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June 17, 2009
Extravaganza? You got it in midtown on Saturday

Can you stay up late this Saturday night?

If so, head to Faces in midtown (2000 K St.) for an "extravagant" evening that will feature a movie, a fashion show and something outrageous called "The New York Invasion Mini-Ball."

The evening showcases Sacramento Pride Weekend.

Festivities start at 9:30 p.m. with the 2006 movie, "How Do I Look," which sought to capture the Harlem "Drag Ball" traditions that originated in the 1970s. (If you saw the classic 1990 film "Paris Is Burning," you'll want to catch this flick.) The movie is being hosted by one of its stars, Carmen Xtravaganza, along with "The Grandfather," Hector Xtravaganza.

At 11 p.m., local designer Richard Hallmarq and Johnathan Kayne (pictured), who was successful on Season 3 of "Project Runway," will present A Fashion Xtravaganza fashion show hosted by Bobby Trendy, who is in town for the show from Los Angeles. Music is by DJ Alex T.

Then, at midnight, the Xtravaganzas will host "The New York Invasion Mini-Ball," which is a runway competition open to anyone interested in competing in these categories: vogue, runway and high-fashion photo shoot. Participants can sign up Saturday night at the club.

Kayne, who operates his fashion design studio from his home in Norman, Okla., called to say he was extremely excited about participating in Saturday's show.

"My brand new evening collection features some custom-made, one-of-a-kind pieces," he said from Atlanta, where he is weeding out the samples he'll bring to Sacramento. "It's definitely red-carpet evening attire.

"I want everyone to see some of the latest cutting-edge fashions that will be rocking runways and parties for next year in formal wear. We'll definitely make it a show!"

Tickets are $12, and this is a 21-and-over event. For more info check out myspace.com/theballconcert.

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