Pridelines Masquerade Ball: Fund Raising Event of the Year

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Miami New Times’ award winning best charity of the year and South Florida’s oldest LGBT service agency will be holding it's most important fund raising event of the year, the Masquerade Ball on Saturday. The annual gala takes place 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Country Club Ballroom of the lavish and historic Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables.

The event will provide an enchanting heir of Italy’s vast and beautiful canal systems.

“It will be an evening of elegance and romance, reminiscent of Venice’s Carnival, ‘Pridelines' Masquerade Ball’ will undoubtedly be one of the community's most enjoyable events of the year,”said Victor Diaz-Herman, executive director of Pridelines.

The Masquerade Ball will be hosted by distinguished members of the South Florida Community, Jim Tyrrell, Jay Richard DiBiaso and Roger Thomson. The night will begin with a cocktail reception serving appetizers and an open bar sponsored by Grey Goose and Barefoot Wine and followed by a silent auction.

At 8 p.m. guests will partake in a formal dining experience along with live entertainment and dancing. Performances will be held by drag diva miss Noel Leon. DJ Jesimixx and DJ Sayho will be grooving on the decks creating the audible ambiance for the ball.

Dress will be formal attire and elaborate style masks are encouraged. If you need mask ideas, make sure to check out Beatnix in Miami Beach who has partnered with Pridelines to provide a 20 percent discount for anyone attending the Ball.

Pridelines’ mission is to support education and empower South Florida’s LGBT youth, between the ages of 14 and 24, in a safe and diverse environment as well as promote social change through dialogue.

Cost is $150 per guest. For more information visit

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