If you take a serious interest in the potential for the Pacific Northwest to play an influential role in the spreading of a culture change from fast to slow fashion (much as it has for food, and for very similar reasons), I highly recommend signing up for tomorrow's "Prototyping Fashion's Futures" symposium tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. On a less serious note, tonight is also the vintage fashion show being held in conjunction with MoCC's "Fashioning Cascadia" exhibit, both of which you can read about in this week's Sold Out column.
In other calendar news:
• The brilliantly curated, masculine-driven Boys Fort is celebrating the one-year anniversary of their downtown location with a full weekend of art, giveaways, and a reading by Tom Spanbauer from his latest, I Loved You More. Boys Fort, 902 SW Morrison, Jane Terzis art opening on Fri May 30, 5-8 pm; each purchase enters you into a giveaway drawing on Sat May 31; reading on Sun June 1, 1-4 pm
• Schoolhouse Electric and Egg Press are teaming up for another of their semi-regular sample sales. Look for lighting and furniture, while letterpress cards are just a buck each through the weekend. Schoolhouse Electric, 2181 NW Nicolai, Fri May 30 & Sat May 31, 10 am-6 pm, Sun June 1, 11 am-4 pm
• Colette Patterns just released The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits with Clair Vintage Inspired designer Alyson Clair, and it's their fifth anniversary, so clearly a party is in order. Get your book signed, plus fabric recommendations and other knitwear advice, refreshments, and an after-party. Modern Domestic, 1408 NE Alberta, Sat May 31, 5-7 pm; after-party at Radio Room's upstairs patio, 1101 NE Alberta, 7 pm, 21+
As always, supplementary material is available over on MOD.