May 16th – St. Kates Annual Fashion Show

Hey. all. I am going to return to St. Kate’s annual fashion show Saturday, May 16th in the 3rd floor ballroom of Coeur de Catherine.

This year’s show theme is Couturevolution and I have attached a copy of our logo for your reference. The show start at 7:30pm and will be held on St. Kate’s campus (Same place it was held previous years).

Come out and support the next generation of MN fashionistas.

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March 14th – 2nd Annual Jamaican Fundraiser

Annette Fitterer friend of is holding her 2nd Annual Fundraiser.  Read her note below and consider attending.  We hope to see you at Rock Bottom on March 14th.

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, calling out to you inviting you to the 2nd Annual Jamaican Fundraiser.  It is that time again to bring the Caribbean to the floors of Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery.  To all of you that know me I raise money for pre-schools in Jamaica.  This is my life passion and these kids are the wind beneath my wings.  This year we have a couple different projects we would like to conquer and they are:   to provide electricity to the school, finish the fencing, fix a door that was damaged due to the hurricane and possibly be able to build a small play ground.

Last year we held the fundraiser in honor of my birthday on February 23rd but we had to push it back this year a month so the date is  March 14, 2009.  It will again be held at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery from 2:00 – 6:00.

We will have full Caribbean décor, some good steel drums, food, beer, raffle prizes and a silent auction.  We will be selling tickets prior to the event this year.  The cost of a ticket prior to the event is $20.00, the day of the event it is $25.00 and $45.00 for a couple.  The cost gets you into the event, free food and beer!  If you are interested in helping sell tickets please let me know.

Your presence at the event would be greatly appreciated or if you are not able to attend and would like to purchase a ticket, give me a call.  Also, we are able to take monetary donations this year because I am piggy backing with a non-profit organization who is working with us.

Then, if you would be so kind to forward the e-mail, facebook it, text it or whatever communication you have to get it out to your family and friends inviting them to join in the day that would be wonderful.  The more the merrier!

Last year I was deeply touched by the wonderful raffle prizes and silent auction items that were donated.  Our goal last year was $4000.00 and we raised $5081.00 and we redid the whole inside of Fort Williams pre-school.  The children no longer have cement falling on their desks.  It would be fabulous if we could double the money this year.

This has been my own personal mission and last year I asked for help and so many people stepped up in so many ways.  Now these are not only my children they are our children.  Come and hang out on the beach with us here at Rock Bottom.!!!

WHERE:     Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
WHEN:       March 14, 2009
TIME:         2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
COST:         You can purchase tickets prior to the event for $20.00
Day of the event cost is $25.00 per person or $45.00 a couple
You receive free food and free beer!

You are also asked to bring a t-shirt for either a boy or a girl ranging from 3 years old to 6 years old or a low priced pair of kids sneakers.

Feb 28th – Legends Chain Reaction @ Epic

Chain Reaction is helping to raise money for the MN Emergency Food Shelf through a series of events at Epic know as Legends Chain Reaction.

A fusion of celebrity entertainers paired with haute couture fashion – creating an entertaining journey. is choreographing an array of looks from local boutiques; featuring urban trends and high end fashion.

To make this  unique evening the ultimate ladies night, R&B international recording artist Jon B will perform during and after the Fashion Show continuing our audiences artistic journey into the night.

Diamond Raffle – A gorgeous two carat diamond ring, donated by Zeeba, will be raffled off with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the charities involved.

Fund A Need – A personalized private funding program will be available where guests can choose from a menu of outreach efforts provided to our community by the Emergency Food Shelf Network. Touch your neighbors in our community by providing support to vital needs such as The Lost Harvest’s “A-buck-for-a-truck” program.

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Feb 2 – 25 – Penumbra Exhibit

It’s worth the time to experience Penumbra Theatre’s exhibit on display with vivid imagery, historical photos, show props, and fascinating information honoring August Wilson and African American life throughout the 20th century. The exhibit depicts Penumbra’s staging of Wilson’s 20th Century Cycle, an authentic representation of the hardships and triumphs of African Americans from 1900 to 2000, decade by decade.

Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson dedicated his life to creating stories and characters that were worthy of the black people he knew and of the richness of the culture he saw. “We are what we imagine ourselves to be and we can only imagine what we know to be possible. The founding of Penumbra Theatre enlarged that possibility.” — August Wilson

Come celebrate the work of this great writer and the art staged by the artists he regarded so highly-and rediscover a century of American life.

Penumbra Exhibit at Hennepin Gallery
Honoring the African American Experience
February 2 – 25, 2009
Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 6pm, FREE

The exhibit was created in conjunction with The Givens Collection of
African American Literature at the University of Minnesota.

Hennepin County Government Center
300 South Sixth Street, A Level
Minneapolis, MN 55487

Feb 16th – Best Of The Best Party

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We recommend the Mpls St. Paul Magazine “Best Of The Best Party”

Enjoy premier wine and cocktail sampling! from Bridlewood Estate Winery and Grey Goose Vodka while listening to the Root City Band and finding out list of 2009 Best Restaurants.

Sample fabulous fare! from 15 top Twin Cities restaurants
-Bloomington ChopHouse
-Chambers Kitchen
-La Belle Vie
-Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
-Red Stag Supperclub
-Seven Steak House
-Stella’s Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
-The Melting Pot
-Wildfire Restaurant

Monday, February 16  |  7pm–10pm
At the Guthrie , 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls.

