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Rain, Rain, We Don't Care

Opening Day of the Ballston Arts & Crafts Fest is on, no matter what



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    Ballston's fest happens every second Saturday of the month from May to October. It's no Eastern Market, but what is, anymore?

    Tomorrow's scheduled Opening Day for the Ballston Arts & Crafts Festival is a go: "So, I know what the weatherman has forecasted, but I say phooey! The Market is on rain or shine--and I really believe it's going to shine," reports the fest's blog.

    We're really not gonna mess with anyone who says things like "phooey." (No, really -- did you see Kathy Bates in "Misery"?)

    So unless it's a torrential downpour -- in which case, call (202) 536-9714 to whine (or ask for an update, whatever) -- get ready to browse products from vendors such as BoxBoy Demented Decoupage (our fave from his old Eastern Market Days), Herban Lifestyles and really, really weird puppets -- no, really. You'll be seeing them in your sleep. Don't say we didn't warn you.

    2009 Season:
    Second Saturdays May-October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.:
    5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12 & 10/10 in Welburn Square at Ballston Metro
    Arlington, Va.

    Music Lineup:
    May 9 - Bad Hair Day
    June 13 - The Constituents
    July 11 - Jerry Wade & Pat Kisicki (11 a.m.-2 p.m.); The LoveJoy Group (2-4 p.m.)
    Aug. 8 - Darcy Nair
    Sept. 12 - Jeff Severson
    Oct. 10 - Melissa Branin