Feb
28
th
2024
First Avenue
Wednesday
Feb
28
th
2024
First Avenue

First Avenue and Planned Parenthood North Central States present

Ready or Hot

Rock the Runway

★ Local Show ★

with DJ Tricky Miki and Denzel Belin

Doors Open

7PM

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 that celebrates bold self-expression, the beauty and power of our community, and the vital work of Planned Parenthood North Central States.

This is not your traditional runway show. Ready or Hot models are people of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders, and races who are doing cool things in the Twin Cities. They represent the diverse beauty, passion, and dedication for our community and reproductive freedom.

Together with our supporters and sponsors, Ready or Hot raises essential funds that support Planned Parenthood’s sexual and reproductive health services, medically accurate and inclusive sex education, and fierce advocacy in Minnesota.

For more information, visit readyorhot.org.

General Admission Tickets

  • General Admission | $100 | One guest
  • Next Generation General Admission | $50 | One guest

Note: Listed pricing inclusive of fees and taxes.

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 private Star Lounge with hosted bars, priority seating for the fashion show, premium gift bags, complimentary valet, and recognition as one of our leading donors in event materials and at the event.

  • Headliner Host/Sponsor | $15,000 | Eight guests and valet for all guests
  • Couture Host/Sponsor | $10,000 | Eight guests and valet for four
  • Icon Host/Sponsor | $5,000 | Six guests and valet for three
  • Stylist Host/Sponsor | $2,500 | Four guests and valet for two
  • Trendsetter Host/Sponsor | $1,250 | Two guests and valet for one
  • Opening Act Host/Sponsor | $500 | Two guests and valet for one

Models

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. 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

One of the highlights of the runway show is condom couture, which includes designs created exclusively for Ready or Hot that feature condoms in the designs. This year’s designs will be created by local designer, RETHINK by Kristen McCoy.

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


DJ Tricky Miki

Miki Mosman is a DJ who describes herself as an Afropunk who loves ALL music, but especially funky, infectious dance grooves—House/ Funk/ Soul/ classic Hip-Hop—which create a happy and lively...

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Denzel Belin

Denzel Belin is a Minneapolis-based director, writer, actor, producer, host, and improviser. He hosted Ready or Hot in 2023 and is excited to work with Planned Parenthood and the team...

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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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