Saturday
18
NOV

Know Your Status Free Ball: Prevention, Sex, Rock 'N' Roll

16:00
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IT'S BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER. ONE NIGHT ONLY.

NOVEMBER 18TH THE KNOW YOUR STATUS FREE BALL AND CONFERENCE RETURNS FEATURING

COMMENTATORS: ICON JACK MIZRAHI + PRECIOUS EBONY + LEGENDARYMOOK MIZRAHI

DJ:BYRELL THE GREAT (NEW YORK)

Admission is **FREE**FREE**FREE**FREE**FREE**

Doors open @ 4

Ball Begins @ 7PM, Ends @ 12AM

(Enter the Convention Center @ Charles and Pratt)

BRING GOOD VIBES AND BRING IT AT THE BALL, WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!!!

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GRAND CATEGORIES

All Participants Must Wear A Red Ribbon In Support Of Those That Have Been Affected By HIV/AIDS

Grand Prize #1: House With The Most People At the Conference ($500)

Knowledge Is Power This year we will hold a conference right before the Ball to help bridge the gap between generations, as well as help educate and mentor youth for life in and out of the scene.

Grand Prize #2:House With The Most People Tested ($500)

United We Stand Only 60% of people with HIV know their status. The remaining 40% (over 14 million people), still need to access HIV testing services. Getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted infections is the first step to taking responsibility of your sexual health and the health of your partners. Get a free test for HIV, syphillis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Let's work together to raise awareness and end stigma!

Grand Prize #3: Runway ($500)

The World AIDS Benefit Concert The Bureau of HIV/STD Services at the Baltimore City Health Department strives to be as flexible and comprehensive as possible in its efforts to intervene in the spread of sexually transmitteed infections. The Ryan White Program in Baltimore City works to provide HIV-related services to more than 10K people each year. TONIGHT! In all white Haute-Couture effect and red accessories in tribute to Ryan White !!! SHUT DOWN THE RUNWAY!!! Leave your fans screaming for an encore.

Grand Prize# 4: OTA Realness ($300/ $300)

The Empire Empire centers on the fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the the members and family as they fight for control of it. In business casual attire come prepared to take over the empire!

*Thugs, Pretty, School, Executive, Trans-man, and Butch - 1 winner

*Femme Queen and Drags - 1 winner

REGULAR CATEGORIES:

All Participants Must Wear A Red Ribbon In Support Of Those That Have Been Affected By HIV/AIDS

OLD WAY ($300): Hip Hop for Awareness

Public health officials are looking for new ways to address HIV transmission rates in Maryland. We can prevent new infections through increased awareness, acccurate HIV information, and access to resources. Creating and sharing Hip Hop culture focused on changing the world is a powerful way young people can make a difference. Tonight! Bring it to the runway in 80's Hip Hop attire and DON'T GET LOCKED!

FEMME QUEEN ($300): The Writing on the Wall

Destiny's Chils has sold more than 60 million records worldwide, becoming one of the most popular female R&B groups of the late 90's. Bring it to the runway in an effect inspired by a member of Destiny's Child with a picture for reference.

WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE ($200): One of the Boys

Katy Perry first gained recognition with her debut, mainstream album, One of the Boys, in 2008. Her style has always brought her attention so tonight in a blue wig and tutu come through and show out.

BUTCH QUEEN ($200): Femme Fatale

More than any other single artist, Britney Spears was the driving force behind the return of teen Pop and she didn't just become a star; she is a bona fide Pop phenomenon. Bring it in an all black sexy outfit inspired by Britney Spears

TWISTERS ($200): F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown is one of the biggest active Pop stars, many compare him to Michael Jackson, and his self-debuted album sold 3K copies worldwide. Tonight! In attire inspired by Chris Brown incorporate any dance move into your performance for 10's

DRAGS ($200): Bodak Yellow

Cardi B, the Bronx-born Love and Hip Hop star whose Instagram speechs on getting shmoney and screwing over scrubs is the author of arguably the summer's dopest rap anthem. Tonight! Bring it to the runway in an effect inspired by Cardi B with a pair of red heels (These is Bloody Shoes).

Best Dressed BQ/FQ ($200): Statement Pieces

Red carpet events are just a walk in the park for you, so the Grammy's should be a breeze! In a red carpet inspired look make us all know it on the runway!

Face BQ/FQ ($200): Is It All Over My Face?

Bring it to the runwy in a look inspired by your favorite celebrity with a picture for reference.

BQ Sex Siren ($200): Eye Candy

Trey Songz made the neighbors know his name, but tonight can you make the judges know yours...n a seductive ensemble with a touch of red? Please keep it classy!

FQ Perfect 10's ($200): Crush on You

The music video for "Crush on You" was the first to feature the colored wig that Lil Kim is known for. Inspired by the Rap queen herslef bring it to the runway in one of four color set ups: blue, yellow, green and red with a matching sexy outfit.

Hand Performance ($100): Look At The Flick of The Wrist

In your choice of either RED gloves respresenting HIV/STD awareness or BLUE gloves for PrEP! Tell a story for the judges using your hands!

Virgin Performance ($100)/ Virgin Runway($100): New Kids on the Block

Put yourself in a position where you are always meeting people who can influence your career. Go to networking events, join organizations, eat at the restaurants they eat at. Put yourself in the way of opportunity! The effect is on you! Just make sure to grab the judges attention!

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For more information please contact:

Keith Ebony Holt: (443) 690-5044, keith.holt@baltimorecity.gov (Contact for details about the Conference & Ball)

Casper Ebony: (443) 703-8725, ijames@som.umaryland.edu

Trebra Blahnik: (410) 227 7353, nacole_son@yahoo.com

Special Thanks to The Baltimore Ballroom Coalition & UMD STAR TRACK

| No Fighting | No Weapons | No Drugs/Alcohol |

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