It’s Black & White

More than 3,000 people attended the Black & White Party in The Joint at the Hard Rock on Aug. 21. Presented by AFAN (Aid for AIDS of Nevada), the party helps fund the fight against HIV/AIDS. Drinks and dining stations were in abundance, and entertainment went nonstop. Tom Clearwater, vice president of the Hard Rock, welcomed the crowd, which included Miss Universe pageant contestants.

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The colors may be stark, but the Black & White Party is never boring. Instead, this major fundraiser for Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) remains—even after 24 years—one of the hottest events on the Las Vegas social calendar. And the 2010 version (9 p.m. Aug. 21 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, $35, looks to be another spectacle of fashion and frolicking. From DJs to bankers to self-described “winos,” partygoers can expect to see the unexpected, with a diverse array of characters coming out to support one of the city’s most beloved organizations.