Special Events

Throughout its history, APLA has raised money for HIV/AIDS programs and services through special events and has hosted free events for clients and volunteers.

Check the Monthly Calendar for more upcoming APLA events.


A Thanksgiving Moment

This annual cocktail reception honors some of APLA’s biggest supporters and closest friends. A glamorous evening of fashion and philanthropy, the event is hosted by Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.

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AIDS Walk Los Angeles

APLA held the world's first AIDS Walk on July 28, 1985. AIDS Walk Los Angeles has since raised nearly $75 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and other local AIDS organizations.

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Art Project Los Angeles

Art Project Los Angeles, a premier art auction and reception at Bonhams in Hollywood, has become an tradition in support of APLA.

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InSight APLA Luncheon

The InSight APLA Luncheon is a one-hour FREE gathering of those interested in AIDS Project Los Angeles and those who would like to know more about the organization.

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Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.)

Billed as the world’s longest running AIDS benefit, S.T.A.G.E. is an all-star musical revue, organized in 1984, that has raised more than five million dollars for AIDS service organizations across Southern California, including APLA.

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T2 is an endurance training program benefiting APLA. T2 will train you to cross the finish line at an endurance event, and help you raise funds to end AIDS and save lives. All fitness levels are welcome, and many participants are complete beginners when they sign up! Learn more.


The Envelope Please: An Oscar® Viewing Party

One of the fashionable parties held annually on Oscar Row, this event at The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood features cocktails, dinner, and Oscar viewing in style.

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Grassroots Events

If you wish to produce a fundraising event to benefit APLA, we would like to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out our Event Proposal Form (.doc) where you can explain the details of your event and provide us with contact information for follow up. Please return completed forms by fax to our Special Events staff at 213.201.1595 or by mail to:

AIDS Project Los Angeles
Attn: Development Special Events
The David Geffen Center
611 S. Kingsley Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Please email tayala@apla.org if you have any questions. Thank you.

Event Accommodations

For persons with disabilities, reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request for AIDS Project Los Angeles-produced events. Please call 213.201.1600 Voice or 213.201.1582 TTY at least four working days in advance to ensure availability.

A personas discapacitadas se les proveerá con asientos específicos a los eventos de APLA, si asi lo solicitan. Por favor, llame al 213.201.1600 casilla telefónica o 213.201.1582 TTY, con 4 días laborales de anticipación para asegurar disponibilidad.