Share your good fortune at the Love & Money fashion show, tonight (Thursday, April 29) at Lesendro Restaurant (Hazelton Lanes, 87 Avenue Road, lower-level rotunda, 416-935-0000). Five per cent of all sales will be donated to the Children's Aid Foundation . The cocktail reception starts at 5 pm, and the runways get rockin' at 6:30 pm. 416-483-0495.
Catch a glimpse of this year's raw design talent before it leaves the Ryerson nest, at Elevation , the school of interior design's annual year-end show. Thursday 1 to 6 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 302 Church. 416-979-5000 ext 6929.
Meet the designers of tomorrow - while you can still afford to buy something - at Sheridan College 's furniture grad exhibition, Sketches In Space . Hit the opening reception tonight (Thursday, April 29) from 6 to 9 pm, or catch the show before it ends Tuesday (May 4). Thursday to Saturday, Monday and Tuesday noon to 7 pm, Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Kabat Wrobel Gallery , 99 Sudbury, unit 2, 416-535-9171.
In with the art crowd
If you appreciate the craftier things in life (and a hottie art crowd), do not miss tomorrow night's (Friday, April 30) 8 pm opening of The Room Tells The Story , by Toronto artist and costume designer Heather Goodchild . From silk-screening and drapery to rug hooking, quilting and upholstery, Goodchild shows true dexterity. The show runs to May 15, Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Sis Boom Bah , 1114 Queen West. 416-531-7511.
Check out Toronto's first StyleXchange store (181 Yonge), where 4,300 square feet of retail landscape is dedicated to high-end street fashion from brag-inducing brands like Fornarina, Diesel and Miss Sixty. This is the fourth location to be opened by Montreal's entrepreneurial-to-the-extreme Batchoun brothers, the publishers of fashion mag Strut . 416-214-0111.