The weekend is upon us, and we’ve got a round-up of events and openings to pack your free days. Whether you’re looking absorb some culture, check out new stores or just grab a drink, we’ve got you covered.
See our other weekend to-do guides here.
VALENCIA: Nozomi Traditional Sushi Bar
Nozomi sushi bar is a beautifully designed space inspired by the carpentry of Japan’s Eastern region. In addition to features such as whimsical faux cherry blossoms and a modern take on a traditional sushi peddler’s cart, guests can enjoy a thoughtfully conceived, equally traditional menu.
Pedro III El Grande
BONN: Karl Lagerfeld Exhibit
On March 28th at Germany’s Bundeskunsthalle of Bonn, an extensive exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld’s work is set to open. The exhibit–curated by his consultant and muse Lady Amanda Harlech–features pieces from Chanel, Fendi, Chloé and Lagerfeld’s eponymous brand. Be sure to look for Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette’s bowl. Learn more at Vogue.
HONG KONG: Dries Van Noten Textile Exhibition
Designer Dries Van Noten collaborated with Argentine artist Alexandra Kehayoglou on a series of eye-catching textiles that went on to become part of his Spring/Summer 2015 women’s show. If you weren’t blessed with a front row invitation to the show, or an invitation at all for that matter, you can still see the textile art. It will be on display through March 29 at Qube. See more here.
35 Aberdeen Street, Central
LONDON: Designs of the Year Exhibition
The Design Museum’s Designs of the Year show is a sprawling showcase of the most innovative projects of the year. If you’re passionate about the creative industry and fascinated by forward-thinking design concepts, this is the place to be. Tickets are $19 for adults, $14 for students and $9 for children ages 6 to 15. The exhibition is open through August 23, so making multiple visits won’t be a problem.
28 Shad Thames
AMSTERDAM: The Updated Loft Store
One of our favorite shops in Amsterdam, The Loft, recently received a full makeover. What hasn’t changed is the excellent selection of design and household objects they’ve become known for. Stop in to shop and see the changes.
NEW YORK: Mad Men Dining Week
To begin: yes, Mad Men dining week is absolutely a real thing. In commemoration of the wildly popular show’s final season–beginning April 5–AMC and nycgo are offering two-course lunch specials or two cocktails for a pre-fixe price of $19.69. You can visit the website now to view participating restaurants and reserve your table.
TOKYO: Miu Miu Store Opening
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron lend a hand to the design of Miu Miu’s newest store, located on Miyuki street in Tokyo’s Aoyama district. The imposing box-like structure is already being hailed as a design gem, and the brand says the space will be “the cornerstone of its Japanese activities.” If you’ve got a special lady in your life also look out for Miu Miu’s first-ever fragrance–it’s set to launch this year.
NEW YORK: UNIQLO Celebrates SPRZ NY’s First Anniversary
This weekend UNIQLO celebrates SPRZ NY’s first anniversary with a weekend long series of special events. Today you can head over to MoMA for “Free Friday” and participate in a special UNIQLO sponsored scavenger hunt. Saturday and Sunday there will be opportunities to design you own t-shirt with the aid of artists and influencers handpicked by the brand. There will also be an art tour of New York offered as part of the festivities.
See the full event schedule here.
NEW YORK: “BANG!” and “A Study in Fetishisms” Signing
We’ve covered both “BANG!” and “A Study in Fetishisms” here at Selectism. If you’ve read our reviews or already own some copies, head over to Printed Matter to meet Jonathan Leder and Amy Hood who will be hosting a signing.
195 Tenth Ave
LOS ANGELES: Bizarre Life Exhibition
Fetishes aren’t for everyone–hence the title “fetish.” Fetish art, however, may be slightly less polarizing. If you’re interested in finding out, make your way over to Taschen where an exhibition featuring the art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton is taking place. Over 200 illustrations and photographs of their work fetish-world related work are on display.
8070 Beverly Blvd
SAN FRANCISCO: Maison Margiela Store Opening
San Francisco welcomes the first-ever Maison Margiela boutique to its bustling fashion district. The space was designed completely in-house by the Margiela team and features plenty of unique design details. There’s also a plethora of ready-to-wear clothing, accessories and leather goods.
134 Maiden Lane