Itlay Elad Yifrach, the founder of home décor and luxury gift purveyor L’Objet, is making a personal appearance at Elements (741 N. Wells St.) to present his new collection dubbed “Cabinet de Curiosities” and sign pieces. Shop the collection during a cocktail reception tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. or on Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Lynn Okura Bey
Morlen Sinoway Atelier
Morlen Sinoway Atelier (1052 W. Fulton Mkt.) is having a holiday party and sale this evening from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Check out new tableware from Blue Leaves (shown here), sculpture by Crizu Italy, furniture from Gentner Fabrication, and more.
Lillstreet Art Center
Lillstreet Art Center (4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.) in Ravenswood is hosting its second-annual Holiday Art Fair on Friday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find one-of-a-kind gifts created by 60 local artisans, ranging from ceramics to sculptural objects to toys.
Vintage Pop-Up Shop
The Savoy Flea owner Marianne de Ley and Strangelovely owner by Kim Tanner are teaming up for a holiday vintage pop-up shop Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at 2621 W. Grand Ave. (enter through the warehouse). Vintage and antique furniture, accessories, and curiosities will be for sale. Admission is free.
Show of Hands
Show of Hands, a new two-day craft show featuring 60 independent artists and craftspeople mostly from the Chicago area, is taking place at the Ravenswood Event Center Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was started by Orange Beautiful, a Ravenswood-based design studio and shop. Find cards, art glass, candles, prints, ceramics, and more.
The School of the Art Institute
The School of the Art Institute is holding its 25th-annual holiday art sale—a great source for well priced handmade items and works of art created by students—Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the SAIC Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave.). Admission is free, and the art runs from $1 to $1,000.