Culture compass: yarn, yuletides and Yarborough

A&E has got you covered this weekend.

by Liv Martin

Already yearning for the holiday season? We’re with you. Check out these local events if you’re an art aficionado or just looking for some gifts for loved ones. 

Friday: Yarborough Fundraising Art Show

Head over to the newly renovated Yarborough Association space this Friday for a fundraising art show and pop up event. There will be DJ sets, live piano, coffee cocktails and a chance to see the print studio. If you love supporting local businesses and artists, this is the event for you. 

When:  7 -11 p.m.

Where: 2745 Bloomington Ave S., Minneapolis

Cost: $5 or, for people 21+, $8 for entry and drinks

Saturday: Yard & Yarn Fiber Arts Market

Check out the best offerings from talented contemporary textile and fiber artists across the state of Minnesota. Local makers working in the areas of crochet, dressmaking, knitting, macrame, quilting, sewing and weaving will be showing off their best work. If you’ve been looking for a funky, crocheted wall hanging, new threads for your wardrobe or want some advice on knitting from pros, then stay in the loop about this event. 

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis

Cost: Free

Sunday: Urban Growler Holiday Market

Looking for a chill holiday shopping experience (for once)? At Urban Growler, Minnesota’s first woman-owned microbrewery, there will be more than 20 makers showcasing artisan gifts. With beer in hand, browse the selection of jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, homewares, giftables and more this Sunday. 

When: 2 – 7 p.m.

Where: Urban Growler Brewing Company, 2325 Endicott St., St. Paul

Cost: Free