Free this weekend? Check out these five pin-related happenings in five different cities.
All featured events include at least one pin vendor.
Happy Hour Vegan Market
About: A monthly vegan market in South Austin.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s, Austin, Texas
Details: All ages welcome.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: I Heart Avocado
KCRW presents Music Tastes Good
Long Beach, California
Saturday and Sunday
About: A two-day music, food and arts festival.
When: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Marina Green Park, 386 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
Details: The event will be headlined by the iconic British New Wave legends New Order (Saturday) making their only west coast appearance this year, and Grammy-nominated and Mercury Prize-winning English singer-songwriter James Blake (Sunday). You can see the full line up by going here.
All ages welcome. Event is rain or shine.
General single day admission is $85, $150 for the entire weekend. There are also VIP ticket options. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-tastes-good-vol-3-tickets-43867075604
The event will feature bars & gourmet food vendors featuring some of Long Beach’s best eateries including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
There are several paid parking lots around the event space, however the event does encourage using rideshare options, metro, and bikes. There will be refillable water stations throughout the festival.
ATMS are on site.
Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the protection of all festival patrons, service animals must be screened and registered at the Access Center immediately upon entry to the site.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Jesse JFR, Geeky and Kinky Pins, Little Shop of Pins and Nerd Pins.
Ru Paul’s Drag Con: New York City
New York City
About: A three day event celebrating pop culture, art and all things drag.
When: Friday 4 p..m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
Details: In addition to booths on the convention floor, there will be a wide range of programming, including Q&A sessions with drag stars and icons, lip sync contests, drag herstory, fashion, make-up, styling, and pop culture workshops, for men and women. All are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon. Kids 10 and under on the day of DragCon are free with an adult with a ticket. Ticket prices are available for one day or all weekend and range from $20-$80 each. VIP tickets are sold out. Drag Con is an ADA, fully accessible event.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Laser Kitten (booth A18), Yesterdays (booth 821), Sasha Velour (booth 760), Strangeways (booth 1124), Spooksvilla (booth A31), GAYPIN’ (booth A05), Flair Chicago (booth B05)
The Oddities Flea Market
Los Angeles, California
About: The oddities flea market is the place to go for strange and unusual objects. Items for sale include: history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and more.
When: Saturday Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California
Details: Tickets are $10 each and available at the door. Flash tattoos provided by Black Veil Tattoo Studio. The event includes three floors of 60+ vendors.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Memento Mori Goods, Dirty Lola, Bearded Lady Vintage & Oddities.
Pins and Pints
About: ! Meet and shop from 28 of the most talented artists in the wearable art industry
When: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: North Park Beer Co., 3038 University Avenue, San Diego, CA
Details: Event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. The first 150 attendees will receive a free pin.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Adele by Adele Jackson, A Pin Apart, BB-CRE.8, Blank Slate, Boop Pins, Bottled Monster, Cheezy Stuff, Clay Graham Art, Coolectric Creations, Dare to Dream Flair, El Black Bat, The Foolish Mastermind, Grizzlycorp, Gutter Sofa Co., He + She Pins, Just Peachy, Loudmouth Pin Co., Mame Pins, Midnight Dogs, Moxxie Lady, The Notorious Pin, Oozy Ranger, The Pencil Fighters, Perfect Humans, The Pinchey, The Pindys, Pin Pin Pals, Pins N Stuff, and Punch It Chewie Press.