Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reasons to Come Downtown This Weekend

First of all, tomorrow is Remembrance Day, please wear a poppy, and if you can't be at the Cenotaph at 11:00 am, take a minute wherever you are, to remember the men and women who sacrificed so much for our country.  As for the scum who have been stealing the poppy boxes, I can only hope that a bunch of veterans get to kick your asses from here to next week.

If you're looking for some unique Christmas gifts, or just something cool for yourself, check out the Wearable Art Sale at Museum London this weekend.  Local artisans will have hand-crafted jewellery, bags, scarves, hats and clothing for sale (cash and cheque only).  The sale runs from 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday and 12 pm - 5 pm on Sunday.   Check out their blog for a list of vendors.

Two of my favourite booths are leaving the Metropolitan Artisans' Market after this weekend - Jackpot Vintage and Uber Cool Stuff.  They are both having sales so you may just get that Hawaiian shirt, condiment gun, or guitar-shaped spatula at a discount.  Both booths are moving to the Gibraltar Trade Centre for the Christmas season, which is a blow for the Met, which seems to be struggling to attract both vendors and customers.  Hopefully some new vendors will step in to fill the spaces, but in the meantime, Amber and Chris will be missed.

The big guy in the red suit is making his annual visit to downtown on Saturday night when the London Santa Claus parade makes its way down Dundas Street starting at 6 pm. 

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