Sales + Events: Oct. 2-7 features a watercolor painting class, flower shows & sales, and a culture-packed night market

Twin Cities shopping and events highlights for this week.

art therapy. painting classes or courses. creativity inspiration expression concept. woman drawing abstract blue painting.Watercolor Lab

Travel back in time to the nostalgic days of elementary art class with this watercolor how-to session with MaeMae & Co at LAB MPLS. You’ll learn about the tools and techniques of creating gorgeous watercolor artwork and stationary, including all the tips and tricks you need to look like a seasoned pro. There’s no experience required. Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m. @ 1629 Hennepin Ave., Suite 300A, Minneapolis, labmpls.com

Creating a Home Landscape to Love

At the first meet-up of this four-session workshop, you’ll learn the theory and principle of landscape design, how to analyze soils, explore the landscape design process, investigate proper plant selection, and more landscape design techniques with horticulturist Jim Calkins. Your yard is your inspiration, your project, and your weekly homework. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, arboretum.umn.edu

African Violet Show & Sale

This year, the African Violet Society of America’s Fall Show and Sale will include an impressive selection of violet plants in a wide variety of colors and sizes—including some other gesnariads. Come for the plant show, the sale, or both—they’ll run simultaneously.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, bachmans.com

Fall Flower Show

In a sea of red and yellow, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be booming with fall chrysanthemums at this season’s Fall Flower Show. It’s a no-brainer—float through the flowers and enjoy the Como Zoo while you’re already there. Saturdays through Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., @ 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, comozooconservatory.com

2018 Fall Crawl

A cash bar, grand prize giveaways, raffles, and more than 25 crafters and small businesses? Say no more. The 2018 Fall Crawl is an age-appropriate, family-friendly, free experience where you can sip, shop, and support the very best of our community’s talented craft-creators. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. @ Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville, eventbrite.com

Little Mekong Night Market

This year is closing in quick, and for 2018, it’s your last-chance look: Little Mekong is offering a late-night pop-up event for anyone looking to feel inspired by Southeast Asian culture and community. This miniature version of their annual celebration hosts 20 vendors, selling various products and services, arts & crafts—including live performances, food, and fine art. Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, 2-10 p.m. @ 422 University Ave. W., St. Paul, littlemekong.com

Maker Days at Linden Hills

Maybe you’re searching for farm-fresh heirloom vegetables, fruits, and herbs to complete your Sunday night, homemade dinner menu. Or maybe it’s the opposite: You just really don’t want to cook. No matter what boat you’re in, this outdoor market is sure to have it all amongst their 50 vendors—including all the local farmers and food trucks you know you love. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Settergren of Linden Hills, 2813 43rd St. W., Minneapolis, facebook.com

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