This weekend there are several fashion-themed events that also afford the opportunity to give back to charities and other organizations doing good work. Take a look:
- The Doubletree Hotel (2001 Point West Way,Sacramento) will be the site for Sunday's Fashion in Motion show, which will benefit the local Derek's Wish organization and Padres Contra El Cancer (Parents Against Cancer), an organization whose spokeswoman is actress Eva Longoria Parker. Derek's Wish was founded by Cyndie French, whose son, Derek Madsen, was profiled in The Bee as he battled and finally succumbed to cancer. The Fashion in Motion show will feature Bay Area designer Richard Rivera and his Fashions by RJ collection. Tickets are $40 general, $50 for the cocktail reception and show admission. They can be purchased at www.groovetickets.com or at the door. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the show starts at 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday is the traditional Community Shopping Day at Macy's Downtown Plaza, which is a benefit for various local organizations and charities. Here's how it works: Purchase a shopping ticket for $10, then take advantage of the store's sales. There also will be cooking demos, fashion shows, makeovers, complimentary restaurant samplings and live entertainment.This year, Macy's is offering an added incentive. Spend at least $25 and you'll receive your $10 back. Groups benefiting from the event include the Save Ourselves Breast Cancer Organization of Sacramento and the Roseville Rotary Club Foundation. Special shopping hours for the event are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.