Present Tense

“Retail” is a six-letter word. Don’t spell it. Don’t speak it. Heaven forbid, don’t pay it. That’s our motto, and the sentiment may be growing on you, too. Problem is, your car has carved a groove from your driveway to the local mall. You’re like a fancy lab rat in an overpriced cage, and we’re here to bust you out. First, let’s try a more tasteful six-letter word: “unique,” which is what you’ll find at the Green Holiday Arts Festival. The indie sale features singular goods, from jewelry to tie-dye to folk art, handcrafted with Earth-friendly processes. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 13, at Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 6400 West Del Rio Street in Chandler. Admission is free. Call 480-899-4249. Better yet, combine “unique” with “vintage” at the Phoenix Antique Market. The largest single gathering of resellers in the state convenes at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road, for the much-anticipated holiday sale of memorabilia, ephemera, and just plain cool old shit. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 14. Admission is free, but the Fairgrounds charges for parking. Call 602-717-7337 or see
Sat., Dec. 13, 2008
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Clay McNear
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