Sales + Events: Oct. 30-Nov. 4 features holiday markets, art shows, and a how-to tiling class

Twin Cities shopping and events highlights for this week.

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Jack Barkla Retrospective Show & Art Sale

Never before has artist and set designer Jack Barkla sold his highly sought-after art—until now. Some of his very best (including pieces created during his tenure with Children’s Theatre Company and the Guthrie Theater) will be up for grabs. Tuesday and Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. @ Hennes Art Company Showroom, 160 Glenwood Ave. N., Minneapolis, hennesart.com

Leather Lab

Create, connect, and collaborate at LAB MPLS’ entry-level class in hand-sewing. We’re not talking needle and thread sewing—we’re talking something better. Leather. Lead by mastermind Merchant Leather, you’ll leave with a custom clutch, crossbody bag, glasses case, or wallet made by yours truly. Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. @ LAB MPLS, 1629 Hennepin Ave. #300A, Minneapolis, labmpls.com

Boho & Vintage Occasional Shop

A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and whole lot of antique home décor, furniture, lighting, accessories, and old-time trinkets just waiting for you to discover. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Weekend Salvage, 4159 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, weekendsalvage.com

Symbiosis: Nature and Her Keepers Opening Reception

AZ Gallery combines the one-of-a-kind painting and poetry of Jessica Turtle with natural treasures from Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Throw in local craft beer, snacks, and live music and you have yourself an event worth attending. Friday, 6-9 p.m. @ AZ Gallery, 308 E. Prince St. #130, St. Paul, theazgallery.org

DIY Tiling Education Class

Big projects can feel daunting—especially ones you don’t feel entirely comfortable completing. From necessary tools to must-have tips, you’ll learn everything you need to know about starting (and finishing) your own tiling endeavors. Saturday, 9-11 a.m. @ 205 Myrtle Drive S., Annandale, eventbrite.com

Nature Arts & Crafts Fair

Launch your holiday shopping season with more than 25 vendors, artisans, and local merchants. Make sure to dress warm—there’s a 1,000-acre reserve to explore post-shop with your name all over it. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, facebook.com

Home Improvement & Design Expo

Ask questions, meet local builders and remodelers, and get free tips and tricks to make your dream home your real home. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, eventbrite.com

Linden Hills Holiday Market

Meet your holiday maker! Shop winter home and garden décor, unique gifts, and delicious treats from more than 60 craftspeople, food lovers, and local artisans. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 44th St. W., Minneapolis, facebook.com

Making A Winter Container

Spend your Sunday afternoon outdoors with some of Minneapolis’ garden experts. Huddle close, stay warm, and learn how to make your own beautiful winter container—complete with greenery, sticks, and more that can withstand the cold while still making a front step statement. Sunday, 1-3 p.m. @ Mother Earth Gardens, 2318 Northeast Lowry Ave., Minneapolis, facebook.com

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