three sacred annual events in South Florida that every self-respecting dance
music enthusiast should experience at least once. Two are customarily celebrated
in March Winter Party and the Winter Music Conference. The third,
White Party, commemorates its 17th anniversary this year in grand style
from November 17-26 culminating at the end of the long weekend formerly
known as Thanksgiving.
jewel of the gay party circuit and one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers
in the world, White Party has grown steadily in recent years and now encompasses
more than a weeks worth of high-profile parties. Benefiting Miami-based
Care Resource, White Party Week is expected to draw more than 15,000 revelers
from the U.S. and around the world to South Beachs sunny shores for
an extraordinary array of events headlined by some of the circuits
most popular DJs.
one could literally party almost around the clock from Thursday through
Monday at a multitude of officially sponsored White Party events, the following
is only a small sample of what this incredible week holds in store. Watch
this site for a more detailed and extensive review of White Party festivities
in early December.
nights White Dreams at Miamis Sequarium is one of White Partys
newest and most anticipated events of the week. Produced by three of the
circuits top promoters, Mark Baker, Johnny Chisholm and Jeffrey Sanker,
this elaborate soiree features the consistently stellar sounds of DJ Manny
Lehman, a 10,000 square foot outdoor dance floor, a magical fireworks display,
and even a special dolphin show all set against Miamis spectacular
the most glamorous and legendary parties in the world, the weeks highlight
and namesake event takes place on Sunday evening at the magnificent Vizcaya
mansion and gardens overlooking Biscayne Bay. From 6:30pm until 11:00pm,
more than 3,000 guests adorned in dramatic white attire will dance under
the stars to the musical stylings of DJ David Knapp on the main floor and
DJ Dale Rozman in the Casino. But you wont want to spend all of your
time under the disco ball as White Party is a truly unique social affair.
Multiple generations of friends from destinations around the world gather
each year at the John Deerings former estate to celebrate life and
raising much-needed money to help the South Florida community battle the
devastating effects of HIV and AIDS.
the Noche Blanca after-parties on Sunday night, though, that will separate
the men from the boys. Two of the biggest names in dance music will play
at two of the hottest venues in South Florida in support of this most worthy
cause. Riding high on the success of his current #1 Billboard single with
the Pet Shop Boys, Break 4 Love, Grammy-award winning DJ Peter Rauhofer
mans the turntables at Level while the incomparable Victor Calderone takes
the helm at the ultra-hip Crobar. Pass holders must make the difficult decision
of which party to attend, but past years have certainly proven that there
are more than enough eager nocturnal revelers to fill both spaces beyond
the many late-night, high-energy extravaganzas are several outdoor daytime
events. The new Heat Wave pool party on Friday at the Doubletree Surfcomber
Hotel showcases the remarkable turntables talents of local drag diva DJ
Connie Casserole while circuit sensation DJ Roland Belmares kicks up some
sand on 12th Street Beach during the perennial favorite Muscle Beach party
on Saturday afternoon.
not forget the morning parties, a now-essential ingredient in the famous
White Party mix. Following performances earlier in the weekend by Robert
Rodriguez and Lars-Peter Anderson at Salvation (Saturday and Sunday) and
Susan Morabito at Crobar (Sunday), Miamis own powerhouse DJ/producer
Abel (one half of the Rosabel production team along with Ralphi Rosario)
keeps the party going on Monday morning at Salvations Play where hell
spin his signature blend of heavy tribal beats and diva house anthems.
White Party veteran will tell you, the magic of this incredible week extends
far beyond the dance floor. So while youre enjoying the warm tropical
breezes, beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular South Florida nightlife
later this month, feel proud that you are also helping Care Resource improve
the lives of many who suffer from HIV and AIDS.
For more information, please visit www.whiteparty.net.