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Aid for AIDS of Nevada Celebrates 32nd Annual Black & White Party at DAYLIGHT Beach Club

Aid for AIDS of Nevada Celebrates 32nd Annual Black & White Party at DAYLIGHT Beach Club
The Las Vegas community came dressed for a cause and ready to party on Saturday, Sept. 8 for Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 32nd annual Black & White Party held at DAYLIGHT Beach Club inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (Pictured: “Balloons with a Twist” models – Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Jarrett & Raja at AFAN Black & White Party
Jarrett & Raja at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

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.

Murray SawChuck and guest at AFAN Black & White Party
Murray SawChuck and guest at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Marco and Joanna from Sunny 106.5 kicked off the evening by introducing performances from East Side Riot and Jacinthe Morearty.  Hosts Miss Behave and Andrew Ryan then entertained the crowd and introduced performances from top Strip headliners, including Aussie Heat, Vegas! The Show, Jennifer Romas, Tenors of Rock, Murray The Magician, Kyle Khou from “American Idol”, Adore Delano from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Magician David Goldrake. In between performances, DJ Axis kept party goers dancing with a live set.

Jennifer Romas at AFAN Black & White Party
Jennifer Romas at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Themed “Escape to Paradise,” attendees came dressed for the biggest 80s throwback event of the year wearing iconic 80s clothing, balloon costumes, over-the-top gowns, stilts, and barely-there fashions. DAYLIGHT Beach Club was transformed with giant boomboxes, life size cassette tapes and neon lights, and partygoers were even able to go for a swim alongside black and white mermaids. Attendees were treated to samples from Brio Tuscan Grille, House of Blues, Hamburger Mary’s, Slice of Vegas, Libertine Social, Hussong’s Cantina, Four Seasons, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Aussie Heat at AFAN Black & White Party
Aussie Heat at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

AFAN’s Executive Director Antioco Carrillo and Board President Scott Washburn honored individuals for their outstanding efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS on stage including Gary Costa, Mia Stein, Tammy Unglesbee, Thomas Benko, Doug May, Felipe Crook, Kristopher Minnich, Gary Brewer, Lester and Dustin Rossi Boudreaux Thibodeaux, Noel Dahl, Sharon Hearne, Chris Scavo, and Bri Kouretas. These individuals had the privilege of wearing red in addition to black and white to symbolize their contributions to AFAN.

Jacinthe Morearty at AFAN Black & White Party
Jacinthe Morearty at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

“We thank everyone in the community who helped us with this event, especially the performers and volunteers who are giving their time tonight,” said Carrillo. “We wouldn’t be able to have this party without you. With the money raised and your continued support, our team will continue to provide lifesaving resources for those living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada until a cure is found.”

Miss Behave and Andrew Ryan at AFAN Black & White Party
Miss Behave and Andrew Ryan at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

 John Di Domenico (Trump & Austin Powers impersonator) at AFAN Black & White Party
John Di Domenico (Trump & Austin Powers impersonator) at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Kelly Vohnn & Mark Messin at AFAN Black & White Party
Kelly Vohnn & Mark Messin at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Guests at AFAN Black & White Party
Guests at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Guests at AFAN Black & White Party
Guests at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com

Dai Richards (Tenors of Rock) & Olivia Nicole (X Country) at AFAN Black & White Party
Dai Richards (Tenors of Rock) & Olivia Nicole (X Country) at AFAN Black & White Party

Photo credit: Ira Kuzma / www.IraKuzmaPhotos.com