The new era of creative and cultural activism thankfully won’t just be marches, protests, and e-petitions. Case in point: In addition to some of the successful happy hours of out-loud support and action planning, the ladies of the Nasty Women Order will be throwing a semi-formal holiday ball to mark the end of SayNO – UNiTE to End Violence Against Women. The dressy event (with orange accents) will still raise funds for the UN’s campaign, but will do it over the dangerously delicious drinks at Du Nord’s cocktail room. Saturday, 5:30 PM.Marshall Nelson

Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St, MPLS; dunordcraftspirits.com