Today's picks for political and civic nerds. 

Discover delightful oddities like this hardware necklace, and maybe even travel back in time, at the Erikson Theatre's Bizarre Bazaar. Photo via Velvet Mechanism's Etsy site.

For Saturday:

Bizarre Bazaar

Find gifts for your loved ones that are just as eclectic as they are—like the jewelry made from hardware, pictured?—and support Seattle’s gifted craftspeople in the process. 

Bizarre Bazaar, Sat Dec 22, 11am–4pm, Erikson Theatre, 1524 Harvard Ave, free. 

For Friday:

Happiness in the Nothingness 

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus—two former corporate bigwigs—discuss their decision to leave their jobs, give up their material belongings, and pursue happiness through the simple life.

The Minimalists: 2012 Holiday Happiness Tour, Fri Dec 21, 6–7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

And for Today:

Craft with Green Seattleites 

Celebrate 2012 and eco-collaborate with your neighbors at this green transition organization’s last meeting of 2012. Bring an entrée or salad to share, and enjoy candle making, crafting, and conservation. 

Sustainable NE Seattle's Monthly Meeting, Thu Dec 20, 6–9pm, Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, free.

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