TV Personality Ross Mathews Hosts AFAN’s Black & White Party on Aug. 29

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TV Personality Ross Mathews Hosts AFAN’s 29th Annual Black & White Party

 TV personality Ross Mathews will bring his charisma and his own fashion-forward monochromatic look to Las Vegas when he hosts Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) 29th Annual Black & White Party on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 9 p.m. inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The premier party of the year will showcase a pop up wedding chapel and fully ordained officiant to perform weddings and vow renewals for the first time in Black & White history.

Entertainers including The Perry Twins, Maren Wade, “Love is Love” by Legends in Concert, Pia Zadora, DJ Axis, Nick Ayler, The Sound Collage, Brandon Godfrey and Boiis will take the stage while steampunk-inspired decor from the International Special Events Society (ISES) transforms the venue.

Guests will sample bites from top restaurants including Culinary Dropout, Ferraro’s, FU, Pink Taco, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Hexx, Popcorn Girl, Jamba Juice, Brio and more. Back Bar USA will pour top shelf spirits from its portfolio of brands including Bacardi, Corona, Cavalli Vodka, Absolut and Jameson.

More than 40 raffle prizes will be up for grabs including packages from Aria, Life is Beautiful, Mandarin Oriental, Exotics Racing, Penn & Teller and The Cosmopolitan.

The $50 GA ticket price also grants admission to the official after party at Piranha Nightclub and Temptation Sundays pool party at the Luxor the following day.

While the Black & White is an unforgettable festive atmosphere, AFAN Executive Director Antioco Carrillo wants guests to remember the evening still has a sobering purpose to fight HIV/AIDS and eradicate the stigma it carries in Southern Nevada.

“We want people to get dressed up, come let loose and have the time of their lives,” said Carrillo. “But at the same time, it’s important to remember the event is ultimately dedicated to raising funds for locals living with AIDS and sending a message of prevention.”

Tickets can be purchased at afanlv.org. $130 VIP tickets with early entry at 8 p.m. or VIP tables with four tickets for $600 are also available. Guests must be 21+ years old and black and white attire required for admission.

Hard Rock Hotel is offering a special room package for party attendees by visiting hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-specials/hotel-deals/afan-black-white-ball/803 or calling 800.343.4346 and using code HAFAN15

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About AFAN
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2014 marked AFAN’s 30th anniversary of unyielding commitment to the community, providing support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN offers consistent and comprehensive direct client service programs, including medical case management, housing and utility assistance, emergency food and transportation vouchers, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

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HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
UPDATED ENTERTAINMENT / NIGHTLIFE SCHEDULE

REHAB
ADDED
REHAB Bikini Invitation Round 1 hosted by Joanna and Marta Krupa with a DJ set by Crystal Hefner – May 10
Resident DJs Wellman, Shifts and Loczi – May 18
J. Cole – May 24

BODY ENGLISH NIGHTCLUB
ADDED
Throwback Thursdays with DJ Hope – April 17, 24; May 1, 8
DJ Set by Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas – April 26
DJ Casanova – April 27; May 11
DJ Koko – May 9
Travie McCoy with sounds by DJ Casanova – May 10
Ryan Richards and Tiffany Heinen from CMT’s “Party Down South” – May 17

VANITY NIGHTCLUB
ADDED
Mirror – One Wicked Night with sounds by Nick Ayler – April 26

The Joint
ADDED
The Voice 2014 Tour – July 25
Austin Mahone with The Vamps and special guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes – July 31
ZZ Top & Jeff Beck – Aug. 16

Vinyl
ADDED
The Civil Unrest Tour featuring Wayne Static, Otep, Dope, Smile Empty Soul and Thira – May 9
Sin City Sinners – May 21, 24 – 25, 29; June 5 – 9
An Evening with Bumblefoot with very special guests – May 22

DAYLIFE

 

REHAB
Las Vegas’ original dayclub REHAB extends the debauchery to two days, adding Saturdays to its signature Sunday events. Las Vegas Weekly stated that the dayclub is “still sizzling at 10 years” and the Las Vegas Review-Journal mentioned it’s “the original and yet still the best party” in Sin City. REHAB was also featured on Travel Channel’s “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” calling it “the must-see place on a Sunday afternoon,” has been deemed the “best known, biggest and craziest pool party” by the Los Angeles Times and was titled “legendarily raucous” by Travel + Leisure. In addition, the dayclub won the “(DAY)Lifetime Achievement Award” in Vegas Seven’s 2013 Daylife Awards. Throughout the years, REHAB has played host to several celebrities including DJ Pauly D, Drake, Holly Madison, Kim Kardashian, Ne-Yo, Paris Hilton, Pitbull, Psy, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Diddy, R. Kelly, Nelly, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Tommy Lee and many more.

 

Located at Paradise Beach, REHAB is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets to REHAB start at $30 for ladies and $50 for males. Prices are subject to change per event. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

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Robin Thicke   *this weekend*
Saturday, April 12

 

            Flo Rida *this weekend*
            Sunday, April 13

 

            Aloe Blacc
            Saturday, April 19 and Saturday, May 31

 

            DJ Set by Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas
            Saturday, April 26

 

            The Wanted
            Sunday, April 27

 

            Kendrick Lamar
            Saturday, May 3

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REHAB Bikini Invitational Round 1 hosted by Joanna and Marta Krupa with a DJ set by Crystal Hefner *added*
Saturday, May 10

 

Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes
            Sunday, May 11

 

Sounds by resident DJs Wellman, Shift and Loczi *added*
Sunday, May 18

 

J. Cole *added*
Saturday, May 24

 

Puff Daddy
Sunday, May 25 and Sunday, Aug. 31
            Sky Blue of LMFAO
            Sunday, June 15

 

Icona Pop
Saturday, June 21         

 

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

BODY ENGLISH NIGHTCLUB
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continues its history of introducing underground artists and trendsetting genres to the scene with Body English Nightclub, showcasing indie, electronic, rock and pop music. Guests enter the exclusive hideaway from the grand staircase where they are entertained and intrigued by an eclectic staff. The space features two distinct rooms adorned with lavish leathers, vintage chandeliers and rich dark woods while the private Parlor plays host to Las Vegas’ most talked about soirees.

