If you have a thing for feather boas and fetish finds, head to downtown this weekend for the Vogue 4U Gay Fashion Expo, an event showcasing local gay-owned businesses and fabulous fashion. The fun begins Friday with a fashion show at Roxy’s Restaurant & Lounge (900 Vine St., Downtown, in the former Hamburger Mary’s space) at 11 p.m. The 4U Urban Fashion Boutique (16 E. Twelfth St., Over-the-Rhine) will feature their spring things for men and women. What is a fashion show without an afterparty? Head to the dance floor as DJ Doug Strong mixes the night away until the bar closes at 2 a.m. Find something at the show that you gotta have? Saturday, stop by 4U from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for a shopping extravaganza where you can find national and international designer goods, leather and fetish clothing, art and much more. Roxy’s hosts another afterparty Saturday night and, if you’re still wanting more, a brunch event Sunday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) to help you cure your hangover with mimosas and more dancing.
If you survive this busy weekend, tally up your purchases and consider the impact that you have made; proceeds benefit Stop AIDS Cincinnati - an important organization with an uncertain future, as it recently lost government funding. Go here for more information.