Layout Calendar: March 22–April 12, 2012

From a tour of two architectural sculpture studios in Maryland, to an artisan furniture series in Philadelphia, our roundup of upcoming events throughout the country has something for you. Watch our five newest picks of things to do this spring.

Pinto Designs and Associates

TRADE SHOW — March 23–26, 2012
Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami

From pizza ovens into ultramodern lounge chairs, see what’s new in furnishings, products and remodeling services for the home in the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show. For four days, the Miami Beach Convention Center will be filled with thousands of exhibitors and home remodeling ideas, and tons of opportunities to interact with industry professionals. HGTV’s John Gidding is a guest speaker, and cooking demonstrations will be provided.

Hours: Friday and Saturday: 12:00–10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00–7:30 p.m.; Monday, 6:00–10:30 p.m.
Price: $10 general admission; $1 ages 11 and younger

WALKING TOUR — March 24, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Giannetti Studio and Kaskey Studio Tours
3806 38th St., Brentwood, Maryland

spend your Saturday with the ICAA Washington Mid-Atlantic Chapter, having coffee and a behind-the-scenes look in two architectural sculpture studios. Watch works in progress in Giannetti Studio, an architectural and decorative plaster studio, and in Kaskey Studio, belonging to sculptor and architect Raymond J. Kaskey, founder of the architectural sculptures of the National Mall’s World War II Memorial.

Price: $15 general public; $10 ICAA members and workers of specialist firms; complimentary to fulltime students with current ID
RSVP: [email protected]

SHOW — April 3–7, 2012
Marburger Farm Antique Show
2248 S. State Highway 237, Round Top, Texas

In case you have been on the hunt for a classic jukebox or a rustic French dress form, you’re sure to find one — or several — in the Marburger Farm Antique Show. The twice-a-year outdoor series has been a favourite source for antiques for at least a couple of years. Featuring more than 350 dealers, the series has 43 acres filled with Americana, furniture, fine art, fabrics, antiques and more.

Hours and Price: Tuesday, 10 Gamble–2 p.m., $25; 2–5 p.m., $10; Wednesday–Friday, 9 Gamble–5 p.m., $10; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., $10. Parking is free.

Bradford Woodworking

SHOW — March 2325, 2012
Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show
The 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St., Philadelphia

Enjoy the art of carefully crafted furniture in the 18th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show. On display and available for purchase is going to be an exceptional selection of works, everything from a pitchfork coat rack (photograph) to tabletop accessories with a selected group of artisans. Cost points span from cheap impulse buys to long term investments.

On Friday night, join Antiques Roadshow appraisers David Rago and Suzanne Perrault as they auction off things to benefit the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. There will also be musical peformances from flute soloist and Dolce Suono creator Mimi Stillman, together with Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, Dolce Suono’s percussionist.

Hours: Friday, 6 p.m.–9 p.m. (trailer party and voucher); Saturday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Price: $12 general admission


SEMINAR — March 29, 2012
Inspirations with Barry Dixon
Denver Design District
595-601 S. Broadway, Denver, Colorado

As part of the Denver Design District’s Designer Seminar Collection, listen to what interior designer Barry Dixon has to say about today’s designers as well as the modern interiors they produce. Following the presentation, join Dixon and showroom MODA Antica for a reception and book signing of Dixon’s latest publication, Barry Dixon Inspirations.

Price: $10
RSVP: [email protected]; -LRB-303-RRB- 282-3237

More layout events: March 9–31, 2012, March 17–April 5, 2012

What’s on your calendar? Let us know in the Comments.

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