Sales + Events: Jan. 21-27 features art galleries, exhibitions, and the St. Paul Winter Carnival

This week's shopping and events highlights.

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“How Can We Help Bees?”

The University of Minnesota’s Bee Squad explains. Head to The Museum of Russian Art for a night of eye-opening education inspired by their new exhibition “Inside the Beehive.” Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. @ TMORA, 5500 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, tmora.org

St. Paul Winter Carnival

Enjoy the parade, ice carving competition, art show, memorabilia display, ice bar, food trucks, and more at the 133rd St. Paul Winter Carnival—a chilly celebration of Minnesota winter. Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Kellogg Park, 62 Kellogg Blvd. E., St. Paul, wintercarnival.com

Northern Lights Staining Class

Learn how to stain your own blue-green Northern Lights piece from the original creators themselves—Nikki and Anna of Hagen and Oats. Friday, 6-8 p.m. @ Fourpost at Mall of America, 204 S. Ave., Bloomington, eventbrite.com

2019 Winterfest

Minnesota’s craft beer industry is so great it deserves its own event, and when 100 breweries, more than 30 pubs and restaurants, and live music come together, you know a good time is around the corner. Friday, 7-10 p.m. @ Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul, mncraftbrew.org

First Look: “Imagine”

Join photographer Erik Johansson at his preview party for “Imagine”—ASI’s newest exhibition—filled with dreamy, nature-based photography. Friday, 7-10 p.m. @ American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, asimn.org

Wintertide 2019

Check out new work from Northeast Minneapolis artists like Hallie Bahn and Katayoun Amjadi at Wintertide, a biennial juried art exhibition hosted by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Friday, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. @ Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis, nemaa.org

Indoor Winter Market

Shop gifts and groceries at Indoor Winter Market—a warmer version of Mill City Farmer’s Market summer event. With 40 local farmers, food makers, and artisans, you can’t go wrong. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org

“Fascinators” Opening Reception

Ellen Heck presents a series of print portraits in her new exhibition, “Fascinators.” And fascinating it is—sitters wear Möbius strips, mathematical, and paradoxical figures as hats. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. @ Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, grovelandgallery.com

Northrup King Nights

Stop by the largest art building in Minnesota to explore more than 70 open studios and galleries across four floors at Northrup King Nights. Saturday, 6-10 p.m. @ Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. N.E., Minneapolis, facebook.com

“Only Human” Opening Reception

Four artists (including Chloe Briggs and Jessica Meeks) with a passion for art and the human body join forces to showcase a series of figurative and portrait works in “Only Human.” Saturday, 7-10 p.m. @ Gallery 427, 1500 Jackson St. N.E. #427, Minneapolis, gallery427.com

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