Frugal Weekend Activities

This weekend there are so many cool frugal activites going on. I can’t figure out for the life of me how I will stop by everything. If you have time and can make your way to any of these events please report back and let me know how they turned out.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Every Saturday!

April 30 – Nov 12
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or Shine

Our Friend Hadiya Williams aka Zuly Gupsy will be vending that day. Lovely finds are sure to be found at her booth……

The Fenton Street Market 2011 season runs Saturdays from April 30 through November 12, with two special Preview shows preceeding (April 9 and 16) and a special Holiday Market following (November 26-December 17). The Fenton Street Market team includes director Hannah McCann; manager Debbie Lee, the dynamo behind Silver Spring’s own Rock-n-Romp and Handmade Mart; assistant manager Jessica Blaszczak, the beloved organizer of the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market; and on-site manager Mike O’Brien, a.k.a. the ”creative dude” at Red Table Press, one of the most popular booths at the market. Six local teenagers dilligently arrive every Saturday at 6 a.m. to help as porters.

In 2011, the Fenton Street Market is incorporating as one of the nation’s first Benefit Corporations, a hybrid for-/non-profit business model for social entrepreneurs (Maryland is the first state to adopt it into law, thanks to Takoma Park-based Senator Jamie Raskin). The Fenton Street Market’s B-Corp charter makes it different from other markets. Key to the market’s mission is to invigorate the local economy with locally based, independent business and arts. Also key is providing a welcoming atmosphere that encourages first-time exhibitors to participate. Join us at the Fenton Street Market.

Rip the Runway Fashion Design Project

Event Date: Saturday, 8/6/11 – 10:00 a.m.Carmen Webber, fashion designer, stylist and author will work with 20 teens in a “Project Runway”-style fashion design competition in The Great Hall at Martin Luther King Library. Other teens will participate in fashion illustration and design activities in Teen Space.This is an all day event. Pre-registrationis required.

Our friend Lisa Rowan over at QuarterLife 202 will be participating in the Dog Days of Summer event this weekend. Be sure to stop by and check out some great vintage clothing.

Mid-City is where the real DC goes to shop, eat and play. You can find a local shop or national merchant that can meet just about every one of your needs. Browse through our business directory to find new places to visit and explore.

Click here to download a map of MidCity!

2011 Garage Sale
One day only! Buy one-of-a-kind props, furniture, costumes and much more
at The Studio Theatre Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, August 6th!

The Studio Theatre is hosting its Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 10am–5pm at 14th and P Streets, NW. The sale will include items from 2010-2011 season productions:
Circle Mirror Transformation
Songs of the Dragons Flying to HeavenSuperior Donuts, MojoMarcus; Or the Secret of SweetTynan, PenelopeThe Walworth FarceThe New Electric BallroomVenus In Fur,
The History of Kisses, and POP! as well as many other special items from our collection. The Studio Theatre invites the entire community to participate in this event!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Frugal Fashionista Clothing Swap and Potluck/August Event:

Franconia Governmental Center

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA (map)

Clothing Swap Signs Posted (A-Frame Clothing Swap Sign Outside the door)
“It’s a fun way to update your wardrobe without spending a dime! It’s also for a great cause!”

Welcome to a whole new way of shopping… Swap – Don’t shop -for all the clothing, shoes and accessories you can take home!

Please bring at least 5 items to add to our tables.

Swap from 1PM – 3PM Please come on time;)

Make sure clothing is clean, in season, no stains, no holes, rips or tears and no broken buttons or zippers. If you would be PROUD to pass it on to your girlfriends, than you should bring it. Please do not bring undergarments. We have allowed bras in the past but we are not accespting them anymore as the shelter does not accept them. We’re looking for fall items for this swap. Keep all of your summer clothing at home please. If you should find something unswapple on any of the tables, please remove it and place in our crafter’s bucket. Nothing should go to waste and no one should be disappointed because it’s everyone’s jobs to police the tables for non-wearables;)

If you are bringing guests, please ensure to add them to your RSVP.

This is a potluck swap so please bring a yummy dish for all to share. Please refrain from bringing chips and junk food. We are looking for more meals rather than sweets. Try to use disposable trays for your food as it’s nearly impossible to keep track of who’s who’s. 🙂 I will supply the drinks and dianna will be supplying the plates, napkins and silver ware. The event is free so it shouldn’t be much trouble to ask for a side dish – Please ensure you actually bring something. Alot of folks came in empty handed at the last swap. Not cool.

Last, but not least, bring your swaptastik attitude and plan to come and have a blast!

Please take pictures of yourselves with your swap finds and post it on meetup and facebook! We’d love to see what you all have found!

Happy Swapping!


Who: Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) and Marcātus
What: Fashion Show at the Yards
When: Sunday, August 7, 2011
Where: 10 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
GWFCC fashion tents will be located on Water St.
Why: To support artistry of local area fashion designers

About Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC):

The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce [GWFCC] is a 501(c)(6) trade association that serves the greater Washington metropolitan area. Its purpose is to promote the business interests of those in the Fashion/Style Industry in addition to promoting Washington as a Global Fashion Capital. The GWFCC is the sole voice of fashion business in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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