Wüsthof Epicure cutlery
by Jahna Peloquin (image courtesy Cooks of Crocus Hill)
Wüsthof Epicure Sale: Stock up and save 20 percent off on Wüsthof Epicure cutlery during the brand’s fall sale at Cooks of Crocus Hill. The line’s blades are crafted in Germany, with handles by Duluth-based maker Epicurean. Now through Sept. 27 @ Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-228-1333; 208 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-223-8167; and 324 S. Main St., Stillwater, 651-351-1144, cooksofcrocushill.com
The Knoll Sale: Save 15 percent and take advantage of free shipping on works by Saarinen, Mies, Breuer, and other modern design masters during the Knoll Sale at Design Within Reach’s new Galleria location and online. Now through Sept. 27 @ Design Within Reach, 69th St. and France Ave, Galleria Shopping Center Edina, 952-920-0225, dwr.com
Junk Bonanza: Shop vintage finds, antiques, architectural salvage, and repurposed, upcycled, and artisan handcrafted goods. Vendors restock daily. Tickets are $10 a day, $25 for early bird entry ($30 at the door), and children under 12 are free. Thursday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (8 a.m. early bird), Friday, Sept. 22 & Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. S., Shakopee, junkbonanza.com
“Jack Lenor Larsen at 90: Transformations by a Textile Innovator”: This exhibition will celebrate Jack Larsen’s 90th birthday through his many innovations, as the textiles on exhibit are informed by Larsen’s mastery of craft techniques, technological innovation, and inspiration from global design traditions. Approximately 65 to 70 textiles will exhibited, augmented with didactic text, guided tours, and public lectures. Curated by Stephanie Zollinger, the exhibition begins with a 90th birthday party and opening reception for Larsen, who will attend the event. Opening reception on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m.; on view Sept. 23, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018 @ Goldstein Museum of Design, Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, goldstein.design.umn.edu
ROAM Interiors Showroom Sample Sale: Save big on showroom samples at modern furniture retailer ROAM Interiors, including pieces from B&B Italia, Cassina, Montis, Kartell, Flos, Bensen, and Tom Dixon. Saturday, Sept. 23-Saturday, Sept. 30 @ ROAM Interiors, 2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-377-6465, roaminteriors.com
Normandale Japanese Garden Festival: The fourth annual festival showcases Normandale Japanese Garden Festival, which was conceived in 1967 on the grounds of Normandale College by by Tokyo landscape architect Takao Watanabe. The festival features food, martial arts demos, a boutique, and more. There is a $10 requested donation at the door. Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. @ Normandale Japanese Garden at Normandale Community College 9700 France Ave. S., Bloomington, 952-358-8145, nomandale.edu/japanesegarden
“How to Avoid the Biggest Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Mistakes” Seminar: Avoid costly kitchen design mistakes by attending this free seminar hosted by Crystal Kitchen Center. Learn insights and helpful hints about hte remodeling process, design trend, budgeting tips, and ask questions. Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m. @ Crystal Kitchen + Bath, 3620 Winnetka Ave. N., Crystal, 763-544-5950 to RSVP. crystalkitchen.com
Auxiliary Fall Harvest Sale: This popular sale features one-of-a-kind, nature-related gift items by Auxiliary members,including arrangements, swags, and wreaths as well as greeting cards, botanicals, fiber arts, and other scented items from natural materials found in the Minnesota landscape. All proceeds benefit the Arboretum. Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952-443-1400, arboretum.umn.edu
“Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future” Screening: Explore the life of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), whose visionary buildings include National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan, in this documentary co-produced by his son, Eric Saarinen, who will be present during the screening. $10 tickets ($7 for MSP Film Society members and students). Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. @ St. Anthony Main Theatre, 125 SE. Main St., Minneapolis, 612-331-7563, mspfilm.org
3rd Annual Twin CIties Pottery Seconds Sale: Shop imperfect works from 14 Twin Cities potters, all marked at $5 to $10, during this annual event. Participating artists include A Mano, Adam Gruetzmacher, Ben Fiess, Fringe & Fettle, Elizabeth Pechacek, Dan Jaffe, and Samantha Longley. Arrive early for the best selection. Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. @ A Mano Studio, Northrup King Bilding, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #252, Minneapolis.
Fall 2017 Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase: Search for and explore the best remodeled homes in Minnesota during the Parade of Homes. Presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), the 69th annual event highlights 406 new home and remodels from across the state, showcasing the latest in home features, finishes, products, and colors. All the homes are free to tour, with the exception of four Artisan Dream Homes and one Special Dream Home ($5 at the door). Proceeds from the Dream Homes go to the BATC Foundation to help them build and remodel homes for area families in need. Ends October 1. For locations, visit paradeofhomes.org, or pick up a free guide book at Holiday Stationstores.
Pharmacie’s Loll Designs September Sale: Save 15 percent off all outdoor furniture by Duluth-based brand, Loll Designs, during Pharmacie’s annual Loll sale, plus receive free shipping. Ends September 30 @ Pharmacie, 2743 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-200-9633, pharmaciempls.com