Junior Council Fash Bash to benefit DIA

By Evelyn Cairns
The fashion event of the year, the Founders Junior Council Fash Bash, will kick off at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 with a chic cocktail party on the front steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Tickets for the fundraiser, a DIA and Neiman Marcus partnership, range from $1,000 to $500 per couple, to $75 per person at four levels:

• Haute Couture — $1,000 per couple with front-row seating.

• Couture Crowd — $500 per couple with second-row seating.

• PrEt-A-Porter — $175 per person (sold out).
• Sartorial Splendor — $75 per person (8:30 p.m. arrival), with access to a post-fashion show, “Paparazzi Party Afterglow,” with late-night dancing under the stars.

A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible as a contribution to the DIA’s unrestricted operating endowment fund.

For tickets, call 313-833-4005 or go to www.dia.org/fjc.

The Junior Council of the DIA has been presenting Fashion Bash since 1970, always attracting a sold-out “who’s who” crowd of some 700 metropolitan Detroiters.

Event chairs are Lindsay Cotton, Tara Grekin, Lindsay Moroun and Lauren Rakolta.

Honorary chairs are K.C. and Ashley Crain, Ethan and Gretchen Davidson, Richard Sarfoh and Anqunette Jamison, Peter and Danialle Karmanos, Matt and Eileen Kiriluk, Robert Lane and Lexa Leatherdale, and Seth Meltzer and Melissa.

Legacy chairs are Nicole Eisenberg and Beth Fisher.

Historic bank to be subject
The architectural firm that designed the historic Lincoln Park National Bank building will be the subject of researcher Greg Piazza at 7 p.m. Friday at Ikaros Hall, 1681 Fort St.

Piazza, a volunteer guide for Preservation Detroit, will discuss the early 20th century Detroit architectural firm Maul and Lentz and the company’s designs.

The talk is sponsored by the Lincoln Park Preservation Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the city’s historic resources. For more information, call Leslie Lynch-Wilson at 313-598-3137 or email lincolnparkpreserva-tionalliance@hotmail.com.

Grub Crawl is scheduled
The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s annual Grub Crawl, scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, promises good food and fun at popular Downriver restaurants.

The cost of $25 includes a T-shirt that will provide admission to the restaurants and transportation to the eateries.

Participants will park their cars at one of the restaurants to begin the crawl and will be returned to their starting points at the end of the evening.

Among the eateries taking part are Southgate Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Hungarian Rhapsody, Mexican Gardens, Southwinds Bar and Grille, The Holiday Inn — Charlie’s Chophouse, The Matador, Odoba’s Penn Station and A Serendipity Cakery.

For reservations, call 734-284-6001, Ext. 27, or email marci@swcrc.org.

Coming up . . .
Through Aug. 18 — “Summer Extravaganza of Living History”; at Greenfield Village; featuring dramatic presentations and craft demonstrations, live music and hands-on interactive programs; no charge with village admission of $24, adults, and $17.50 youths (children 4 and under are admitted free); for additional information, call 313-982-6001 or go to www.thehenryford.org/village.

Aug. 25 — Southern Great Lakes Symphony “Summer Jazz” fundraiser; 6 p.m. at the Grosse Ile Yacht Club, 29677 E. River Road; dancing or listening to music by the Doug Scott Trio; buffet dinner; for reservations, $40 (cash bar), call 734-246-2890 or send a check to: SGLS, P.O. Box 811, Grosse Ile, MI, 48138.