How to shop the Latvian Christmas Bazaar, Russian Bazaar and Native Art Mart, Seattle, Nov. 14-15; Best of the Northwest, Nov. 13-15, Seattle; and Goodwill Glitter Sale, Seattle, Nov. 14-15.
’Tis the season for holiday bazaars, with arts and crafts by local artists, ethnic food and stylish holiday wear at a variety of events this weekend, Nov. 14-15.
Latvian Cultural Center invites everyone to shop for handmade ethnic crafts, books, jewelry, etched crystal, Latvian linens, decorative pillows, stuffed toys and Christmas specialty foods. You might also want to stop at the Latvian ethnic bakery at the Latvian Christmas Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday.
The Russian Community Center also invites everyone to share in their culture Saturday and Sunday at its Russian Bazaar marketplace of souvenirs and holiday ornaments, home décor, handmade jewelry and clothing, with dance performances and a professional Russian circus performer entertaining both days.
Latvian Christmas Bazaar
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14-15
Location: Latvian Cultural Center, 11710 Third Ave. N.E., Seattle
Time: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15
Location: Russian Community Center, 704 19th Ave. E., Seattle
More info: 206-323-3877 or russiancommunitycenterseattle.org
Native Art Mart
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15
Location: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle
Best of the Northwest
Time: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13-15
Cost: $8/person or $10/two people; admission free 4 to 8 p.m. Friday
Location: Hanger 30, Magnuson Park, 6310 N.E. 74th St., Seattle
Goodwill Glitter Sale
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15
Location: Goodwill, 1400 S. Lane St., Seattle
More info: 206-329-1000 or seattlegoodwill.org
Try Russian borscht (beet soup), pelmeni dumplings with sour cream, piroshki filled with meat or cabbage, and homemade Russian pastries, accompanied by tea, coffee or home-brewed Russian kvass (a traditional fermented beverage).
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The Native Art Mart on Saturday and Sunday at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center offers clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints and more by Native American artists representing many styles and tribes. There’s a Native American dance performance at 1 p.m., and salmon lunch is available both days.
The Best of the Northwest sale of handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, paintings and works in glass, metal, wood and clay is at Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with food vendors and art activities for kids. Admission is free from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Get ready to deck yourself out for holiday celebrations at the Goodwill Glitter Sale on Saturday and Sunday. Designer and vintage clothing and accessories including Burberry, Prada, Coach, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors will be restocked through the weekend, and some items are previewed on Goodwill’s blog. The sale draws such big crowds that admittance is by numbered wrist bands. There are no fitting rooms; shoppers are encouraged to wear leotards, leggings or anything suitable to try on your finds. Packing light is recommended and backpacks must be checked at customer service, delaying your entrance.
Many bazaar fans plan a day of shopping at several sales; see “Bazaars/Sales” in Datebook for information about more events this weekend. Cash is often the preferred form of payment, since many of the vendors are small, home-based businesses. Admission to most bazaars is free.