Thursday, 11 November 2010 16:02

26th Annual White Party Week Original Miami Beach

Written by  HeidiMichelle

November 24 –29, 2010

This year’s host hotel is the Shelborne Beach Resort, located directly on the ocean at 1801 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

Right in the heart of South Beach and Deco District you will discover the re-creation of the 40’s 50’s and 60’s with this multi-million dollar renovation that exudes luxury in the heart of South Beach (Hotel reservations can be made at 800.327.8757).

The origin of the White Party Week started in 1985 during the Health Crisis Network, a fledgling not-for-profit HIV/AIDS service organization asked a local successful gay businessman, Frank Wager for help staging a fund raiser. The goal was to generate desperately needed funds to help combat the disease that was running rampant through the gay community. With this goal in mind Frank and his committee of ten volunteers began working on the White Party concept. From the beginning the committee wanted the party to symbolize community solidarity in a way that was non-political and non-combative. White was chosen for this reason as well as for its purity and elegance. As the planning continued it became obvious that there were few venues in Dade County suitable for such an elegant event. Fellow committee member Jorge Suarez recommended Villa Vizcaya as a possibility since he was a member of The Vizcayans, a not-for-profit organization that helps raise funds for the continued restoration of the Estate and its Collections. A request was submitted and approved by the Metro-Dade County Park & Recreation Department. (www.whiteparty.org)

Wednesday begins the week with an event at the Welcome Center at the Shelborne Beach Resort where visiting guests are provided a comfortable place to pick up tickets and gift bags, purchase official White Party Week merchandise, relax and make new friends. This year visitors have the added opportunity to sample complimentary beverages courtesy of Southern Comfort Bourbon at the Sampling bar. Operating Hours will be Wednesday from noon - 10pm, Thursday from noon - 9pm, Friday from noon - 10pm, and Saturday from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Wednesday evening for the ladies is DOLCE is from 9 pm - 3 am . This event is located at Bar Z21 which is located at 721 Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach. This sexy party features a perfect blend of funky disco, dance and house sounds with tasty cocktails and some of South Beach’s' sexiest go-go dancers ever gracing the bars for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, November 26th is dedicated to 2nd Annual "White Friday" shopping event which is held from 4-8pm at participating retail stores in Miami Beach and Coconut Grove, offering White Party attendees various incentives such as discounts, complimentary food and drinks or live music.

Look for coupons in your Gift Bags distributed at the Welcome Center and for some great discounts at these participating locations. The following retailers are offering some incentives that can’t be passed up.

Macy's -1675 Meridian Avenue - Receive a 10% discount with Gift Bag coupon, informal modeling and live music. Join us at the Casino for a chance to win a Macy's Fragrance Gift Basket or a $100 Gift Card.

Kiehl's Since 1851 - 832 Lincoln Road - Enjoy a %20 discount on all products as 10% of all sales from White Party attendees benefit Care Resource. Kenneth Cole - 190 8th Street - Enjoy complimentary drinks, food, discount with Gift Bag coupon and gift bag giveaway, live music and raffle as 20% of all sales benefit Care Resource. Armani Exchange - 760 Collins Avenue - Receive $50 off every $150 as you shop with a live set by DJ Aulden.

Join us at the Silent Auction to bid for $500 Gift Card from Armani Exchange. Artconnection International - 100 16th Street Suite #6 - Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese as this venue offers jewelry for both men and women.

Join us for a chance to win a $100 gift card at the Casino at White Party. Original Penguin - 925 Lincoln Road - Receive a 30% discount when you show a White Party Event ticket or pass and a gift bag with $100 purchase or more (limited quantity) as a percentage of sales benefit Care Resource. GAP - 1001 Lincoln Road - Receive a 25% discount when you mention White Party, while enjoying live music and complimentary refreshments.

Join us at the Casino for a chance to win a $100 GAP gift card. Friday night from 9pm to 4am is the Cirque Blanc X The Women's White Party at Nikki Beach Club, 1 Ocean Dr. Miami Beach.

This year is the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PRESENTED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® AND HOSTED BY THE CAST OF THE REAL L WORD. The dance floor will explode in a sea of white, with the sounds of the hottest girl djs in the country on the turntables and a special show. Ladies can try their luck at the fabulous silent auction with a series of luxury items, travel packages, art, theater tickets and spa days. Stroll in the gardens, mingle with the cast of Showtime’s® The Real L Word, lounge under the stars or share a romantic moment in one of the Oceanside cabanas at this spectacular evening that has become an annual culmination of diversity, music and all for a wonderful cause. VIPs will be in for a treat this year with your own private VIP garden, open sponsor bar, delicious horsedouevres and musical performances. VIP Tickets: $75 in advance / $85 day of (includes open bar, vip room access, hors douvres, meet and greet with the Real L World cast & vip gift bag) and General Admission Tickets: $25 in advance / Day of $30. (www.whiteparty.org)

Saturday, November 27th is the infamous BANG bashat Score Bar, 727 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. A night of wild fun, sexy women and celebrity surprises hosted by The Real L Word, Ileana Garcia from 106.7, Your Girlfriend Fay and more. The dance floor will be jumping all night with the hottest top 40, salsa and house beats with DJ Marilyn and DJ Pat Pat. Salacious go-go girls will sizzle on stage ()General Admission Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 day of event).

Sunday, Nov 28th from 3 pm to 7 pm is the Get Lucky Tea Dance and Bowl-A-Thon at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach. Get lucky in true South Beach fashion with suprise DJ on the turntables. Girls meet and mingle at the last dance event of the Women's White Party Week (Admission is $10 to party and $16 to party and bowl).

Monday, November 29 is the last chance to see all the people you met at this indoor/outdoor multi-room complex, a long-running favorite of gay locals and tourists of all ages. Twist Nightclub at 1057 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach offers the proper send off and thank you from Care Resource and the 26th Annual White Party Week™.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of one of the premier celebrations in our beautiful United State of America. Robert B. Elliott- on Behalf of the pending Civil Rights Act of 1875. "What you give to one class, you must give to all; what you deny to one class you shall deny to all".