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Brit designer Zandra Rhodes appears at a spring 11 runway show of her couture looks at Neiman Marcus on April 7; the incricate costumes she designed for Seattle Opera’s Magic Flute will be on display inside the store from April 1 through

Who says there are never any fashion events in this town? Here are four to put on your calendar now.

EDITED Where: Neiman Marcus

What: Together with the Seattle Opera, the Bravern anchor brings the super-colorful Brit designer Zandra Rhodes to town for a look at the couture looks in her spring ‘11 collection. Ms. Rhodes designed the costumes for the Seattle Opera’s production of the Magic Flute; those pieces will be on display in the store from April 1 through April 10.

When: Thursday, April 7; Seattle Opera is taking reservations for the event. Call 206-676-5568 or visit www.seattleopera.org/zandrarhodesevent for more information.

THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO THIS EVENT Zandra Rhodes will be making a public appearance at Neiman Marcus on Friday, April 8 from 1 to 4. There will not be a runway show, but her spring ‘11 collection will be modeled and on display. This event is free and open to the public. Her costumes for the Opera’s Magic Flute production will still be on display from April 1 through April 10 in the Neiman Marcus windows.

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Where: ACT Theatre

What: The Stranger presents the first annual Worn Out, in which some up-and-coming Seattle designers (some of whom you’ve seen here and here and here) show their stuff.

The weekly paper has asked yours truly to help judge a Vitamin Water–sponsored contest portion of the event, so I’m looking forward to that. At least I think I am.

When: Friday, April 8; tickets are $20 and they’re on sale now.

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Where: Pnk Ultra Lounge

What: This year’s FACE promises all the big city glamor of year’s past—the runway looks are from Barneys, the models are top talent from local agencies, the crowd is exactly the kind you want to be a part of. Of course, the benefactors—homeless and orphaned children in schools built entirely with Seattle dollars in Nepal and India—are exactly the kind you want to be involved with also.

When: Tuesday, April 26; tickets range from $50 to $125 and are available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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Where: Westfield Shopping Center

What: Trends for Treehouse raises funds to provide area foster children with the help and services that they don’t otherwise have access to. The show also puts hot looks from Banana Republic, Escape Outdoors, Gap, The Limited, Macy’s, and more on the runway.

When: Thursday, May 12; tickets are $50