Outdoor speakers can be pricey. You'd have no problem dropping hundreds of dollars to hear your favorite tunes on the patio this summer.
But West Elm, the home-goods store known for its partnerships with hip designers and craftsmen, offers a chic and affordable option created with Kate Spade Saturday.
The Tablet Sounds Speakers, $69, are a cover for your iPad. The plastic case, featuring fun black-and-white stripes, is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as a tablet, phone and mp3. Plus it's waterproof. You'll find it at Westelm.com.
More shopping news
■ A Fancy Derby Hats trunk show will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Thoroughbred Club of America, 3555 Rice Road. For more info go to Fancyderbyhats.com.
■ Belk stores, including the Richmond location at 2181 Lantern Ridge Drive, will host the bi-annual Kidfest noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The day will feature children's fashion shows, entertainment, refreshments, music, games and prizes.
Customers can save up to 50 percent on children's apparel during the event, excluding designer collections.
■ The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 West Main Street in Louisville, will host a Hat Party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Couture designs by Loreta Corsetti, Laura Whitlock and Barbie Donbro will be featured; cocktails and appetizers will be served. Admission is free. Go to Kmacmuseum.org for more info.