Like supporting local artists? Enjoy lining the pockets of normal people like yourself instead of multinational corporations? If so, make the trek to the R Street Corridor and bring the family for a night to remember. For those who’ve never owned anything by any of the vendors in attendance, chances are you will end up making a purchase after touching and holding one of the many artists’ crafts. Just some of the small independent “companies” include Brown Pigeon, Graphic Anthology, Chelseafish Ceramics, Northern Needle Co., Tusk + Cardinal, Revival Vintage Co., Scumugs, Little Saint Soap Co., Rae + Bay Designs, Ingot and Aradia Glass Craft. For the beer enthusiast, Makers Mart has you covered with offerings by New Belgium, Oak Park Brewing and even Berryessa. Let your kids enjoy themselves in the Kids Zone and trade places with your partner while one peruses the artist’s tables and the other babysits. After that, you can watch and listen to some great sets by Pets, Pregnant, Gentleman Surfer, James Cavern, Lunaverse featuring Zoey B and So Much Light. Forget cleaning the house or doing any mundane chores and leave all that crap for Sunday. You’ll thank us later for the tip. Type Walpublicmarket.com/event/rstreetblockparty into your browser for more info.