The first (non-profit) Toronto Alternative Fashion Week (FAT) hits the icy landscape known as Canadian fashion this week. Touch Lounge (499 King West) hosts runway shows - more than 40 emerging designers are participating - at 7 pm tonight (Thursday, September 29) through Saturday (October 1), and things wrap up with a fine fete in full fashionista form at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West) Sunday (October 2), 7 pm till late. FAT also includes a two-week-long exhibition at OCAD Transit Space (100 McCaul) through October 7. 416-994-1978, www.getfat.ca.
Gaga for gala
This year's glam-filled Pink Bedroom fundraiser in support of Princess Margaret Hospital's Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research will be held at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex (25 British Columbia, Exhibition Place), tomorrow (Friday, September 30) from 6:30 pm. Word of advice: think pink. A VIP dinner in the Governor's Room is followed by a party, fashion show and entertainment by musical sweetie Jacksoul in the Artifacts Room. 416-968-2299 ext 28, www.pinkbedroomparty.com.
Now that you're ready to invest in some inside entertainment, head to the Fall Home Show (Automotive Building, Exhibition Place, September 29 to October 2) and turn your decor dreams into reality. Thursday and Friday 11 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. Adults $10, srs/youth (13-17) $7, child 12 or under free. 416-385-2011, www.fallhomeshow.com.