Collectors with an eye for patina will have plenty to pore over at Chicago's 13th annual Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair. More than 120 dealers will display everything from industrial furniture to folk art to Deco jewelry. Early birds have snatched up tickets for Thomas O'Brien's keynote speech—but if you're a fan, stop by for a signing of the designer's latest book, . A $20 day pass also gives you access to Art Chicago and NEXT, two contemporary-art fairs.
Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, Chicago, April 30–May 3, with a preview on April 29;