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AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

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Penn & Teller at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
AFAN
(Aid for AIDS of Nevada) hosted the 24th Annual Black & White Party inside The Joint concert venue at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, providing partygoers an evening of unique entertainment, exquisite cuisine and fresh libations on Saturday, August 21 (Pictured above: Penn & Teller – Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

AFAN partnered with Hard Rock, Baskow & Associates and Destinations by Design to embellish the infamous concert venue which was packed to capacity with an avant-garde crowd who partied the night away for a great cause.

AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Black and white furnishings and lavishing décor were complemented by hot pink accents throughout the three-story venue. The non-stop entertainment line-up included the mash-up of renowned DJ Axis; celebrity impersonators; appearances by Las Vegas headliners including longtime AFAN supporters Penn & Teller; the gentleman that make up the Men of X from Hooters Casino; X Burlesque ladies from Flamingo Las Vegas; MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris; Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor of Zowie Bowie; entertainer Greg London from The Riviera Hotel & Casino; ladies of the Miss USA competition; and host, local TV anchor/reporter Chris Saldana. One of the highlights of the evening was the award presentation to a dozen special attendees who were given the honor and ‘Right to Wear Red’ for their historical support of AFAN and their work within the HIV/AIDS Community.

AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests were treated to tastings from some of Las Vegas’ premier restaurants, including: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s own AGO, Rare 120, Johnny Smalls and Pink Taco; Todd English P.U.B., BOA Steakhouse, Match Restaurant, P.F. Chang’s, Outback Steakhouse, Rubio’s Mexican Grill and more. For thirst-quenching relief, various ice bars were hosted by top liquor sponsors, such as Jose Cuervo, Montecristo Rum, Moet Champagne, Ketel One, Belvedere Vodka and Ambhar Tequila. Other sponsors included CDI Studios, The Apothecary Shops, Valley Press, The Cookie Zoo and QVegas.

AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
AFAN Hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

All proceeds benefit AFAN and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. Dollars raised and total number of attendees to be announced this week.  Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease. For more on AFAN, please visit www.afanlv.org.

Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor of Zowie Bowie
Chris Phillips and Marley Taylor of Zowie Bowie

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Frank Marino
Frank Marino

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Frank Marino and The Divas cast
Frank Marino and The Divas cast

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Michael Jackson impersonator
Michael Jackson impersonator

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

AFAN hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
AFAN hosts 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley with Jennifer Moss, Exec Dir. of AFAN
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley with Jennifer Moss, Exec Dir. of AFAN

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Performers at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
Performers at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

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Greg London at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
Greg London at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

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Nadeea at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint
Nadeea at 24th Annual Black & White Party at The Joint

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Food served by local restaurants
Food served by local restaurants

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Food served by local restaurants
Food served by local restaurants

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Food served by local restaurants
Food served by local restaurants

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Food served by local restaurants
Food served by local restaurants

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Miss USA titleholders
Miss USA titleholders

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Guests in costume
Guests in costume

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.