Four Week Countdown to Celebrate "An Artful Life"


Only four weeks remaining until 1500 guests unite to celebrate AIDS Services of Dallas 30th Anniversary and largest fundraiser, No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, presented by Purple Foundation.Lose the tie and join Honorary Co-Chairs Tricia Sims and Dr. Alan Berg and Chair David Nelson at the casually chic affair, themed “An Artful Life,” on Saturday, April 8, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Frontiers of Flight Museum (6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75209). Tickets are $150 for VIP tickets and $75 for general admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, Walk-ups are also welcome.

No Tie is two parties in one – a dinner and dessert – and it is not too late to become a No Tie Dinner Host! Create a dinner social for friends and family – from formal dinners for eight people to backyard barbecues for 30 or more – all leading up to the main event onApril 8. Each dinner guest donates a minimum of $75 to ASD which provides a general ticket to the grand Dessert Party. The VIP ticket ($150) also includes an exclusive VIP lounge experience with a designated dessert buffet, full bar service, concierge services, special guest entertainment and VIP-only auction items.

On April 8, all guests and hosts gather at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for the Dessert Party.

Themed “An Artful Life,” inspired by the 1960’s pop art movement popularized by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the party of the year welcomes costumes and creativity. Entertainment showcases artist Clay Austin’s live body paintings, tunes by DJ Mr. Rid, and an explosive performance by the talented Hedda Layne.

Over-the-top, one-of-a-kind experiences will be available in the live auction, such as theTuscany Culinary Experience which includes a five night luxury stay with daily breakfast, cooking class, dinner, and massage treatments, and the Bruno Mars Experience featuring tickets to Bruno Mars 24k Magic World Tour in New York City including a two-night hotel stay and airfare. In keeping with the theme “An Artful Life,” the silent auction will feature many works of art including original pieces from talented artists like Jay Maggio, Thomas Fallon and Robbie Conover as well as must-have items like tickets to sporting events, furniture, and gift cards to fabulous restaurants.

Tons of desserts from over 20 of Dallas’s finest eateries will create a sugar sensation of sweetness, from pies and cupcakes to cookies and cake. A myriad of bars will feature beer and wine sponsored by Ben E. Keith, as well as, William Grant & Sons, a family-owned distillery with an award-winning portfolio of spirits including Reyka Icelandic Vodka, Tullamore D.E.W., and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. This year’s official signature cocktail is the “The Warhol” made with Reyka Vodka, club soda and angostura bitters.

The Warhol

1 ½ parts Reyka Icelandic Vodka

4 parts Club Soda

3 dashes Angostura Bitters*


Combine all ingredients into a glass with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge.

*the bitters may be substituted with a flavored bitter, such as Orange Bitters.


In addition to Presenting Sponsor, Purple Foundation, the 2017 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party sponsors in the Platinum, Diamond and Ruby levels include: Alexandre’s Bar, Dallas Children’s Charities, Dallas Light and Sound, David Nelson & Don Neubauer, Friedman Marketing and Public Relations, GDP Advisors, LLC, Global Views, Hattie’s, Lula B’s, Morgan Stanley, Precision Delivery Services, Rob & Deanna Cahill, Scott+Cooner, Siter-Neubauer & Associates, William Grant and Sons – Hendrick’s Gen, Reyka Vodka, Sailor Jerry, Tullamore D.E.W.


Current Dessert sponsors include: ASD Kitchen, Ben E. Keith Foods, Crush Sweets, Daisy Cakes Dallas, Daryl’s By Design, Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Empire Baking Company, Frosted Art Bakery, Market Street, Norma’s Café, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Petaluma Catering, Potpourri of Silk, Sugar City Sweets and Celebrations, Uncle Willie’s Pies and more to come!

To participate as a No Tie sponsor, contact Kristi at or visit for more information.


The mission of AIDS Services of Dallas (ASD) is to create and strengthen healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS who are economically disadvantaged and to coordinate a broad range of direct services and programs. ASD’s mission includes advocacy, education, and the development of affordable housing options and community development opportunities, both for its residents living with HIV/AIDS, and for economically disadvantaged people. For more information about ASD,


Established in 2001, Purple Foundation, an all-volunteer non-profit, has raised more than $600,000 to support local charities that improve the lives of people in the Dallas area who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Funds are raised through numerous dance fundraisers and social events throughout the year, including their premier, electrifyingPurple Party Weekend featuring some of the world’s most popular DJs.

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