Bust out your gingham, plaid, and denimthough perhaps not all in the same ensembleand get your pie-lovin, beer swiggin, alt-country groovin self down to FAIR, RIVETs indie take on a country hoedown. This involves a cupcake walk, a pie-eating contest, and a whole lot of beer. The idea for FAIR started with pie . . . and exploded from there, says RIVET Editor Leah Baltus. I, for one, cannot wait to see a dozen people slam their faces into pies. The Maldives will be providing the country-fried soundtrack for the magazines benefit event, though singer Jason Dodson will be steering clear of the pie-eating. Cant afford the calories. Thats what beer is for. Farm-raised bonus from Baltus: If the stars align, there may even be a goat! Yee-haw! Hugo House, Cabaret, 1634 11th Ave.,
Sun., Aug. 26, 1 p.m.