by Aimee Vitek
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
8201 International Drive
free, RSVP to email@example.com
Things are about to get weird: Where else can you find – all in one room – a painted whale eardrum, a two-headed bird and a portrait of Liz Taylor made entirely out of jigsaw puzzle pieces? You might find any one of these items at a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum, and when it comes to this weekend’s Bizarre Buying Bazaar, strange is the name of the game. Got any eccentric items you’ve been holding on to? Now is the time to cash them in for
well, cash. That’s because Edward Meyer, vice president of exhibits and archives, will buy your stuff, if he deems it peculiar enough to be displayed in one of Ripley’s nationwide museums – think along the lines of a cigarette-wrapped purse or an eagle statue crafted out of kitchen utensils. Nothing’s off limits for this one, but if you do plan to sell anything at the bazaar, be sure to RSVP in advance with details on what you’ll be selling. Even if they don’t buy your crap (er, we mean prized possessions), they might offer an “oddpraisal,” which should affirm where your stuff lands on the creepy scale. – Aimee Vitek