The Weekend Guide: May 25, 2012

National, Local & Online Sales and Events Calendar

Three cheers for the three-day weekend! While it's important to set aside time to drink beer and barbecue, there's also plenty of time to get out and kick off summer! In addition to the sales this weekend, there are a number of great outdoor events across the country. Check them all out in the Weekend Guide, pass it on and send us your own sale or event.
Shown, clockwise from top left: Land of Nod In-Store Sale, Lightology Axo Sale, Gretel Almost Summer Sale, Pompanoosuc Mills Memorial Day Tent Event

NATIONAL & ONLINE

Hip Haven Anniversary Sale To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Hip Haven is offering 10% off everything in store.
Online
Through 5/28

• Film Biz Prop Shop Memorial Day Sale Film Biz Recycling is a not-for-profit organization, creating socially responsible and sustainable solutions from media industry waste. Save 50% off storewide over Memorial Day Weekend.
Online
Through 5/28

• McGuire Furniture Memorial Day Sale Take 10% off all Clearance items.
Online
Through 5/28

• Vermont Woods Studios Memorial Day Sale Storewide savings of 15% off Vermont made wood furniture for every room in the home (plus free shipping!).
Online
Through 5/29

• AllModern Lighting Event Save up to 30% on Luceplan (through 5/22), Leucos, Lightecture, Axo Light and FDV Collection lighting!
Online
Through 5/31

• The Gretel Almost-Summer Sale! Up to 70% off a large selection of items – including ceramics, textiles and glassware.
Online
Through 5/31

• Lightology Sale Save up to 44% on all Axo and Axo Lightecture Fixtures.
Online
Through 5/31

• Modani Memorial Day Sale Get cool this summer with Modani Furniture's 13-Day Memorial Day Mega Sale.
Online
Through 5/31

• My Urban Child Modern Mama Mania My Urban Child's 2nd Annual Modern Mama Mania Event. More than just modern children's furniture. All modern seating 10%-25% off – Dwell Studio Gliders, Jennifer Delonge, Emeco Chairs and more.
Online
Through 6/1

• Baker Furniture's May Soiree Save 10% on all Baker Upholstery and the Milling Road Collection.
In showrooms
Through 6/4

• Greentea Design's Steps and Storage Sale Save up to 30% on all Step Chests and bookshelves.
Online
Though 6/18


BOSTON

• Beauty as Duty Exhibit This exhibition looks at ways that textiles were put into service on Britain's Home Front in the 1940s. Mass-produced "utility" clothes had to conform to strict government regulations, yet managed to be fashionable.
Beauty as Duty at The Museum of Fine Arts | 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 04101
Through 5/28


CHICAGO

Randolph Street Market The summer season of this stalwart West Loop market kicks of this weekend. Shop from more than 200 antique, vintage, art and fashion vendors, both indoors and out.
Randolph Street Market | 1340 West Washington, Chicago, Illinois 60607
5/26: 10am - 6pm
5/27: 10am - 5pm

• Broadway Antique Market Sale Save 15% - 50% off storewide at Broadway Antique Market's Department Store Sale.
Broadway Antique Market | 6130 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60660
Through 5/28

• Land of Nod Memorial Day Sale The Land of Nod is running an in-store promotion offering 10% off all purchases on Memorial Day Weekend. Additionally, if customers donate $5 to No Kid Hungry the discount will increase to 15% off your total purchase.
All Chicago Area Locations
Through 5/28

• Modani Furniture Grand Opening Modani furniture has chosen Chicago as the site of its fifths showroom. Launched in conjunction with the opening is Modani's annual Memorial Day Sale.
Modani Furniture | 1574 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Through 5/28


LOS ANGELES

• Brainworks Home Grand Opening A new Vintage Decor store has popped up in the Mid City neighborhood of Pico Hauser. Designer Erin Adams' shop features Mid-Century and antiques, collectibles, lighting, vintage hardware, wallpaper and home decorator items.
Brainworks Home | 5364 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90019
Through 5/26

