Indie craft fairs are certainly nothing new on the South Florida scene. In the past few years, the fairs, festivals, and shows have multiplied all over the tricounty area. Like handmade goods, not all fairs are created equal, and while new fairs might seek to imitate, they cannot necessarily replicate. The Odd Duck Handmade Bazaar and Indie Craft Fair was one of the originals and remains one of the best on the local scene. Indie crafters are the ultimate social networkers, and to put on a good fair, the organizers have to have the right connections. The Hollywood Craft Mafia certainly has ’em. This year’s show will be at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center (1770 Monroe St., Hollywood; 954-921-3274) from noon to 6 p.m. After sifting through more than 200 applications, the mafia has carefully selected 80 vendors, including local staples such as Kitschy Aprons and Belle Adore Boutique. There will be live music and food, and guests are invited to enjoy the center’s café, breezeway, and courtyard as they eat, peruse, and purchase. The first 100 guests will receive goody bags filled with handmade swag. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Those 21 and over are invited to the Odd Duck After Party at Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (1921 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 954-921-2317) for two-for-one drink specials until 8 p.m. Visit oddduckbazaar.com.
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