To help raise funds to support the Utah AIDS Foundation, Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco, 15 W. 200 South, will host the eighth annual Red Party on Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:15 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy professional cabaret performances while they commemorate World AIDS Day. The public is welcome and a $35 donation at the door is suggested.
“The HIV epidemic has been with us for more than 30 years now, and still the stigma associated with HIV disease continues, and even expands. Today more than 56,000 people are infected in the United States each year and HIV infection is on the rise,” said Stan Penfold, executive director of UAF. “Each generation faces new challenges associated with HIV education and prevention. It is our responsibility to teach all youth about the risks of HIV, and how to protect themselves and their loved ones from infection.”
The Paris Ballroom will be draped in red, and the cuisine will be presented by Bambara’s award-winning chef Nathan Powers. This year’s gala, which is dubbed the Rouge Cabaret, will feature performances by the LaRouge Entertainment Studio, auction items, including round trip airfare from Jet Blue and luxurious romance-themed packages at 14 Kimpton hotel properties around the United States. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed (in red, of course!) and there will be opportunity drawings for additional treasures.
At Kimpton hotels, guests can Join the Fight by Staying the Night with a package that offers a 15 percent discount and donates $10 per night to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations funding local HIV service organizations. To book the Join the Fight by Staying the Night package, travelers should use the rate code, “RRC.”