 

Body English Nightclub is open Thursday through Saturday. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. For table and VIP booth reservations, call 702.693.5555.

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PopLife hosted by Jeremy Jackson of NBC’s “Baywatch” *today*
Thursday, April 10

 

Fatman Scoop *this week*
Friday, April 11

 

Flo Rida *this weekend*
Saturday, April 12

 

Throwback Thursdays with DJ Hope *added*
Thursday, April 17

 

DJ Koko *added*
Friday, April 18

 

Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock to benefit The Miracle League of Las Vegas
Monday, April 21

 

Throwback Thursdays with DJ Hope *added*
Thursday, April 24

 

 Colby O’Donis
Friday, April 25

 

DJ Set by Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas with sounds by DJ Casanova *added*
Saturday, April 26

 

DJ Casanova *added*
Sunday, April 27

 

Throwback Thursdays with DJ Hope *added*
            Thursday, May 1

 

DJ Koko *added*
Friday, May 2

 

Corey Harrison of the History channel’s “Pawn Stars” birthday bash
Saturday, May 3

 

Throwback Thursdays with DJ Hope *added*
Thursday, May 8

 

DJ Koko *added*
Friday, May 9

 

Travie McCoy with sounds by DJ Casanova *added*
            Saturday, May 10

 

DJ Koko *added*
Friday, May 11

 

Ryan “Daddy” Richards and Tiffany Heinen from CMT’s “Party Down South” *added*
Saturday, May 17

 

 

VANITY NIGHTCLUB
Vanity Nightclub is open for private events and special parties. No general admission tickets will be sold prior to doors opening on the night of the event. For table and VIP booth reservations, call 702.693.5555.

 

            Mirror – One Wicked Night with sounds by Nick Ayler *added*
Friday, April 26

 

ENTERTAINMENT

THE JOINT

A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,500-capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated, and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

 

Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.

 

*The Joint’s 5th Anniversary – Thursday, April 17*

 

The Cult with special guest Prayers 
Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50

 

Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions present: Erislandy Lara vs. Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera and Jesus Cuellar vs. Rico Ramos       
Friday, May 2 at TBD
Tickets start at $25

 

Cheech & Chong and WAR                                                     
Friday, May 16 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50

 

RESIDENT SHOW
Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!   
May 21, 28; June 4 at 9 p.m.
May 24, 30; June 6, 7 at 10 p.m.
May 25, 31 at 11:45 p.m. (no opener)
Tickets start at $49.50

 

Katt Williams                                                                         
Sunday, May 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50

 

Jim Jefferies                                                                          
Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $42.50

 

Vegas Nightlife Fights                                                           
Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $20

 

Widespread Panic                                                                  
Special guest Greensky Bluegrass on July 2
Special guest Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe on July 3
Special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band on July 4
Wednesday, July 2 – Friday, July 4 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $55

 

Queen + Adam Lambert                                                        
Saturday, July 5 – Sunday, July 6 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50

 

The Voice 2014 Tour *added*
Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $45 *on sale Thursday, April 17 at 10 a.m.*

 

BOSTON with special guest Cheap Trick
Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50

 

Austin Mahone with The Vamps and special guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes *added*
Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $42.50 *on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m.*

 

YES                                                     
Friday, August 15 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50

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ZZ Top & Jeff Beck  *added*                                    
Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $59.50 *on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 a.m.*

 

VINYL Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country. The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.
Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX.

 

High Voltage, AC/DC Production Show *this weekend*     
Friday, April 11 at 10 p.m.
Tickets are FREE           

An Acoustic Evening with Sevendust *this weekend*
Saturday, April 12 at 10 p.m.
Tickets start at $29

 

Bombay Bicycle Club *this weekend*
Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $20

 

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic performance by Citizen Cope  
Friday, April 18 at 10 p.m.
Tickets start at $26

 

Empire Records, All 90s Experience                                     
Saturday, April 19 at 10 p.m.
Tickets are FREE           

 

Graveyard      
Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $15

 

RESIDENT SHOW
Andrew Dice Clay
April 23 – 26
May 1 – 2, 4, 22, 29 – 31; June 5, 19 at 9 p.m.
March 8 – 9, 15 – 16; May 16 – 18, 23 – 25; June 6 – 8, 20 – 22 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $59

 

RESIDENT SHOW
The Tom Green Show – An Outrageous Evening of Comedy, Satire & Storytelling
April 25 – 28; May 16 – 18, 23 – 26;
June 6 – 9, 20 – 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $43.50

 

The Civil Unrest Tour featuring Wayne Static, Otep, Dope, Smile Empty Soul and Thira *added*
Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $25

 

Sin City Sinners *added*
May 21, 24 – 25, 29; June 5 – 9 at 11 p.m.
Tickets are FREE           

 

An Evening with Bumblefoot with Very Special Guest *added*
Thursday, May 22 at 11 p.m.
Tickets are FREE

 

William Fitzsimmons with special guest Leif Vollebekk
Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $17

 

The Pretty Reckless
Wednesday, May 28 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $23

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com