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Unique Castro T-Dance to Benefit HIV/AIDS Agencies
SAN FRANCISCO - Not your typical New Year’s party, “A Toast to 2012” will take place at Trigger nightclub on Martin Luther King weekend benefiting The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation.
The nontraditional T-Dance extravaganza on Sun., Jan. 15, 11am-4pm, will commence with a hosted Stoli bar, passed hors d’oeuvres by Macadamia Events & Catering and Lime, and music by DJ/percussionist Drumspyder.
At noon the party morphs into the Age of Aquarius with a 2012 astrological forecast by Gypsy Love, an empowerment keynote address based on the law of attraction by Gary Virginia, and a benefit drawing for a host of prizes.
The fete kicks into high gear when resident DJ Mark Andrus takes over the decks, light effects and multiple video screens for a nonstop, interactive dance with aerialists, go go dancers, live performances by recording artists Raquela and BeBe Sweetbriar, and the trio of violinist Kippy Marks, bellydancer/
The brainchild of the benefit, Gary Virginia, explained, “The media in 2011 was so dominated by negative news -- economic woes, global warming and natural disasters, home foreclosures, assaults on civil liberties -- that I felt compelled to remind people of the power within themselves to not only counter the negativity, but to create the best year of their lives in 2012. I produced a sold-out New Year’s brunch benefit at 2223 restaurant a few years ago and the time seems right to rally the forces for positivity again.”
Advance tickets for the five-hour shindig are $30 with prices rising after Jan. 6 to $40, and $50 at the door if available. VIP hosts ($75) will enjoy the exclusive balcony lounge, party favors, a hosted Stoli bar for the duration and their names in the printed program. Limited private sponsor booths in the center of the action are $250 and $500 with four and six VIP tickets respectively.
The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to raise funds for and awareness about AIDS service provider agencies through the production of quality entertainment events. Born from the grassroots efforts of two mothers, Barbara Richmond and the late Peggy Ermet, who lost their only sons to AIDS as a way to honor their sons' memories and to help alleviate the suffering of many of the other sons and daughters living with HIV and AIDS, the Foundation has become one of the leading sources of funding for many local AIDS service providers.
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