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Fashionably Active

Fashion, art & music this weekend

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // February 28,2013 -

This weekend is an engaged citizen’s bonanza of events rolled out as part of the Excuse Me While I Change the World fundraiser. Over three nights, you can check out a fashion show, an art show and a concert, with all events helping to fight bullying, suicide, hunger and homelessness in Utah. Proceeds will support nonprofits such as The Legacy Initiative, Flip the Script, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and more. Tickets for all three days are $20; prices for individual events are listed below.

Every Body’s Different Fashion Show
Thursday, Feb. 28

This fashion show has a catwalk for the rest of us. By showing fashions from diverse cultures from around the world worn with pride by models of all different body types, the fashion show hopes to change the perception about how everybody looks as a means of ending bullying. Besides checking out styles and fashions crafted by local designers, you can also pick up fashion accessories and jewelry, with proceeds benefiting the event’s nonprofit partners. The Salt Haus, 735 S. 400 West, 6 p.m., $6, ExcuseMeWhile IChangeTheWorld.com

Art Needs No Labels Art Show
Friday, March 1

Local artists of all ages and skills will be putting their hearts and souls into their works to express themselves and take an artistic stand against the labels that bullies apply in dismissing the humanity of others. Enjoy live music and come bid on some local art for a good cause. The Salt Haus, 735 S. 400 West, 6 p.m., $6, ExcuseMeWhileIChangeTheWorld.com

Will Sing for Food Concert
Saturday, March 2

This event stacks a great lineup of local artists as they perform to help The Legacy Initiative, a nonprofit with a mission of ending homelessness and hunger through coordinated homeless outreach services and the spreading of sustainable community gardens. Concert-goers are invited to drop off warm clothing, blankets and canned goods and enjoy music from bands like Larusso, The Zero Summers and Double or Nothing. The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, 5 p.m., $10, ExcuseMeWhileIChangeTheWorld.com

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

 
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