Sales + Event Guide: February 28–March 5

by Jahna Peloquin | iittala's Bird Collection is spotlighted during Ampersand's “Creation of the Bird” event; image courtesy Ampersand,

This week's shopping and style highlights:

  • Lecture: The Architecture of Edine Lundie: Author Peter O'Toole discusses the career and achievements of Minneosta architect Edwin Lundie. The free program is part of a Cass Gilbert Society meeting and is open to the public. 7 p.m. Tue, Feb. 28 @ University Club of St. Paul, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul, cassgilbertsociety.org
  • Up Six Vintage Winter Clearance: Save 30 percent on all vintage clothing and accessories for men and women, and 20 percent off all mid-century modern furnishings, housewares, records, jewelry case items, art, and lighting during the St. Paul vintage store's annual winter clearance. Tue., Feb. 28–Sun., March 5 @ Up Six Vintage, 189 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, 651-917-0470, facebook.com/upsixvintage
  • Upholstery Sample Sale at Ciel Loft & Home: Save up to 40 percent on upholstered furniture samples, including sofas, dining chairs, and more. Thu., March 2–Sun., March 5 @ 4415 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-922-2747, cielloftandhome.com
  • Spring Sales at ROAM: Save 20 percent off all Cassina and Cappellini furniture, plus save 15 percent on all Le Corbusier, Reaction Poetique, Flos, Tom Dixon, Kartell, and Pablo furnishings and lighting during ROAM Furniture & Lighting's spring sale. Thu. March 2–Thu., March 16 @ 2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6465, roaminteriors.com
  • Evening Market at Carver Junk Co.: Minnesota makers Kate Musselman and Kristy Taylor host an evening market at the Minneapolis shop, which sells modernized antique furniture, handcrafted home goods, and vintage treasures. 6–9 p.m. Thu., March 2 @ Carver Junk Co., 4748 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, 612-417-7389, carverjunkcompany.com
  • iittala Bird Collection by Toikka: Creation of the Bird Event: Galleria home store Ampersand hosts an in-store event dedicated to iittala's iconic Bird Collection. Enjoy treats while hearing about the history of the Scandinavian glass bird collection during this free event; early attendees receive a special gift. Register at eventbrite.com. 6:30–8 p.m. Thu., March 2 @ Ampersand, 3445 Galleria, Edina, 952-920-2118, ampersandshops.com
  • Spring Parade of Homes Showcase: Get decor ideas at 481 new homes during the annual Spring Parade of Homes event, which showcases the latest in floor plans, interior design trends, furniture, finishes, and “Smart Home” technology. Events include wine and cheese tastings, seminars on green design trends, the art of downsizing and interior design styles. Admission is free except for a $5 donation to tour four high-end Artisan Dream Homes. Noon–6 p.m. Thursdays–Sundays from March 4–April 2 @ various locations; free guidebooks at Holiday Station stores or go to paradeofhomes.org
  • A Better Night's Sleep Mattress Seminar at Gabberts: Gabberts experts discuss the latest innovations in mattress technology, plus offer tips on how to select the right mattress for your sleep style. 10 a.m. Sat., March 4 @ 3501 Galleria, 952-927-1500, and 3201 Country Dr., Little Canada, 651-634-6700; register at gabberts.com.
  • Mill City Farmer's Market at MN Landscape Arboretum: The weekly farmer's market pops up at the Arboretum for this annual event, which features all the Mill City Market homegrown products and foods against the backdrop of the Arboretum's orchid exhibit. This week's artist market includes jewelry by Aprilerre and Larissa Loden, shibori-dyed accessories and home goods by Indigo & Snow, handmade kitchenware by Crookedwood, and more. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sun., March 5 @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, millcityfarmersmarket.org & arboretum.umn.edu

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