arts and crafts
More than 200 artists from all nooks and crannies of the country will convene at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion this weekend for the second annual Renegade Craft Fair to showcase and sell their goods.
Ceramic pottery, linens, clothing, jewelry, homemade bath goods, vintage posters, high-end stationary--the Renegade Craft Fair has it all. There will even be DIY tutorials on tasks like how to fashion old toys into bangles and earrings, and Mozilla Firefox will be on hand to help you create your own custom Web persona.
Plus, there will be a Magnolia Photo Booth on site, and who doesn't love a little posing and picture-taking fun with friends?
If you're not so much into the free love attitude that San Francisco embodies, if you hear the word "harmony" and automatically want to leave this page, hold on just a sec. While the prime focus of this weekend's Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa does encompass art, green living, ecology and spirituality "from the roots up," there's a whole lot more going on than just that.
Once a year, crafters, tinkerers, hackers, musicians, amateur scientists, robot makers, gardeners, steampunk fans, and everyone in between take over the San Mateo County Expo Center for MAKE Magazine's annual Maker Faire, a celebration of all things DIY. This year's Faire takes place this weekend, May 30 & 31. Inspired by President Obama's call to action—begin again the work of remaking America—the 2009 theme is "Re-Make America."