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    Bird Taxidermy Class at Bazaar



    catch of the day fish (2)Those folks over at Bazaar certainly know how to keep the weird going. And yet, we can’t help but be endeared to every new (and strange) offering they come up with. Their latest? A hands-on workshop on how to do your own bird taxidermy. Yes, that’s right. Now you, too can stuff your own bird– and we don’t mean for Thanksgiving.

    The Gift: Victorian Hair Workshop at Bazaar


    The Gift

    What It Is: Why, it’s a spot in a Victorian Hair Jewelry-Making Workshop, of course! Back by popular demand (no, really) this workshop teaches students how to make authentic Victorian-style hair jewelry (that’s jewelry made from hair– not jewelry to put in your hair). Is it off the beaten, path? Absolutely. A little bit creepy and weird? Definitely. The exact perfect gift for someone you know? In all likelihood. If nothing else, it’s a 100% memorable gift– and definitely not something anyone is likely to already have. The workshop is hosted by Bazaar in Hampden and costs $135 (materials included).

    Who It’s Perfect for:

    Your Artist Friend: You know your artist friend who’s always exploring their inner demons, or expressing themselves through performance art that involves them squaking like a goose and hanging from the ceiling in a harness? Don’t we all have one of those? For folks whose tastes run to the less-than-predictable, this entirely unique opportunity offers the chance to get creative, crafty, and just a little weird all at the same time.

    The Steam Punk in Your Life: Is the term “steam punk” not ringing any bells? Don’t worry– you know them when you see them. Those folks walking around with pocket watches, old-fashioned spectacles, too many buttons and buckles on their shoes, and a kind of Sherlock Holmes-y demeanor? For those obsessed with the romance and nostalgia of simpler, more dawn-of-the-industrial-revolution-style days, this workshop will absolutely strike a chord. Perfect for those looking for a truly (and authentically eerie) old fashioned experience.

    The Victorian Hair Workshop at Bazaar will be held on Sunday, January 11th at Bazaar. For more information, or to reserve a space, visit www.bazaarbaltimore.com


    Celebrate the Night of the Krampus at Bazaar



    Ah, Krampus. He’s just what you need if all the jingle bells and holly jolly are beginning to make you want to fa-la-la your way under a rock. If you’re unfamiliar, Krampus is basically the anti-Santa in traditional Alpine lore. He looks rather devilish and beastly and behaves as such. While Santa brings gifts for all the good boys and girls, Krampus brings coal and other punishments to all of the naughty ones. So it’s fitting that just across the way from Baltimore’s much beloved Miracle on 34th Street lies Bazaar—the impeccably curated curiosity shop. Where else in town would Krampus pick for his local HQ?

    Butterfly Entomology Workshop at Bazaar


    Entymology workshop

    catch of the day fish (2)If you’ve popped into Bazaar in in Hampden, you know that some of their offerings are truly, well, bizarre. It’s a carefully curated oddities and curiosities shop. And that can mean everything from jewelry made from quail feet, to civil war era doctors’ tools, to all manner of preserved specimens peering out at you from jars of formaldehyde. We love Bazaar because it functions as a perfect blend of antique store, museum, and place-you-can-actually-find-cool-stuff. But they don’t just sell cool stuff– they also offer the opportunity to learn how to make your own. Like with their DIY taxidermy workshops, for example.

    Bazaar’s First Ever Hair Art Workshop


    Hair Art

     catch of the day fish (2)Who doesn’t love the idea of elegant, meticulously artful hairstyles? The term “hair art” or “hair jewelry” conjures images of Victorian princesses, or the elfin and hobbity maidens of Middle Earth with flowing locks entwined with ribbons, flowers, shells, gold threads, all of it. So naturally, when we heard that Bazaar (indisputably one of the city’s most unique shops) was offering a workshop focusing on hair art, we thought it sounded like an excellent opportunity to practice some medieval braiding techniques, or to spend an afternoon weaving daisy chain crowns. Not so. We should have known better—knowing Bazaar’s flair for, well, the bizarre. Sure, the workshop does teach some authentic techniques for creating authentic Victorian Hair Art—but it’s maybe not exactly what you’d expect.

    Creepy or Beautiful? Alternative Taxidermy Reigns in Hampden

    via the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists
    via the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists

    So what’s your personal taxidermy style? What’s that,  you say don’t have one? Well you better get with it, and like now, because it’s happening.

    And I mean big time.

    There’s a feature in b on the “rogue” taxidermy available at Bazaar in Hampden. Its opening just last year coincided with a resurgence in the popularity of animal preservation among non-hunters nationally. The magazine notes that there are no less than three television shows centered around the craft.