It's Début Dollars time at Second Début, the Goodwill boutique where all the better brand clothes, shoes and accessories go. For every $50.00 you spend April 18th-May 1st at Second Début (St. Louis Park) and Second Début2 (St. Paul), receive a $5.00 Début Dollar card. Those Début Dollar cards can be redeemed the week of May 9th-15th toward purchases at either store.
This Saturday the 24th is the Northeast Icebreaker Shop Crawl, with discounts at Bibelot, Belle Reve Boutique, Melrose Antiques, Look + See Eye Care, Aveda Institute, Parc Boutique, Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop, Red Stag Supperclub and more. Saturday only, 10:00am-6:00pm.
Going on today and Saturday is the 2010 Greed Gone Wild Spring Sale in the Patina Props space at 2014 Central Ave NE. 10 vendors selling vintage garden items, antique furniture + lighting, vintage and contemporary clothing, shoes, belts, purses, hats, jewelry, LPs, books, pottery, pillows and dishes. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive 10% off one item, up to $50.00.
Next Thursday April 29th is the Macy's Fashionista Party in the Macy’s Minneapolis Impulse Department (3rd floor). Starting at 5:30pm, get 20% off of your purchase made at the event, a free copy of Metro Magazine, free samples of Hansen's SELF Beauty Elixir and free samples and touch-ups at the Dior beauty and fragrance bar. This same event will also be at Macy's Southdale Impulse department (1st floor) on Saturday May 1st at 1:00pm.
On Saturday the 24th at 7:00pm, the Bell Museum of Natural History will host an evening with "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" authors Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. The pair will discuss why global food knowledge is so important, as well as preview their next book. $12.00 general public, $10.00 members, $5.00 U of M students. Reservation required: 612-624-4112.
Next Thursday the 29th is Dining Out for Life! Have breakfast, lunch and dinner at your favorite participating restaurants and they'll donate anywhere from 10% to 100% of the proceeds to The Aliveness Project, a local organization dedicated to providing education, advocacy, empowerment, wellness services, daily meals and a food shelf for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. I'm volunteering at LUSH Food Bar in Northeast, so grab a friend, come by and have something to eat. LUSH is generously donating 100% of every dinner check to The Aliveness Project. First-come, first-served, LUSH's food menu is available 5:00pm-11:00pm. Booze doesn't count towards the cause, but you can have a charitable dinner and still enjoy $5.00 martinis all night.