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New Orleans theme for this year's Black & White Party

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 16:01:01-04

The theme for this year's annual Black & White Party will be "A New Orleans Soiree."

The annual fundraiser for Aid for AIDS of Nevada is set for Aug. 19 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This will be the 31st year for the event.

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.

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.

Performers during the main event include DJ Axis, Melody Sweets from the "Absinthe" show, Human Nature, BAZ, Frank Marino's Divas, Culture Shock and acrobats Scott and TJ Stuffs.

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 visiting bit.ly/2sj8RjC or calling reservations at 1.800.473.7625 and mentioning the B&W Party.

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.