Sales + Events: Nov. 27-Dec. 2 features museum and art tours, DIY classes, and a handful of holiday markets

Twin Cities shopping and events highlights for this week.

Woman looking at paintings/photos in a museumExploring Russian Women’s Art

Join an exclusive, after-hours private tour of TMORA’s main gallery exhibition “From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists from the Kolodzei Art Foundation.” The new exhibition features the work of emerging, mid-career, and established artists in various art mediums—including painting, photography, collage, works on paper, video, and interactive installations. Wine and light snacks will be served. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. @ The Museum of Russian Art, 5500 Stevens Ave. S., Minneapolis, facebook.com

The Great Northeast Make Merry

They’re back! Each Thursday through Dec. 20, Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Markets & Events host their annual series of festive holiday markets at Sociable Cider Werks. Shop Minnesota makers, snack your way through the cities’ best food vendors, and sip cider among some of the very best creatives around. Thursday, 5-9 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. N.E., Minneapolis, facebook.com

Create a Pine Tree Kokedama

A kokedama is a moss-covered ball of soil that acts as a plant container—but in this case, it’s a holding a pine tree! This DIY class (hosted by Lilia Flower Boutique) will teach step-by-step how to make your own unique Japanese planter. All supplies, beverages, hors d’oevres are provided. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. @ 18172 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata, eventbrite.com

SmartArt Walking Tour

The Minneapolis Convention Center is prepared to host Art Force’s latest rotation of visual art. Along a guided, walk-through tour, you’ll see art on display created by local artists who live and work in nearby cities. The rotation includes pieces by Robert Jackson, Marjorie Moody, Kalley Fosso, and more. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. @ Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, eventbrite.com

Amaryllis Table Centerpiece Class

Create the perfect amaryllis centerpiece to ‘wow’ your holiday guests at Cedar Brook Garden Center. This how-to class will teach you how to make the ruby red flowering bulbs, hand-selected trimmings, and gorgeous greenery come together, transform, and become a stunning holiday arrangement you (and everyone else) will obsess over the entire season. Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon @ Cedar Brook Garden Center, 26800 Langford Ave., New Prague, cedarbrookgc.com

Betty’s Third Annual Bizarre Bazaar

It’s all in the name: This bazaar is the quirkiest around. From knitted cacti and festive florals to jewelry and needlepoints, you’ll be sure to find the kookiest crafts and strangest sells from more than 45 vendors, including Muddy Mouth Cards, Jonny B’s Art, and Funky Fibers. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ 2501 Marshall St. N.E., Minneapolis, bettydangers.com

Julmarknad

American Swedish Institute plans for one of their most popular weekends of the year with Julmarknad—a market and festival that features more than 40 talented local and regional artists in artisan glass, clothing, wood, jewelry, ceramic, and textile mediums. Catch special music and dance performances, shop the ASI museum store, make Nordic-inspired crafts, and before you go, hit the FIKA bake sale for treats worth tasting. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, asimn.org

A Handmade Holiday Market

When nearly 10,000 people have shown interest on Facebook and the vendor tables are entirely sold out, it’s easy to see this handmade holiday market truly is all the rage. They combined the lovely Loring Park, shopping, and farm-to-table Belgian-style brews to create the ultimate gift-buyers paradise. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. @ Lakes and Legends Brewing Company, 1368 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, facebook.com

Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up Minneapolis

Mingle around this pop-up holiday hangout at Machine Shop in Minneapolis. Cross a name off your shopping list, chill out with your crew, or grab the entire family for a fun, festival-like shopping experience. There’s tons to do—you can score a free, limited edition tote, make DIY watercolor gift tags, hop in the photo booth, or shop ‘til you drop. (We recommend doing it all, though.) Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Machine Shop, 300 Second St. S.E., Minneapolis, facebook.com

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