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Mark your calendars for Crafty Wonderland's SECOND birthday party on April 13th!! It's Crafty Wonderland's 2nd birthday, so come out and shop from 40 fabulous vendors, decorate a cupcake at the DIY table and win special prizes! Crafty Wonderland The 2nd Sunday of Every Month at Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E.
  Hooray! i'm super stoked to announce that i will be teaching a sewing class at Make Workshop on May 8th and 15th. Remember the hoodie project we featured in BUST in our Oct/Nov issue? Maybe you attempted it and failed miserably (hey, it happens to everyone) and could use some one on one guidance or mabes you were just named miss hoodie-maker extroidinaire, and just want to perfect your craft and learn alternate modifications to the standard hooded sweatshirt or maybe you've never threaded a sewing machine in your life and are terrified of trying it solo.
  Have you ever desired a snake bracelet? A heart-and-dagger charm? Perhaps a mal occhio you can flash round your neck? Then get yourself to Bittersweets NY, a purveyor of macabre-yet-classy jewelry. More of a DIY kind of chick? Then take up their jewelry class, taught by master metalsmith Donovan Smith:All levels of experience are welcome to take this class. If you have no experience making jewelry, this class will give you a great hands, on but structured project. If you already have some knowledge at the bench, then you can experiment with some more difficult techniques.
I don't normally get nervous around celebs, but I just met Solange Knowles and I'm totally stoked!  I am such a Knowles family fan--they're all just so beautiful and talented.  She chatted it up with Laurie and we got to listen to songs from her new CD, and the first track was hot. And to make matters even more amazing, she complemented my hair.  Now this is pretty special for me because recently I've been obsessed with weaves (why wait for hair to grow!) and she totally thought my hair was all natural.  Thats pretty cool since I bet hers cost considerably more than mine...
Waaaaaaay back in the day, my brother-from-another-mother, Ian Allen, wrote a dirty little black comedy called Angel Shit, in which "a circle of Nebraskan junkies find themselves at the bloody epicenter of the War on Drugs." It totally kicked ass, and even got all feministy at the end, so I was psyched when I got to do the voiceovers for the play's monster truck rally sequences during it's run in DC. Now the play is having a revival here in NYC courtesy of End Times Productions, and I heartily recommend that everyone run out and see it.
 You may remember Tara McPherson, artist-cum-bassist of The New York Times from a past issue of BUST. If this name only conjures the seminal newspaper, here's a refresher:  New York Times hold an MFA, a Screen Actor’s Guild Card, a Congressional Press Pass, and have illustrated for Dark Horse and DC Comics. New York Press says New York Times reflect “the Kill Rock Stars back catalog… without crossing over into dated or nostalgic territory.
The New School is hosting a workshop for environmentally concerned but ultimately confused New York City consumers. I recommend attending this free event if you're interested in a cleaner, greener Earth (and prizes)! -Intern Lindsay Here is all of the info: It's Easy Being Green: The Hows and Whys of Eco-friendly Eating  Earth Day Workshop at the New SchoolWhen it comes to food, what's good for the planet is good for the animals, and it's good for you! Luckily, you live in NYC, which has 46 green markets and 103 vegetarian restaurants.
If you're having a little trouble getting lucky below the belt, I suppose a lucky charm wouldn't hurt, but to dye one into your pubes? Get serious!Introducing, Betty, "color for the hair down there". This green "Lucky Betty" set came out just in time for St. Patty's Day. I wonder what kind of stencils they'd come up for Election Day...
The documentary At Your Cervix explores the connection between the way medical and nursing students are taught pelvic exams and the reality that most women experience them as painful and disempowering. At Your Cervix breaks the silence around the unethical methods used by medical and nursing schools to teach students how to perform pelvic exams; the most egregious being on unconsenting, anaesthetized women. At the same time, the film highlights the Gynecological Teaching Associate (GTA) Program in New York City.
 WIN TICKETS to two extraordinary events presented by Culture Project’s Women Center Stage, and join a growing community of women artists, writers, and change-makers working for social justice! We’re giving away tickets to two of our most eye-opening and thought-provoking events during April’s festival. We have two tickets to I Have Been to Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Chiori Miyagawa’s new play.