Tonight: High Fashion in the Park

Plus: bikini search, DJ A-Trak and clean comedy

By Marcus Riley
|  Thursday, May 5, 2011  |  Updated 6:46 AM CDT
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Fashion Focus: Dress Code Runway Show

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Student designs take over the runway at Millenium Park today.

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STUDENT FASHION: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents Fashion 2011 today on the Chase Promenade of Millennium Park. Sixty Factor models will display items from students in the school's fashion design department. Tickets are available for a 9 a.m. dress rehearsal, along with a noon and 3 p.m. show. A swanky gala and runway show will also be held at 6 p.m. honoring fashion pioneer Ikram Goldman, but unless you know someone, that fete will set you back a cool $500. 201 East Randolph St, Tickets $40–$75

BIKINI BEAT: Crimson Lounge turns up the heat tonight for the second Bikini USA model casting. The organization is seeking models to represent Chicago in the Miss Bikini USA national competition in October, plus the opportunity to appear in various publications. If you're not competing, enjoy the scenery and sample cocktail specials, beats by DJ Frankie Fiore and potentially win cash prizes. 9 p.m., 333 N. Dearborn St, NO COVER

SPLENDID SPINNER: DJ A-Trak, known for spinning with the likes of Kanye West, brings his Magic 8-Ball Tour to The Mid tonight. A-Trak is fresh off a performance at Coachella, and will be joined by Chicago's Kid Sister and electro-psych beat creator The Gaslamp Killer. He's also one-half of the duo Duck Sauce, known for their recent club banger "Barbara Streisand." 9 p.m.-4 a.m., 306 N Halsted, Tickets $20

CLEAN HUMOR: JBar at The James Hotel premieres a new comedy night called Good. Clean. Funny. Michael Isaac, a South Side comedian who riffs on the trials and tribulations he's faced of growing up skinny, takes the stage. The comedy show features performers who don't broach taboo topics or offensive language. 7:30 p.m., 610 North Rush St, $10

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