See cactuses like these from Madre Cacti Co. making an appearance at Forage this summer. (Photo taken at Madre Cacti Co.)
Photo by AJ Tamari
Semi-annual Sale at Valise Boutique
Valise Boutique’s semi-annual clothing sale isn’t about the minimum purchase; it’s about the wardrobe stocking. Twenty percent off one to two pieces, 30 percent off three pieces, 40 percent off four or more pieces, and up to 80 percent off warehouse items mean it’s time for you to pull together your new look. Tuesday through Saturday in store only @ 244 S. Albert St., St. Paul, valiseboutique.com.
Lumieres Francaises Launch Party
MartinPatrick 3 has always been a source of the cultured lifestyle, and you can expect nothing less from its latest hosted event, the Lumieres Francaises Launch Party. The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is kicking off Bastille Day and its French film series (July 13-19) this week with complimentary drinks and small bites. Can’t make it? Catch one of the films at St. Anthony Main Theater in a new outfit courtesy of MartinPatrick 3’s 40 percent off summer sale. Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. @ MartinPatrick 3, 213 Third Ave. N., Suite 106, Minneapolis, martinpatrick3.com
J.LUX Jewelry Trunk Show
J.LUX Jewelry is stopping by The Fitting Room for a trunk show this weekend to show off the latest of its boho-inspired modern pieces. Minneapolis-based owner Jen Kreilich often uses simplistic pieces of leather and metal in her work, so find the perfect one-off or limited item. Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. @ The Fitting Room, 316 W. 38th St., Minneapolis, facebook.com.
Huge Sale at Grethen House
All you need to know is this: Grethen House, 70 percent off. Friday through Sunday @ Grethen House; 4930 France Ave. S, Edina; 212 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis; grethenhouse.com.
Bumper Stickers and Cactuses
At Forage’s summer show, nine artists created one or two bumper sticker designs, so take in some small-size art messages. Artists include Maddy Nye and Clay Hickson, and everything was curated by Minneapolis-based artist Crystal Quinn. Also at Forage is now some representative cactuses from Madre Cacti Co. for you to browse and take home for some greenery. Show reception Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. @ Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 East Lake St., Minneapolis, foragemodernworkshop.com.
Artists Converge at Sociable Cider Werks
Get chique at Sociable Cider Werks this summer with back-to-back markets this weekend. Saturday begins Minneapolis Craft Market’s first outdoor summer market of the season with more than 30 makers and a Build Your Own Wine Charms with Marvelously Midwestern workshop at the July market. The next day, the new Minneapolis Vintage Market, also by Minneapolis Craft Market, will have its second pop-up ever, so find your newest old treasure. Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis, socialablecider.com
Hazel & Rose’s Sale on Sale
Shop Hazel & Rose’s “sale on sale” and get an extra 20 percent off sale items. It’s a good excuse to visit their Northeast location before the sustainability- and ethics-focused boutique packs up and moves to North Loop in August. 945 Broadway St. NE, Suite 220, Minneapolis, shophazelandrose.com.