Fluevog open in Uptown

Canadian cult shoe line John Fluevog finally has its first Twin Cities store. Known for its curved heels and pointed toes, the funky, Art Deco-inspired brand opened shop in the newly renovated Uptown Theater's retail space last weekend. It's been a long time coming. According to a press release, founder John Fluevog's grandparents moved from Norway to Minnesota in 1902, where they went on dates at the historic theater. The store will be "Fluevogified" with Deco-styled furniture, and it will offer one men's and one women's style exclusively in Minneapolis. (2900 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-821-1970. www.fluevog.com.)

Soo VAC pop-up shop

Soo Visual Arts Center launches a monthlong holiday pop-up shop this weekend. The shop, located in Yeti Records' old space next to Pat's Tap, will feature a selection of handmade art and gifts from an all-star lineup of artists and designers. Prints and paintings as well as knitwear and jewelry are in the mix, from such names as Nick Howard, Laura Hallen, Scott Stulen, Jaime Carrera, Michael Cina, Jennifer Davis, Rox Jewelry, Caitlin Karolczak, Alex Kuno, Terrence Payne and Amy Rice. It's the perfect spot to shop for the art lover on your list. (4-8 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Through Dec. 24. 3506 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. www.soovac.org.)