Steals+Deals: $5 Guthrie tickets

  • Article by: JOHN EWOLDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 22, 2011 - 3:20 PM

Plus: Furniture, housewares discounted 70 percent

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Robert O. Berdahl (Captain Corcoran) and the sailors from the cast of the Guthrie Theater's production of "H.M.S. Pinafore."

Guthrie tickets for $5

The Guthrie Theater will mark the fifth anniversary of its new building by discounting tickets to "God of Carnage" and "H.M.S. Pinafore." The three offers include a buy-one-at-regular-price and get the second ticket for $5, $5 rush tickets and $5 backstage tours. The discounts are available only Friday through Sunday. The $5 rush tickets will go on sale one hour before the performance, in addition to the regular rush line for performances June 24-26 (limit two, cash and checks only). The 45-minute backstage tour is for 10 a.m. June 24-26. To purchase tickets for the tour or the BOGO, call 612-377-2224 or go to the box office and ask for the anniversary special. The BOGO can be used for performances on June 30, July 1, 6 , 8 and 9.

Furniture, housewares discounted 70 percent

Fans of Opitz Outlet might not have discovered its housewares version, the Opitz Lab, aka Paris Flea Market. Instead of designer clothing, it's filled with unique furniture, lamps, art, chandeliers and home decor. Rugs and mirrors are a strong suit. Still a bit of a sleeper sale, only customers on the e-mail list are notified of the occasional sales. Items are slightly flawed or damaged, but discounted 70 to 90 percent. The Lab, which sells non-clothing items for occasional sales, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Staff cannot help move or load any items. The market is now in its new location at 4838 W. 35th St., St. Louis Park, 952-922-2435.

Extra discount at Uber Outlet for one week

Uber Baby at the West End in St. Louis Park closed this month. About 8,000 pieces have been moved to Uber Outlet (6015 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-869-0930, www.myuberoutlet.com). Kids' shoes and clothing from newborn to size 10 are discounted 50 to 80 percent. Now through June 30, ask for the "summer special" and get an additional 20 percent off. Sample savings include dresses for $14 after the extra discount, regularly $35, denim overalls and shirt for $14 and rompers for $10. Open Thursdays through Saturdays.

Shop, stroll and save at 50th and Xerxes

I wish more retail neighborhoods would get together for a collective sale such as 50th Street and Xerxes Avenue S. in Minneapolis. All of the participating stores are discounting everything 20 percent from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday during Shop & Stroll. Retailers include Nash Frame, Vinaigrette cooking oils shop, Mail Boxes Etc., City Chic antiques, Loft Antiques, hunt & gather antiques, Gallery 360 art and gifts, and Vintage Studio retro clothing and accessories. For details, call 612-922-4200.

John Ewoldt • 612-673-7633 or jewoldt@startribune.com. If you spot a deal, share it at www.startribune.com/dealspotter.

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