Some old-timers who used to hang at Stardust spent most of their free time making crafts. A couple of them would regularly get interrupted to go "pick up Grandma." That sounds endearing, but the truth was more fun: Grandma was a strain of weed (so named for what looked like purple hairs around the buds), and that’s where Grandma Party got its name.
We now celebrate (note: weed still isn’t legal here) every year in the Stardust parking lot. Local vendors sell DIY goods, jewelry, clothes, pottery, plants and many other items; you can get your fortune told by a tarot reader, and then get a second opinion from a palm reader. It’s the best day of the year to socialize, drink beer and coffee, eat a brat or a carrot dog, and watch live bands (including Zoya Zafar, Adjy and Acoqui), a drag show and DJs. By the way, this year’s theme is Silver Alert. It seems Grandma hasn’t been seen since the last party.
10 a.m. to sunset Sunday, Dec. 16 | Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road | 407-623-3393 | facebook.com/stardustie | free