November 25-30, 2015
In 1985, the first-ever White Party was held in Miami Beach, raising $16,000 for HIV/AIDS service organizations. The original group, headed by Frank Wager, wanted to channel their grief into a task that was proactive. They dressed in white, symbolizing purity and elegance, and raised money for the Health Crisis Network.
Care Resource, an HIV/AIDS service organization serving people in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, now benefits from the proceeds raised at White Party. Last year, over $700,000 was raised between the ticket sales at the signature White Party and the twelve other parties that made up the White Party Week. Organizers are hoping to raise even more money this year.
This year there are twelve major events, beginning on Wednesday, November 25, with the final party presented on Monday, November 30.
Tickets must be purchased either online at whiteparty.org/shop or at the doors of the events. Prices per event (advance prices only) will be listed throughout.
Here’s a calendar of events that summarizes all twelve of this year’s parties.
Wednesday, November 25
White Heat – This event, held at Bailo Nightclub (7020 NW 72nd Ave., Miami), is produced in association with Milancita.com, which hopes to start up White Party Week with the largest opening event ever. There will be live entertainment featuring Marytrini and her sexy go-go dancers. DJ George Ferrero and DJ Otto will be spinning Latin house beats during this event. (10 p.m. to 5 a.m., $15)
Thursday, November 26
White Journey – This party is produced in conjunction with Heart Nightclub (50 NE 11th Street, Miami). DJ Manny Lehman will be helping people kick off White Party Week on Thanksgiving night. The warm-up set will be played by DJ Drew G. Don’t miss this top-of-the-line show featuring the best in production values, music and video! (11 p.m. to 8 a.m., $20)
Friday, November 27
White Dreams – This party is presented by White Party Week in association with Hilton Wolman Events. Let all your dreams come true tonight at Club Space (34 NE 11th Street, Miami) as you are treated to an experience that will engulf nearly every single one of your senses. DJs Alain Jackinsky and Joe Gauthreaux will be spinning at this event. (10 p.m. to 8 a.m., $75)
Saturday, November 28
White Splash Pool Party – Soak in some rays, take in the sights of the gorgeous eye candy, and enjoy music poolside at the Aloft South Beach Hotel (2361 Liberty Avenue). This pool party, produced with the help of World OutGames and Forever Tel Aviv-Miami, features the talents of internationally-renowned producer DJ Tomer Maizner with an opening set by DJ Rico Alexis. Aloft guests who registered online with the promo code “WhiteParty” automatically receive two complimentary tickets to this party. (noon to 6 p.m., $50)
The White Party – Anchors away! The White Party is going to be held on the high seas this year! Go to Miami’s Bayfront Park and their north dock between 6 and 7 p.m. to board the Grand Floridian as you enjoy the year’s signature party in opulent surroundings. There will be open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live shows featuring Elaine Lancaster, Kitty Meow, Jane “Jei” Castro, WildChild, and magician Cory Van Valin. Music will be provided by celebrity DJ Roland Belmares. (6 p.m. to 11 p.m., $200)
Women’s White Party – This one’s for the ladies. DJ Kaisa will be spinning all night long as people enjoy the official Melissa Etheridge after-party (she will be performing earlier in the evening at the Fontainebleau). Nikki Beach (1 Ocean Drive) plays host to the women’s party for yet another year. Produced by Pandora Events. (10 p.m. to 4 a.m., $20)
White Starz – Hundreds of slick and sexy men will be packed onto the dance floor at Score (1437 Washington Avenue). The fun times you have here at White Starz will make for memories that will last a lifetime (or at least until next year’s party). Superstar DJs Paulo and Isaac Escalante, White Starz DJs in 2014, will return to spin for a crowd that is ready to party into the early morning. (10 p.m. to 7 a.m., $75)
Sunday, November 29
Muscle Beach Party – This year’s theme is “Pleasure Island”, and once you step foot on the 12th Street Beach and see the thousands of beautiful men, you’ll feel like you are on Pleasure Island right here in Miami Beach. DJs Eddie Martinez and Phil B are going to be at the turntables and they’ll be ready to turn the energy up to 11! VIP admission includes express admission, an open bar and access to an elevated VIP lounge. (1 p.m. to 9 p.m., $100, VIP $160)
White Sunset T – Don’t you just love a good block party? Palace Bar (1200 Ocean Drive) does, so they are putting on one cool party to start off the evening, and the best part about it is that it’s all free! DJ Alex Acosta will provide the music, with an opening set by DJ Sushiman, and the Palace Queens, go-go dancers, aerialists, and other performers will provide the entertainment! (4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Free)
Noche Blanca – This Sunday night party is presented in association with URGE Miami. DJ Abel will be playing for the crowds at the glittery and brand-new Story Nightclub (136 Collins Avenue). Haven’t seen the club yet? We hear that you’re going to be very impressed! Come on out and go to the final dance party of the weekend. (10 p.m. to 5 a.m., $75)
Monday, November 30
White Horizons – As the rest of the city goes to work on Monday morning, you can dance your cares away all the way through to lunchtime at Heart Nightclub. DJ Eddie Elias will be providing the soundtrack for the beginning of a very unconventional week! Produced by Hilton Wolman Events. (5 a.m. to noon, $45)
Swan Song – This annual event, now in its 22nd year, is the last time you will be able to see the people you met at White Party Week (that is, of course, until next year!). DJ Deanne will be spinning once again as everyone bids farewell to another fabulous year for the White Party, and says thank you to Care Resource for the services they give to the south Florida community. Twist (1057 Washington Avenue) is the host venue for this legendary party. (11 p.m. to 5 a.m., free)
For more information on the White Party, visit whiteparty.org.