The week’s top sales, shopping, and style events at Twin Cities retailers:
Behind the Seams: Costume Designing August Wilson’s Plays: Twin Cities costume designer Mathew LeFebvre speaks about his experience designing costumes for August Wilson plays at Penumbra Theatre during this free program in conjunction with the current exhibition Penumbra Theatre at 40: Art, Race and a Nation on Stage. The evening also includes a tour of the exhibition, which features LeFebvre’s original costumes and costume sketches. For more, read Jahna Peloquin’s Q&A with LeFebvre on the MNMO Style blog. Tuesday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.) @ Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul; registration recommended via mnhs.org.
Stephanie Lake Design Trunk Show + Meet the Mini Horses: Twin Cities designer Stephanie Lake is opening her home to the public for a rare trunk show of her one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Proceeds from sales benefit This Little Horse, a division of This Old Horse nonprofit sanctuary for retired, rescued, and recovering horses. A pair of miniature horses, which are trained therapy animals, will be in attendance. For those who aren’t able to attend, all online sales through Thursday at noon will also benefit This Old Horse. Thursday, June 8 from 4-8 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (required for admittance; address provided upon RSVP); stephanielakedesign.com
Ciel Warehouse Super Sale: Ciel Loft & Home is unloading a treasure trove of 120 one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen pieces, priced to sell quickly, at its St. Louis Park warehouse location. Items include discontinued upholstered furniture, custom mis-orders, reclaimed finds, and other high-quality home furnishings marked 50 to 80 percent off original retail prices. Plus, enter to win a $200 gift card. Preview: Thursday, June 8 from 5-8 p.m., $10 @ eventbrite.com; open to public Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, June 11 from noon-4 p.m. @ Ciel Warehouse, 4950 W. 35th St., St. Louis Park, 952-922-2747, cielloftandhome.com
Peddler: A Night Market on the Mississippi: Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Markets are partnering with the historic St. Paul event space, City House, for a weekly night market every Thursday in June. Shop handmade clothing, jewelry, home goods, prints, cards, packaged foods, and more from a curated selection of nearly 20 Minnesota makers including Anywhere Apparel, Aprilierre Jewelry, and Awesome Industries, and enjoy craft food and drinks from Red River Kitchen along with local farmers and food makers. Thursday, June 8 from 4-9 p.m. @ Red River Kitchen – City House, 258 Mill St., St. Paul; view event page for a full list of makers
D.NOLO’s Beauty, Health, and Wellness Lifestyle Event: North Loop boutique co-op D.NOLO is welcoming special guests from Twin Cities businesses for an evening of beauty, health, and wellness. Get tips and tricks from Edina Eye and Facial Services, Cos Bar, the Bar Method, Minnesota Orthodontics, and Harrington & Associates, and complimentary wardrobe consulting from D.NOLO style curator Anthony Chow. Thursday, June 8 from 5-8 p.m. @ D.NOLO, 219 N. Second St., Minneapolis, 612-584-3244, dnolo.com; view event page
Mill City Farmer’s Market: Mill City’s weekly farmer’s market has moved outdoors for the season. Shop for goods from more than 120 farmers, florist, food artisans, restaurants, and makers. Saturday, June 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org
Odsd & Ends Again Grand Reopening: Estate liquidation furniture and home décor retailer Odds & Ends Again has expanded its Shorewood storefront. The grand reopening party includes live music, refreshments, seminars, free chair massages, a plant sale, and live auction, plus the chance to shop the latest arrivals. Visit www.oddsandendsagain.com for a full schedule of events. Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. @ Odds & Ends Again, 1080 W. County Rd. E., Shoreview, 651-717-4323
Fashion & Style in the 1800s: Learn about the history and myths of 19th century fashion during this talk led by Minnesota Historical Society program director Jayne Becker at the historic Fort Ridgely. Learn about corsetry, crionlines, and bustles, and what items were worn on a day-to-day basis. Saturday, June 10 from 1-2 p.m. @ Fort Ridgely, 72404 Co. Rd. 30, Fairfax, 507-508-2848, mnhs.org/event/3039; included with site admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, $4 veterans/military and ages 5-17, and free for children under 4 and MNHS members.
Behind the Seams at Northern Spark: Part of the free dusk-til-dawn art event Northern Spark, this installation styled after a garment factory encourages attendees to learn about fast fashion, labor standards, and climate change’s relationship to the garment industry. Garment workers, who will be paid a minimum wage of $15 an hour, will sew re-purposed t-shirts that will be available to “buy” for those who make a specific personal commitment during the event to help change the garment industry. Saturday, June 10 from 8:59 p.m.-5:26 a.m. @ Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., St. Paul, northernspark.com
Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers’ Market: Shop for handmade goods from nearly 20 makers while stocking up on heirloom vegetables at this special maker’s edition of the Linden Hills Farmer’s Market. In partnership with Minneapolis Craft Market, the market features handcrafted goods include jewelry, clothing, home decor, pet gear, woodwork from 20 makers including Bare Naked Soap Company, Muddy Mouth Cards, Flora and Bloom, Everthine Jewelry, and more. Sunday, June 11 from 9 a.m.-noon @ Settergren of Linden Hills, 2813 43rd St. W., Minneapolis; view event page