Feb
8
th
2023
First Avenue
Wednesday
Feb
8
th
2023
First Avenue

First Avenue and Planned Parenthood North Central States present

Ready or Hot

Rock, Runway, and Reproductive Rights

with Kiss the Tiger and DJ Jake Rudh

Doors Open

6:30PM

Show Starts

7PM

Ages

18+

Tickets (start at)

$50

Host and sponsor opportunities are available through Planned Parenthood.
More information can be found by clicking here.

Ready or Hot is a radically inclusive, body-positive fashion show and concert celebrating bold self-expression, the beauty and power of our community, and the vital work of Planned Parenthood North Central States.

Ready or Hot returns for the first time since 2020 and we can’t wait to bring Planned Parenthood supporters back together for an evening of fashion and music at the most iconic music venue in town.

Together with our supporters, Ready or Hot raises essential funds that support our sexual and reproductive health services and medically accurate and inclusive sex education in Minnesota.

For more information, visit readyorhot.org.

General Admission Tickets

  • General Admission | $100 | One guest, gift bag, and drink ticket
  • Next Generation General Admission | $50 | One guest

Host and Sponsor Opportunities

Host and sponsor opportunities are available through Planned Parenthood. More information can be found by clicking here

All host and sponsor levels include access to the pre-event reception, the Star Lounge with private bar, priority seating for the fashion show, premium gift bags, complimentary drink tickets, and recognition as one of our leading donors in event materials and at the event.

  • Headliner Host/Sponsor | $15,000 | Ten guests
  • Couture Host/Sponsor | $10,000 | Eight guests
  • Icon Host/Sponsor | $5,000 | Six guests
  • Stylist Host/Sponsor | $2,500 | Four guests
  • Trendsetter Host/Sponsor | $1,250 | Two guests
  • Opening Act Host/Sponsor | $500 | One guest

Models

The fashion show features community models who are everyday champions who support Planned Parenthood and are fiercely committed to standing up for reproductive rights and health equity. Ready or Hot celebrates the beauty of every individual person, regardless of size, age, gender, sexuality, or race. Models will include:

  • Russell Betts (he/him), philanthropic advisor at Minneapolis Foundation
  • Juno Choi (he/him), co-owner of Arbeiter Brewing Company
  • Hildie Edwards (she/her), LGBTQ+ youth activist, actor, and performer
  • Ash Farah (he/him), PPNCS manager of LGBTQ+ care coordination
  • Peggy Flanagan (she/her), Minnesota Lieutenant Governor
  • Andrew Fritz (he/him), co-owner of Headliner Dance Center
  • Jennifer Hickman (she/her), PPNCS health center manager
  • Alisia Hull (she/her), U of MN-Rochester student and PPNCS Path to Power intern
  • Robb Jones (he/him), owner and founder of Meteor Bar, and 2024 James Beard Award semifinalist
  • Chris Kadue (she/her), retired engineer and marketing manager
  • Laura Kadue (she/her), strategic analyst
  • Larissa Loden (she/her), CEO and founder of Larissa Loden
  • Kaisa Lindfors (she/her), high school student and PPNCS Teen Council member
  • Zaynab Mohamed (she/her), Minnesota Senator
  • Adair Mosley (he/him), CEO of African American Leadership Forum
  • Sophia Nelson (they/them), student and member of the National Storytellers of Planned Parenthood
  • Claire Oumou Verbeten (she/her), Minnesota Senator
  • Kristina Remus (she/her), PPNCS patient services associate
  • Ruth Richardson (she/her), PPNCS president and CEO
  • Taylor Richardson (she/her), teacher
  • Enrico Rodriguez (he/him), Broadway veteran and co-owner of Headliner Dance Center
  • Kat Rohn (they/she), executive director of OutFront Minnesota
  • Lucia Sarmiento (she/her), artist and touring musician
  • Paxyshia Yang (she/her), co-manager of Cake Plus-Size Resale and content creator
  • Adrienne Zimiga-January (she/her), actor and graphic designer

MH Style Consulting will be curating each look from Twin Cities boutiques, designers, and shops that will have the models looking and feeling their most fierce on the runway. 

Performers


Ready or Hot

Ready or Hot is a radically inclusive, body-positive fashion show and concert celebrating bold self-expression, the beauty and power of our community, and the vital work of Planned Parenthood North...

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Special Guests


Kiss the Tiger

At a time when the world seems intent on pushing us further inward and further apart, Kiss the Tiger are here to rattle our bones and bust us out of...

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DJ Jake Rudh

Jake Rudh is both a Minneapolis club and radio DJ hosting “Transmission” the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10PM. Jake’s worked in music for over 30...

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Venue


First Avenue Mainroom

Since 1970

First Avenue is more than just four walls, a soundboard, and a stage; it is the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis. Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in…

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