Design Datebook: October 2–3


What events not to miss this weekend, from sales to exhibitions to open houses.


Shop: SALE

Sample Sale at LA Mart
Showrooms at the LA Mart Design Center are significantly marking down new merchandise—up to 70 percent off—for a three-day sample sale. A trade preview is happening today until 5 p.m. before the sale opens to the public Saturday and Sunday.

Get Your Zanotta at DZINE
Today kicks off discounts days on Zanotta furniture at San Francisco’s DZINE. The pieces will be available at 25 percent off until October 9 by using the promo code #z25. Shop in store or online.


India In the Spotlight
If you don’t know a thing about Indian dance, there are several reasons why that should change this weekend. San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom just declared today Indian Classical Dance and Music Day, and the Traditions Engaged Festival—a three-day event filled with classical Indian performances and lectures—opens today at YBCA. The festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will travel to L.A.’s REDCAT Theater for a repeat performance next weekend.

So Crafty
From the practical (sock darning) to the puzzling (satellite headgear), all types of creative crafting will be on display at the opening of Make: Craft at the Otis Collage of Art and Design in L.A. this Saturday. The exhibition includes a series of workshops including “Sewing Rebellion: the Art of Mending 101,” and a high-tech “E-Crafting Workshop.”


Sugar and Spice in SF
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this charming Noe Valley gingerbread Victorian built in 1900 will surely satiate. It’s got three bedrooms and three baths and was thoroughly renovated five years ago. Asking $1,795,00 and open for tastings, I mean viewings, Saturday 1–3 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

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