Weekly Events Calendar: 04.19.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Apartment Therapy’s Smallest, Coolest Apartment Contest
    • Finalists revealed this week!

  • re:FAB Benefit for Chicago Architecture for Humanity

    • This fundraising event will bring together architecture, design, and construction professionals of Chicago to raise funds for Architecture for Humanity, a not-for-profit organization that creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need.
    • Salvage One, 1840 W. Hubbard
    • April 21, 7:30 pm

  • Antiques & Garden Fair

    • The Midwest show for antiques and garden lovers, the Antiques & Garden Fair offers unique treasures for garden living. More than 100 select dealers will offer one-of-a-kind garden furniture and ornaments.
    • Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
    • April 20-23 (see website for times)

  • Artists At Work Forum: Collecting Chicago

    • Chicago art collectors who focus on the work of local artists discuss how and why they collect; with Greg Cameron, Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
    • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
    • April 20, 6 pm

  • Do-It-Yourself Marketing & Publicity with Sarah Best

    • Learn three skills in three hours to promote your next artistic project: develop a strategy, create an action plan to help you reach your goals, and write a basic press release. Come prepared to brainstorm and to talk about a project you would like to promote.
    • Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield
    • April 22, 1-4 pm

  • Velvet Lounge Artifact Sale

    • To help raise the funds to reopen the legendary Velvet Lounge at its planned new location, 36 E. Cermak, the Velvet Lounge is selling off almost everything from the old location (cash only). Come support a local jazz institution as it rolls with the changing real estate market.
    • Sale at old location, 2128.5 S. Indiana
    • April 23, 3 pm