December 3rd, 2009
Go for bubbly
Tonight, go to Barbette
(1600 W Lake St, Mpls, 612-827-5710) for Champagne Thursdays
. On Thursdays through Dec. 17, enjoy the fizzy stuff (our fave!) by the glass (Cristalino Brut NV Cava, Spain is $6) or a bottle at wine store prices. Enjoy live music, starting at 10 p.m., too. Tonight, it's Bella Koshka.
Go for crafty
Looking for handmade? Shop over 100 crafters during No Coast Craft-o-Rama
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Mpls, Friday, 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Christopher Straub will be there with his signature line and Cricket Syndicate underwear, along with locals Lars and Addie, KM Stitchery, Grovecraft, Handmade Pretties, Jenna Lou, Mia Sorella, Bug Duds, Brittany Jewelry, Infrared Studios and 7 Two 7 Glass.
Go for bling
He's back! The bold line, inspired by sacred architecture, from Vicente Agor will be available at Max's
(3831 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-922-8364) on Saturday and Sunday.
Go for culture
It's the Walker's Local Artist Gift Mart
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Av, Mpls, 612-375-6000, Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.) with a 2009 twist: More than 20 local artisans are taking over the Target Gallery with a museum-worthy sale.
Go for style
clothes and accessories (headband pictured, $50), Urban Junket bags, Apiary Design stationery and Penny Larsen jewelry in the charming boutique setting (312 W. 42nd St., Mpls, 612-209-7822, Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
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