Bored with holiday shopping at department stores? WHYY’s Arts + Culture reporter Peter Crimmins suggests checking out The Punk Rock Flea Market:
I recently saw a teenager wearing what looked to be a crisply silkscreened Clash t-shirt. Funny, I thought: The Clash was already over when I, myself, was a teenager. And I’m old. So how (and why) is this kid wearing a new shirt for a punk band that broke up 25 years ago? The Punk Rock Flea Market serves a public function. Put on by R5 Productions (of First Unitarian Church fame), you can find old treasures and new merchandise in a cozy rummage-sale style that you would feel comfortable taking your grandmother to.
What you can expect to find: skull jewelry, rare Man Man discs, Etsy.com remainders, those old Jello Biafra records you once thought about buying but not really all that much.
What you can not expect to find: mismatched silverware, rusty hacksaws, reindeer sweaters, Hall and Oates Greatest Hits.