Today's featured event: Catch a Fancy Tiger by the tail tonight on South Broadway

It's been three years since Fancy Tiger came to town, changing the face of SoBo in its wake: A perfect fit with existing businesses near the corner of Ellsworth Avenue and Broadway, the groundbreaking DIY craft shop/hipster clothing emporium that later split into two stores on the same block has flourished, and we're all the better for it. It's our go-to place for funky fabrics and patterns, both as raw materials and, at the boutique, wearables, as well as a meeting place where do-it-yourselfers can take classes or knit, craft and chat during weekly community nights. And Fancy Tiger is a vocal cheerleader for local designers and crafters, whom it showcases at monthly trunk shows.

To celebrate three great years, owners Jaime Jennings and Matthew Brown are opening the doors of both stores, at 1 S. Broadway and 14 S. Broadway, for a party from 7 to 10 p.m., with merchandise giveaways, bites from Gaia and suds courtesy of Great Divide. Be there or be square: Visit the website or call 720-224-6147 for details.

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