Are you tired of giving the same Far Side desk calendar to Grandpa each year? Has mom's dishrag from the '80s been worn down to a small square? Does your teenage cousin roll her eyes when you buy her earrings from Hot Topic? Then it's time to check out the No Coast Craft-o-Rama. For two days, local artists, crafters, designers, and other artisans of note will sell their unique, trendy, adorable, and subversive wares. Here you will find heartbreakingly cute felt plushies, free from excessive packaging and ideal for tots, as well as onesies and super-soft Mohawk hats. For teens and hipsters, there's rock-show print art from various local artists including Adam Turman and AmyJo. For your cool mom, there's hip, recycled-material bags and glass jewelry. Got pets? Don't forget to check out the rockin' dog collars and the catnip toys. This event tends to be packed during peak hours and around certain vendors (hello, hipster coaster shop!), so the earlier you can make it, the better.
Fri., Dec. 5, 3-8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2008