Weekly Events Calendar: 04.26.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • April is Bathroom Month on Apartment Therapy
    • May is Spring Cleaning Month

  • Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Cure book release!

  • Hyde Park Art Center Grand Opening

    • Make a CREATIVE MOVE with the Hyde Park Art Center during the weekend-long celebration of the Grand Opening of our new building! 36 hours of FREE performances, events, & activities.
    • Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.
    • 9am Saturday, April 29–9pm Sunday, April 30

  • NOVA Art Fair

    • The Nova Art Fair transforms Chicago’s City Suites Hotel into a 40-gallery exposition of new art. In addition to the hotel show, Nova partners with surrounding businesses in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood to provide an array of special programs including Nova:Fashion, Nova:Readings & Lectures, Nova:Sound, Nova:Video+Film and Nova:Projects.
    • City Suites Hotel, 933 W. Belmont
    • April 27-30

  • Christopher Farr at Design Within Reach

    • British rug designer Christopher Farr discuss rug making in the 21st century and how ancient techniques are bringing unprecedented beauty to contemporary designs. Farr trained as a painter at the Slade and Chelsea schools of art in London.
    • DWR Tree Studios, 10 E. Ohio
    • Thurs, April 27, 6-8 pm

  • Pheasant Run Antique Show

    • Fine glass & porcelains, furniture, estate jewelry, textiles, old toys, advertising, collectibles
    • DuPage Expo Center, St. Charles, 715.526.9769
    • April 28-30, Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5

  • Versionfest: Urban Gardening and Exterior Decorating

    • Version is a festival focused on emerging art, technology, and social activism. Version examines local systems and external networks that use visual and conceptual art strategies, innovative social practices, creative uses of new technologies, effective organizing structures, emerging activist/artist initiatives, campaigns, public interventions and DIY projects.
    • Iron Studios, 960 W 31st St (check website for various fest locations)
    • April 22-May 7

  • Garfield Park Conservatory’s Green & Growing Fair

    • This free urban gardening fair features workshops, hands-on activities in the Demonstration Garden, Silent Auction, exhibits, vegetables, plants, seeds sales and more.
    • Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.
    • Saturday, April 29, 10 am-4 pm

  • IDSA Midwest District Conference Urban Seduction and Design

    • As part of National Design Month, this year’s annual IDSA conference, HOME, will bring together leading professionals of design, marketing, and more to collide opinions, un-earth trends, and build perspective on the future of lifestyle and design.
    • Chicago Merchandise Mart Plaza
    • April 28-29

  • Chicago Antiques Fair

    • Featuring more than 100 of the world’s top dealers, the Fair will showcase antiques and fine art from a wide range of categories, periods and locales.
    • Merchandise Mart, Suite 470
    • April 28-May 1

  • “Art Chicago” Art Fair

    • Chicago’s major contemporary art fair highlights more than 2,000 individual artists.
    • Merchandise Mart, 8th floor (LAST MINUTE MOVE FROM BUTLER FIELD)
    • April 28-May 1