Look for a 40-foot stage set up along 18th Street (two blocks west of Main Street in front of the aforementioned stores). The Burly-Q Girly Crew kicks off the event, which is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Eleven designers present their work, and Nathan Granner and jazz trio Johnny Hamil, Mark Southerland and Clark E. Wyatt provide music. For more information, call Birdies at 816-283-3004. -- Annie Fischer
Approach gets closer.
6/11 & 6/15
Given that Approach is returning from a European tour with the Souls of Mischief, he's probably going to be a little jet-lagged when he comes home this week. But we wonder if he'll be even more disoriented headlining record-release parties for Ultra Proteus, an EP he put out nearly two years ago. This is the new, complete Ultra Proteus, with a few new tracks and five remixes.
The disc gets rereleased at the Bottleneck (737 New Hampshire in Lawrence, 785-841-5483) Friday night (Heiruspecs and Josh Powers will perform) after Approach's in-store at Love Garden at 6:30 (936 1/2 Massachusetts in Lawrence, 785-843-1551) and again Tuesday night at Jackpot Saloon (943 Massachusetts, 785-832-1085). Fans who don't need to hear the music in the presence of the man himself can listen in at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Recycled Sounds (Westport Road and Main Street, 816-531-4890). -- Michael Vennard