Sales + Events: Dec. 31–Jan. 6 features a remodeling expo, how-to classes, and four floors of local art

Ring in the New Year with sales, events, showrooms, and more.

Lady artist at work painting a large acrylic artwork
Courtesy Fotolia/ChrisAtPPS

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First Thursday’s at Northrup King Building

During the first Thursday of each month, explore four floors of incredible art created by painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, textile and fiber artists, jewelers, furniture showrooms, and more at the Northrup King Building. Thursday, 5-9 p.m. @ 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, 

Home Building and Remodeling Expo

From the smallest design details to the biggest home additions, the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts in the Minneapolis area come together to bring your latest ideas to life (or inspire you with new ones). Friday, 2-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 

Chalk Paint Crash Course

Chalk paint is growing rapidly in popularity—its smooth, creamy finish makes it an appealing option for all sorts of projects. But do you really know how to use it properly? Learn the basics of chalk paint and create your own take-home project. Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ 5630 W. 36th St., St. Louis Park,

Guthrie Theater’s Open House

New year, new hobby? Sample an exciting selection of Guthrie Theater’s winter 2019 classes! From dance, to acting, to backstage tours, to interview seminars, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Read more about the event here. Sunday, 1:30-5 p.m. @ Guthrie Theater, 818 S. Second St., Minneapolis,

Make a Mini Barn Door

Whitmer Crafts and Angry Inch Brewing join forces to offer an afternoon experience with cool crafts, hoppy sips, and the oh-so-popular trend of (you guessed it) barn doors. Sunday, 3-6 p.m. @ 20841 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville,

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