Sales & Events Guide for March 21-26

by Jahna Peloquin | Image: Courtesy Carver Junk Co.

This week's shopping and events highlights:

 

  • DIY Succulent Planter Bar: Carver Junk Co. hosts its second annual, week-long DIY succulent planter bar. Stop in, select a container, choose your own succulent, and go home with instructions and supplies. Rather than a flat fee for a workshop, shoppers are charged per succulent. During store hours March 21–26 @ Carver Junk Co., 4748 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-417-7389, carverjunkcompany.com
  • Planning a Kitchen Remodel Class: Castle Building & Remodeling hosts a free class on kitchen remodeling. Topics covered include designing and planning your space, popular kitchen features and products, ways to incorporate sustainability, expected costs, and more. 6–7:30 p.m. Tue., March 21 @ The Natural Built Home Store, 5 W. Diamond Lake Rd., Minneapolis. RSVP at 612-789-8590 or castlebri.com
  • Traditions Upholstery Sale: Take 40 percent off select upholstery from brands such as Barclay Butera, Belle Meade, Hancock & Moore, and Lexington during this six-week sale event. March 1–April 15 @ Traditions Classic Home Furnishings, 4245 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-285-2777, traditions.com
  • Bachman's Spring Ideas House: Learn how to incorporate urban farmhouse trends into your home at Bachman's new-fashioned farmhouse Spring Ideas House, which showcases seasonal trends for the home and kitchen. March 15-April 15 @ 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7311, bachmans.com; tickets are $5 and benefit the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
  • Eames: The Architect and the Painter Film Screening: The Minneapolis chapter of modern architecture group DOCOMOMO hosts a free screening of the 2011 documentary, which provides a candid view of the emotional inner lives of two great American artists, Charles and Ray Eames. 6–9 p.m. Thu., March 23 @ Ralph Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. SE. #100, Minneapolis; register at eventbrite.com
  • Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textile Lecture: Minnesota textile artist Mary Zicafoose discusses her life as an artist and weaver as part of the Goldstein Museum of Design's ongoing exhibition, Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textile. 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. talk Thu., March 23 @ Goldstein Museum of Design, Gallery 241, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, goldstein.umn.edu
  • AlwaysMod Store Closing Sale: After two years in its Golden Valley location, modern home décor store AlwaysMod, formerly Finnstyle, is closing its doors. The entire store, including goods by Alessi, Tom Dixon, Riedel, Chilewich, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen, will be 30-80 percent off, and store fixtures, shelving, and all display items will also be available for sale. Get more details on the closing on the Home Dish blog. March 24–mid-April @ AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600, alwaysmod.com
  • Habitation Semi-Annual Custom Order Sale: All floor samples at the Excelsior Boulevard home furnishings and design store will be marked 20 percent off. All samples are sold as-is and final sale; some exclusions apply. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Fri., March 24 & Sat., March 25, noon-5 p.m. Sun., March 26 @ Habitation: Furniture + Design, 4317 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-426-3548, habitationdesign.com
  • Spring Centerpiece Workshop with Munster Rose: Learn how to make a spring centerpiece using flowers from your yard, farmer's market, or local florist, and discover tips and tricks to keep your flowers looking better, longer during this workshop led by Munster Rose floral studio. A ticket ($165) includes supplies for a centerpiece you can take home, complimentary refreshments, and a portrait with your finished masterpiece. Noon–2 p.m. Fri., March 24 @ Munster Rose Studio, 550 Vandalia St. #109, St. Paul, 651-797-4830; Register @ munsterrose.com
  • Bachman's Winter Farmers Market: Shop local, artisanal cheese, honey, jams, baked goods, meat, and produce inside Bachman's cozy greenhouse during its monthly farmers market. Visitors who mention “MarchMarket” at the store's registers during the event receive $5 off purchases of $25 or more on regular-priced, non-market goods. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat., March 25 @ 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600, bachmans.com
  • Seed-Starting Workshop: Get a jump on the season by starting vegetable and flower planting from seed during this free seed-starting workshop hosted by Gertens, featuring tips on lighting, heat mats, starting media, trays, and more. 10 a.m. Sat., March 25 @ Gartens, 5500 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights, 651-450-1501; register at gertens.com/event
  • Blaine Home Improvement & Design Expo: Get expert advice and services from more than 150 painters, remodelers, interior designers, contractors, and financial and landscape professionals during this expo, plus take advantage of free interior design consultations, programs on solar power for the home, flooring and bathroom trends, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., March 18 @ National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE., Blaine, mediamaxevents.com; tickets are $6 at the door or free with non-perishable food item
  • Mill City Farmer’s Market: The weekly farmer’s market features seasonal flower arrangements, hand-glazed ceramics, pickled vegetables, hand-cured meats, prepared food, and live music. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sun., March 26 @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org
  • Tillandsia Trend Planter Design Workshop: Bachman's hosts a workshop led by Bachman's designer, Kristen Peterson, highlighting these soil-less plants. The class features design demonstrations, care tips, and the materials to create a floral creation you can take home. 2–4 p.m. Sun., March 26 @ Bachman's, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600; $50, register at bachmans.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

 

 

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