LOCAL ARTIST T-SHIRT MART

Just in time for short-sleeve weather, the Walker Art Center is hosting locals who know how to transform cotton basics into something special, including Saman Bemel Benrud of Minty Fresh Monster, Mike Davis of Burlesque, Kevin Hayes and Jamie Paul of Lovely Minneapolis, Helen Jerlach of Numsi, Sara Lintner of Too Many Suitors, Lester B. Morrison of Little Brown Mushroom, Sarah Nassif of Rectangle Design and Christine Solheim of Future Lint. Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Walker Art Center, 750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., free, www.walkerart.org

STYLES FOR SMILES

Laine Sou Weinberg of Kokoon is having a fashion show, meet-and-greet and shopping party with 20 percent of sales being donated to Project Healthy Smile, which provides dental supplies and oral health education to underprivileged kids around the world. Also enjoy complimentary mini-makeovers by make-up artist Kate Erickson and style tips from HMStyling. Sat., 7 p.m., CW Lofts, 730 Stinson Blvd., Mpls., free, www.hmstyling.com

INSIDEOUT

This fashion presentation features salon-style vignettes with live models, hair and makeup demonstrations and a live photo shoot. Mingle with models and designers Maggie Dayton (MHD Couture), Ilze Bruvelis, Brittany Hughes and Lauren Koehne (Flower Child Designs). Sun., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Spill the Wine, 1101 Washington Av. S., Mpls., free

LAURA FULK RUNWAY SHOW: TO THE ENDS OF THE UNIVERSE

The Voltage alum is having her own show, featuring fall and winter 2010 items designed for the mass market. The collection features galactic-inspired, custom-printed fabrics designed by Minneapolis painters Melissa Breitenfeldt and Laura Weber. April 20, 7:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE., Mpls., limited free tickets available to the public at www.laurafulk.com

CLOTHES OFF OUR BACKS

You know how seeing something on someone else makes you want it more? To celebrate its new location, Blacklist is letting you do just that. Live models ("mannequins") will be wearing off-the-rack fashions and you can buy whatever you'd like and have purchases altered on-site by Sew Simple. April 21, 7 p.m., Blacklist Vintage, 25 E. 26th St., Mpls., 612-872-8552, free, www.blacklistvintage.com

STEVENBE SPRING FLING

Knit wits will unite for a whimsical runway show of current knitwear and art-wear trends. If you're a crafty one, bring or wear your stuff and you might end up part of the show. April 22, 6 to 9 p.m., 3448 Chicago Av. S., Mpls., $24, www.stevenbe.com

FASHION BALL 'CABARET CATWALK'

High style and a highly entertaining performance are what you can expect from a show produced and styled by Grant Whittaker and choreographed by Myron Johnson, both of whom have worked on Glamorama for years. They're upping the ante on the local scene with clothes and accessories from Grethen House, John Novachis, Specs Optical and Ann Lambrecht Jewelry. April 23 and 24, 7:30 p.m., Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE, Mpls., $30 at Ritz box office or www.ritzdolls.com

TWEED RIDE, APRIL SHOWERS EDITION

Biking didn't used to be about skin-tight Lycra shorts. Bring the elegance back to cruising on two wheels with this leisurely spin through the City of Lakes with stops at several pubs. They're serious about the dress code, so wear your tweed ensembles and you will be rewarded -- there will be contests for "dapperest gent and most fetching lady." April 24, Tea at 3 p.m.; ride starts at 4 p.m. sharp, meet at Minnehaha Falls, 4801 S. Minnehaha Park Dr., Mpls., www.tweedride.wordpress.com

A MAN'S SHOW

Guys don't seem to get as much attention as the ladies in the fashion scene. Fellas, feel neglected no more. This runway show will feature sartorial options from VState, Elsworth, Details Style Lab, and eyewear from the Spectacle Shoppe. The show is free, but you can buy a retail discount ($10 for 10 percent up to $30 for 30 percent). Funds raised will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities. April 24, 8 p.m., Lowry Theater, 16 W. 5th St., St. Paul, free, RSVP with number of people to event@detailsmn.com

CHRISTOPHER STRAUB PREMIER COLLECTION

MNFashion Week will end with a fabulous fashion moment. The most famous local designer, Straub, of "Project Runway" fame, will be presenting his new collection in grand style and you will get a better look at the designer who (sometimes) dazzled "Runway" judges Heidi, Nina and Michael. Supermodel Janice Dickinson is expected to be in the front row. April 25, 5:30 p.m. runway show and meet and greet, Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market St., St. Paul, $15 to $50 on www. vitalculture.com or www.christopher straub.com

SARA GLASSMAN

See www.mnfashionweek.com for the full schedule.