Weekend Things: Textiles, Red Carpet and Cupcakes, Author Talk and More

Conversations about textiles, books and local history, a gift shop's anniversary celebration and even a kids' clothing swap.

Here's what going on in Piedmont and around this weekend. Get out there and enjoy!


  • Experts will let you in on techniques in preserving your textile treasuress such as wedding gowns, tapestries, quilts and religious attire. This talk is free with museum OMCA admission.
    Pricing: $12 general; $9 seniors and students with valid ID; $6 youth, ages 9-17. Free for children 8 and under

  • Throughout the month, come and view the artwork of Alan Leon at . Leon shares his vision and philosophy in this show of watercolors that combines words and the bright colors that are characteristic of his work.
    Pricing: Free


  • This Saturday, explore with Sandra Rauch, one of the cemetery's knowledgeable docents. No registration is required, so meet up at 10 a.m. in front of the administrative offices.
    Pricing: Free

  • This  gift and home decor shop celebrates five years on Piedmont Avenue with a red carpet, cupcakes, champagne and discount cards. Come join them from 1 p.m. and get some treats too!
    Pricing: Free

  • Ruta Sepetys will read from and talk about her best selling book Between Shades of Gray at at 7 p.m. It's a story of a Lithuanian family surviving Stalin's regime.
    Pricing: Free


  • You might want to check out this sale of religious jewelry and rosaries set up by teens from the on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. Many of the pieces are handmade by the teens themselves.
    Pricing: Free

  • Kids grow up fast, so why waste all that great stuff you've bought them? Bring it to the KinderCycle swap and pick up some new clothes, books, toys and other gear. It all has to be close to new, washed and clean.
    Pricing: $5 when you bring stuff to swap; $10 without


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