Also tonight, Cerato, the Southport boutique featuring work by local designers, presents a fashion show with work by Elise Bergman, Kristin Hassan, Lara Miller, and others. It's from 6 to 9 PM at Creative Lounge Chicago, 1564 N. Damen, on the third floor. A suggested $5 donation goes to higher-education fashion programs in the city.
Smartypants like fashion too, you know. MODA, a student organization at the University of Chicago, hosts a fashion show featuring work by students, local designers, and from area boutiques. Tickets are $7 for students, $12 for nonstudents, and VIP tickets, which include a gift bag, are $15-20. It's Friday night from 8 to 10 PM in the Sidney R. Yates gallery of the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph, and there's a free afterparty at the Underground, 56 W. Illinois, for attendees who are of drinking age.