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This year, give those on your holiday shopping list the gift of culture with trinkets from the annual Tibetan Arts & Crafts Bazaar. The two-day event features everything from silverwork and books to jewelry and clothing — all handmade by exiled artists from India and Nepal. And if you feel like taking in a little cultural experience of your own, stop by to witness the live creation of a sand mandala by spiritual leader Ven. Losang, or nibble on traditional Tibetan munchies. According to organizer Vicki Cahill, it's a once-a-year opportunity: "Nowhere in the city can you find authentic Tibetan food like this."
Fri., Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; free, Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, 215-701-7018, tibetanbuddhist.org.