When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Pack Place Atrium, 12 Biltmore Ave. $35; $30 in advance. Info: http://pphs.org/cart
Why: Western North Carolina artists are stocking up on prophylactics, but not for the reasons you might think. Local designers are hard at work transforming condoms into haute couture for Planned Parenthood's upcoming fashion show.
Each garment will be made of a rainbow of condoms to emphasize the importance of safe sex and to support Planned Parenthood's efforts to prevent and treat sexually transmitted infections. The funds from the fashion show will go toward expanding the nonprofit's STI services and reproductive health education in our region.
The fundraiser's food will be just as offbeat as the fashion. The evening will include a catered menu from Blind Pig Snout, including nutella beef skewers with chimichurri and lamb meatballs with cumin aioli. Aaron Price and Vendetta Creme will provide the music as guests mill around Pack Place Atrium. No benefit is complete without libations, which will be available as a cash bar. Wicked Weed will bring some of its noteworthy beer and World Market will make sure the wine flows freely.
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