Sales + Events: 5/30-6/4

Shop unique ceramic tumblers by E. SMiTH Workshop at this weekend’s Anonymous Choir Market. (Image: courtesy E. SMiTH Workshop)

by Jahna Peloquin

The week’s top home and garden sales and shopping events in the Twin Cities:

Chef Camp at Wilson & Willy’s: Knife Sharpening & Care Workshop: In anticipation of Chef Camp‘s summer retreat at Lake Superior in September, Minneapolis retailer shop Wilson & Willy’s is hosting a three-part series of workshops to bring the Northwoods experience to the North Loop. The series continues with a class on knife sharpening and care led by Chef Camp instructor Nick Zdon. (Attendees should bring their own knife.) Then, a camp chef will teach some basic knife skills and serve up some hearty tastes of food. Thursday, June 1 at 6 p.m. @ Wilson & Willy’s, 211 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-315-2280; tickets are $20 via

Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour: Tour nine of the newest high-end homes across the Twin Cities built by some of the best custom builders in the market. These homes will unveil the latest trends in architecture, design, craftsmanship, interior design, technology, landscaping, and more. Whether you’re looking to build, remodel, or seek inspiration, this year’s Luxury Home Tour is a must-go. Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4 plus June 9-11 and June 16-18 from noon-6 p.m. daily @ various locations. Passport tickets to view all the homes are $20 in advance or $25 when purchased at the homes. Each passport allows one-time admittance into all homes any time during the three weekends. Tickets for single homes are available at the homes for $5 per home @

Spring Pop-up at BANGbang Salon: Shop handmade goods by local makers and vintage clothing and home goods during this pop-up event from vendors including Kollektiv, Creative Fibers by Micka Sieve, reMASTROed, and Jesikah Orman Textiles. Juice and juice cocktails from whole(sum) Kitchen will be served. Friday, June 2 from 5–8 p.m. @ BANGbang Salon and Creative Space, 11 W. 38th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-2264,

Edina Art Fair: Shop handmade arts and goods by 280 local artists and makers during the 51st annual Edina Art Fair at at the intersection of 50th and France. Featured makers include United Goods, known for its Minnesota-themed candles and prints. Plus, Minneapolis lifestyle brand Kindred Folk showcases its new collection of boho-inspired indigo bedding and home accessories at 50th & France women’s fashion retailer n’etc, food truck fare, craft beer tents, a pig roast, a community art project, kids’ activities, live music, and more throughout the weekend. Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m–5 p.m. @ 50th & France, Edina,

2017 Iris Show: The Iris Society of Minnesota hosts its annual iris show, which features some of the best irises in the state in a juried competition. Participate by bringing a cut iris between 8 to 10 a.m. from your garden to display for judging. Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,

DIY Succulent Planter Bar: Carver Junk Co. hosts a 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 Friday, June 2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. @ Carver Junk Co., 206 N Chestnut, Chaska, 612-615-8650,

Mill City Farmer’s Market: Mill City’s farmer’s market has moved outdoors for the season. Shop for goods from more than 120 farmers, florists, food artisans, restaurants, and makers at this weekly event, including indigo-dyed textiles and home goods by Indigo & Snow, modern housewares and a new line of woven rugs by Willful, and fair-trade artisan woven baskets from House of Talents. Plus, cooking demos from Mill City Cooks, live music, and kids’ activities. Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis,

Landscaping for Pollinators: Gardeners of all levels can help pollinators thrive by providing the right plants in this class led by University of Minnesota horticulture educator Julie Weisenhorn. Get a pollinator perspective on landscaping and learn practical ways to transform your yard to support bees and other pollinator insects. Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 a.m.-noon @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Picnic Shelter, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952-443-1400; tickets are $41 members, $55 non-member (includes Arboretum admission) @

It’s Local District Maker Market at Grand Old Day: The longest block party of the year descends upon St. Paul’s Grand Avenue this weekend. New this year is the It’s Local District, featuring local makers and artists from the Lowertown Pop market and others selling handcrafted items, plus ice cream samples from Sweet Me Creamery and an interactive solar-electric system installation from All Energy Solar. Sunday, June 4 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Located on Grand Ave. between Ayd Mill Bridge and Syndicate Ave., St. Paul,

Khazana at Lyndale Open Streets: Imported arts and textiles retailer Khazana is hosting a day of art activities, shopping, and treats during Open Streets on Lyndale Avenue. Taste Khazana’s spicy-sweet Indian lemonade and housemade chai, participate in art activities and free yoga, watch dance performances and take lessons from Bollywood Dance Scene, and shop globally sourced home goods and accessories from Caracol Trading Company and jewelry by Minneapolis brand LaLunetteSunday, June 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Khazana, 2225 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-339-4565,

Anonymous Choir Bazaar: The multi-talented ladies of vocal group Anonymous Choir have curated their favorite Twin Cities makers alongside their own modern handcrafted goods for this free, day-long market at stylish event space Paikka. Highlights include Ginny Sims Ceramics, E. SMiTH Workshop ceramics and jewelry, and There There Collective‘s unique jewelry, prints, and ceramics. Plus, Anonymous Choir performs at 5 p.m., get your photo taken at a tintype photo booth by Zoey Melf, and enjoy food from Dumpling, Modern Times, and Shoo Fly Pie. Sunday, June 4 from noon-6 p.m. @ Paikka, Vandalia Towers, 550 Vandalia St. #165 (entrance at back of building), St. Paul; view event page for full maker lineup

Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers’ Market: Shop for handmade goods from nearly 20 makers while stocking up on heirloom vegetables at this special maker’s edition of the Linden Hills Farmer’s Market. Held in partnership with Minneapolis Craft Market, the market features handcrafted gifts including skincare, cards, jewelry, and more. Sunday, June 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Linden Hills Park, 4201 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis; view event page

Danish Teak Classics: Save 10 to 50 percent on everything at the furniture company’s showroom, warehouse, and website, including vintage modern furniture, art glass, and ceramic art. Friday, May 26-Sunday, June 11 @ Danish Teak Classics Showroom, 1500 Jackson St. NE., Ste. 277, Minneapolis, 612-362-7870,



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