by Borderstan.com May 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm 0

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DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing. Click above to check out the pictures. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

It was a beautiful Saturday morning as more than 40 local vendors from DC Craft Mafia’s Spring Thing set up their tents with housewares, baby goods, jewelry, silk-screen T-shirts, hula hoops, art, photography and more for their Second Annual Spring Thing event. The vendors were set up in the parking lot of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 15th and P Streets NW. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue was there for furry fun and adoptions, and there was also live music by Dave Tieff early on in the show.

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by Borderstan.com May 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm 0

DC Craft Mafia's Spring Thing at 15th and P Streets NW. (Courtesy DC Craft Mafia)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & StirFollow Nania on Twitter@rnania.

If your vision of the quintessential Borderstan Saturday includes handmade crafts, art, live music and dogs, then you’re in luck. Because this weekend (May 19) the DC Craft Mafia is returning to the neighborhood with its Second Annual Spring Thing.

The Spring Thing will take place in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parking Lot at 1514 15th Street NW.

From 11 am to 5:30 pm, more than 40 local vendors will convene to display and sell their creative masterpieces, including DIY housewares, baby goods, jewelry, silk-screen t-shirts, hula hoops, art, photography and more.

Dave Tieff will supply the live music and local charity, Lucky Dog Rescue, will be on-hand for furry fun and adoptions.

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by Borderstan.com May 23, 2011 at 11:03 am 1 Comment

Borderstan, DC Craft Mafia Spring Thing, 15th and P Streets NW, Luis Gomez Photos

Click for the slide show! The DC Craft Mafia were at 15th and P Streets NW on Saturday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez

See the slide show of photos from Saturday’s Spring Thing craft show.

The DC Craft Mafia held their first Spring Thing Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday in Logan Circle. The set up booths and tents in the parking lot of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 15th and P Streets NW. In addition to 40-plus crafters and artists there was live music and even the Fojol Bros. food truck. Lucky Dog Animal Rescue was also there with adoptable dogs.

by Borderstan.com May 20, 2011 at 11:21 am 0

From Laura’s Weekend Picks:

Then there’s more shopping to be had at the DC Craft Mafia‘s Spring Thing Show, this Saturday from 11am to 5 pm at the corner of 15th and Church Streets NW (in the parking lot of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church), featuring a range of vendors showing off 100% handmade, funky wares. This is not your mother’s craft fair.

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue will be there from 11 am to 4 pm with dogs looking for homes.

Note: Church Street is the first block north of P Street NW.

by Borderstan.com May 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm 1,184 0

Borderstan, Lincoln Memorial, Luis Gomez Photos

Eyes to the sky: Will you be waiting for the rapture on Saturday? (Photo: “Lincoln Memorial Photographers” by Luis Gomez)

From Laura Herman of LauraLikesThis. Laura is also a contributor over at Brightest Young Things; you can find her on Twitter @Lmhhabs.

With just two days to go until the rapture/end of the world on Saturday, I really have high hopes for this weekend. Lots going on throughout the city and locally in Borderstan. Here are my top picks for where you should be eating, drinking, shopping, and dancing this weekend:

Thursday, May 19

The Capitol Deal is hosting a happy hour at Current Sushi (1215 Connecticut Avenue NW) from 5 to 6:30 pm featuring FREE Peroni and Svedka cocktails in addition to Current’s usual happy hour specials, including $4 sushi, from 5 to 7 pm. Run, don’t walk.

After you’ve happy hour-ed, walk across the street and check out the recently-opened Shake Shack at 1216 18th Street NW. Rumor has it the lines are still long, but everything I’m reading has my mouth watering. Check out some good coverage on Eater DC here.

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