The 25th anniversary of White Party week is finally here. White Party week benefits Care Resource (one of the leading HIV/AIDS organizations in the world) and begins Wednesday November 25th through Monday, November 30th. Confused about what events take place on which days, well I have made it easy for you by breaking down all the parties by date. I have also included location, DJs, entertainers and a description of each event. I hope you have a great time this Thanksgiving weekend and I just want to remind everyone to be safe, play safe and party safe!
The White Party Welcome Center is known among its visiting guests for providing a comfortable place to pick up tickets and gift bags, purchase official White Party Week merchandise, relax, make new friends and sample from their Sponsor Sampling Bar. The Welcome Center is located at the National Hotel (1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) and is open Wednesday through Friday from 12 pm to 10 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Thursday, November 26th
White Journey – The signature kick-off event in Miami, the White Journey event debuts a week of festivities at Score Bar on Lincoln Road. Dance the night away with DJ Oscar Velazquez, direct from Mexico spinning in the main room. Plus South Florida’s favorite, DJ Pride, takes control of the upstairs Creme Lounge. A party not to miss (10 pm to 5 am), as it is filled with Miami’s finest and is a favorite night of locals and visitors alike.
White Hot Leather Ball – The signature kick-off event in Fort Lauderdale, the White Hot Leather Ball (9 pm to 4 am), returns with DJ Randy Bettis, direct from New York. The White Hot Leather Ball is the only official leather event during White Party Week and promises to be the talk of the town after returning to its original location at the Sea Monster Nightclub (2 South New River Drive W) by popular demand.
Friday, November 27th
White Friday Shopping Event – Join Care Resource on Black Friday by participating at the 1st Annual “White Friday” shopping event from 4 to 8 pm at participating retail outlets on Miami Beach (Kiehl’s, 832 Lincoln Road; Banana Republic, 800 Collins Avenue; Kenneth Cole,1901 8th Street; Gap Store,1001 Lincoln Road; Rockstar Tans, 1245 Washington Avenue; and Morton’s The Steakhouse, 4041 Collins Avenue). Be sure to stop by Halo Lounge for a refreshing cocktail and be on hand at 6 pm as the White Window Decorating Contest winner is announced.
White Dreams – A party to remember and not for the faint of heart, White Dreams draws thousands of the hottest people to what is definitely known as the biggest and best party of them all – guaranteed to be a lasting memory of the 25th year of the White Party. White Dreams takes place at Space Nightclub, 34 NE 11th Street, from 10 pm to 8 am and features DJs Chus & Ceballos and Kidd Maddony as well as a laser light show provided by Laseronics.
Saturday, November 28th
Heatwave Pool Party – Get your tan on and hang out with some of the hottest people on the planet. Your tan line will thank you! Book your stay at the host hotel (The National, 1677 Collins Avenue) over Saturday night using the group booking code and receive up to two complimentary admissions per room to the Heatwave Pool Party which takes place from 11 am to 5 pm and features DJ Joe Gauthreaux.
The 25th Anniversary of White Party – The Crown Jewel of HIV/AIDS fundraisers takes place at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miami Avenue, where thousands dress in white and dance under the Miami moon. A magical evening featuring a live performance by Expose on the main stage, a food court filled with some of Miami’s hottest restaurants, local bars and nightclubs, silent auction and the Viva Las Divas Casino Lounge with games, prizes and live entertainment hosted by Kitty Meow, all on ten acres of the most breathtaking renaissance gardens in the country. Round trip shuttle service is available from the host hotel. VIP may access the VIP Bar, VIP restaurants and Casino Bar with wristband. Visit with our infamous VIP Hostess Elaine Lancaster. The party features DJ Tony Moran and takes place from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
White Starz – Directly following the White Party at Vizcaya, White Starz is guaranteed to keep you dancing the night away at Parkwest Nightclub (30 NE 11th Street) from 10 pm to 8 am. This stellar HIV/AIDS fundraiser delivers you to yet another dimension in sight, sound, and fantasy. Shuttle service is available from the White Party at Vizcaya. Special visual effects by award winning VJ Psyberpixie. The night stars DJs Alyson Calagna and Paulo with an opening set by DJ Roxx and DJ Sayho in the VIP Room.
Sunday, November 29th
Muscle Beach Party – Join thousands as they come to dance on the white sands of Miami Beach, 12th Street Beach, from 1 to 8 pm. Steps from the famous Ocean Drive and the Atlantic Ocean – dance the day away with the rest of Miami Beach looking on. An open air party with a fireworks finale starring DJs Chris Cox and Oren Nizri.
Noche Blanca – The White Party Week hits a climax during Noche Blanca (10 pm to 5 am) with this huge dance event at Dolce Ultralounge, 1500 Ocean Drive. Combined with a mixture of passion, energy and pulsating music, this night is sure to bring you to a sweat with DJs Fabio White from London and Yinon Yahel from Isreal with performances by Kristine W and Flava (Presented by Manhunt).
Monday, November 30th
White Horizons – Presented by Hilton Wolman Events and Care Resource – There’s nothing quite so euphoric as the unbridled release of the weekend’s legendary Monday daytime marathon called White Horizons. Featuring music by DJ Abel and an incredible laser light show by Laseronics, this party starts at 5 am at the exciting multi-level venue, Nocturnal (50 NE 11th Street). With DJ Abel taking his core of dance aficionados on an eleven-hour musical journey until 4 pm. This is one party you definitely can’t miss.
Swan Song – 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 (1057 Washington Avenue) offers the proper send off and thank you from Care Resource and the 25th Annual White Party Week. The night will star DJ Lazaro Leon until 5 am and, as always, there is no cover.
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit their website at WhiteParty.org