Las Vegas’ hottest party of the year, Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 31st annual Black & White Party, returns to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 19 (Pictured: Jane McGuire, Alison Scheel, Sheila Taylor, Jermey Szymankowski).
Hosted by “the Duchess of Decadence” Norma Llyaman, the highly anticipated event will feature avant garde (and barely there) fashions, performances from top entertainers, savory food & beverage offerings, and exciting silent auction items.
Last year, nearly 4,000 guests raised more than $140,000 to benefit AFAN’s client service programs to help men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
Themed “A New Orleans Soiree,” the Hard Rock will be transformed into The Big Easy with inspired decor. For an added element of mystery, mystic vendor booths will offer a glimpse into the future, drawing upon the voodoo culture found in the alleys of Bourbon Street.
Marco and Joanna from iHeart Radio Sunny 106.5 will host a VIP reception from 7-9 p.m. with performances from Pia Zadora, Michelle Johnson, and East Side Riot.
While savoring an array of appetizing food and beverage options, guests will be treated to a lively set by DJ Axis and eye catching performances from Strip entertainers including Absinthe’s Melody Sweets, Human Nature, BAZ, Frank Marino’s Divas, Culture Shock, and acrobats Brandon Scott and TJ Stutts.
Fantastic silent auction items will be up for bid including a hotel and spa package at Waldorf Astoria Orlando, tickets to Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Cher, Cirque du Soleil shows, other luxury gift baskets, staycation packages, and beauty products. To view silent auction items, visit the AFAN Facebook album at facebook.com/AFANLV.
Ticket packages include:
- $65 “Black Package” includes general admission access at 9 p.m. and unlimited food and beverage samples from vendors
- $85 “White Package” includes entry to private reception from 7-9 p.m. with complimentary toast, passed appetizers, early access to silent auction items, and unlimited food and beverage samples from vendors
- $125 “Silver Package” includes access to VIP lounge area inside the party with upscale open seating and cocktail service, premium vodka samplings, entry to the private reception from 7-9 p.m., and unlimited food and beverage samples from vendors
Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at afanlv.org. Purchase tickets early and receive 10% off by using discount code “EARLYBIRD.” Offer available until July 31. Guests must be 21+ years old and are encouraged to wear as much black and white possible, or as little as they can get away with.
Following the party, Piranha Nightclub will host the official after-party, and to complete the weekend, Temptation Sundays at Luxor will host a “Big Easy” pool party on Sunday, Aug. 20. Guests are encouraged to get home safe by using the official ride-share sponsor Uber. Use code “AFAN2017” and a portion of your ride will be donated back to AFAN.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering a limited amount of staycation packages for party attendees. Receive 10% off rooms by clicking here or calling reservations at 1.800.473.7625 and mentioning the B&W Party.
Presenting sponsors include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Penn & Teller, Walgreens, iHeartMedia, Greenspun Media Group, and PDQ Printing. For sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2017 marks AFAN’s 33rd 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 and Twitter.