Sales & Events Guide for March 28-April 2

by Jahna Peloquin | Photo courtesy Arlee Park

This week’s shopping and style highlights:


  • A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market: Spring Market: This biannual event features antiques, primitives, vintage, and industrial finds from 18 dealers inside Bachman’s greenhouse at its Lyndale Avenue flagship. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thu., March 30 & Fri., March 31; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., April 1; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,
  • AlwaysMod Store Closing Sale: After two years in its Golden Valley location, modern home décor store AlwaysMod, formerly Finnstyle, is closing its doors. The entire store, including goods by Alessi, Tom Dixon, RiedelChilewich, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen, will be 30-80 percent off, and store fixtures, shelving, and all display items will also be available for sale. Get more details on the closing on the Home Dish blogMarch 24–mid-April @ AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600,
  • Spring Parade of Homes Showcase (Closing Weekend) & Remodelers 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. Held in conjunction with the Parade of Homes, the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase is a scattered site tour of 64 remodeled homes in the Twin Cities. Admission is free except for a $5 donation to tour four high-end Artisan Dream Homes. Parade of Homes Showcase: Noon–6 p.m. Thursdays–Sundays from March 4–April 2; Remodelers Showcase: March 31-April 2, @ various locations; free guidebooks at Holiday Station stores or go to
  • Arlee Park Grand Opening: This new shop in the Nokomis East neighborhood features hand-picked vintage for the home, handmade home goods, and accessories by local makers, styled like a modern boutique with a tagline of “nostalgic and modern goods and threads.” Get a glimpse of their offerings at Noon-5 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ Arlee Park, 3000 E. 50th St., Minneapolis,
  • Goodthings Good Brunch: In celebration of spring brunch season, Goodthings Stores will host the first-ever Good Brunch at both its White Bear Lake and Maple Grove stores. The Good Brunch will feature sampling and product demonstrations, special event-day discounts, giveaways, gifts with purchase, and a showcase of brunch serving ware and products. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ 2184 4th St. #1, White Bear Lake, 651-426-8006, and The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12139 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, 763-494-9255,; to register, text “WhiteBear” or “MapleGrove” to 797979
  • Merriment presents 2017 Spring Design and Fashion Affair: Learn about the hottest trends in design and fashion for 2017 during this special event hosted by Woodbury boutique Merriment. The event includes a springtime table setting demonstration by interior designer Kate Deppert and pop-up shopping from local clothing line Tessa Louise and jewelry by Helen Wang and Cheryl Rasmussen, plus food, drinks, and giveaways. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ Merriment, 803 Bielenberg Dr., Woodbury, 651-219-4597,
  • Talk & Tea: New & Exciting Plants: Squire House Gardens hosts a presentation on the newest plants being offered at its nursery this season, including peonies, perennials, annual flowers, vegetables, and herbs presented by landscape designer and gardener Martin Stern; complimentary tea will be served. 3 p.m. Sat., April 1 and 1 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ Squire House Gardens, 3390 St. Croix Trail S., Afton,; register at 651-436-8080,, or online
  • Home Improvement & Design Expo: Get expert advice and services from more than 150 painters, remodelers, interior designers, contractors, and financial and landscape professionals during this expo, plus take advantage of free interior design consultations, programs on solar power for the home, flooring and bathroom trends, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., April 1 @ 8055 Barbara Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ 4125 Radio Dr., Woodbury,; tickets are $6 at the door or free with non-perishable food item
  • 46th Annual Antique Bottle, Advertising, and Stoneware Show and Sale: The North Star Historical Bottle Association hosts this annual event, which features thousands of artifacts from old breweries, soda fountains, drug stores, and more, plus vintage Red Wing Stoneware, tobacco and coffee tins, signs, and trays. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ Knights of Columbus Building, 1114 American Blvd. W., Bloomington,; $2 admission
  • Mill City Farmer’s Market: The weekly farmer’s market features seasonal flower arrangements, hand-glazed ceramics, pickled vegetables, hand-cured meats, prepared food, and live music. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Sun., April 2 @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis,
  • Traditions Upholstery Sale: Take 40 percent off select upholstery from brands such as Barclay Butera, Belle Meade, Hancock & Moore, and Lexington during this six-week sale event. March 1–April 15 @ Traditions Classic Home Furnishings, 4245 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-285-2777,



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