Affirmations Gala

For questions regarding Gala, please contact Annie Martin at

Studio 35 Gala

September 28, 2024  |  7 pm – 12 am
Iridescence at Motor City Casino | 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Celebrate our 35th year at our iconic gala!

Our milestone party will include legendary views of Detroit, delectable catering, and a stellar dance floor. Disco era dress is encouraged but not required. We’re ready to party like it’s 1977 with our groovy community, are you?!

Tickets on sale NOW!

Ticket pricing and hotel room packages available– more info below. Enjoy an open bar, strolling dinner, a live DJ, complimentary valet parking, and more. Proceeds go towards funding our center and programming.

Tickets and Packages

Single Tickets $200

Legendary Party Pack $2000

Perfect for companies and businesses

  • 10 tickets
  • Dancing Queen gift bag* featuring items from local businesses and queer artists
  • Company name plates featured at the event

Icon Pack $1200

Perfect for large groups

  • 6 tickets
  • Hot Stuff (small) gift bag* featuring items from local businesses and queer artists

*Gift bags included if packs are purchased before August 28th

Room Packages

Why set a curfew for yourself? Party all night long with the convenience of booking a room on site.

A limited amount of rooms are available for Gala attendees at the discounted rate of $229 per night. Special room rates apply from 09/27/24 to 09/29/24. Rooms can be booked two ways:

  • Call the hotel directly at (313) 237-7711 and reference the block name– Big Bash
  • Visit this link 
    • Confirm the check in and check out date, adjust if needed
    • Click “check availability”
    • Find the “Deluxe Room” and click “Book Now”

What To Expect…

Event Day Parking

Self-parking and valet are both free and convenient. The casino valet entrance is on Temple Street; the hotel valet entrance is on Brooklyn Street. The hotel valet entrance is open 7am-11pm daily for arrivals, 24/7 for departures.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Views from 2023 Big Bash






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