Put a little spring in your step.
Marigold and Mint Opens
What: The new pocket-size Melrose Market shop sources seasonal, pesticide-free flowers from its own farm along the Snoqualmie River.
Why: Unusual blossoms like apricot parrot tulips, blue jacket hyacinths, and flowering rhubarb.
When: Opens Wed. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 1531 Melrose Ave. (206-682-3111).
Lekkerlife Clothing Spring Line
What: Vintage travel-inspired frocks with cinched bodices and full skirts.
Why: The locally crafted, few-of-a-kind designs are named for airplanes piloted by Amelia Earhart.
When: They just arrived in store.
Where: Velouria, 2205 NW Market St. (206-788-0330); 1521 Melrose Ave. (206-632-1130); Frock Shop, 6500 Phinney Ave. N. (206-297-1638).
CakeSpy Shop Opens
What: Food blogger and illustrator Jessie Oleson opens her brick-and-mortar shop in the former Bluebottle Art Gallery space on Capitol Hill.
Why: Get sweet on confection-laden T-shirts, mugs, and prints, as well as works by other local artists.
When: Tues.-Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 415 E. Pine St. (206-325-1592).
Retribution Gospel Choir
What: The Duluth-based trio makes a rare Seattle appearance at the Croc.
Why: The drum-and-bass-heavy rockers take the stage along with experimental up-and-comers Kinski.
When: Wed., 8 p.m.
Where: 2200 Second Ave. (206-441-7416). Tickets online at thecrocodile.com.
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Photo: Courtesy of Marigold and Mint