Antiques and Collectibles
The 2005 Home & Design Luxury Expo this weekend in Tysons Corner gathers area home-decor professionals to showcase luxury options, and features a book-signing and seminar by Donald Trump's wedding designer, Preston Bailey. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Fee: $12. 703-448-1234. www.homeanddesign.com.
"Quilted Memories" quilt show, sponsored by the Quilters Guild of Southern Maryland, will be held this weekend in Indian Head. On Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Village Green Pavilion, Lackey Drive, Indian Head, Md. Fee: $5. 301-392-0113.
"Horace Walpole: Mirror of the Georgian Age" is the topic of a talk tonight at the American Institute of Architects headquarters. At 6:45 p.m., hear about the creation and decoration of Walpole's legendary Gothic revival residence, Strawberry Hill, now undergoing a major restoration. 1735 New York Ave. NW. Fee: $12. 202-638-3221. www.theoctagon.org . . . Fabrics of Islamic nations will be featured tonight in "Islamic Costume and European Fashion: Five Centuries of Western Fascination with the Fabrics and Costumes of the Islamic World" at the World Bank. At 7 p.m., art historian Walter Denny of the University of Massachusetts discusses the artistic traditions of Ottoman Turks, Islamic carpets and textiles, and issues of economics and patronage in Islamic art. InfoShop Auditorium, 701 18th St. NW. Free, but registration requested. 703-288-4500; e-mail email@example.com . . . National Building Museum programs: On Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m., landscape architect Walter Hood, the principal of Oakland, Calif.-based Hood Design, discusses his firm's projects, including Oakland's Splash Pad Park and the landscape design for the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. Fee: $17, students $10. Registration required. On April 28 at 12:30 p.m., "Sunlight is Life: The Path toward a Sustainable Future" is the topic. Steven Strong, president of Solar Design Associates, presents an overview of Solar Electric Architecture using examples of solar-powered residences and commercial buildings from Europe, Japan and the US. Free. 401 F St. NW. Free. 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org . . . Greek-revival architecture will be discussed on Tuesday at the Riversdale House Museum. At 7:30 p.m., Lindley Vann of the University of Maryland presents "Rediscovery of Ancient Greece and Sources of Greek Revival Architecture." 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Fee: $5. 301-864-0420.
White House Spring Garden Tour this weekend offers views of the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, Children's Garden and South Lawn of the White House while military bands perform from a White House balcony. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free, but timed tickets are distributed -- one per person, and each person must be present, on a first-come, first-served basis -- at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion, 15th and E streets NW, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tour begins on the Ellipse. For more information, call 202-208-1631 . . . The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage on Saturday visits 17 homes in Kent County. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., see properties in a seven-block walking tour of Chestertown. 122 N. Cross St., Chestertown. Fee: $25. 410-778-9737. Other pilgrimage locales include Calvert County (April 30), Howard County (May 7), Carroll County (May 13) and Northern Baltimore/Harford counties (May 14). www.mhgp.org . . . Georgetown House Tour on Saturday features eight homes, including one owned by architect Hugh Newell Jacobson. From noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine. St. John's Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW. Fee: $45 includes tea (2 to 5 p.m.). 202-338-2287. www.georgetownhousetour.com. . . Virginia's Historic Garden Week continues through Sunday in Warrenton (today; 540-341-3432), Fairfax (tomorrow; 703-978-4130), Warren County (Saturday; 540-635-4841) and the Eastern Shore (Saturday; 757-331-2247). See private properties open for visits throughout the day (hours vary). Fees vary. www.vagardenweek.org. . . Folger Shakespeare Library marks Shakespeare's 441st birthday with an open house on Sunday. From noon to 4 p.m. the Elizabethan Garden is also open with exhibits from the library's collections. 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free (charge for some food and drink). 202-544-7077. www.folger.edu.