Special Events, Art

The Art Of Fetish & Fashion

When: Sat., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017

Brandishing a flyer that harks back to the heyday of illustrator, photographer and publisher John Willie’s cult BDSM magazine Bizarre (1946-1959), The Art of Fetish & Fashion looks ready to whip the saccharine sweetness right out of your Valentine’s weekend. Presented by the admittedly dark and eccentric boutique La Santa Luna and hosted by musician and nightlife innovator Wayne Holtz, the adults-only affair employs fetish and kink as common threads between burlesque, fashion, music and photography. In addition to the main spectacle — a risqué runway show featuring local fashions worn by more than 20 models — the evening includes an S&M-themed exhibit (featuring work by photographers Gina Sandoval, Mary Rodriguez, Vanessa Velazquez, Andrew Lopez and Alfred Canedo), vendors (hawking everything from cupcakes and jewelry to sex toys and handcrafted paddles), a “pleasure station” where guests can get tickled or spanked, and performances by drag divas Toni Andrews and Amerie Parker, the all-female Le Strange Sideshow, fire dancer Saterra Rene and psychedelic blues duo Skeleton Creek.

Price: $10