This weekend is the 18th Annual SOFA Chicago show at Navy Pier. (SOFA stands for Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, in case you were wondering.)
And if you need a quick break from art, stop by the Yvel gallery, which features jewelry very popular among celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Giuliana Rancic, Mary J. Blige, Kim Kardashian and more.
Yvel uses pearls -- combined with 18K yellow, white or rose gold -- in a very modern and glamorous way. White or natural cognac diamonds are often set in the jewelry.
SOFA Chicago 2011 (along with the Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art) runs from Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6 in Navy Pier's Festival Hall. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 (or $25 for a three-day pass) available online through Ticket Web or at the door.