Celebrate the future of furniture design at the annual Chair Affair Gala this weekend. The event brings designers from around the state together for both fun and serious competitions, workshops and lectures. At the gala, you will see the winning designs in student and professional divisions and the annual "Re:Use Cup Challenge," in which artists, designers and students create model furniture from used paper coffee cups, plastic lids and stir sticks.
Gala, 7:30 to 11 p.m. April 26, The WaterCooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., Boise. $15 general, $10 students.