From Valentine’s Day festivities, to brand new exhibitions at the World Chess Hall of Fame and Philip Slein Gallery — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End.
Upgrade Your Living Space | Centro
Knoll Classics Sale
Thursday, February 11-Tuesday, February 23
Have you been wanting to upgrade your living space? Starting today, you can save 15% on classics produced by the iconic American furniture brand Knoll, including designs by Harry Bertoia, Tobia Scarpa, Marcel Breuer, Florence Knoll, Alexander Girard, Mies van der Rohe, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Warren Platner, Charles Pollock, Jens Risom, Eero Saarinen, and Richard Schultz.
Visit Centro to make your selections and place your orders. Centro’s design experts have over 75 years of combined experience and provide a level of service and knowledge you simply won’t find online.
Learn About “Chess Prodigies” | The World Chess Hall of Fame
Thursday, February 11
You’re invited to the World Chess Hall of Fame’s opening reception of their newest exhibition, “Masterminds: Chess Prodigies“. “Masterminds” is an exhibition that tells the stories of notable chess prodigies including Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, and the Polgar sisters. Through photographs, videos, and mementos of important chess matches and tournaments from the collection of the World Chess Hall of Fame, visitors will learn more about these talented young players as well as their later accomplishments. The exhibition will also highlight the achievements of players who took up the game later in life and still made a mark on the world of chess.
The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary valet available. In compliance with their safety guidelines, guests will be required to wear masks and sign up for a timed, 30-minute tour of all three floors. Click here to sign up now.
Examine New Paintings | Philip Slein Gallery
Exhibition Opens Saturday, February 13
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
This Saturday, examine paintings by three different artists at Philip Slein Gallery. Their newest exhibition, “Swain, Walsh, Spehn”, will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. These three artists —Robert Swain, Dan Walsh, and Erik Spehn — each utilize a graphic structure of his own composition, each seemingly rigid yet each eloquently revealing the power of color and emotion that belies the rigidity of their construction.
Celebrate Love in the CWE | CWE Restaurants
Sunday, February 14
Love is in the air in the Central West End! Neighborhood restaurants are offering terrific options for dining out (or in!) this Valentine’s Day. From dinner in a private chalet, to heart shaped pizzas and a Filipino feast experience, there are plenty of opportunities to satisfy your sweetheart in the Central West End. Click here to start planning your visit!
Donate a Meal & Be Entered To Win a CWE Prize Package | CWE Meal Donation Giveaway
All Weekend Long
Support small businesses in the CWE *and* provide a meal to a local healthcare worker or someone in need in our community! Your $15 donation will be used to purchase meals from participating CWE restaurants, and you’ll be automatically entered to win an exclusive CWE Prize Package (valued at $500)! Three lucky winners will be drawn at random and contacted on March 18. Click here to learn more and to make a donation.