Have a phobia of last-minute holiday shopping? Lucky for you, there’s an easy cure: the annual Philadelphia Independent Crafter’s Market. This year’s go-round offers live music, free beer and nearly 50 vendors. But besides the jams and libations, what makes this any different from the half-dozen like-minded fairs, like Go West! and the Punk Rock Flea Market, that pepper the city each December? “No disrespect to any of them, but this is the funnest one,” says Julie Raboczi, the boss lady behind the whole thing. “This is a shopping event,” she adds. You’ll get to scope out handmade jewelry, fine art and home goods piled to the ceiling. Fill your arms with treasures from Sweet Jane Vintage, As the Crow Flies and Seam Poets — and maybe grab a little somethin’-somethin’ for those on your list, too.
Sat., Dec. 22, noon-7 p.m., $2 sug-gested donation, 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York St., 267-861-0290, 2424studios.com.