Doing the seemingly impossible, Etsy Dallas improves upon the winter holidays by ensuring that the handmade fun comes twice per year with its biannual shopping parties in spring and fall. The “independent local craft collective” (inspired by, but unaffiliated with Etsy Inc.) announces this year’s fall Jingle Bash, a free celebration of crafty things and DIY masterpieces, including tantalizing goody bags, creative holiday gift ideas for sale by more than 60 handpicked local artists, DJ Juan Solo spinning hot tracks and two full bars to get you feeling warm and fuzzy and ready to play. So, save the date — 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Palladium Ballroom, 1135 S. Lamar St. — for serious handcrafted holiday cheer. Don’t forget, new this year is the Bash Pass, available online at Etsy.com, that allows 100 lucky buyers an exclusive early-bird hour of shopping from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, visit handmadebash.com/jingle__bash or Etsy Dallas’ Facebook and Twitter pages.
Sat., Nov. 19, 1-8 p.m., 2011