Remember when star runner, Ben Johnson, caught worldwide grief and became the poster child for performance enhancing drug use in sports? Well, buddy's come to his senses and joined an industry that loves drugs. No, not medicine, stock brokering or music, I'm talking fashion, people. Johnson premieres his stellar collection of athletic wear - all made in Canada - tonight (June 23), at Metro nightclub (296 Richmond West). You can expect a fashion show, live music and of course, an after party. 8pm. $20 in advance through www.lucidoptions.com, or $25 at the door. 647-435-8655. www.benjohnsoncollection.com.
I know you're already up to the tits with multi-tasking, but here's one more and it's real easy: While you're digging the sounds at the Toronto Dowtown Jazz Festival starting tomorrow (June 24) and running until July 3, stop by the Artisan's Village for a consumaholic pitstop. Local vendors will be hawking wares from jewellery to skincare, kitchen gear to handwoven textiles, and pretty much everything in between. www.torontojazz.com.
Coming up rozes
Join indie designer, Nathalie-Roze Fischer , at Skirt (903 Dundas West) this Tuesday (June 28) as she presents her newest creations (think ceramic jewellery to cowgirl hats). And before you cry, "I can't afford it", bite your tongue; everything is slashed by 20 to 50 per cent and nothing is more than $50. Yup this should really be in Sweet Deals....www.skirtclothing.ca; www.nathalie-roze.ca.
Getting your Rocks off
I don't know about you, but an evening of fashion, shopping, manicures and massages - all set in a dance club surrounding - sounds pretty close to a wet dream for this fashionista. Should you find yourself also getting hot at the thought, hit Revival (783 College) this Tuesday (June 28) and cool off at Fashion On The Rocks event. 8:30 pm. $8. 647.833.3934; www.sakibychata.com