LAS VEGAS (Aug. 11, 2019)- Over 3,000 guests dressed to impress in black and white filled The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for Aid for AIDS of Nevada's (AFAN) 33rd annual Black & White Party on Saturday, Aug. 10. Proceeds from the night went directly to benefit AFAN's programs, including on-site HIV testing, nutritional services, medical transportation, education and prevention, housing programs, and mental health services.
The evening kicked off with a VIP reception with Instagrammable moments on the red carpet and a room filled with large silver balloons. "America's Got Talent" Daniel Emmett and singer songwriter Nye delivered standout performances while Tape Face, Kahanna Montrese from "RuPaul's Drag Race," Xavier Mortimer, Fantasy Girls, the cast of Sex Tips from a Gay Man to a Straight Woman, Mayte Garcia, and Murray Sawchuck came out to show their support.
Philanthropist Greg Chase and returning mistress of ceremonies Norma Llyaman served as hosts for the evening and entertained the audience as they introduced performances from world-class entertainers including Celestia, Magic Mike Live, Human Nature, Tenors of Rock, WOW The Vegas Spectacular, Little Miss Nasty, the men and queens of Piranha Nightclub, Brooke Lynn Hytes from "RuPaul's Drag Race," Sexxy the Show, Daniel Emmet, and Legends in Concert.
Attendees came in their best black and white attire, wearing balloon costumes, ball gowns, tuxedos, Marie Antoinette-inspired gowns and wigs, and an array of barely-there fashions. In between performances, DJ Axis kept guests dancing as they mixed, mingled, and sampled an array of savory and sweet food samples and drinks provided by Pink Taco, Oyster Bar, BonaBatiste, Caked Cupcakes, Doughp, Dunkin' Donuts, Hard Rock Pastry Department, Tito's Vodka, Malibu, Beefeater, Altos Tequila, and The Long Drink. To make sure party revelers didn't forget the night, LV Photo took interactive 360-degree photos.
"This year marks AFAN's 35th year of existence and we couldn't have done it without all of you," said Antioco Carrillo, AFAN's executive director. "Thank you to the wonderful Las Vegas community for coming together and supporting us for so many years."
For more information about AFAN and their events year-round, visit their website at afanlv.org.