Leave it to one of the most progressive neighborhoods in the Twin Cities to turn an annual fundraising party into a socially responsible fashion event. The Bottineau Neighborhood Association (BNA), tucked away in the popular Northeast arts district in Minneapolis, will host its annual Green Gala to raise money for the BNA Earth Day Watershed Clean Up project. The gala brings together fashion from area thrift stores and vintage shops like Lula, Tatters, Eastside Thrift Store, and Global Mama to produce a green, vintage/contemporary runway show that perfectly embodies the community's Earth-friendly vibe. The event, focused on sustainable and local goods, features live jazz from the Greg Schaefer Trio and boasts a silent auction with items including restaurant gift certificates, local artwork, wine and spirits, photography sessions, and other items donated by area businesses. Gala tickets provide entrance to the event, hors d'oeuvres from Grumpy's Bar and the Sample Room, drinks, and an opportunity to shop local and support the neighborhood association. Visit www.bottineauneighborhood.org to purchase tickets.
Sat., March 20, 7 p.m., 2010