Urban Craft Uprising

For the fifth year in a row, Urban Craft Uprising is sticking it to the Man by means of coasters, refrigerator magnets, funky handbags, vegan soaps, and letter-press-printed greeting cards. Honestly, the Man doesn’t stand a chance. This weekend offers a cavalcade of Etsy all-stars, including UglyBaby’s waterproof shower art, Kimmi’s fringed and festive skirts, DownToTheWire’s beautiful metal jewelry, and dozens more handmade originals, many of them created from reclaimed materials. The aisles are always packed, the mood is upbeat, and everyone actually feels good about shopping—which is exactly why the Man hates this event so much. (Exhibition Hall, Sat. and Sun.) MARK D. FEFER

Sat., Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009