Spend a Saturday strolling through a historic Northeast building, meet local artists and craftspeople and listen to live music, all while getting your holiday shopping done, Saturday, Dec. 14, noon-6 pm. 45-plus local creatives will be featured at Mercury Mosaics, 1620 Central Ave. NE, Ste 125, and selling their wares, including ceramics, jewelry, fine art, clothing, coffee, and metalwork. Tattersall Distilling and akcollective, also located in the historic Thorp Building, will host holiday events, as well. This event is free and open to the public.
Fiber Works MPLS, 2432 6th St. NE, will have an open studio, 10 am-5 pm, on “Small Business Saturday,” Saturday, Nov. 30. Try your hand at a weaving project. Take a class and get a $5 discount card for checking in, good for any class. Stop in to see what FWM is all about.
Saturday, June 2 in the merchants’ parking lot south of 29th Ave. and Johnson St. NE, local artisans will set up for the shopping experience known as Johnstock. But the fun starts before that. Friday, June 1 as dusk falls, the movie Toy Story will be shown in the merchants’ lot. (No parking after 5 pm.) Movie starts at about 8:30 pm. Bring chairs and blankets. Enjoy the Pillsbury School Carnival at Windom Park, 5-8 pm, then head on over for the movie.
Saturday morning, June 2, 8:45 am, kids and their adults can gather at the Gustavus Adolphus Church parking lot next to the church to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons and themselves for the Kiddie Parade that will step off around 9:30 am to take the two-block walk to the merchants’ lot.
“Woody from Toy Story” will entertain the kids starting at 10 am Saturday, June 2. After the kids’ show, there will be a live music lineup arranged by the curator of The Coffee Shop NE’s recent Open Mic nights. It’s a backdrop in the parking lot for more than 30 craft artists, Northeaster newspaper selfie station (bring your phones and cameras), chair massage and more. Souvenir T-shirts will be sold.
The Johnstock craft fair with music in the parking lot runs from 10 am to 4 pm. In the event of rain Friday, June 1, the movie would be cancelled; the decision would be posted on the Johnson Street Merchants Facebook page at 6 pm that night. Events on Saturday, June 2nd will be held rain or shine.