A full list of Boston Design Week events can be found at www.bostondesignweek.com. Here are a few of the can’t-miss happenings.
Preservonomics 101: The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation
March 20, 6 p.m., Boston Preservation Alliance at the Suffolk University Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., www.bostonpreservation.org, 617-367-2458. Free and open to the public.
Open Houses and Receptions
March 21, 6-9 p.m. Three simultaneous design open houses and receptions at Ligne Roset, Christofle Boutique, and Bulthaup, 200 and 296 Boylston St. (across from the Public Garden), www.bostondesignweek.com, 617-363-0405. Free and open to the public.
Family Friendly Maker Space
March 22, 1-5 p.m. Artisan’s Asylum open house, demonstrations and tours. 10 Tyler St., Somerville, www.artisansasylum.com, 617-284-6878. Free and open to the public.
Downsize Your Space. Maximize Your Lifestyle.
March 23, 10:45 a.m.-noon. Leslie Fine Interiors at Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Studio, 135 Newbury St., www.bostondesignweek.com, 617-236-2286. Free, RSVP required.
Designing the Next Generation: Mentoring in the Design World
March 24, 6-8 p.m. Over My Shoulder Foundation and Cumar Marble and Granite at Alex and Ani, 115 Newbury St., www.bostondesignweek.com, 617-363-0405. Free, RSVP required.
Makers + Shakers: Design, Ideas + Craftsmanship in the Americas
March 25, 5:30-9 p.m. Artefact Home and Garden, 1000 Pleasant St., Belmont, www.artefacthome.com, 617-993-3347. Free, RSVP requested.
Welcome Home, Mr. Otis, Your 1796 Home Is Ready for 2014
March 26, 1 p.m., repeats at 5:15 p.m. Design New England with interior designer Steven Favreau, landscape designer Matthew Cunningham, and architect Patrick Ahern, at Otis House, 141 Cambridge St., Boston, www.bostondesignweek.com, 617-363-0405. Free, RSVP required.