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Ever since the Summer Picnic Spectacular, we’ve loved Union Market. And now, just in time for the holiday season, they’re premiering Thread, a 3-day shopping extravaganza with 30 retailers, a concert on Saturday featuring The Walkmen and DJ Will Eastman (with GA and VIP tickets still available for now), and art installations throughout their GORGEOUS upstairs space, Dock 5. Eschew the mad stomping grounds on Black Friday, and check out the pop up shops all weekend long. We’ve collected a list of some can’t miss shops, the kick-ass concert, and a quick preview of the art you’ll be surely wow’d by.



Check out a full list of retailers at Union Market’s website.


We love the tightly curated menswear collective’s new workspace, so be sure to drop by their pop-up.




Peruvian heritage designers with handmade knit accessories? Count us in.


Mack Home

The one stop shop for everything to make your abode that much more hip.


Meg Biram

If the banner doesn’t give it away, you’ll find anything you need for your closet or home.



The online boutique will set up shop with items way too cute to not see in person.



You didn’t think you could get away with just shopping, did you? Thread will host a concert Saturday night at 8 pm (gates open at 7 pm) featuring locals you’ve come to know and love: The Walkmen, DJ Will Eastman, and Sunwolf. Along with the tunes? Artisanal food and craft cocktails. Snag your tickets here before they sell out.



Civilian Art Projects

Check out the Shaw-based gallery that’s currently exhibiting Nikki Painter and Marissa Long at their own space. PLUS, the authors of Hard Art DC 1979 (Alec MacKaye, Lucian Perkins, Lely Constantinople, and Jayme McLellan) will be on hand for book signings in the Civilian booth on Sunday at 1 pm.

Heiner Contemporary

The two-year-old Georgetown gallery is hosting a group collab among Christine Gray, Sue Johnson, Caitlin Teal Price, Olivia Rodriguez, Esther Ruiz, and Julie Wolfe.


With an emphasis on emerging and experimental artists, Transformer is both a gallery and organization for connecting and promoting arts.





Shopping: 1 pm – 8 pm


Shopping: 11 am – 8 pm

Concert: 8 pm –  Midnight (Doors open at 7 pm)


Shopping: 11 am – 5 pm


1309 5th NE

How To Get There

NoMA/Gallaudet (Red Line)