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Free Classes at Exhale Spa, Design Harvest Festival, And More

Photo via Design Harvest Festival
Photo via Design Harvest Festival

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WEST TOWN—This weekend September 20th and 21st, the Grand Ave Design District will be a mecca for home and garden designers and enthusiasts for the 5th Annual Design Harvest Festival. There will be dozens design seminars, guest speakers, interactive design demonstrations, and vendors. You can expect to see local vendors like Olive Juice, Nicolet Candles, Urban Environments, and Chicago Vintage Weddings, who will be making their retail debut and selling a collection of vintage furniture, tabletop decor, clothing, jewelry and art. $5 suggested donation for admittance.

GOLD COAST—Thursday exhale Chicago is participating in exhale's 4th annual yoga party appropriately named namasDay. Festivities will include free yoga classes, live music, and mini spa therapies. Sign up at exhalespa.com/namasday.

LINCOLN PARK—Thursday evening 5 to 8PM, top chefs and Green City board members Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian (Naha & Brindelle) and Bruce Sherman (North Pond) will be at Jayson Home to celebrate The Green City Market's first cook book. Sample recipes made with seasonal ingredients from Green City Market farmers, sip wine and get your copy of The Green City Market Cook Book: Great Recipes from Chicago's Award Winning Farmers Market autographed.

WEST TOWN— Nail polish company Nailtini and Beauty Bar are hosting an evening of martinis and manicures, benefitting the breast cancer research Thursday evening 7 to 10PM. $5 from every Martini & Manicure service of the night will benefit Basser Research Center for BRCA at the Universtity of Pennsylvania, as well as $2 from every Nailtini product sold on site from September 18th 2014 to October 31 2014.

DOWNTOWN—The 59th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show is taking place Friday at the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan Ave, benefiting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The show will feature a live runway with fall fashions from designers and retailers, and there will be a competition for audience members to cast a ballot for their favorite to win the Gold Coast Fashion Award. Designers competing for the 2014 award include Charles Harbison, Giovanna Randall for HONOR, Jennifer Pickett, Michael De Paulo, Stacy Lomman, Tanya Taylor, and Tia Cibani. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, visit gcfas.com.