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Ready or Hot: Rock, Runway, and Reproductive Rights

READY OR HOT: ROCK, RUNWAY, AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Ready or Hot is a radically inclusive, body-positive fashion show and concert celebrating bold self-expression, the beauty and power of our community, and the vital work of Planned Parenthood North Central States.

Wednesday, February 8
7:00-10:00 p.m.
First Avenue
701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis

6:30 p.m.        Pre-event reception for hosts and sponsors
7:00 p.m.        Reception with music by DJ Jake Rudh
8:00 p.m.        Fashion Show with emcee Denzel Belin
9:00 p.m.        Concert featuring Kiss the Tiger

Ready or Hot returns for the first time since 2020 and we can’t wait to bring Planned Parenthood supporters back together for an evening of fashion and music at the most iconic music venue in town.

Together with our supporters, Ready or Hot raises essential funds that support our sexual and reproductive health services and medically accurate and inclusive sex education in Minnesota.

Please register by February 2.

Kiss the Tiger

Over the past few years Kiss the Tiger have set the Twin Cities ablaze, and there's nary a club, block party, park amphitheater, or backyard that they haven't transformed with their commanding live shows. Lead singer Meghan Kreidler is backed on stage by her longtime partner and creative foil, Michael Anderson, on rhythm guitar, plus lead guitarist Bridger Fruth, bassist Paul DeLong, and drummer Jay DeHut.

DJ Jake Rudh

Jake Rudh is both a Minneapolis club and radio DJ, hosting "Transmission," the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10 p.m. Jake has been in the music industry for over 30 years, working for Capitol Records, NPR, and Twin Cities alternative favorites REV 105 and Radio K. He was voted "best club DJ" in the Twin Cities for ten straight years by the readers of City Pages magazine.

HOST AND SPONSOR LEVELS

All host and sponsor levels include access to the pre-event reception, the Star Lounge with private bar, priority seating for the fashion show, premium gift bags, complimentary drink tickets, valet parking, and recognition as one of our leading donors in event materials and at the event.

Headliner Host/Sponsor | $15,000 | Ten guests and valet for all guests
Couture Host/Sponsor | $10,000 | Eight guests and valet for four
Icon Host/Sponsor | $5,000 | Six guests and valet for three
Stylist Host/Sponsor | $2,500 | Four guests and valet for two
Trendsetter Host/Sponsor | $1,250 | Two guests and valet for one
Opening Act Host/Sponsor | $500 | One guest and valet for one

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

General Admission | $100 | One guest, gift bag, & drink ticket
Next Generation General Admission | $50 | One guest

General admission tickets are sold through First Avenue’s ticketing platform, AXS. Like all online ticket sales for concerts and events at First Avenue, these purchases are subject to processing fees. Tickets can be purchased with reduced fees ($3) in person at The Depot Tavern (next to First Avenue).

Thank you for supporting the essential care, education, and advocacy of Planned Parenthood with your ticket purchase.

MODELS

The fashion show features community models who are everyday champions who support Planned Parenthood and are fiercely committed to standing up for reproductive rights and health equity. Ready or Hot celebrates the beauty of every individual person, regardless of size, age, gender, sexuality, or race. 

MH Style Consulting will be curating each look from Twin Cities boutiques, designers, and shops that will have the models looking and feeling their most fierce on the runway.

  • Gigi Berry (she/her), designer and owner of Gigi’s Flair Emporium  
  • Timi Bliss (she/her), children's book author and illustrator  
  • Gustavo Cedillo (he/him), PPNCS Teen Council member 
  • Dashawn Davis (he/him), high school student and future fashion designer 
  • Rachel Evangelisto (she/her), local celebrity
  • Leigh Finke (she/her), Minnesota house representative 
  • Lisa Goodman (she/her), Minneapolis City Council member 
  • Charlie Grossman (he/him), history teacher 
  • Asha Hassan (she/her), PPNCS research manager and scientist 
  • Anne Larsen Hooley (she/her), PPMNS Action Fund Board Chair 
  • Christina Nguyen (she/her), chef and owner of Hai Hai and Hola Arepa 
  • Elinor Parry (she/they), PPMNS Action Fund advocate and Gustavus Adolphus student 
  • Ali Perrault (she/they), PPNCS storyteller, St. Kate’s student, and florist 
  • Ruth Richardson (she/her), PPNCS president and CEO
  • Elisa Vicuña (she/her), forensic consultant and co-founder of Minnesota Aurora
  • Aubry Walch (she/her) and Kale Walch (he/him), sister and brother duo and co-owners of The Herbivorous Butcher, LLC 
  • Destinee Woodris (she/they), PPNCS director of community engagement

Thank you to our generous hosts

Anonymous • Mark Addicks and Thomas Hoch • Dana Brandenburg • Nicole Chaisson and Joseph Gerteis • Sarah Dodge and Randy DeBruyn • Susan and John Dunlop • Mary Foarde and Fred Fink • Pamela and Charles Grossman • Beth Iseminger • Chris and Paul Kadue • Anne Larsen Hooley and Mark Hooley • Sheila C. Morgan • Ovative Group • Ruth Richardson • Katherine R. Tilney and Frederick C. Kaemmer • Aubry Walch • Alison Wing • Andrea Yoch