Shopping Guide: April 28-May 4

Apr 28-May 10: Faribault Woolen Mill’s Mother’s Day Sale: Show your love for mom with a beautiful, spring-colored throw or blanket and receive 20-30% off. (1500 2nd Ave. NW, Faribault,

Apr 28-May 10: Mae Mae & Co + Cait Courneya Spring Cleaning Sale: In order to make room for new product, Megan and Cait are offering 40% off all prints and pillows. The tropical themed items are a perfect way to add a bit of summer to your home.  Shop the sale at Cait Courneya.

Apr 28: Adina Grigore Book Signing at Wilson & Willy’s: Join Adina Grigore, founder of the natural cosmetics brand, SW Basics, for a special signing of her new book, Skin Cleanse. Filled with skincare recipes using natural ingredients from the kitchen, Skin Cleanse is Grigore’s all-natural guide to great skin. Plus, Juice So Good will be providing sample juice cocktails for sipping. (211 Washington Ave. N., Mpls, 612-315-2280,

Apr 30: Sol Inspirations Presents Fashion Network Happy Hour at Showroom: Mingle and chat with local fashion designers Jennifer Chilstrom, Kimberly Jurek and Kaja Foat of Foat Design at Sol Inspirations free networking event. Sol Inspirations will also launch their new website and announce details about their upcoming fall fashion show. (615 W. Lake St., Mpls, 612-345-7391,

Apr 30: Hardt Jewelry Showroom Opening at Northwind Lofts: Hardt Jewelry is celebrating the opening of their new space with an open house filled with special giveaways, drinks, appetizers, and a special revealing.  In addition, 10% of proceeds from all sales throughout the evening will be donated to their community partner, RECLAIM. (2400 N 2nd St., Mpls,

Apr 30: Julia Moss Pop-up Grand Opening: Join designer Julia Moss for a special evening of sweet bites and beautiful floral arrangements form Indulge and Bloom, a complimentary hair and make up bar with Warpaint International’s Artistic Director Benjamin Rodich and Founder Jessica Mae, and of course, Julia Moss’ spring 2015 collection. Plus, 10% of the sales from the grand opening will be donated to Dress for Success Twin Cities. (2508 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls,

Apr 30-May 3: Art in Bloom at MIA: Experience the beauty of spring at MIA’s Art in Bloom with over 150 floral arrangements inspired by the museum’s extensive collection of art. Thursday evening will be filled with a series of floral events including a Flowers After Hours party; Bachman’s Flower Fashions, a fashion show featuring dresses and accessories made entirely out of flowers; as well as Bachman’s “Bloom Off,” a floral accessories competition. (2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls, 888-642-2787,

May 1-2: Amali Jewelry Trunk Show at Max’s: Sara Freedenfeld, jewelry artist and founder of Amali Jewelry is bringing her designs to Max’s for a fabulous trunk show. Inspired by the natural landscapes and vibrant textiles from her trip to South America, Freedenfeld combines natural elements with precious metals and stones to create simply sophisticated, handcrafted jewelry. (3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364,

May 2: Envision Spring 2015 at Orchestra Hall: This spring’s glamorous runway show will feature spring/summer collections from local designers including Cliché, House of Gina Marie, George Moskal, Rewind, Stephanie Lake Design, and many others. Public Functionary will feature live art to be auctioned off throughout the night, and new this year, is a live performance from French Artist and Producer Monsieur Adi, who will also act as the runway DJ. End the night in style with an after party at Coup d’etat. (1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls,

May 2: Artist Jewelry Mart at Walker Art Center: The Walker Art Center will showcase original handcrafted designs from more than 25 Midwestern jewelry artists this weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day. Don’t miss happy hour from 4-5 p.m. featuring honey bon-bons from Mademoiselle Miel and a toast to the artists as you make your final purchase. (1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls, 612-375-7600,    

May 2: Flirt’s 7th Birthday Celebration: In honor of local boutique’s birthday, enjoy 25% off the entire store. Guests who spend $75+ will also receive a free lingerie bag. To top the celebration off, Flirt will be serving bubbly and cake all day. (177 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-698-3692,

May 2: Nokomis Spring Urban Craft & Art Fair: See the handmade work of 48 local makers, including artist Megan Moore, at the Lake Nokomis Community Center. Items include woodworking, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, candles, and much more. Plus, there will be plenty of kids’ activities and crafts, and a chance to learn how to crochet. (2401 E. Minnehaha Blvd., Mpls, 612-370-4923,