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Three Indie Holiday Markets to Keep on Your Radar This Weekend

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Last weekend we shopped indie at Union Market's Thread, and this weekend, there are three more holiday markets happening in the Washington. Here's where to get crafty:

Grump at the Artisphere: Perhaps this is Crafty Bastards, holiday edition. Sponsored by the Washington City Paper, Grump brings together 40 local artisans and crafters for a day-long holiday market on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find work from illustrator Elizabeth Graeber, Nana clothing, and comics by Matt Dembicki with snacks too.

Holiday Market at Big Bear Cafe: On Sunday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., D.C. artists are invading Bloomingdale hangout Big Bear Cafe, offering unique handmade gifts like prints, paintings, jewelry, knitwear, and more. Vendors include local letterpress rockstars Typecase Industries, whose holiday cards were just featured in the Washington Post magazine.

Rock-N-Shop at Black Cat: Need a soundtrack while shopping? At Black Cat's free "rock and roll garage sale" on Sunday, December 8, find merchandise from D.C. record shops and crafters with tunes provided via DJ. Doors open at 8 p.m.
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