Furniture and furnishings show Discover the future of...



Furniture and furnishings show

Discover the future of one-of-a-kind furniture and decorative arts at the Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show tomorrow through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Shoppers will find a large selection of items for the home and office, created by more than 250 artisans from across the nation. Look for furniture, hand-painted floor coverings, lighting, textile designs, ceramics, glass, metals and more. This year's theme is "The Decorative Arts in the Twenty First Century: The Importance of the Hand-Made in a Technological World." A variety of show-related events also are scheduled at retail outlets, museums and galleries throughout the city.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Hall D of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets. Admission is $10, or $12 for a weekend pass. Call 215-440-0718.

'Radio From Downtown'

The music and variety series Radio From Downtown presents its last show of the season on Saturday at the Avalon Theater in Easton. National Public Radio's Van Williamson is host and producer of the show, which will be aired later on local radio and cable stations. The taping features the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, tips for the horticulturally challenged by Jean Scott, and the house band Swing Shift. Also, expect the customary stand-up routine by the Flamingo Brothers. And National Public Radio's Susan Stamberg and Carl Kasell will join the Downtown Players for a reprise of the troupe's favorite musical radio play of the past decade, "The Good, the Bad and the Chicken."

The evening begins with music at 7:30 p.m.; the taping starts at 8 p.m. The Avalon Theater is at 40 E. Dover St. Tickets are $15, free children under 12. Call 410-822-0345.

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