Oakland Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival. May 10, 2015.
Head over to Oakland’s Jack London Square for Oakland Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival. This bi-annual makers festival showcases 130 art/craft/design vendors along with artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks, and live music.
Bibliophiles of all ages, put California Bookstore Day on your must-do list. Independent bookstores all around the Bay Area are celebrating California Bookstore Day with author readings, book signings, famous illustrators, writing sessions, storytelling, contests, and even famous author assisted dating profile edits(!)
Plus, all the bookstores will offer special collectibles created for California Bookstore Day.
And if that isn’t enough for lovers of the written word, Saturday is also Free Comic Book Day. Read on.
East Bay| 2 Warehouse Sales | 2 Open Studios. May 2-3, 2015.
Just in time for Mother’s Day (May 10), wedding season, and graduations, they are baaaack. Hit the East Bay to shop:
Kiss That Frog’s Spring Warehouse Sale;
Goody Goody’s Spring Warehouse Sale;
Pizzichillo & Gordon’s Spring Art Glass Studio Sale; and
the Benicia Open Studios.
The Bay Area is bursting with warehouse sales and open studios so get ready to make some calculated choices because it is practically impossible to make all these sales. I wish they would spread them out more but my wish is no one’s command. Darn.
Helpful hint: check the websites – it will help narrow your options. Whatever you choose, happy deal tracking!
SFMOMA Artists Gallery Benefit Sale. April 29 – May 3, 2015.
The SFMOMA Artists Gallery Benefit Sale makes Bay Area contemporary art accessible to both new and seasoned collectors. Shop hundreds of artworks in various styles by a range of local artists. Prices are discounted up to 50 percent off the gallery’s regular retail.
Bonus: proceeds from this extraordinary five-day art sale benefit the participating artists, the Artists Gallery, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s exhibitions and programs.
Mark your calendar for Heath Ceramics seconds sale. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on slightly less than perfect Heath dinnerware, bud vases, and serving pieces. Prices are slashed an additional 20% off all Heath seconds and overstock tile (a savings of up to 40% off first quality retail prices)
Plus save up to 50% off retail select linens, books, and more.
Sunday is the 16th annual How Weird Street Faire – a sensational spectacle of art, music, and creativity.
More laid back than Bay to Breakers, more weird than Carnival, less crowded than Love Fest, rated G relative to the Folsom Street Fair, and more unexpected than the Haight, Fillmore or Union Street Fairs, the How Weird Street Faire is truly in a class by itself.
Dust off your Halloween costume and experience the fun, feel the magic and be weird. Or just be a looky-loo. Either way the How Weird Street Faire is a great kickoff to the festival season. Bring it on!