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TOUR β June 9β10, 2012
Modern Atlanta Home Tour
Among the contemporary homes selected for this year's self-guided Modern Atlanta home tour, curated by AIA Atlanta, are a farmhouse inspired by Edward Hopper paintings and the modern live-work space of TaC Studios. See how some of the designers effectively integrate sustainable materials and green building practices with digital technology. Designers include Dencity, Lightroom, Plexus R+D, Clark & Zook and West Architecture Studio (photo).
Hours: 10:30 a.m.β4 p.m.
Cost: $35; $25 students. Buy tickets online
EXHIBIT β May 25βAug. 26, 2012
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn, New York
See how four contemporary artists transformed eight period rooms to bridge the past and present. Betty Woodman decked out a dining room (photo) with color-saturated ceramics and paintings; Mary Lucier installed video that plays directly on the antique furniture; Ann Agee transformed an artist studio and Anne Chu brought nature inside via mixed media.
Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.β10 p.m.; Wednesday and FridayβSunday, 11 a.m.β6 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday
Cost: $12 suggested contribution
MARKET β May 26β27, 2012
Randolph Street Market
Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington, Chicago
The Randolph Street Market is home to four indoor-outdoor markets, including the popular Chicago Antique Market. Shop for that special vintage brooch at Modern Vintage Chicago or a handmade gift at the Indie Designer Market. Take in the spring sunshine around the grounds, learn how to sew at a DIY demo from The Sewing Maniac, get urban farming advice from the The Urban Canopy and visit hundreds of other vendors.
Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.β6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.β5 p.m.
Cost: $10 at the gate, $8 in advance; $5 students, $3 in advance. Buy tickets online
SHOW β June 11β13, 2012
Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago
Hear from former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley and catch up on design trends, products and interior design concepts for homes, offices, health care providers, hotels and institutional spaces at this design exposition and conference. Take your pick from more than 120 CEU-accredited seminars and see what local design students and emerging designers are up to in a special student exhibit.
Hours: 9 a.m.β5 p.m.
Cost: Expo is free with preregistration, $25 onsite; CEU seminars are $55 with preregistration, $65 onsite. Register online
EXPO β June 5β7, 2012
E3: Electronic Entertainment Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Whether you're eagerly awaiting the next Half-Life installment or you're working on your own hit video game, E3 is the place to be if you're in the electronic entertainment industry. Play games soon to appear on screens in living rooms and home media centers, catch demos of new products and see the latest in groundbreaking interactive technology for computers, video game consoles and handheld devices.
Hours: Tuesday, 12β6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.β6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.β5 p.m.
Cost: Open to trade and industry professionals only. Register online
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