It’s officially fashion season, so check out a local runway show.

Fashion show announcements have really been filling up my inbox lately. I don’t know why more fashion shows happen in the springtime. Maybe it’s because a lot of high, artistic fashion actually doesn’t involve that much fabric, and in cooler months the skimpy little outfits would make the models shiver, which might make it harder for them to strut in their very high heels and thus result in unfortunate runway stumbles.

Regardless, who doesn’t like a good fashion show? (Actually, I can think of a few people — if you’re one of them, just go ahead and stop reading now.) You have at least four chances to catch one in Kansas City over the next couple of days.

On Friday at Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts, see some creations by the Fashion and Costume Design Students. The event, from 6-9 p.m., includes dinner and is a fundraiser to help some of the students get to a competition in New York City. Tickets are $10. Call 816-418-2275 for reservations.

Style mavens have two choices on Saturday night that double as charity events. The 2nd Annual 20 for 20 Fashion Show at Mint benefits the AIDS Walk (which is coming up fast, on April 25). Twenty local artists and designers, including Peregrine Honig, Chadwick Brooks and Spencer Brown, created wearable items that go along with the theme “A Stitch in Time.” The event begins with cocktails at 7 p.m. The runway show starts at 8. For more information, see

The other benefit on Saturday is at Crosstown Station. Rock the Cure is a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The show starts at 7 p.m. and includes music by Delorean and the Noise FM. Admission is $5. For more information, see

The Pitch brings you a fashion show on Saturday night, as well. It’s at Screenland, where the annual art/music/food/drink-fest known as Artopia goes down. Order your tickets online or get them at the door for $25.

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