Erotic Arts & Crafts Fair

It was only a matter of time before sex supplies would get the artisan touch. Indie sex shop the Smitten Kitten is leading the charge with its annual fair, offering hand-knit lingerie by Babes in Stitches, vegan bondage gear from Black Ship Society and erotic fine art by Amina Harper, Felix D’Eon and Stasia Burrington. (Opening party 8-11 p.m. Fri. Ends Feb. 22. 3010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-721-6088 or

Winter sales for guys

January looks like a good month for menswear. Tuesday, Askov Finlayson kicks off its winter sale, with 25 percent off items by Norse Projects, Patagonia and Gant. While in the North Loop, check out season-end sales at Arrow — with 40 to 70 percent off fall and winter items from men’s brands — and MartinPatrick3, where you can find an additional 30 percent off already-discounted seasonal goods. (Askov Finlayson: 200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925. Arrow: 121 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-339-1663. Martin­Patrick3: 212 3rd Av. N., Mpls., 612-746-5329.)

Jahna Peloquin