Kick it home-style
Get ready to crosstown shop and studio hop with the city's decor pros at the fifth annual Home+Style Studio Tour & Sale this weekend (October 23 and 24). From educational trade seminars and live demos to giveaways and silent auctions benefiting Canadian HIV/AIDS research. Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Tour passport $12. www. studiotouronline.com or call 416-221-1937.
Snip 'n' support
You need a trim anyway, so book your appointment now for the seventh annual Mane Event Sunday (October 24) and put your money to a good cause. At participating salons (Oz, Salon Vivace, Privee, Lift, Esthetic Laser Solutions, Salon Escape, Salon Piaff and Wellstone), stylists, estheticians and massage therapists spend the day - on their time - hooking you up with the services you need. All the money raised goes to the Teresa Group , an organization that helps children affected by HIV/AIDS. There will also be gift bags and a chance to win a big-bucks make-over. 10 am to 4 pm. Call 416-596-7703 to book.
If you're intah leathah, you've probably already scored tickets for this year's Bento , the infamous annual fetish night produced by Northbound Leather . No tickets yet? Better move that leather-clad ass! It's Saturday (October 23) at the Docks Entertainment Complex (11 Polson). Doors open at 9 pm, and the fashion show starts at 11 pm. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Check www.northbound. com for more info. 416-972-1037.
Got the bucks for vintage Louis Vuitton? Celebrate the label's 150th anniversary by bidding on 20 lots' worth of it at Ritchies Auctioneers & Appraisers ' (288 King East) Jewellery, Fashion & Timepieces auction. Preview the goods this weekend (October 23 and 24) from noon to 5 pm, and Monday (October 25) from noon to 7 pm, then swoop in for your fashion kill at the auction Tuesday (October 26) at 7 pm. 416-364-1864 ext 233, www. ritchies. com.