Lips’ “A Night of Stars” Official 20th Annual SMART Ride Kickoff Fundraiser
“A Night of Stars,” a fundraiser for the 20th anniversary annual SMART Ride (Southern Most AIDS/HIV Ride 2023) presented by CAN Community Health, returns to Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m.! Enjoy a full-out evening of gorgeous glitz and glam and outrageous humor hosted by Amanda Austin with a special performance by Michael Dean as Cher, featuring celebrity guest servers Jeff Delmay, Larry Davanzo, Will Portalatin, Laughton Droze, and Mike DeLeon “dragging” it out for this charitable cause.
The SMART Ride is a two-day, 165-mile bicycle ride from Miami to Key West. This year’s 20th anniversary annual event will take place November 17 and 18. The SMART Ride’s ongoing journey is to improve lives of those already affected by HIV/AIDS and to fund education, awareness and prevention to help reduce the new incidences of infection.
Five celebrity guest servers in drag or costume will be greeting guests and dishing out great food and fun alongside Lips’ very own entertaining cast of characters. The dynamic five have been chosen for their commitment to the annual bicycling event, and they will camp it up table-by-table to earn extra tips for the cause.
Lips will present its popular divas impersonator show with is inimitable mistress of ceremonies Amanda Austin. Lips leading ladies will entertain along with a special guest appearance by Michael Dean as Cher. An in-demand entertainer who brings the magic of Cher to every performance, Michael Dean as Cher has performed around the country for charitable and corporate events, dinner shows, expos and pride parades. He also enjoyed a two-year engagement alongside an impressive roster of leading celebrity impersonators at Oscar’s Cabaret in Palm Springs, California.
“We are thankful for Lips’ continued support of SMART Ride, which benefits several statewide organizations committed to helping those affected by HIV/AIDS,” said Glen Weinzimer, founder of SMART Ride. “Our friends and sponsors look forward to this annual event, so we applaud Lips for being such a loyal supporter.”
Reservations are required for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” to benefit SMART Ride. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes a three-course dinner with soft drinks, gratuity and the show cover charge. An $80 VIP level enjoys the same, plus premium seating and one complimentary drink.
This year’s SMART Ride is made possible through the generous support of title sponsor CAN Community Health, Lips, GPR | Goodman Public Relations and other charitable organizations and individuals.
To reserve your seats for Lips’ “A Night of Stars” in support of SMART Ride, visit https://thesmartride.org/product/a-night-of-stars-sr20/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.