Craving a cure
Remember the thrill of sleepover parties? Well, next Wednesday (June 15), the Crave Party (at Crystalroom , 567 Queen West) - complete with PJ dress code, group manicures and serious snackage - has all that juvenile goodness, with a dash of adult fundraising thrown in for good measure. Proceeds from the event benefit the Canadian Diabetes Association . For the $39 admission, expect great shopping, esthetics (not included in admission charge), music, a killer goody bag, a fashion show and lots of other girly-girl favourites. Book your services ahead - way ahead - to avoid disappointment. 416-603-0471, www.craveparty.com.
Up with shopping
Support local designers - okay, while scoring goodies for y'self - by hitting the biannual Downtown Urban Design Event (DUDE) this weekend at the Latvian House (491 College). Like a church bazaar but way cooler, this is your chance to pick from an assortment of cute locally made buyables, from fashion and jewellery to ceramics, toys and treats. Launch party Friday (June 10) 6 pm to midnight, Saturday (June 11) noon to 9 pm, Sunday (June 12) noon to 6 pm. www.dudeshow.com.
Join the Great White North Women's Dragon Boat Club Saturday (June 11) at the Mod Club Theatre (722 College) for the second annual Twista Sistas Exposed Fashion Show , which features local athletes showcasing sports and casual wear by local designers and retailers. 7 pm (doors 6 pm). $10 advance or $15 at the door. Contact email@example.com for tickets.
Make Out party
Gallery 1313 is once again getting ready for its annual fundraiser, The Fantasy Fashion Show #8 , entitled Make Up & Make Out . The organizers are looking for artists and designers ready to bend the rules in this art-meets-fashion runway show taking place at MOCCA (952 Queen West) on July 6. Get your wildest creations prepped ASAP and call 416-536-6778 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to submit.