Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are hosting The Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show, a fundraiser for [Trans]formation, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Evanston's Crystal Ballroom and Lounge, 529 Davis St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Attendees will celebrate diversity and gender expression through fashion, as members of the Chicago LGBTQIA+ community dance down the catwalk and feature binary-smashing outfits that local designers create. Dirty Devlin of Vaudezilla and Ryan Tang of The Fly Honey Show will host the event, which will also include performances from the cast members of [Trans]formation and the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition, there will be a cash bar.
Early-bird admission ( through Sept. 24 ) is $25-$50, and standard admission is $30-$60; visit expressyourselfgala.brownpapertickets.com . More about [Trans]formation is at NothingWithoutACompany.org .