With populist politics dominating the national conversation these days, who wants to get caught occupying the mall and big-name retailers? Brand names can be expensive, and items created en masse are anything but thoughtful. Does your BFF really want another shirt from the Gap? To help you avoid looking like a socially unconscious, heartless jackass this holiday season, Fort Lauderdale’s performance spot the Bubble will hold a holiday market
Saturday featuring art, clothing, and loads of accessories crafted by local artisans. About 20 people will showcase their work, according to host and Peace Owl artist Rachel DeJohn, with tables featuring vintage threads, leather products, rockabilly retro designs, skateboard art, and hemp jewelry, to name a few. Neighborhood coffee shop Undergrounds Coffeehaus will set up camp to offer nonalcoholic beverages such as coffee, hot cider, and iced tea — we suggest bringing your own rum or Bailey’s to mix in. Cupcakes will be the flavor of the evening with Mismatchery Sweets providing the standard dessert in four flavors, one of which is alcoholic! Vegans, don’t fret. Vegan cupcakes and eggless nog will also be available.
After you finish perusing for yourself and loved ones, stop over at the outside stage to watch the second-annual homemade musical Travulous and Friends Spread Cosmic Cheer. The story follows glam man/alien Travulous and his alien friends after they intercept bad vibes from a bored earthling named Rosa. Wanting to spread love and cheer, they give her… magic tea. Goodbye, bad vibes; hello, groovy vibes! Santa Claus and a red-haired greaser appear at some point, as well as DeJohn’s Peace Owl. From what we can tell, the musical seems to be the work of people who grew up on A Charlie Brown Christmas and Labyrinth. And who eventually, you know, drank the tea.
The magic starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10. The Bubble is located at 810 NE Fourth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Contact Travis Newbill at 954-494-6467.
Sat., Dec. 17, 7 p.m., 2011