April 20, 2018 by Jeanelly Concepcion
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The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the WEBB Party – its signature Fiesta San Antonio® fundraising event – on Friday, April 20, 7-11 p.m. at the historic Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s Street.
Headlining this year’s extravaganza will be noted recording artist, cabaret performer and TV actor Jinkx Monsoon, nationally acclaimed winner of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race.”
“WEBB Party: The Roaring 25” will be a salute to the glamorous 1920s with a distinctly 2018 high-tech twist. General admission tickets are $75 presale ($65 for students and military) at the Aztec Theatre box office (in person or online at www.theaztectheatre.com).
A limited number of tickets are also available at the Fiesta® Store (in person or online at www.fiesta-sa.org) and SAAF (in person or online at www.SanAntonioAIDS.org). General admission tickets can also be purchased for $90 at the door on the evening of the event. And VIP tickets and sponsorship packages are available in advance by contacting SAAF Development Director Janeli Saucedo Castrejana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-225-4715.
Other featured entertainment will include an Aztec God & Goddesses Hairstyle Showcase, presented by Rebel House Salon; the Rey Lopez Showgirls; “A Tribute to Josephine Baker,” by Black Orchid; performances by the newly crowned Miss Gay San Antonio and Mr.Gay San Antonio; and high-energy dance music presented by local celebrity DJs.
In addition to cutting-edge live entertainment, the party, as always, will include a multitude of full-service open bars for all guests (alcoholic beverages for 21 and over only), cuisine tastings by some of San Antonio’s top restaurants, colorful costumes – and Fiesta’s most diverse, funloving crowd. And to commemorate the 25th annual party, SAAF will pay special tribute to several founders of the event.
A silver anniversary also requires a very special, limited edition Fiesta® medal and SAAF’s is a stunning silver-toned “spinner” this year. It’s available for $10 at the Fiesta® Store, Karolina’s Antiques and SAAF. Visit www.SanAntonioAIDS.org for full details or to purchase online.
“We are dedicated to making the WEBB Party an unforgettable extravaganza that will not only raise money for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation, but also raise awareness of the fact that HIV/AIDS remains a serious public health problem in our community,” said SAAF CEO Cynthia Nelson. “Each year, funds raised at the party help us continue to educate the public, prevent the spread of HIV and care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.”
Tri-Chairs for “WEBB Party: The Roaring 25” are Dawn Brooks, Roland Benavides and Ramiro Sanchez.
Major sponsors of this year’s event are Macy’s, Valero Energy, Gilead, Yelp, iHeart Media, Total Travel Solutions, New Heights Dental, Planned Parenthood, The San Antonio Current and Out in SA.
Participating restaurants, chefs and caterers for the cuisine tastings (which will be 7-9 p.m.) include Piatti, Jason Dady, Bakery Lorraine, Tim the Girl, Ranch 616, Luther’s Café, Amy’s Ice Cream, La Fogata and the SAAF Kitchen.
The WEBB Party started in the early 1990s when a group of friends decided to throw a spectacular party and make it a fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. Local legend has it that one of the organizers owned an inspirational calendar that included the Ethiopian proverb, “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” The planners were so moved by the saying that they decided to call the party “Web.” But somehow, the word was misspelled on the first invitation – and never corrected. The rest, as they say, is history.
WEBB became an official Fiesta® event in 2004. It is now the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s most visible and important fundraising event of the year, attracting than 1,000 guests and raising more than $100,000 for the organization. It helps to fund such programs and services as free HIV testing, prevention education, outpatient clinical care, mental health counseling, transitional housing, a 365-day-per-year hot meals program and more.
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NOTE: Ages 18 and up may attend the WEBB Party. A valid photo I.D. is required to purchase tickets and to gain entry the night of the event – no exceptions.