Locals Only: Party in black and white to benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada


Black & White Party raising funds for AFAN

Last year’s event was the focus of the first episode of TLC’s short-lived “Sin City Rules.”

Hopefully something better comes out of this one.

The 27th annual Black & White Party will take place Saturday night in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road.

The over-the-top Aid for AIDS of Nevada fundraiser, set for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., will feature offerings from 25 food and beverage vendors, fashion contests and raffles.

Entertainment will include performances by Bally’s headliner Veronic, the casts of “Fantasy,” “The D* Word — A Musical” and “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” Recycled Percussion, Mark Shunock of “Rock of Ages,” Derrick Barry from “Divas Las Vegas,” and acts from “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” and “Vegas! The Show.”

Roaming characters, sword swallowers and magicians also will be on hand, and members of the Nevada Ballet Theatre will take part in impromptu performances.

General admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.afanlv.org.

Guests must be at least 21 and wearing black and white attire to attend.

Free concert

In the mood to party like it’s 1939? Truck on down to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Ave., at 2 p.m. Saturday for a free concert by Jazzin’ Jeanne Brei and the Speakeasy Swingers, complete with a tribute to tap and swing dancers. Brei handles the vocals; the Speakeasy Swingers include trombonist Bobby Scann, trumpeter Michael Ray Tyler, pianist Charlie Shaffer, bassist Dick Jones, drummer Paul Testa — and 91-year-old saxophonist Don Hill, who has played with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Vegas lounge legends the Treniers. For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit www.lvccld.org.

Restaurant deal

Here’s a deal that will start you laughing and keep you smiling: Anyone who attends Jeff Civillico’s physical-comedy/juggling show at the Quad, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South can get a 30 percent discount on their checks — including alcohol — at the hotel’s Hash House A Go Go afterward. Just show your ticket stub from the family-friendly show, which is at 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The restaurant deal is good from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Funky good time

Great musicians who don’t get to make it funky in the shows that actually pay them unleash their inner George Clinton every Wednesday night at Bar 702, 3355 Spring Mountain Road. “The Funk Jam” starts at 10 p.m., and there is no need to check your bop gun at the door.

The Dan Band

Relive the touching, F-bomb enhanced wedding dance scene in “Old School” with potty-mouthed rock cut-ups The Dan Band at 8 p.m. Saturday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show; call 702-632-7600.

 

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