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Today, in a parking lot best known for street harassment, the Mount Pleasant Business Association is hosting its very first craft fair. Though it’s half the size of Craft Mafia’s Spring Thing—and one-tenth the size of Crafty Bastards—Make it Mount Pleasant promises plenty of earth-friendly, locally made products. (Full disclosure: Washington City Paper is a sponsor of both Crafty Bastards and Make It Mount Pleasant.) Are you a cat owner with an earthy streak? Consider an organic catnip pouch made of recycled plastic bottles ($5). Is there a Peace Corps alum in your life? Try cufflinks made from vintage maps ($40), pictured. Though the fair is loose with its definition of “craft”—does lavender sugar-cookie toilet-bowl cleaner qualify?—it’ll be a boon for the well-traveled NGO staffers who populate the neighborhood’s group houses.
“Make it Mount Pleasant” runs from noon to 6 p.m. in the McCormick Paints parking lot at Mount Pleasant and Kenyon streets NW. Free. mtpleasantdc.com.