, President of Alessi USA, as he introduces some of the brand's most iconic items and the interesting stories behind them while signing any of your Alessi purchases. Also, this is your opportunity to purchase one of only thirty limited-edition matte black Lotus Leaf trays, designed by Yung Ho Chang for the (Un)Forbidden City project, that will be available for purchase during and after this special event.
Bloomingdale's | 1000 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022
7/19: 6pm - 8pm

• Tide Study at Charles Bank Gallery Charles Bank Gallery is pleased to present Tide Study, a new photography exhibition by Ryan James MacFarland. In MacFarland's newest body of work, the artist shows a concern for the seemingly intangible and transitory qualities of landscape.Through these photographs, MacFarland has attempted to interpret and reconcile his own experiences of nature and, consequently, of life.
Charles Bank Gallery | 196 Bowery, New York, New York 10012
Exhibit: Through 8/19

• LOOC Art Pop-Up Gallery LOOC ART, a new art venture, announces its first exhibition, which features six New York-based contemporary painters, sculptors and mixed media artists. The pop-up gallery will feature works from Angie Drakopoulos, Caio Fonseca, Ann Marie Heal, Daniel Hill, Elizabeth Schoettle and Tomas Vu.
LOOC Art Pop-Up Gallery | 85 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968
7/5 - 7/28

• Design Spree Summer Clearance Event 30-75% off everything in store. Unique and eclectic home furnishings from premium manufacturers like Theodore Alexander, Henredon, Century, Maitland-Smith, and more! 60,000 square foot warehouses with all inventory on the floor, available to take home immediately.
Design Spree | 29 West Essex Street, Maywood, New Jersey 07607
Design Spree | 4 Litho Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Through 7/29

• Kartell Semi Annual Sale Kartell is preparing for their upcoming semi-annual sale, scheduled to take place throughout the month of July. All Kartell designs storewide will be discounted 20%, including favorites such as the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck, the Audrey chair by Piero Lissoni, Moschino BowWow ballet flats and more.
Kartell Soho | 39 Greene Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 7/31

20th Century American Art Glass A special selling exhibition featuring the historically important and sumptuously colored mid-century blown glass decorative objects produced by the Blenko Glass Company. Encompassing the work of designers Winslow Anderson (1947-53), Wayne Husted (1953-63), Joel Philip Myers (1964-71) and John Nickerson (1971-74).
Cassina SoHo | 151 Wooster Street, New York, New York 10012
Through 8/1

• Going Green II at Crossing Art Gallery Going Green II is an annual exhibition that supports not only an eco-friendly environment but raises issues about the current trends and future fate of urban landscapes.
Crossing Art Queens | 136-17 39th Avenue, Flushing, New York 11354
Through 8/14

• The Age of Innocence: Prisoner Escapist Photos "The Age of Innocence: Prisoner Escapist Photos," as collected and documented by artist Dave Adler is on view at The Clocktower Gallery. The exhibition consists of 16 photographs of prisoners, by prisoners, using prisoner painted backdrops that feature fantasy scenes of life outside prisons.
The Clocktower Gallery | 108 Leonard Street, 13th floor, New York, New York 10013
Through 8/31

• Pedini NY Showroom Display Sale Shop the Pedini annual Kitchen Display Sale and save up to 50% on high quality Italian designer, award winning contemporary kitchen cabinetry.
Pedini | 40 Lispenard Street, New York, New York 10013
Through 9/3


Philadelphia

• Circa Dee Vintage Beach House Pop Up This month's themed occasional sale at Circa Dee is all about the beach! Find nautical style, vintage beach house decor, lots of cool blues and coastal treasures. Get ideas on how to incorporate the beach into your home this summer.
Circa Dee | 1814 Valley Forge Road, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19403
11/13 - 11/15


SAN FRANCISCO

Wheatpaste Art Collective at D-Structure Together with D-Structure, Wheatpaste Art Collective will present a collection of stickable posters and canvas wall art.
D-Structure | 520 Haight Street, San Francisco, California 94117
Through 8/6

• Akio Nukaga at New Heath Ceramics Showroom & Gallery After his 2009 and 2011 quickly sold-out exhibitions at Heath Ceramics Los Angeles, Japanese master potter Akio Nukaga returns to Heath, only this time in San Francisco. "Very New Work" marks the first show and celebration of the new Heath showroom and gallery in the city's Northeast Mission neighborhood.
Heath Ceramics | 550 Florida Street, San Francisco 94110
Opening Reception: 7/14: 5pm - 9pm
Exhibit: Through 9/5


WASHINGTON DC

Architecture 101 Architecture 101 explores significant periods in architectural history, serving as a refresher course for the professional or student or providing the novice with a chance to learn more about the world of architecture. The lectures explore the physical characteristics of each movement and how each reflects the culture, politics, and technical innovations of its time.
National Building Museum | 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
7/14: Victorian
7/21: Arts & Crafts
7/28: Mid-Century Modern

Washington Design Center Dream Home The Washington Design Center is throwing open the doors to the 2012 DreamHome themed Design Craft. Celebrating the next generation of design in Washington, D.C., eight emerging interior designers have been selected to create rooms inspired by the works featured in the exhibition "40 Under 40: Craft Futures," opening this summer at the Renwick Gallery.
Washington Design Center | 300 D Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Through 11/30


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Images: Clockwise from top left: Member Made @ Hell's Kitchen Flea Market, Cincinnati's The City Flea, Circa Dee Vintage Beach House Pop Up, Underdogs at Black Cloud Gallery