La Cocina’s 2011 Gift Bazaar. Photo from Facebook.
Looking to spend some of your holiday shopping money somewhere local? There’s no better spot than at the ~LA COCINA~ Gift Bazaar at the Crocker Galleria on Friday December 7th. Support local artisans and producers, and stock up on all sorts of delicious goodies to gift or just serve at your holiday party. There will be a raffle for all sorts of edible prizes, plus live music. Oh, and best of all: yours truly will be there, selling my awesome vintage T-shirts and books. Come by, say hello, and take a look at these bad boys. They were specially selected to be soft, comfortable, and well fitting. Yeah, I like to keep you lookin’ and feelin’ good. The bazaar is free and runs from 1pm-7pm. 50 Post St. at Montgomery.
Then, on Saturday December 8th, head down to ~SPEAKEASY~ for Indie Mart. From 12pm-6pm, more than 45 vendors and food trucks will congregate to hawk their locally produced wares, plus there will be workshops, a “dirty Santa” booth (goodness), and DJs playing music. And obviously you can get yourself some beer to sip on too. The event is free, and there are $3 shuttles that will take you straight there from various locations around town; check the website for details. 1195 Evans Ave. at Keith.
Lastly, save the date: on Saturday December 15th, ~THENWBLK~ (that’s “The New Black”), an abfab retail environment (think furnishings, fashion, and more) in the Mission will be hosting a holiday pop-up, BLK Saturday, and tablehopper has curated some local edibles to be part of the partay! You’ll be able to pick up treats from Starter Bakery, Socola Chocolates, Nana Joes Granola, the brand-new Sideshow from Nicole Plue, and more! Tango & Stache will be slinging tacos (11pm-4pm), and there will be bubbles and musique! Be sure to come on by for some swell holiday gifts (and partying). 10am-6pm. 1999 Bryant St. at 18th St.