Runway Revival: Still Unpredictable holds true to its name and reputation

The Unpredictable Fashion Show has once again proven worthy of its name by announcing some incredible, and yes, “unpredictable” twists to this years event. 

Starting with the theme for this year, “Still Unpredictable," the show promises to be anything but your typical fashion show. Set for Sunday, April 27, at Play the show has been deemed a “must see” event.

“We are pleased to announce some really great big ticket items that have been donated to this year’s silent auction,” states Jerry Jones, co-chair of this year’s show. “We have a set of tires from Bridgestone, an iPod Touch donated by Out & About Newspaper, a corporate identity package (valued up to $2,500) donated by Gish, Sherwood & Friends, a year's worth of flowers donated by The Blooming Boutique (valued up to $1,200), a week's worth of dog boarding (valued up to $300) donated by Almost Home Pet Farm, and much, much more.”

And what would a fashion show be without some great designer clothes? Just a few of this years stores who have agreed to participate and show off their wares are Hud Lux, Nashville Clothing Company, and Joe (more stores may be announced later). All of these stores promise to wow the audience with the latest and greatest in fashion, design and yes…sexy models! And to top things off, “The Princess” has once again agreed to emcee the event.

And if the fashion, models and silent auction items aren’t enough to get your attention, maybe the “Still Unpredictable” food buffet will. Catered again by Ideal Catering, the food has been guaranteed to be delicious and filling, and all of this is included in the price of a ticket.

If you still want more, the VIP ticket is recommened. Not only will you receive VIP seating right in front of the stage, but you’ll also receive a “Still Unpredictable” gift bag. These gift bags, and the goodies they contain, have been coveted in years past. But fair warning, these tickets sell out well in advance of the event, so get one early.

The event isn’t just about fun though. Raising money for a very good cause is what gets everyone primed and pumped. The goal for this year is to raise more than $15,000 for the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce. The Unpredictable show is the largest single fundraiser the Chamber has each year. The money goes toward the Chamber’s mission, which is “to advance common business interests, economic growth and equality in the workplace and society for its GLBT members, businesses and allies by providing educational, networking and community-building opportunities.”

The event is made possible by tons of volunteers, donations and corporate sponsors. This year’s event is being presented by Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport and Bridgestone. Platinum level sponsors include The Richards Group and Out & About Newspaper. Gold level sponsorship includes Inside Out Nashville, Anode, Gish Sherwood & Friends, Play Dance Bar and The Edge Salon (who will return again this year to do hair and makeup). Silver level sponsorship includes Levelwing and the Blooming Boutique. 

“We’ve had tremendous support from all of our sponsors and we appreciate their support,” exclaims Jones.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Nashville GLBT Chamber’s Website, Advanced tickets are $60 for VIP and $25 for general admission. General admission tickets will be $30 at the door.

Doors will open early this year at 5:30 p.m. to give everyone time to settle in, have a few drinks and enjoy the buffet before the show begins.

Some of the Still Unpredictable Silent Auction Items Include:

  • A set of tires donated by Bridgestone
  • An iPod Touch donated by Out & About Newspaper
  • A corporate identity package (valued up to $2,500) donated by Gish, Sherwood & Friends
  • A year's worth of flowers donated by The Blooming Boutique (valued up to $1,200)
  • A week's worth of dog boarding (valued up to $300) donated by Almost Home Pet Farm
  • $100 Kroger Store Gift Card
  • Various pieces of art donated by local artists
  • Two tickets for the Nashville Synphony for shows on 5/10 & 5/31 donated by Suntrust Bank (Mark Manasco)
  • Free make up application worth $50 with a face chart in private area and free mascara - donated by MAC Comestics
  • Food Network Comcast Cable Gift Bag - donated by Janet Calvo from Comcast Cable valued at $120
  • Four tickets to Steve Martin's The Underpants donated by the Tennessee Rep Theater valued at $160
  • One year subscription to The Advocate and Out Magazine valued at $138
  • One hour massage donated by Jimmy Smith, LMT
  • Home inspection donated by Eagle Eye Home Inspections (Teresa Aguilar)
  • Summer Fun Package that includes one bottle of 1998 Napa Valley Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Whole Foods Gift Card for use in purchasing Cabot Cheeses (or anything else) ($20) Sunvisor, Frisbee, Insulated mug, Wrist band, Volleyball keychain, Rubber Cabot cow, Cheese slicer, First Aid kit, Jump rope, Olive Fork, Jar of Spanish olives, Cabot Vermont insulated, zippered party tote filled with summer fun Cabot items (valued at more than $300) donated by Jim Robert and Gary Stewart
  • A Vol 16#1 Feb 2006 with the L-Word characters Max-Moira and Carmen played by Daniela Sea and Sarah Shahi. Daniela Sea signed the cover as did Ilene Chaiken the producer of L-Word. Also included is a one year US subscription to Curve.  
  • Up to $100 windshield repair or headlamp polishing by Superglass Windshield Repair
  • Weekend Get-Away package at AmeriSuites/Hyatt Place
  • Gift pack from Packers and Poodles consisting of T-shirts, a book and a hat. 
  • Joseph Gregory is offering one of his exclusive highlights, cut and deep conditions treatment
  • $50 gift certificate to Mad Donnas
  • Christian Dye has donated two paintings valued at $1,000
  • Seven days lodging at the Grandview at Las Vegas (for up to four people). $2,000 value donated by SBResults and the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce  (Airfare not included.) Must be used May 25 to June 1, 2008. This property has been booked that week for the winner of this exceptional silent auction item. View Property and Details HERE. 
  • Basic Estate Planning Package for Two (valued at $1,000) donated by Benjamin Papa, attorney and mediator, Forward Focus, PLLC - Package includes one of each of the following documents for each of the two individuals: Will, Living Will, Power of Attorney for Finances, Advance Care Plan for Healthcare, and Hospital Visitation Authorization (eligible only individuals whose net worth is $1 million or less ($2 million for the couple). 
  • A weekend stay with one day ski lift for two good at four separate ski lodges at Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City donated by Radisson Hotel Nashville Airport
  • An incredible lamp donated by Lumen Lamps

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