• TREBOR/NEVETS Spring Outdoor Event Celebrate the arrival of Spring and enjoy some tasty bites, cool libations and live music while viewing all the latest offerings from TREBOR/NEVETS.
TREBOR/NEVETS | 2116 East 4th Street, Long Beach, California 90814
5/26: 5pm - 8pm

Hotel Surplus Outlet Parking Lot Sale Check out this annual clearance and parking lot sale at this hotel furniture liquidator. Tables and night stands are on sale for $10 each, desks at $20 each and much more.
Hotel Surplus Outlet | 16625 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, California 91406
Through 5/28

• Urban Discovery at Artspace Warehouse New art exhibition Urban Discovery celebrates unnoticed urban environments in contemporary art. New series of artworks debut from artists Colleen Sandland, Johnny Taylor, Carl Smith, Ashleigh Sumner, Steven M O'Connor and Clara Berta.
Artspace Warehouse | 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 5/30

• Restoration Hardware Exclusive Graffiti Art Installations Restoration Hardware showcases a dramatic 12ft x 24ft graffiti art installation. Specially commissioned by Restoration Hardware's Chairman and co-CEO Gary Friedman, for their first-ever project collaboration, the artists play with a fresh combination of script styles, mixed materials, and bold, Japanese Sumi-inked tags. The art installations bring to life personal quotes penned by Friedman reflecting the brand's vision and beliefs.
The Gallery on Beverly Boulevard | 8772 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90048
Through 5/31

• Mortise & Tenon Floor Model Sale May is the month to bring in lots of new designs so Mortise & Tenon are discounting many of their floor model furniture and accessories up to 50% off.
Mortise & Tenon | 446 South La Brea, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 6/3

Jeff ZImmerman at Duke & Duke Duke & Duke is pleased to announce the exhibition of master glass artist and lighting designer Jeff Zimmerman. The exhibition explores a variety of Zimmerman's glass sculpture along with new light works, all which convey organic details and natural forms.
Duke & Duke | 8527 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, California 90069
Through 6/15

• Michael Boyd "PLANEFurniture - types + prototypes" Edward Cella Art + Architecture presents its first exhibition of contemporary furniture that advances the gallery's unique focus on 20th and 21st century architects and designers. The exhibition also represents the debut of PLANEfurniture, an innovative suite of modern furniture created by noted designer and collector Michael Boyd. Inspired by the pioneers of modern design, from Gerrit Rietveld and Rudolph Schindler to Jean ProuvĂ© and Donald Judd, the PLANEfurniture collection attains perfect proportions and a simple, functional beauty.
Edward Cella Art+Architecture | 6018 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Through 6/16


NEW YORK

• ABC Carpet & Home South Hackensack Summer Sale ABC Carpet & Home in South Hackensack, New Jersey is hosting a sale to kick off the summer season. Furniture, rugs, lighting, linens and accessories have been reduced up to 75% off, including savings on select items from Calvin Klein, John Reeves, Theodore Alexander, French Heritage and more.
ABC Carpet & Home | 400 Huyler Street, South Hackensack, New Jersey 07606
Through 5/28

Pompanoosuc Mills Memorial Day Tent Sale Fun family events all weekend, plus this community-focused event is also a bargain hunters paradise with up to 75% off furniture and home accents. In addition to the tent sale, enjoy a train ride on a restored White River Flyer and take workshop tours.
Pompanoosuc Mills | 3184 Route 5, East Thetford, Vermont 05043
5/26 - 5/28: 9am - 5pm

• Dara Caponigro + Iris Apfel at Kips Bay Show House Iris Apfel and Dara Caponigro present "A Conversation About Style and Design": Veranda Editor-in-Chief Dara Caponigro will ask Iris Apfel about her lasting impact on style in the worlds of interior design and fashion, from her founding of iconic fabric house Old World Weavers to her status as one of today's most recognizable fashion icons.
Kip's bay Show House | 60 Riverside Boulevard, New York, New York 10069
5/30:

