Pro tip: While after-Thanksgiving craft shows are prime time for holiday gift purchases for those on your "nice" list, you need to utilize pre-Thanksgiving craft shows -- when your bank account is not overburdened by a commitment to other people's end-of-year joy -- to get at some self-indulgent, celebrate-you goodies. Lucky for you, you'll find more than enough crafty delights to take home at Craftoberfest
, held from 5 to 10 p.m. in the lantern-lit beer garden at the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (3229 Washington Avenue; 314-222-0143 or www.urbanchestnut.com
). In addition to excellent organic teas from the ReTrailer; darling vintage clothes, courtesy of Parsimonia, and lovingly created housewares and unique jewelry pieces from more than 25 other local folks, the beer shall flow freely and live music will fill the air. Plus, Strange Donuts will help fuel your will to shop, and free tarot readings will help guide your purchases. To learn more and to see a full list of vendors, check out www.craftoberfest.com
; admission is free.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013