We did such a good job last week of keeping our eyes on arts and culture activities that it’s high time for us to sneak in a holiday shopping event. The mid century merchants at Up Six Vintage in St. Easy kick off a pre-sale at noon today, marking down some of the best vintage furnishings, housewares, clothes, etc., in the Twin Towns, before going into regular holiday sale mode the rest of the week. And even though it’s a week-long sale, you’ll want to go today, because Up Six has some great quality, not really a ton a quantity. But what you do find will make a great gift for someone (or yourself). Noon. Free. —Kari Buotts

Up Six Vintage, 157 Snelling Ave N, STPL; facebook.com/upsixvintage