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Popular Mechanics: The Lodge

Join Popular Mechanics on Saturday, July 13 from 12-5 PM in the Holden Room for a day of FREE hands-on workshops and interactive experiences, including . Shop the marketplace and enjoy next-level food and cocktails!
RSVP required Must be 21+. Proper ID required. RSVP with friends to: PMLODGE2019@Hearst.com

WORKSHOPS + DEMOS 

NO SHORTCUTS CRAFT COCKTAIL CLASS presented by Knob Creek® | 12:45 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:30 PM Put in the time to create your own well-earned cocktail. Discover how to make your own Knob Creek® Old Fashioned without taking shortcuts, by using a variety of bitters and garnishes to get the right flavor. Enjoy this hands-on and instructional 35-minute cocktail class. 

GLASSBLOWING | with HENNEPIN MADE | 2 PM, 4 PM 

Create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. Partnering with a master glassblower from Hennepin Made, each person will walk through the step-by-step process of gathering the glass, adding colors, and shaping it into the form they desire. This up-close-and-personal experience is a truly behind-the-scenes look into this scientific craft. 

WHEEL THROWN POTTERY | with Pig’s Eye Pottery | 1 PM, 3 PM Participants of any skill level will be guided on the basics of wheel thrown pottery. Create as many pots as you’d like and select 2 pieces to get fired. Your finished pieces will be available for pickup at Great River Gallery on or after July 31st. Demos all day in between classes. 

METALSMITH DEMO with Anvil Vibe 12:30PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM 

Hans Early-Nelson and Liz Parent, a Northeast Minneapolis metalsmithing duo and founders of Anvil Vibe, will take you through the process of forging and working with Damascus stainless steel as well as electro-etching various metals.

All Day Happenings:


HAND-CRAFTED WOOD ART

by Minwax® and Hagen & Oats
Meet the team behind Hagen & Oats and shop the collection. Plus, learn the ins-and-outs of staining and create custom wood art to take home. You will leave with a great piece of wood decor stained with your newly learned skills. They will show you the best stain color combos and their barnwood distressing techniques.

HONEY + MILK

Cool off with custom-assembled, made-from-scratch, delicious ice cream sandwiches.

TRU PIZZA

Getting hungry? Check out the only mobile wood-fired Neapolitan pizza truck in the Twin Cities and grab yourself a slice.

SHOP THE MARKETPLACE

Featuring local brands such as Burlesque of North America, Hagen & Oats, Hennepin Made, Humble Nut Butter, Liz P Jewelry, LuLu’s Brasilian Snacks, Maat Mons, Mali & Co. and more!

MOTORCYCLE EXHIBIT | presented by Indian Motorcycle®

Featuring the newest FTR1200 & Scout Bobber models from Indian Motorcycle.

CRAFT COCKTAILS | presented by Knob Creek®

Head to the bar and enjoy Knob Creek® Bourbon and Rye cocktails made with the finest local ingredients.

ASK THE BUILDER | presented by Knob Creek®

Meet Popular Mechanics Editor, James Schadewald who designed and built the Knob Creek® Build A Bar Project. Check out James’ craftmanship, ask questions and get blueprints for building your own home bar to enjoy well-earned Knob Creek® cocktails.

HAND PAINTED SIGN INSTALLATION led by Dusty Signs

Check out Dusty Signs as they complete a large-scale painting project themed around Popular Mechanics. Plus, try your hand at hand painting a collaborative sign.

SILKSCREENING | with Alchemist Printing Co.

Get your Popular Mechanics commemorative tote, designed by Mike Davis from Burlesque of North America.

FILL UP & STAY HYDRATED | presented by Danner

Receive an enamel mug compliments of Danner, while supplies last.

MUSIC BY DJ MIKE 2600

Earlier Event: July 11
LAB Talks
Later Event: August 8
LAB Talks