Snow Globes & Cupcakes

After making their first appearance at the Paris World’s Fair in 1878, snow globes started popping up around Europe, with a notable 1889 version housing a model of the freshly built Eiffel Tower. Allegedly unaware of this trend, Viennese medical instrument technician Erwin Perzy patented his “Glass Globe with Snow Effect” in 1900. Now home to Vienna’s quaint Snow Globe Museum, Perzy’s still-active shop exported the first examples to the U.S., kicking the craze into full swing. Exemplified by Citizen Kane’s opening scene, these oft-cherished keepsakes can deliver a whirlwind of nostalgia. Currently headquartered at the membership-supported DIY “garage-lab environment” 10BitWorks Hackerspace, reuse-driven nonprofit Spare Parts rises to the gift-giving season with Snow Globes & Cupcakes. Led by Spare Parts founder Mary Cantu with artist and educator Giovanna Carrola, the two-hour workshop provides guests with all they’ll need (including an eclectic assortment of ornaments, tiny toys, glitter, and “odds and ends”) to craft a one-of-a-kind snow globe. An all-you-can-eat cupcake buffet sweetens the deal, and guests are invited to share their favorite flavors upon registration.



Event Details

Venue: 10BitWorks Hackerspace
Address: 1020 Roosevelt
Price: $5-$7


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