Posted on 21 April 2011.
It’s party time in the A. With blowout anniversary parties and pet beauty pageants lined up all weekend, deciding where to head has never been easier. Get the details on your Friday, Saturday and Sunday celebrations which will leave you breathless but with plenty to talk about by Monday!
The Fire Party
A celebration one year in the making commences as Fenuxe Magazine celebrates our anniversary at The Bill Lowe Gallery on Friday, April 29 with The Fire Party!
The prestigious Lowe Gallery is the perfect setting to celebrate Year One and kick off all the exciting things to come for Year Two at Fenuxe. With its 18-foot loft style ceiling and provocative catwalks, bridges and mezzanines snaking throughout the space, the gay-owned Lowe Gallery will give partygoers plenty of room to roam and enjoy the festivities.
With emcee Mary Edith Pitts running the show, The Fire Party will be sure to entertain. Complimentary signature cocktails, gourmet hors d’ouevres, live fire breathers and other electrifying performers fill out the bill for a perfect Friday night in Atlanta. But the party wouldn’t be complete without some good works, so a silent auction will occur with proceeds benefiting Atlanta Pride.
We can’t wait to raise a glass and thank you for your continued support of Fenuxe at The Fire Party!
The Fire Party – Fenuxe Magazine’s One Year Anniversary
Friday, April 29, 2011 at 8PM
The Bill Lowe Gallery
Bill Lowe, Owner, The Bill Lowe Gallery
“I am delighted to host the anniversary celebration of the Atlanta gay community’s premier arts and culture guide. The Fire Party promises to ignite a new era of celebration of the immense contributions of the gay community to art, culture and philosophy in American and global culture.
This event acknowledges Atlanta’s position as a cultural capitol. For over a half century our city has been the regional center of gay aspiration and the momentum continues to build. The leadership of Fenuxe shares my gallery’s mandate to assert a southern template on issues and considerations that are universal and timeless.
Bill Lowe Gallery’s twenty-five year history of proud support for our community reaches a crescendo on April 29th when Fenuxe presents the most sizzling party of the season in our magnificent space.”
Party With Impact 2011
Positive Impact can finally vote. The essential HIV mental health service organization is turning 18 and they’re celebrating in style at their annual signature event Party With Impact on Saturday, April 30.
Party With Impact was previously a series of individually hosted parties which converged at a single gala dessert reception, but they’re switching it up this year. Dr. Russell Tippins and Randy New will now host one elegant party at their home.
Positive Impact is the only accredited HIV mental health service organization in Georgia and they served over 4,100 clients last year alone. Since opening they’ve expanded to include prevention services, a substance abuse treatment program, HIV testing and STD screenings.
But for one night it’s time to kick back and celebrate their successes. Party With Impact will feature the culinary talents of gay-owned Radial Cafe and complimentary wine and beer will be served up for all.
Happy Birthday, Positive Impact and cheers to 18 more!
Party With Impact 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 7PM
Home of Dr. Russell Tippins and Randy New, Esq.
4 Polo Drive – Atlanta, GA 30309
“It’s really going to let people enjoy the evening a lot more.”
“Every penny that’s raised is going to support the work of Positive Impact.”
2009 was 4,200 clients, 2010 was over 5,000
“I admire these men so much. The opportunity to use their incredible home in Ansley Park is a huge gift to the agency.”
2011 Pet Cotillion
Animals and animal lovers finish off the weekend with a flourish as Piedmont Bark Yappy Hour presents the 2011 Pet Cotillion. The yearly event is a benefit for Pets Are Loving Support (P.A.L.S.).
B98.5’s bubbly radio personality Vikki Locke will handle hosting duties for this year’s event. She’s not the only star power involved either, as world renowned dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, host of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, will be appearing for photos and a book signing.
It’s all about the animals though as the next PALS SpokesPet will be crowned. The lucky dog (or cat) struts their stuff for the audience, who will then vote for their favorite before Locke crowns the winner. The PALS SpokesPet will be prominently featured on the PALS website and make official appearances at PALS events throughout the year.
Throw in an open bar, hors d’ouevres and a silent auction and you have the perfect nightcap to the ultimate Big Gay Weekend in Atlanta.
2011 Pet Cotillion
Sunday, May at 3PM
Last year had 20 dogs and cats. Now at 28 animals and growing, hoping to raise at least $15,000. “They represent PALS just like a beauty contestant would with Miss America,” says P.A.L.S.
Added runner up and mister or miss congeniality.