Oh, you've waited far too long again, haven't you? Here we are, five days till Christmas, and you haven't found a gift for anyone on your list. Time to break out the macaroni and glitter glue and get to work, right? Wrong, sapsucker. Get thee to Blow-Ho-Ho at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Boulevard; 314-367-4527 or www.stlglass.com) and make something beautiful for your loved ones, or at least something shiny. Third Degree's last-ditch/life-saving holiday party features artisans demonstrating proper glassblowing technique, and will assist you through the process of crafting your own holiday tile, paperweight or glass beads. Each item will cost you $25 to $35 for materials and expertise, but you'll get to say you made it yourself -- with your lungs. Blow-Ho-Ho runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and also features a holiday sweater contest, music by Rosewood (it's a party, after all), fire spinning and a cash bar. Admission is free, but maybe bring some canned goods for the food drive -- it's just as nice to give as is it receive.
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013