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The Papa Party Debuts in Washington DC - March 15

The Papa Party is on a mission to produce thirty-three spectacular gay events in major cities throughout the world in 2019. Recent events have taken place in Paris, Lisbon, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam and Lyon. On March 15, it debuts in Washington DC at L8DC nightclub. “We are working to redefine people's expectations of what makes the best party in the world,” says founder Eliad Cohen. “We’re doing it by taking The Papa Party to the hottest cities on every continent.”

For the DC event, Cohen is partnering with local gay party producer Q, aka Mother Fantasy, of La Fantasy Productions. “I discovered my love for the dance floor while attending music festivals around the world so when Eliad approached me with the opportunity to bring The Papa Party to Washington DC, I seized it,” Q explains.

He has already enlisted world-renown DJ/Producer Danny Verde for the event and is working with a record label on a surprise performer. “I work hard each month to introduce exciting new elements and integrate current concepts being used overseas to my local shows,” Q continues. “I see Papa Party as the chance to put DC, the city I love, on the global party map.”

Eliad Cohen, an Israeli producer, actor, model and entrepreneur, launched Papa Party in 2011 at Tel Aviv Pride. Its combination of high-energy, progressive music, arranged by world-class DJs, with surprise performances interspersed throughout, helped the party gain a large international following. After several successful events in Israel, Papa Party premiered in Europe with a groundbreaking event at Madrid Pride. Then, in 2012, it launched its World Tour in New York. Since then, it has become one of the most respected parties on the international gay circuit.

Eliad Cohen boasts over 1 million Instagram followers, making him the third most followed Israeli personality, behind only Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and top model, Bar Refaeli. He is also the founder of Papawear, the popular swimwear line for men.

34-year old Q is a military veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He began his career hosting private soirees in his penthouse apartment. They soon turned into invite-only after parties throughout DC.

Q is best known for his themed-events. He incorporates wild surprises into his parties such as dancing Chinese dragons or dancers in electric body suits or exotic entertainers. “It’s all about creating a magical experience with exciting surprises that turn up the wow-factor and leave revelers craving for more,” he says.

His last five area events at L8DC – including his most recent “Sex Shop Party” during MAL weekend – sold-out within weeks and were peppered with nightlife glitterati like transgender model Amanda Lepore and actress Dominique Jackson from the hit FX show, “Pose”.

The Papa Party World Tour promises to be Q’s most ambitious undertaking yet. "I have a lot riding on this as eyes from around the globe will be watching to make sure I do right by Eliad and The Papa Party franchise,” he says. “You better believe I will not let Papa down.”

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