Sales + Events: 10/31-11/5

White Birch House in Victoria hosts an evening of holiday decor inspiration and gifts

by Jahna Peloquin (image courtesy White Birch House)

Lily and Violet Boutique Holiday Celebration and Benefit: The Linden Hills boutique is hosting its annual holiday celebration to benefit Firefly Sisterhood, a mentoring program providing support for women with breast cancer—10 percent of all sales will be donated to Firefly Sisterhood. The four-day event will also include a Realia by Jen jewelry trunk show (with all designs 20 percent off during the event), drawings for Hobo bags and Lily and Violet gift certificates, a free gift with each purchase, and wine and chocolates, plus complimentary chair massages on Thursday from 5–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 5 from noon–5 p.m. @ Lily and Violet, 3413 W. 44th St., Minneapolis, 612-746-4160,

Bachman’s Inspiration Night: Get holiday entertaining inspiration at this event hosted by Bachman’s. Visit eight inspiration stations throughout the store for tips and tricks for holiday florals, tablescapes, fireplace mantels, succulent wreaths, cocktail mixing, and more. Plus, enjoy a formal presentation of ‘The Art of Holiday Décor” by Susie Bachman at one of three seated seminars and receive 10 percent off any regular-priced purchase during the event. Register ($10) at Thursday, Nov. 2 from 4–8 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,

Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo: From the creators of the Minneapolis Home & Landscape Expo comes this new holiday shopping event featuring a mix of handcrafted home goods, holiday décor, gourmet food, jewelry, and accessories, plus pottery, paintings, sculptures, and more. With goods from more than 150 Minnesota makers and artists, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your list. The event also features holiday floral décor, tablescapes, and home décor, plus demonstrations ranging from polymer clay sculpture to silkscreen printing. Buy tickets ($6 adults, seniors and children under 16 free) at Friday, Nov. 3 from noon–8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall A, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis

Art Attack: Shop handcrafted goods and art by local artists and craftspeople at this three-day open studio event hosted at the expansive Northrup King Building. Shop goods by makers including Kindred Folk, 3 Jäg design jewelry, American Craftsmen, Ashley Mary Art, Minny & Paul, United Goods, Timber & Tulip, Karin Jacobson, Larissa Loden, L. SHOFF, Liv by Linda, Danish Teak Classics, Britta Lynn Design, A MANO, and more, plus enjoy live music, food trucks, art demonstrations, and interactive experiences. Friday, Nov. 3 from 5–10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4 from noon–8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 5 from noon–5 p.m. @ Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE., Minneapolis,

Open Casket: The Casket Arts Building hosts its annual fall open studio event highlighting handmade goods and art by local makers and artists, plus food trucks, live music, guest artists, food trucks, and craft beer. Makers include Indigo & Snow, Flora Bella, Teresa Audet, Stangler Works, Kelsey Lee-Karol jewelry, and Gina Mount Jewelry. Friday, Nov. 3 from 5–10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 from noon–8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 5 from noon–5 p.m. @ Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave. NE., Minneapolis,

White Birch House’s Christmas Open House: White Birch House presents a holiday open house that offers everything you need to host a holiday get-together, from seasonal décor to festive tablescapes and arrangements. Stop in early to enter hourly drawings, and enjoy seasonal refreshments. Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ White Birch House, 7940 Victoria Dr. #104, Victoria, 952-737-1884,

Bachman’s Winter Farmers Markets: As the weather cools down, warm up inside Bachman’s greenhouses to shop seasonal goods. Stock up on produce, sweet treats, crafts, and holiday gifts from local farmers, bakers, and artisans. For the first time, Bachman’s expands its winter farmers market to its Apple Valley location in partnership with the St. Paul Farmers Market. The farmer’s market also expands to Bachman’s Plymouth location. Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 7955 150th St. W., Apple Valley; Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 10050 6th Ave. N., Plymouth;

Frank Modern Furniture + Art Grand Opening: Covet Design has rebranded as Frank Modern–but with the same unique collection of affordable, modern furniture and local art. To celebrate, the store is offering deep discounts on furniture and decor items for one day only–including 20 percent of fall rugs, lightign, and pottery, and up to 50 percent off select items, including some couches and chairs, plus a raffle on select home accessories and free coffee and treats provided by Blackeye Roasting and Bogart’s Doughnuts. Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Frank Modern Furniture + Art, 3736 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-4034,

The Great Northeast Make Merry: Shop handcrafted and vintage goods from local vendors at this holiday popup market hosted by HeadFlying Brewing. Vendors include new local creative duo, THE|KEEP, who will showcase their collection of vintage and repurposed clothing, reimagined with minimalist styling and modern silhouettes. Shop goods from additional makers, including Atelier & Stone Jewelry, Wild Poppy, and Scrappy Products, plus enjoy HeadFlyer’s seasonal craft brews. Saturday, Nov. 4 from noon–5 p.m. @ HeadFlyer Brewing, 861 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; get more info at

Linden Hills Holiday Market Opening Day: Roving maker mart, Minneapolis Craft Market, has joined forces with the Linden Hills Farmers Market to bring together the best Minnesota makers, artisan food producers, and farm-fresh produce every week. The market will take place within the greenhouses at Sunnyside Gardens alongside their Christmas tree lot, making it a one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts and décor alike. This weekend’s kickoff event features goods from more than 60 vendors, including Fair Anita, Foat Design, Anywhere Apparel, and Scrappy Products. Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. @ Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 44th St. W., Minneapolis,



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