You may not know it, but Houston has become the breeding ground for a whole flock of young and talented fashion designers. (You can catch Lot 8's Chloe Dao on the fashion reality show Project Runway.) Tonight at the Bill Hicks Resurrection Collective Benefit, designer-model Josianne Junkie and designer Jennifer Thelander will debut their latest punk-influenced threads while DJs Ceeplus & the House of Bad Knives, DJ James and DJ Sunshine lay down the beats. Junkie, a 19-year-old self-proclaimed "African Booty Scratcher" (umm) has been pushing her designs through MySpace. Her showcase of scandalous and erotic threads at Bill Hicks is fitting, seeing as it's one of the few existing artist-run cooperatives in Houston that provides free and low-cost workshops for sewing, silk-screening, woodworking, photography, gardening and more. Is Junkie the next Chloe? Find out at 9 p.m. 2915 Delafield. For information, call 713-921-1924 or visit www.geocities.com/billhicksresurrectionlaboratory. $5.
Sat., Jan. 21