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. 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 Soirée," 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. 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

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. 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.

Presenting sponsors include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Penn & Teller, Walgreens, iHeartMedia, Greenspun Media Group, and PDQ Printing. For sponsorship opportunities, please email events@afanlv.org.