Get your tickets
Toronto's most fabulous fundraising weekend starts next Thursday, June 1, with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery 's (321 Queens Quay West) schmoozey-to-the-max Power Ball . This year's theme is Gorgeously Flawed, and Kids on TV and the Pillow Fight League perform at the gala. On Saturday, June 3, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South building, 222 Bremner), 5,000 people are expected to attend Fashion Cares ' 20th anniversary bash. Power Ball tickets are $160 at www.thepowerplant.org, while a Fashion Cares pass starts at $125 at www.fashioncares.com and benefits the AIDS Committee of Toronto .
Doors Open Toronto welcomes snoopy architecture fans into more than 140 of Toronto's best buildings this weekend (May 27 and 28). At www.doorsopen. org, find a complete list of tours and hours at destinations including 35 new spots like the Distillery District 's Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill) and the University of Toronto 's Terrence Donnelly Centre (160 College). And while you're feeling civic-minded, check out the Humanitas Festival , which kicks off its month-long exploration of sustainable cities with Doors Open. Log on to www.livewithculture.ca/humaniatas for events and info.
Fans of the local indie style spirit should log on to www.torontostreetfashion.com . The site has kicked it up a notch with its new rocked-out vintage prom dress feature styled by 69 Vintage 's Kealan Sullivan and photographed at neighbouring bar the Social . And if you're wandering by the Social (1100 Queen West, 416-532-4474) tonight (Thursday, May 25), stop in for the EdgePlay event ($5). Toronto artists and denim designers have created original, hand-crafted jeans that will be shown off on half-naked and tied-up model guys. Oh my!
Itsmade a hit
We streetcar-ed out to Queen West and Sorauren last Thursday for Itsmade 's (1604 Queen West, 416-844-9193) opening party. As we mentioned last week, the Parkdale shop features a collective of the city's current top-of-their-class independent designers. It was delightful to see that lines like Rat Girl by Krissy Ross (cutesy turqoise mini-casette-tape earrings for $15), Lines by David (contrasting colour-stitched clutches for $30) and AKA menswear (reversible bucket caps for $84) have landed in such a smartly designed and shopping-friendly home. www.itsmade.ca.