Sales + Events: February 27-March 5
The week in sales and events includes a hygge-inspired maker market, the Spring Parade of Homes, and more.
Up Six Vintage Winter Clearance: Save 30 percent on all vintage clothing and accessories for men and women, plus 20 percent off all mid-century modern furnishings, housewares, decor, records, jewelry case items, art, and lighting during the St. Paul vintage store's annual winter clearance. Tuesday–Monday @ Up Six Vintage, 189 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, facebook.com/upsixvintage
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 through March 25 @ various locations; free guidebooks at Holiday Station stores or go to paradeofhomes.org
Pink Door Boutique Sip & Shop Opening Event: After 10 years in Lakeville, retailer Pink Door Boutique has moved to 50th & France, at the former Parc storefront. The store carries a mix of women’s clothing and accessories, hostess and baby gifts, and home decor and fragrance, plus bath bombs from Da Bomb Bath Fizzers. They open this week with a three-day Sip & Shop opening event. Thursday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily @ Pink Door Boutique, 5023 France Ave. S., Edina, facebook.com/pg/PINKDOORMN
Edible Landscaping in the City: Learn about how to incorporate edible plants into your city yard at this free workshop hosted by Urban Forage Winery and Cider Host. Jeff Zeitler, and organic gardener and landscape architect, will discuss the best trees, shrubs, and perennials for Minnesota landscapes, and how to harvest fruit and vegetables throughout the growing season. Thursday from 6–7 p.m. @ Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 3016 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, register at eventbrite.com
Time Bomb Vintage’s 3rd Anniversary Weekend Celebration: Head to vintage shopping district, Minnehaha Mile, for Time Bomb Vintage’s third birthday bash. The weekend includes treasure hunts, prizes, games, and daily deals, plus bingo, cartoons and cereal, and a kick-off party with live music. Friday–Sunday from noon–6 p.m. daily @ Time Bomb Vintage, 4008 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, timebombvintage.com
Spring Expo: Let's Get Growing: Join University of Minnesota master gardeners of Dakota County for the Let's Get Growing 2018 Spring Expo. Geared toward gardeners of all skill levels, this event features a variety of classes taught by university and college instructors, master gardeners, and horticulture professionals. Tickets are $40 at eventbrite.com. Saturday from 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. @ Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trl., Rosemount
Hygge Market: Make a weekend trip to Duluth for the Hygge Market, an outdoor modern craft market featuring artisan goods by more than 20 Minnesota makers. Hosted by home goods retailer Makers Mercantile and reclaimed wood art storefront Bailey Builds, the market celebrates the Danish concept of hygge with warm drinks, outdoor games, and hot eats. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ 58th Ave. W. & Grand Ave., Duluth, makersmercantilemn.com
Gather & Plant: Air Plant Event: Join Tangletown Gardens for a free event exploring the world of air plants. Learn how to select, display, design with, and care for these unique plants with help from garden designers and staff. No registration is required. Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily @ Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, tangletowngardens.com
Succulents & Essential Oils Workshop: Learn how to create your own succulent diffuser in this workshop hosted by Sailer's Greenhouse in Shakopee. Choose from thousands of succulents to create your succulent container, with help from garden experts. After planting your creation, learn how to transform your container into a living diffuser by adding young living essential oils to your plants. The workshop is free, and attendees pay for materials (costing $30 to $50 on average). Saturday from 11 a.m.–noon @ Sailer's Greenhouse, 1610 170th St., Shakopee, register at eventbrite.com.
True Hue Pop-up Shop: Minnesota-based natural home fragrance brand, True Hue, pops up at Pottery Barn Galleria with its selection of vegan, phthalate-free, and GMO-free natural-soy candles, reed diffusers, room and linen sprays, and matches. Saturday from noon–6 p.m. @ Pottery Barn, 3675 Galleria, Edina, truehuelife.com
Kieran Riley Abbott Artist's Reception: Home goods store, Forage Modern Workshop, hosts an artist's reception for its current featured artist, Kieran Riley Abbott. The Minneapolis native, now based in Vermont, received her BFA in printmaking from the University of Minnesota. Her newest exhibition centers around a series of sculptural monotypes that feature a geometric, checkerboard pattern that blurs around the edges as a result of the artist's unique process. Saturday from 3–5 p.m. (on view through April) @ Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, foragemodernworkshop.com