Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sew Nerdy: A Geek Craft Extravaganza

Bear and Bird Gallery's tradition of summer shows featuring handmade goods began in 2009 with "Stitch Wars," a show that paid tribute to "Star Wars." Now the gallery is gearing up for its third summer show of handmade goods and this one's called Sew Nerdy: A Geek Craft Extravaganza.

"Yoda" by Andreanna Di Benedetto (Photo courtesy Bear and Bird)
Basically, it's a celebration of all that's nerdy ... and by nerdy, Bear and Bird means "anything related to science, mathematics, technology, comic books, television programs, films, role-playing games video games and other things relating to fantasy and science fiction." Think Star Trek, Dr. Who, Ghostbusters, Goonies, Napoleon Dymamite, PeeWee's Playhouse ... You get the idea.

Artists and crafters will include A. Pants; Allison Hoffman, Andreanna Di Benedetto, Crafty Dork, Cutesypoo, Denn Rodriguez, Drop Dead Quirky, Handmade 3D, Jenna Dickes-DeleoKjersti Faret, Lana Crooks, LeaseAPenny, Leeanna Butcher, loveandasandwich; Mariangela Tan, Michelle Coffee; Mr X Stitch, Nerd Jerk, Nimble & Quick Threadcraft and Pixel Stitches.

If you're heading to the show in Lauderhill, you might as well check out this post that Amanda Magnetta-Ottati and Tate Ottati posted to the Bear and Bird blog. It contains all their favorite nearby places to eat — seven spots, all located within 5 miles of the gallery.

The show opens opens 6-10 p.m. June 29 and runs through Aug. 11 at Bear and Bird Gallery, upstairs at Tate's, 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill. Call 954-748-0181 or visit

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  1. Looks like a fun event. I actually discovered new eateries in my own neighborhood from reading your review... thanks for including the suggestions.

  2. Yes, that was a nice list that Amanda and Tate put together ... Bet they're frequently getting asked by people who attend shows where a good place is to go and eat after.

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