We like SooVAC’s approach to fundraising: First, get a big bunch of the best local artists to display their work and include it in the silent auction. Then add in one of the best lineups of food and drinks we’ve seen in a long time with Fulton Beer, Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl, Canteen, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Common Roots Café, Funky Grits, and Tattersall Distilling. And, gotta have music, so there’s also music by Mickey Breeze. Also have free valet! (Pro Tip: Leave the car running when you get out.) And fancy electronic bidding! It’s a treat for yourself to attend—and you’re supporting one of the best arts causes in MPLS + STPL. Saturday, 7-11 PM. $50, SooVAC Members, $60 advance, $65 door. Ruby Wolff

Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, MPLS; soovac.org