Sale & Event Guide: April 5-10

April 5: Kitchen Talk Panel: Designing a Timeless Kitchen: Midwest Home hosts this ASID Designer Kitchen kickoff event, in which talented local designers share ideas on “Designing a Timeless Kitchen” at the Rubble Tile showroom in Minneapolis. Guests can mingle from 5-6 p.m.; the discussion will begin at 6 p.m. The panelists—creative local design professionals—include Catherine Harrington of Catherine Harrington Designs, Dan Juedes of Filament Lighting, and Donna Tasto of Rubble Tile, with Midwest Home editor Chris Lee moderating. To attend, RSVP at For more information about the ASID Designer Kitchen Tour, set for the weekend of April 16-17 at 10 homes throughout the metro area, visit (Rubble Tile Showroom, 7003 W. Lake St. #150, Minneapolis)

April 6: Laundry Camp with the Laundry Evangelist: This free event is a unique opportunity to learn about the art of doing laundry. Led by Mona Williams owner Patric Richardson, known as The Laundry Evangelist, the event teaches “campers” valuable laundry tips about things like stain removal and washing dry clean–only garments in a fun environment. RSVP at (6-8 p.m., Mona Williams, 18 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-4493.)

April 1–15: Pharmacie Spring Sale: Now through April 15, take 20 percent off new sofa orders, and up to 40 percent on floor models. (2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-200-9633,

April 1–8: Hickory Chair, Visual Comfort, and Bolier & Company Sample Sale: The side-by-side showrooms in International Market Square are throwing their first-ever sample sale open to the public. Find Hickory Chair sofas, chairs, and casegoods at 60 to 80 percent off, and Bolier furniture and a selection of Visual Comfort & Company lighting, chandeliers, lamps, and sconces starting at 55 percent off. (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m., 612-354-7102 or 612-584-4000, 275 Market St., Minneapolis, Suites 363 & 366)

Apr 7: Textile Center‘s Textile Garage Sale: This annual event offers a thrifty way to stock up on secondhand textiles, yarn, thread, notions, sewing machines, magazines, books, buttons, tools, and looms. Proceeds benefit the Textile Center; donations are accepted from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 7. (Preview sale: 6-8 p.m. April 8, $20 members, $30 nonmembers; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9, admission: $2, University of Minnesota ReUse Warehouse, 883 SE. 29th Ave., Minneapolis,

April 7-10: American Craft Council Show: The American Craft Council puts on a three-day festival celebrating all things handmade. With more than 225 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor vendors and artists from across the country, you’re sure to find something you won’t find at major retailers. (Preview party: 6-9 p.m. April 7, $75; runs 10 a.m.- p.m. April 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9, 11 a.m-5 p.m. April 10, $11-12 admission, St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd.,

April 8-10: Minnesota 2016 Spring Festival: Consistently ranked as one of the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, this festival offers work from hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters. With stage entertainment, hourly gift certificate winners, and copious amounts of food and drink, this event offers family-fun for all. (Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee,

April 9: Lowertown Pop: Union Depot in Lowertown welcomes a St. Paul pop-up maker market, benefiting Face to Face and Minnesota makers. The market will feature local artisans as well as demonstration sessions, such as a how-to on creating the perfect gin and tonic with Blue Henn, and hat making with D8agirl Design. (10 a.m.-4 p.m., Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul,

April 9: Entertaining + Styling Lab: Put It on Paper: LAB MPLS hosts a workshop on the art of communicating on paper led by instructor and Twin Cities-based interior designer Mary Hickey of Mary Hickey Interiors. Registration is $5 and available at (10-11:30 a.m., Ampersand, 3445 Galleria, Edina,

April 9: Minnesota Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Sale: The nonprofit gardening club hosts its annual one-day sale featuring thousands of show-quality tubers, including rare and exclusive varieties. Dahlia growers will be on-hand to assist with selections and answer questions. (9 a.m.-3 p.m. Bachman’s Garden Center, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

By Halle Mason, Jahna Peloquin, and Chris Lee. Image: NEU Designs chair at American Craft Council Show

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