We like Soo Vac’s approach to fundraising: throw a massive blow-out party! Fundraising for an art space has never been so fun. First there’s the scores of local artists—including Richard Barlow, Jaime Carrera, MouseSaw, Terrence Payne, Sean Tubridy, just to name a few—who will have work on display and in the silent auction. Then there’s also food from Bryant Lake Bowl, ChinDian Cafe and Gigi’s Café, and drink by the Herkimer, Prairie Vodka, and Revel Stoke. And to keep the party going, there’s also music by DJ Black Lacquer (aka Mr. Scott Stulen, himself a top notch artist). 1/28. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Advanced tickets $40, Soo Vac members $35, and day-of tickets $45.

Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-871-2263, soovac.org