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B-52s headline week of socials, networking

HIGH POINT - High Point Market social events are open to all marketgoers. Multi-day events are listed here first, followed by single-day events.

Friday, Oct. 21-Wednesday, Oct. 26
2:30-4:30 p.m. - Vintage wines and one-of-a-kinds. Enjoy a glass of wine daily among more than 70 antique dealers, artisans and dealers. Market Square, Antique & Design Center, ground and mezzanine

Saturday, Oct. 22-Wednesday, Oct. 26
8-10 a.m. - Free buyers breakfast. C&D Bistro, fifth floor

8:30-10 a.m. - Complimentary buyers breakfast. Showplace, atrium

4-5:30 p.m. - Afternoon socials. Showplace, floors 1, 2, 3

4-6 p.m. - Accessory floor parties. IHFC, Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4

4-6 p.m. - Enjoy a Taste of North Carolina. Complimentary regional cuisine, beer, wine and music. C&D, alternate floors

4:30-6:30 p.m. - Visit one of three reception areas located at the entrance of Suites at Market Square, by the interior escalator of SMS and Salon, and in front of the Factory Restaurant at Market Square to enjoy complimentary beer, wine and specialty drinks every afternoon. Market Square, Suites at Market Square and Salon

4:30-7 p.m. - Live entertainment. Showplace atrium

5-6:30 p.m. - Atrium bar. Showplace atrium

6 p.m. - Wine and cheese social. The Atrium on Main

Saturday, Oct. 22-Tuesday, Oct. 25
8:30-10 a.m. - Champagne breakfast. 200 and 320/330 N. Hamilton courtyards.

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Sunset on 3, late afternoon social. Showplace, third floor balcony

Friday, Oct. 21
5:30-7:30 p.m. - Official kick-off party with food, drinks and live entertainment. Presented by IHFC, Market Square & Suites, Showplace, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza, National Furniture Mart, Hamilton Market, 200 and 320/330 N. Hamilton. Sponsored by Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, Ashley, Furniture Today and Home Accents Today. Center Stage between the transportation terminal and Showplace

Saturday, Oct. 22
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Complimentary buyers lunch, N.Y. pizza. Hamilton Square, 101 S. Hamilton

4-6 p.m. - InterHall martini parties, stirring excitement. IHFC, InterHall first floor

4-6 p.m. - Industry mixer. Sponsored by ASFD, ART, SFC, YHFP and WithIt. The Phillips Collection showroom, IHFC C-202

5-7 p.m. - 220 Elm 10th anniversary blues bash. Featuring the Blues World Order. 220 Elm, on the plaza

7-9:30 p.m. - IMC Opening Night. The B-52s, dubbed the World's Greatest Party Band, hit the stage to help kick off market week. Sponsored by International Market Centers and co-sponsored by the High Point Market Authority. Center Stage, between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Sunday, Oct. 23
11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Mimosas and brunch. Suites at Market Square
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Complimentary buyers lunch featuring North Carolina barbecue. Hamilton Square, 101 S. Hamilton

4-6 p.m. - Pavilions party. IHFC, Pavilions on Main 3

4-7 p.m. - Sunday uptown. Food, cocktails, and entertainment in the showrooms of the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. Presented by Hamilton Wrenn Design District Assn., Hamilton Wrenn Design District

4-7 p.m. - Sunday uptown. Hamilton Properties. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment. Most showrooms open late. 200 and 320/330 N. Hamilton Courtyards.

5-7 p.m. - 200 Steele Sunday uptown party. 200 Steele, Atrium

5-7 p.m. - 220 Elm 10th anniversary blues bash. Featuring Blues World Order. 220 Elm, on the plaza

6-10 p.m. - American Furniture Hall of Fame induction banquet. Cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $125 a piece. To purchase tickets, call (336) 882-5900 or purchase online at www.furniturehalloffame.com. IHFC, Green Wing, 11th floor International Ballroom

7-9 p.m. - Market Square courtyard party. Featuring live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. Market Square, courtyard

7:30-9:30 p.m. - Stars Under the Stars concert featuring Starship. Center Stage, between the transportation terminal and Showplace

Monday, Oct. 24
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Complimentary buyers lunch, chef's special entrée. Hamilton Square, 101 S. Hamilton

4-6 p.m. - InterHall martini parties, stirring excitement. IHFC, InterHall first floor

6-9:30 p.m. - ASFD Pinnacle Awards banquet. Winners in 16 home furnishings categories will be presented by Furniture/Today and guest retailers at the 16th annual ASFD furniture design awards dinner. For more information and tickets, contact info@ asfd.com or www.asfd.com. IHFC, Green Wing, 11th floor ballroom

7-9 p.m. - Upcycle Textile Runway Show. DStripped Magazine, ITMA and Market Square & Suites are putting on a fashion show featuring product from the apparel, footwear, jewelry, furniture and set design industries. Live entertainment, food, beer and wine. Market Square courtyard

7-10 p.m. - ART Bowling. Accessories Resource Team. Call (704) 376-4278l or visit www.assessoriesresourceteam.org. Sponsored by ART and the IHFC/IMC. High Point Bowling Center, 309 W. Fairfield Drive

7:30-9:30 p.m. - Stars Under the Stars featuring Swingin Richards. Center Stage, between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace

Tuesday, Oct. 25

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Complimentary buyers lunch, Taste of Italy. Hamilton Square, 101 S. Hamilton

4-6 p.m. - Pavilions party. IHFC, Pavilions on Main 3

6-7:30 p.m. - International visitor welcome reception. Showplace West, International Buyer Center, first floor

7-9 p.m. - Market Square Courtyard party. DJ, complimentary food, beer and wine. Market Square courtyard

Wednesday, Oct. 26
7-9 p.m. - Courtyard cookout. Connect with colleagues while enjoying food, drinks and live entertainment on the last night of market. Market Square courtyard

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