Lit Corners, Sugar Maple, The Viper & His Famous Orchestra

Tucked neatly in the back of Sugar Maple, the Okka Disk performance space is best known for its annual jazz fest set to turn 6 years old this year. In the meanwhile it also makes a temporary home for jazz musicians and their extended family when the occasion calls. None more suitable that a rareContinue reading “Lit Corners, Sugar Maple, The Viper & His Famous Orchestra”

‘Tis Gift Season, Local Fashion, Last Ditch Effort, Zen Dragonfly

A smorgasbord of makers will fill Zen Dragonfly’s 3rd Annual Last Ditch Effort. Created by local fashion designer Angela Smith, Zen Dragonfly carries a suite of skirt and dress designs derived from re-purposed fabrics, along with hats, knit tams and beanies and other hand sewn accessories. Every year she teams up with other local artistsContinue reading “‘Tis Gift Season, Local Fashion, Last Ditch Effort, Zen Dragonfly”

Who’s Making, Up Market, MOCT

Football dominates Sunday afternoons, especially in Packer country and especially when the hometown favorite makes mince meat morsels out of ancient rivals Chicago Bears. MOCT on Pittsburg has taken a different approach to Sunday funday, mixing an afternoon of sports and indy commerce. They’ve huddled with Wren Solares’ creative start-up Lost In Milwaukee to giveContinue reading “Who’s Making, Up Market, MOCT”

The Giving Part, 88NINE, Hands-on Garage

This was the weekend of giving thanks for what we have and what we don’t. I caught a radio spot by 88NINE this week that illustrated how some say thanks by giving back to their community. Hands-On Garage is a local Auto repair shop that provides full service repairs as well as rental bays forContinue reading “The Giving Part, 88NINE, Hands-on Garage”

Art vs Craft 2011, MSOE Wehr Center

Over the weekend Art vs. Craft happened. Art, Craft, some might say who gives a damn. Could you just boil it down to that? This event is in its 8th year and it keeps growing. Well, you could do some boiling and you would probably be shopping regularly at Bay Shore Mall Towne Mall and Mall too.Continue reading “Art vs Craft 2011, MSOE Wehr Center”