$35  |  space is limited  |  cash bar  |  Purchase tickets now »
Tickets can also be purchased by calling 612.336.9296

Bonus Giveaway!
When you purchase a Best of the Best Party ticket you are automatically entered in a chance to win 1 of 5, $100 Restaurant Gift Cards!

Feb 28th – Metro Fashion Fight Night 3


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Belle Reve Boutique
320 E. Hennepin Ave. 
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Shortys Loft
4590 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park; 952-473-0404

Covered – Uptown (Women)
1201 Lagoon Ave.

IL Vostro Boutique
5045 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410


Pink Door Boutique
20784 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville MN 55044


Humble Mens Fashion
Jason Hammerberg

Brian Graham Salon
220 Washington Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55401

It all happens at

Uppercut Boxing Gym Street
1324 Quincy Street Northeast
Minneapolis, mn 55413-1541

A little bit Vegas, part America’s Next Top Model, and some Haute Couture. This event is not to be missed!

A packed house of over 600 Twin Cities fashionistas will gather at the Uppercut Boxing Gym to watch six teams of photographers and models compete in the world’s only head to head fashion photography shootout. JUST ADDED! A runway fashion show featuring the Cities top boutiques.

Having sold out weeks in advance for the past two years, Fashion Fight Night continues to live up to its billing as one of the most exciting events of the season.

Tickets: $50 (includes drinks)
$5 from each ticket goes directly to benefit the L.E.A.D. Project (

Limited tickets available exclusively on

W Hotel will be featuring a “Wish Wheel” in their lounge area. Guests can buy a spin for $5. All proceeds will go to the L.E.A.D. Project. Take a chance on winning one of the prizes below (and, yes, that number “10” or “20” is the quantity of each prize!)

• Who’s Ready for Bed? Night in a Wonderful Room (10)
• Want a taste? Max Brenner Chocolates (20)
• Sounds of Wonderlust. W Wonderlust CD (20)
• Want to find Bliss? Bliss Spa Sinkside-Six Sets (20)
• Who loves great Design? Jonathan Adler Candle (20)
• Who’s top of the Food Chain? $50 Manny’s Gift Certificates (10)
• Who’s ready to Speakeasy? Prohibition Drink Tickets (10 Pairs)
• Why not have a drink? Living Room Drink Tickets (10 Pairs)

Feb 22nd – Aegis Foundation Oscars Party

H.E.Y. (Help Elevate Youth) Come watch the Oscars

Aegis Foundation Help Elevate Youth Event is a fundraiser for One Heartland and Smile Network. Join the Aegis Foundation in walking the red carpet and watching the live broadcast of the 81st Academy Awards. ALL proceeds benefit HIV-impacted children of One Heartland (formerly Camp Heartland) and the Smile Network who provide life-altering, reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children.

This event is open to the public and is an all-ages event. An ideal night out for movie goers, fashion fanatics, and people who want to have an exciting Hollywood-themed evening, all while helping support two great organizations.
Come dressed casual or dressed to the nines (Black Tie optional).

Hotel Minnepolis
215 4th St. South
Minneapolis, MN 55401 US
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$25.00 general admission, in advance
$40.00 at the door, or $10.00 with a Student ID
$150.00 VIP, which includes a special 4 course dinner exclusively for this event at the amazing Max Restaurant, prepared by Chef Matt Holmes.
Aegis Event Tickets (click here)

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Red Carpet and Cocktails
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Academy Awards and Hors D oeuvres
9 p.m. – 11 p.m. Award Night Contest Results and Dessert

*Please consider making a donation if you can not attend.

**Aegis Foundation is a 501c3, nonprofit.  Your donation is TAX DEDUCTABLE.

Feb. 27th – Black History Month Event


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“Lets make history by celebrating black history at the Capri” &  Sunny’s Beauty Salon present a night to remember.

Proceeds from the event to benefit Project DIVA
Date: Friday, Feb. 27th
Location: The Capri Theater

6:00 – 7:00 – Social
7:00 – 8:00 – Program
8:00- 9:00 – VIP Social & Meet and Great

Ticket Price
– $25.00 suggested donation

– Henry Lake

– Jamecia Bennett
– Esera Tuolo

Schedule Of Events:

Performance #1 Esera Tuolo
Background of Black History
Performance #2 Jamecia Bennett
Background of Black History
Performance #3
Social Time

Feb 19th – Black History Panel Discussion

The Black History panel discussion will take place at the Macy’s Minneapolis location at 700 On The Mall.  We will kick off the event with a wine reception on the 2nd floor, Men’s Shoe department starting at 5:30pm and the discussion starting around 5:45pm.

The panel discussion will be hosted by Al McFarlane of Insight News and include the following panel members:

  • Trent Tucker, retired NBA star and found of the Trent Tucker Non Profit Organization
  • Josie Johnson, Found & Co-Chair, Leland Johnson Common Vision Program; former University of Minnesota Regent
  • Richard Copeland of Thor Construction, the largest African American owned construction company in the upper Midwest
  • Richard Moody of custom special events
  • Don Samuels, Minneapolis Council Member, Ward 5
  • Ralph Remington, Minneapolis Council Member, Ward 10
  • Tene’ Wells of WomenVenture
  • Judge Pamela Alexander

Please plan on a casual atmosphere that evening, with panel member’s sitting in director’s chairs on a raiser.  We will begin the discussion with panel members introducing him / herself and telling a bit about their leadership in the black community.

We you use this opportunity to invite any community groups you are affiliated with to join us at this event.

Again, thank you in advance for your partnership and I look forward to a wonderful and educating discussion.