Shop And Awe

Everybody has their own way of doing the holidays, and if your way includes handmade jewelry and burlesque, then you have a great one-stop shop at the Gifts and Garters event on Saturday. The early evening sale and show will include holiday shopping from local indie and vintage businesses, and various festivities. Choose from a variety of unique and handmade items, and don't forget to visit the "Kissing Booth"” to benefit Patriot Paws. Later in the evening promises to titillate with a stunning burlesque show featuring Perle Noire, "Queen of Burlesque." Browse and carouse 6 p.m. to midnight, at Excuses Extreme Café, 3025 Main St. Visit
Sat., Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-midnight, 2009