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September 13, 2010 // UPDATED 9:18 am - September 13, 2010
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

MNfashion is hosting its first ever-fall runway show, “Pale Rider,” on Sept. 24 at the atrium in the Grain Belt Studios building in Northeast.

The show will feature designs from Danielle Everine and Raul Osorio, both veteran Voltage designers.

Emily Blanche, MNfashion Show production manager, said the show is a “sign of growth” for the organization. “We’ve never produced a fall runway show and are excited to start our long-term plan of building a consistent venue that will feature the Twin Cities’ top local designers each fall season,” she said.

Everine’s collection is described as “traditional wild-west styles” that converge with “biblical imagery of Revelations.” Osorio’s line features some contradictory imagery, both hard lines and soft textures.

DJ So Gold will also be at the show, spinning tunes as models walk down the runway.

The show runs 8–11 p.m. Doors open at 7 a.m.

For more information, visit


Mill City Farmers Market turns five

The Mill City Farmers Market is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Sept. 18 with market sponsor Edible Twin Cities.

The market, tucked between the Guthrie Theater and the Mill City Museum, is open Saturdays, 8 a.m.– 1 p.m. It specializes in local vendors offering organic and sustainable food and crafts.

The anniversary celebration will feature a Birthday Booth where guests can become “Friends of the Market,” enter to win prizes and grab a slice of birthday cake.

Other highlights:

— Edible Twin Cities will be having a cookbook sale;

— Chef Heather Hartman will be sharing baking tips in the market kitchen at 10 a.m.;

— Jazz vocalist Nichola Miller will perform on the Chicago Mall, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.;

— There will be animals from Gale Woods Farm at the market’s mini farm; and

— Arctic explorer activist and environmentalist Will Steger will make an appearance and sign his new book, “Crossing Antarctica.”

(Note: the market is also holding a Harvest Benefit Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 12. There will be live local music, drinks and a fall harvest feast in the historic train shed. For more details and to RSVP, visit


‘Wine & Words’

Nicollet Island Inn is holding a special dinner Sept. 23 for guests interested in learning more about the history of Nicollet Island — the Mississippi River’s only inhabited island.

The “Wine & Words” dinner will feature a three-course meal from Executive Chef Adam Droski.

Christopher and Rushika February Hage, authors of “Images of America: Nicollet Island,” will give a presentation on the history of the island. Those who attend the dinner will get a copy of the book, too.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Mississippi River Trail, a nonprofit group that promotes bike trials and multi-use pathways along the river.

The Nicollet Island Inn, 95 Merriam St., opened in 1982 in a building originally known as the Island Sash & Door Company. That building was one of the few to survive a fire on the island in 1893.

The “Wine & Words” event starts at 6:30 p.m.


‘Homelessness is My Address, Not My Name’

An audio/photo exhibition created from hundreds of interviews with people experiencing homelessness in Hennepin County will be on display at the Burnet Gallery in the Le Meridien Chambers Hotel this month.

The exhibit, “Homeless is my address, not my name,” will be on display Sept. 10–19 at the gallery, 901 Hennepin Ave. S. An opening celebration event is planned for Sept. 15,
7–9 p.m.

The project features photography by Larry LaBonté and Kris Drake. Partners behind the exhibit include Heading Home Hennepin, the Family Housing Fund and St. Stephen’s Human Services.

For more information, visit