Sales + Events: April 24-29

A MANO, left, and Arden Trading Co., right, at the Collective | Courtesy LAB Mpls

Art in Bloom 2018:

Works of art will come to life in vibrant floral arrangements during the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s 35th annual Art in Bloom event, which pairs floral arrangements with famous artworks. View the floral designs by professional and amateur floral designers throughout the museum’s galleries. Special events include a preview party on Wednesday, a Flowers After Hours party on Thursday night, workshops, and more. The galleries are free to view; some events are ticketed. Read Midwest Home contributor Camille LeFevre’s review of this year’s show on the Home Dish blogWednesday–Sunday  @ Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, artsmia.org

Navab Brothers Warehouse Sale:

Save 50 to 65 percent on all Oriental rugs in a wide variety of sizes and styles during Navab Brothers’ huge warehouse sale—their first in five years. Thursday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Navab Brothers Warehouse, 7900 Excelsior Blvd. Unit 106, Hopkins, 952-935-2083 (sale days only) or 952-920-9597 (store), navabbrothers.com

Early Spring Cold-Tolerant Container Design Workshop:

Spring is still far from here—so get a jump start with Bachman’s early spring, cold-tolerant container design workshop. Welcome the season’s first plants and blooms to your outdoor containers with help from a Bachman’s design expert. Learn how to design your own early spring outdoor container with cold-tolerant blooms in this hands-on seminar. Ticket covers all materials used. Thursday at 6 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; tickets are $50 at bachmans.com

Mill City Farmers Market:

Shop from more than 40 local farmers, food vendors, and artisans for unique, handmade items and groceries at the Mill City Farmers Market, one of the longest-running markets in the state. Take in a cooking demonstration from Mill City Cooks, and shop home goods from makers including Alana Cuellar Clay, House of Talents, Jeanne Beatrice Market Baskets, and Old World Cabinet. Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. @ 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org

HAMMS Event 2018:

The 6th annual HAMMS Event—short for Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed—is a Minnesota-made market with a twist: Up to $5,000 in event ticket sales and donations will be awarded to one of the participating makers to invest in their business. Shop goods from 30 makers including StormSister Spatique, Still Kickin, Jovy Rockey Jewelry, and My Naptime Jewelry, and enjoy local beer, food, and spirits from City House’s new spring menu before it opens to the public on May 1. Bonus: This year’s event is dog friendly. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ City House–Red River Kitchen, 258 Mill St., St. Paul; tickets are $8–$10 at hammsevent.com

Minnesota Modern with Larry Millett:

Join Castle Building & Remodeling and the Natural Built Home Store for this special talk featuring renowned Minnesota architecture critic and historian Larry Millett. He will be discussing his book Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Mid-century and mid-century modern architecture. RSVP for the free talk at naturalbuilthome.com. Saturday from 10–11:30 a.m. @ the Natural Built Home Store, 4020 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis

The Collective 2018:

Workshop series LAB is back with another edition of the Collective, a curated day of shopping from local brands and discussions led by local business owners. The event offers attendees and local creatives the chance to experience some of the Twin Cities’ best brands in person—and learn about topics such as perfection paralysis, entrepreneurship, and creating digital content from names such as Eric Dayton, the Golden Rule owner Erin Duininck, and Hennepin Made’s Jackson Schwartz. This year’s free event features pop-up shopping from 39 local makers including Willful Goods, Timber & Tulip, True Ethic, Still Kickin, Spot Spa, Neal Jewelry, Minny & Paul, and the debut of Wit & Delight’s new stationery line. Saturday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Loring Social, 1629 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, labmpls.com

Summer Flower Show Opening Day:

Take in the sights and scents of summer at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Summer Flower Show. View warm-season blooming plants in the Sunken Garden. Pink will be the dominant color, accented with hints of white. Opening day includes a gardener’s talk at 1 p.m. Begins Saturday, ends September 30 @ Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul, comozooconservatory.org

Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour:

Take a self-guided tour for home improvement inspiration, resources, and the opportunity to speak with homeowners and contractors during the 31st annual Minneapolis & St. Pau Home Tour. Make progress toward your new kitchen, bath, unused spaces, and additions, from very old homes to new builds. Homeowners across the Twin Cities will open their doors to share their home improvement experiences. Get your free passport at the first home you visit and find a list of locations at msphometour.com. Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sunday from 1–5 p.m. 

Succulent Make & Take Events:

Join Succ It Up Buttercup for a made-your-own succulent open-house event. Come anytime during the open house-style event to put together your unique creation, choosing from hundreds of containers—from vintage to modern—and several succulent options. Prices are between $15 to $30 depending on how many succulents you create; price includes everything you need for your take-home arrangements. Plus, enjoy craft beer while you shop. Saturday from 1–5 p.m. @ Maple Island Brewing, 225 Main St. N., Stillwater, and Sunday from 1–5 p.m. @ Wicked Wort Brewing Co., 4165 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale

Minneapolis Craft Market:

Shop modern crafts from local makers at this event curated by Minneapolis Craft Market, an ongoing series of markets popping up at breweries and farmers’ markets each month. This month’s edition features goods from Joeleen Torvick, Lulu Organics, Showroom, Fair Anita, and more. Sunday from noon–5 p.m. @ Lakes & Legends Brewing Co., 1368 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

 

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