Sales & Event Guide: January 24-29

by Jahna Peloquin / Image: Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show vendor Blackbox Container Studios’s shipping container home, photo by Spacecrafting


  • Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show: A spinoff of the long-running Minneapolis Home + Gardening Show, this new show offers budget-saving tips and more than 100 vendors for DIY remodeling, interior design, and home improvement. A highlight includes the Cargotecture exhibition, which showcases container homes (living spaces made from corten steel shipping containers), an offshoot of the tiny homes movement. Special guests include celebs Vern Yip of HGTV’s Design Star and Kayleen McCabe of DIY Network’s Rescue Renovations. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27 & Sat., Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29, U.S. Bank Stadium, 900 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, 952-933-3850,
  • Spot-a-Dot Sale at Ciel: Spot a dot and save at Ciel Loft & Home during its weekend-long sale. Almost everything in the store will be on sale, with markdowns of 15 to 50 percent off. Thu., Jan. 26-Sun., Jan. 29, 4415 Excelsior Blvd., St Louis Park, 952-922-2747,
  • The Paris Flea at Piccadilly Prairie: The vintage and antique store is transformed into the streets of Paris during its annual French-styled flea market at its new, larger Southdale location. Enjoy complimentary wine, 1960s French pop tunes, and French (and French-inspired) finds throughout the weekend, or reserve a free opening night ticket for first dibs on the goods. 6-9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28, and noon-6 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29, 2815 Southdale Center, Edina, 612-234-5014,
  • Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textiles Opening Party: Explore the history and process behind ikat in this comprehensive exhibition produced by the Goldstein Museum of Design. The bold, intricate pattern—traditional to Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Japan, and the South American Andes—has been used in everything from basic cotton garments to luxurious silk saris. The opening party includes spinning demonstrations by members of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, live Andean music by Enrique Burga of Ecuador Manta, and light refreshments. Opening party: 6-8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27 (free; registration requested); exhibition runs Jan. 28-May 14, Gallery 241 at Goldstein Museum of Design, 241 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, 612-624-7434,
  • D.NOLO One-Day Blow-out Sale: Take up to 90 percent off select seasonal goods from the North Loop boutique co-op’s eight vendors, including home goods retailers Ciel Loft & Home and Witt + Bliss. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28, 219 N. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-584-3244,
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Annual 50% Off Sale: The home improvement outlet, which features quality, donated home furnishings, furniture, and building supplies, hosts its annual half-off sale, with all revenue supporting Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s work buildings, rehabbing, and repairing homes for low-income families. Special hours: 9 a.m-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28 @ both ReStore locations: 510 Co. Rd. D W., New Brighton & 2700 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 612-588-3820,
  • Natural Built Home Retail Closing Sale: Natural Built Home, known as one of the few places in the Twin Cities to find home products for chemically sensitive people, is changing its focus from retail to remodeling. While the company is not closing, it’s downsizing and refocusing on eco-friendly, design-build-remodel services and products such as cabinets, countertops, flooring, tile, and more. Now through Jan. 31, all paints, stains, cleaners, clay, and cutting boards are 50 percent off. From Feb. 1-14, they will be marked 60 percent off, and from Feb. 15-28, prices will drop to 70 percent off. Ends Feb. 28, 4020 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 612-605-7999,
  • Winter Carnival Orchid Show: The Como Park Conservatory hosts the 43rd annual Winter Carnival Orchid Show, the largest display of privately owned orchids in the region. Organized by the Orchid Society of Minnesota and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, the show features orchids on display in a tropical setting as well as orchids for sale by vendors. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 3-12. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28 & Sun., Jan. 29, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, 651-487-8200,
  • Bachman’s Winter Farmer’s Market: Bachman’s kicks off its winter farmer’s market series with local farmers, bakers, craftsmen, and artisans in the Bachman’s Garden Center greenhouse. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,



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