During the heyday of bungalow-style homes, one invention revolutionized the way food was consumed by people across the world: the tin can. The Twin Cities Bungalow Club is hosting an illustrated presentation by author Brian McMahon, highlighting how tin cans in the late 19th century enabled farmers to sell their produce to a national market, and consumers to enjoy perishable food year-round. McMahon will discuss the architectural, economic, social and technological impact of the tin can, as well as the ways that attractive graphic design helped sell products. 7 p.m. June 21. $5. Bethlehem Covenant Church, 3141 43rd Av. S., Mpls. bungalowclub.org.
Instead of whiling away the hours on your phone or laptop scouring Pinterest for ideas, take a rare chance to experience the website live. The Pinners convention features 100 creative classes and shopping for various wares. Learn how to spice up your look with makeup classes and build your wardrobe on a budget. Jazz up your home with workshops on home decor and DIY projects. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 23. $8-$129. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. mn.pinnersconference.com.
Easy-care succulents can create a colorful centerpiece for your patio table or as a hostess gift. Tangletown Gardens is setting up a succulent station, stocked with plants from its farm in Plato, Minn. Designers will be available to help you create indoor or outdoor containers; just choose a container and succulents, and plant and design it at the station. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23-24. Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. tangletowngardens.com.
Outdoor rooms are hot gathering spots for summer barbecues and patio parties. A Bachman's seminar on creating an eye-pleasing outdoor oasis will include landscape and hardscape design tips, as well as advice on choosing plants and natural accents, from 6-8 p.m. June 20, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Cost is $10. Call 612-861-7600 or register at bachmans.com.
Smell the roses
Twin City Rose Club growers will display cream-of-the-crop Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Old Garden and classic shrub rose varieties at the summer American Style Rose Show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 24. "Beauty in the Bowl," displays of rose blooms floating in bowls, is part of the show at Bachman's Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Free. bachmans.com.