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This Friday, May 6, 2016, let downtown Ithaca be your style guide for spring as the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) hosts its second annual Fashion Night.
From 5:00-8:00 PM, you can visit over a dozen stores and enjoy all kinds of not-to-be-missed fashion and style experiences including discounts, contests, in-store mini-makeovers, tips from style experts, bow-tie and scarf-tying clinics, photo booths and professional photographers, live models, live music, face painting, food and beer samplings, and even DIY silkscreening.
Participating venues include American Crafts by Robbie Dein, Amuse Modern Cottage Industry, Benjamin Peters, BodyGear, Breathe, Cat’s Pajamas, Fibers, Handwork, Ithacamade, Narrative Space, One World Market, Urban Outfitters, Petrune, and Thrive. See more-and invite all your friends on Facebook.
Fashion Night is being held in concert with First Friday Gallery Night, which also runs 5:00-8:00 PM and features openings and exhibitions at 27 different walkable venues. See more atwww.gallerynightithaca.com. As Fashion Night and Gallery Night wrap up at 8:00 PM, don’t miss Circus Culture’s performance featuring live folk music by Nate Marshall and Travis Knapp. Tickets are available at Circus Culture Online Tix.
Make sure to pick up a Fashion Night Passport along the way to mark off your stops and return your passport at your last stop for the night or the Downtown Visitor Center  to enter to win a $250 gift card for the Ultimate Downtown Ithaca Style Makeover!
Features of the event include:
Craft beer & Fashion at Narrative Space
Models & discounts and music at Fibers
Sarong & Scarf demos at One World Market
Makeovers & Style advice at Breathe
Circus Culture performance at BodyGear
bow tie clinics at Benjamin Peters
(All images provided)
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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.