AFAN’s 33rd Annual Black & White Party Returns to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Raise Money for HIV/AIDS
Las Vegas’ most anticipated and hottest event of the year, Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 33rd annual Black & White Party, returns to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Hosted by Greg Chase, corporate consultant and local philanthropist, and returning mistress of ceremonies Norma Llyaman, the highly anticipated event will feature performances from world-class entertainers, delectable food and beverage samplings, and a sea of over-the-top and barely-there black and white fashions.
The evening kicks off with a VIP reception in The Joint from 8-9 p.m. The reception will include early entry into the event, intimate entertainment, two drink tickets, champagne toast by Moet & Chandon, a complimentary souvenir photo by Most Organic Productions, and “VIP-only” bar access. VIP guests will be the first to experience photo ops and interactive décor from ByDzign, LV Photo, and Balloons with a Twist.
The Joint opens for general admission at 9 p.m. All guests will have the opportunity to sample an array of savory and sweet food samples provided by Pink Taco, Oyster Bar, BonaBatiste, Caked Cupcakes, Doughp, Dunkin’ Donuts and The Hard Rock Pastry Department. Partygoers can enjoy the festivities with samplings by Tito’s Vodka, Ambros Banana Whiskey, Malibu, Beefeater, Altos Tequila, and The Long Drink Gin.
DJ Axis will return to the Black & White Party to keep guests dancing between eye-catching performances, including Brooke Lynn Hytes from Emmy award-winning show “RuPaul's Drag Race,” and Strip shows Celestia, Chippendales, Human Nature, Legends in Concert, Little Miss Nasty, Tenors of Rock, Sexxy The Show, Magic Mike, and WOW- The Vegas Spectacular. Presenting sponsors and longtime AFAN advocates Penn & Teller will also be making an appearance on stage.
In honor of AFAN’s 35th anniversary, Tickets start at only $35 and can be purchased at afanlv.org. Guests must be 21+ years old and are encouraged to wear as much black and white as they want, or as little as they can get away with!
Following the event, Piranha Nightclub will host the official afterparty. Guests are encouraged to ride in style and get home safe by using the official ride-share sponsor Lyft. Guests can use code “BWPARTY19” to receive 15% off two Lux Black Rides.
Guests can get a headstart on the festivities by joining Sparrow + Wolf for a reverse brunch featuring local drag queens, on Aug. 3 from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at XXX for $85 and include a specialty brunch menu, open bar, and drag queen performances. A portion of the proceeds will go back to AFAN.
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2019 marks AFAN’s 35th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.