Formula VIP Events and Lounge 88 have announced a series of luxury events set to benefit local Austin charities.
The Lounge 88 nightclub, located on 612 West 4th Street in Austin, presents "the ultimate luxury nightclub experience" starting at 10 p.m. on all three days of GP weekend, Nov. 16-18. A percentage of proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. G guests will be treated to an ultra-exclusive setting and enjoy a lavish three-day series of events. Featuring performances from today's most sought-after artists, the space will be transformed into a new venue each evening, providing attendees a unique and unforgettable experience throughout the weekend.
Guests will include celebrities, professional athletes, notable DJ's and recording artists and top industry executives. Performances include Afrojack, Kaskade, T-Pain, Quintino, Krewella, Dev and other surprise musical guests.
Meanwhile Formula VIP will host LifeWorks, Seton Breast Cancer Center, Center for Child Protection and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The events will take place Nov. 16-18, race weekend of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, at premiere event venues Blu at the W Austin and Gold at the Four Seasons.
"Grand Prix weekends are recognized around the world for their mix of racing and amazing entertainment," said Ian Weightman, founder of Formula VIP Events. "We want to make sure the whole community benefits from Austin's race weekend, and so our events will benefit Austin community charities working to make a life difference for so many people."
Formula VIP Events include:
Blu at the W Events: Full Tilt Fashion Show, Friday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature an all-inclusive champagne brunch during a show of top international and local men and women's fashion collections including: Hugo Boss, Versace Collection, Ermenegildo Zegna, Robert Comstock, Allo Martinez, Rare Trends, Linda Asaf and more.
A portion of the ticket proceeds for the Full Tilt Fashion Show will be donated to the Center for Child Protection whose mission is to reduce the trauma for children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Full Tilt Fashion Show will provide an oasis where race enthusiasts, local and international VIPs, dignitaries, celebrities and the fashion elite will gather to witness the latest designs and race-inspired wear.
On Saturday, the Blu at the W Nightclub will benefit LifeWorks, a landmark Austin organization that offers training and guidance to youth, individuals and families who are looking to move their lives forward. The nightclub takes place Friday through Sunday, 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., and will be unlike anything seen before in Austin. The venues dynamic blue lighting, light sculptures, and "the most sonically enhanced sound system in Texas," will supplement a sophisticated and luxurious environment inclusive of all food and drinks. Each night will feature a lineup of top international DJs including Mark Farina, King Britt and Miguel Migs.
"Race weekend is a time of excitement and buzz for the city of Austin. We are so pleased to see that the festivities will also have a long-lasting impact on youth and families who are dedicated to making a change for themselves," said Susan McDowell, Executive Director at LifeWorks.
Gold at the Four Events: On Friday, Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., champagne, cocktails and a gourmet brunch will be served to the sound of award-winning jazz musician, Kellye Gray at the Jazz and Cocktails Brunch. A portion of the brunch ticket sales will be donated to benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), an Austin charity that provides access to affordable health care for Austin's low-income, uninsured working musicians.
On Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Gold at the Four will once again draw race fans with an all-inclusive Pink Brunch, to help provide construction and equipment for development of the Seton Breast Cancer Center. Attendees will enjoy exquisite gourmet cuisine, champagne and cocktails.
"It's inspiring that race enthusiasts and the community support our efforts to provide the best care possible for patients who are struggling with breast cancer," said Linda Lotz, Director of Development at Seton Medical Center Austin and Coordinator of the Seton Pink Army, a grassroots volunteer-led campaign that is raising funds for equipment and construction of the new Seton Breast Cancer Center in Austin.
At the Pink Brunch, guests will enjoy an opulent and relaxing environment and an introduction to the Seton Breast Cancer Center vision to combine the best medical technology with personal attention and support throughout a patient's cancer journey.
The giving continues after the big race on Sunday, Nov. 18 with the Prohibition After Race Party at Gold at the Four. Also in support of LifeWorks, this all-inclusive event features a Speakeasy-themed atmosphere, gourmet cuisine, and concert music by the Bordertown Bootleggers and Austin's own 1920s string band musicians, the White Ghost Shivers.
All-access memberships and tickets to individual events at Blu at the W and Gold at the Four, are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.formulavipevents.com.