• Restoration Hardware Exclusive Graffiti Art Installations Restoration Hardware showcases a dramatic 12ft x 24ft graffiti art installation. Specially commissioned by Restoration Hardware's Chairman and co-CEO Gary Friedman, for their first-ever project collaboration, the artists play with a fresh combination of script styles, mixed materials, and bold, Japanese Sumi-inked tags. The art installations bring to life personal quotes penned by Friedman reflecting the brand's vision and beliefs.
The Gallery at Flatiron | 935 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
Through 5/31

• Estate of Arthur Laurents Auction Roland Antiques is offering items from the estate of Tony award winning playwright Arthur Laurents. Included in the auction: antique furniture, various awards, notable artwork. ONLINE CATALOG
Roland Antiques | 80 East 11th Street, New York, New York 10003
Exhibition: 5/30 - 6/1: 10am - 7pm
Auction: 6/2: 11am

Bucks County Designer House & Gardens Premier designers and landscapers have revitalized an 1850s Dutch Colonial house, barn and pool into a timeless Bucks County estate. The project benefits Doylestown Hospital and select V.I.A. community causes. The major portion of the profits is dedicated toward construction and expansion of a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department at the hospital.
Bucks County Designer House & Gardens | 3864 Spring Valley Road, Furlong, Pennsylvania 18925
Through 6/3

The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey Now in its sixth year, the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is a showcase for America's premier design talent. Approximately 25 top interior and landscape designers from New York and New Jersey will transform a luxurious New Jersey home into a decorating masterpiece. Additional attractions include the Showhouse Boutique and Personal Touch Caterers Café.
Designer Showhouse of New Jersey | 27 Denison Drive, Saddle River, New Jersey 07458
Through 6/10

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition More than 200 artists will be exhibiting 1000 works in every medium, from the traditional to the cutting edge. Special events are planned for every day of the show - including the Sunday acoustic performance series, UnPlugged in Red Hook; as well as free professional development classes in Photoshop and figurative drawing. There will also be a "Show within the Show" featuring the private collection of BWAC artists' work accumulated over the course of twenty years by a single individual, a true patron of the artsCelebrate this spring with the artists of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, who are marking twenty consecutive years of exhibitions in their magnificent venue, a 25,000 square foot Civil War era building, poised on the tip of Red Hook and overlooking New York Harbor.
BWAC | 499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Weekends through 6/16: 1pm - 6pm


PHILADELPHIA

Freeman's Fine Books, Maps & Manuscripts Sale This sale features a private collection of French 16th, 17th and 18th century books, represented by the first Paris edition of Essais de Montaigne, royal and other armorial bindings, works on travel and exploration. Other highlights of this auction include exceptionally bright copies of desirable Audubon and Catesby bird folios, the full octavo set of Audubon's Birds of America, early ballistics books, autographs of notables from Napoleon to Robert E. Lee to Churchill to Wilbur Wright, rare and unusual editions of works by Charles Dickens, first American edition of Wuthering Heights, a copy of Finnegans wake signed by Joyce and Japanese color woodblock books - many on crepe paper.
Freeman's Auctioneers | 1808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
5/31: 10am


PORTLAND, OREGON

Rummers of Bohmann Park Home Tour The Historic Preservation League of Oregon has organized the second annual Mid-Century Marvelous Home Tour. The tour will once again feature homes by Robert Rummer, this time in the Bohmann Park tract in the Garden Home district, the largest development of contiguous Rummer Homes ever concentrated in one neighborhood. This neighborhood of 63 mid century modern homes on four streets is unique. Originally built in the mid to late 1960s, the neighborhood is enjoying a period of revitalization as welcome attention is paid to these gems. TICKETS
Historic Preservation League of Oregon | Addresses given at check-in
6/2: 10am - 4pm


WASHINGTON DC

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: Land of Nod In-Store Sale, Lightology Axo Sale, Gretel Almost Summer Sale, Pompanoosuc Mills Memorial Day Tent Event

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