Neverland Brings Carnaval to Hydrate On Friday

Mon. April 28, 2014 7:34 PM by Anthony Morgano

“We Love Brasil” promises feathers, fun and flesh.

Chicago, IL - Fresh off the success of last month's sold out Queen of Hearts Party, the folks of Neverland are taking Hydrate south of the equator for their next epic high-concept event: "We Love Brasil." The tropical theme celebrating everything Carnaval and Brasileiro is also Co-Founder and Creative Director Anthony DiFiore's big birthday blowout.

"A few years ago I went with a small group of friends to Rio for Carnival, and was blown away by the experience," DiFiore told "The parade was non-stop insanity of the most amazing costumes and energy and dancing. A totally unique, feel-good experience. I want to bring that good energy to Hydrate for this next Neverland. "

The team is flying in Marcos Carnaval, a big-time name in tribal house music from the straight world who won 2013's Sound Music Award for "Best Brazilian Producer in the International Scene" after being named "Best Brazilian DJ in the International Scene" the year before. The celebrated DJ and producer spent three years with his own themed night at Pacha New York and is the first Brazilian ever to hold an Ibiza weekly residency. He's excited to come spin for Neverland and see how the boys of Boystown party.

For the first time ever, Neverland will have a mixture of muscle boy and transsexual showgirl gogo dancers. Late night performances will feature Miss Continental 2012-2013 Sasha Colby, who is making her Neverland premier.

"We specifically wanted a beautiful trans performer who looks like the showgirls synonymous with Brazilian carnival," DiFiore said.

Big feathered headdresses and ornate masks define the look of "We Love Brasil" -- sexy, festive and tropical. Co-Founder and Head of Production Damian Martin and designer Raul Reddagio are joined by Neverland's newest in-house designer, 21-year old Alexander Knox who recently won the Chicago Fashion Foundation's Seventh Annual Scholarship Competition and Design Showcase. Their stunning creations were featured in Neverland's annual photoshoot alongside a few sexy, muscled studs stripped down to their skimpy swimwear -- after all, there are few things more Brazilian than a sexy man in a speedo.

Don't miss "We Love Brasil" at Hydrate Nightclub, 3458 N Halsted, this Friday, May 2nd. The party kicks off at 9:30 p.m. with Drag Carnage Carioca, bringing showgirl realness with an all-star cast of drag queens and transsexual performers. The Neverland dance party -- hosted by the fabulous Kim Chee, Shea Coulee and Edie Couture -- begins at 11:30, with an opening set by Alex-q and live drums by Mo Kabre before Marcos Carnaval starts to spin. Tickets are available for $15 online or $20 at the door -- and with last month's sold-out event, you'll want to get your tickets ASAP. For more information check out their Facebook event..

Neverland is also excited to promote their recently opened online boutique on Etsy, where you can purchase the handmade costumes featured in their photoshoots and at their events. Currently selections include a few fabulous lace collars from their Queen of Hearts Party, a pair of Mickey Mouse-inspired gold ears and a couple pairs of stunning couture angel wings. Check them out