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December Networking Mixer & 4th Annual Toy Drive

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Come join TAP-Chicago for our December Mixer @ the Godfrey Hotel on Dec 12th! This industrial-chic independent luxury hotel with a Cubist influenced facade is in the Near North district near the border with River North.

We are also pleased to announce that this will be running our 3rd annual toy drive with Breakthrough Ministries. You can make a difference and help bring smiles to the faces of under privileged children in Chicago. So start off the holiday season the right way with good friends and for a good cause.

COST: FREE with new, unwrapped toy ($10-$25 value) OR Early Bird = $5 donation to toy fund in advance before Dec 8th OR General Admission = $10 donation to toy fund at the door.

RSVP here.

More information on Facebook.

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TAP-Chicago Goes to Jeremy Lin versus Chicago Bulls Game

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Calling out all TAP basketball fans! TAP will be attending the Brooklyn Nets @ Chicago Bulls game on Wednesday, December 28th. We are buying the tickets in bulk so that is why we are getting such a steep discount! This is a must attend exclusive event to see Jeremy Lin in action against our Bulls team. Space is already filling up, so do register before the December 21st deadline! Keep your ticket stub and receive a free Big Mac from McDonalds if the Bulls score 100 points or more! You will be required to pay in advance via Eventbrite.

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Film Screening: The Assassin (film from Taiwan)

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Join members of TAP-Chicago’s Cultural Committee for a special screening of The Assassin, the film that won acclaimed Taiwanese Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The Assassin also won the 2016 Asian Film Award for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress.

Described as “ravishingly beautiful” and “masterful” by critics, the film is an artistic interpretation of the historical martial arts film genre. Here’s your chance to see this visually stunning film on a big-screen.

The film is presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema, a organization dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Asian cinema to the general public. For more information and to see the trailer:
http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/the-assassin

TAP-Chicago will organize food and drinks afterwards for attendees.

Tickets are usually $13, but TAP-Chicago members can receive a special discount of $10.49 by purchasing a ticket here: https://assassin.eventbrite.com/

Any questions please contact Amanda Lao, amanda@tapchicago.org

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Project Vision Basement Remodeling: Part 2

This is part two of the Project Vision Basement Remodeling project. The TAP Community Service committee is looking for volunteers to place flooring for Project Vision’s rented basement, since the materials were not available for the first volunteering session. The space is roughly 75×20 and will be used for after-school or weekend activities for children in Bridgeport and Chinatown.

Directions for flooring a space will be provided day of the event at the site. We would really appreciate the time and commitment of anyone wants to help make this facility a better space for the children.

We will be taking a lunch break during the session.

Time: December 4th, 9am-2pm
Location: 236 W. 22nd Place in Chinatown, between Princeton and Wentworth Ave.

Parking: There is free street parking available. Residential streets that are not restricted are recommended, including parts of 23rd Place, 23rd St, and 24th St. There is also sometimes parking on Princeton. Be sure to check signs for permit parking, as not all street parking is open. Metered parking is on Wentworth and parts of some of the other side streets as well.

Apply Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-vision-basement-remodeling-part-2-tickets-29427963832

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Film Screening: The Assassin (film from Taiwan)

film-screeningJoin members of TAP-Chicago’s Cultural Committee for a special screening of The Assassin, the film that won acclaimed Taiwanese Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. The Assassin also won the 2016 Asian Film Award for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress.

Described as “ravishingly beautiful” and “masterful” by critics, the film is an artistic interpretation of the historical martial arts film genre. Here’s your chance to see this visually stunning film on a big-screen.

The film is presented by Asian Pop-Up Cinema, a organization dedicated to bringing the best of contemporary Asian cinema to the general public. For more information and to see the trailer:
http://www.asianpopupcinema.org/the-assassin

TAP-Chicago will organize food and drinks afterwards for attendees.

Tickets are usually $13, but TAP-Chicago members can receive a special discount of $10.49 by purchasing a ticket here: https://assassin.eventbrite.com/

Any questions please contact Amanda Lao, amanda@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago Networking Mixer at Vertigo Sky Lounge

Join TAP-Chicago & Breakthrough Ministries as we host another networking mixer at Chicago’s premiere party lounge and bar! Vertigo Sky Lounge has been on Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List since 2009 and ranked in the top 3 Hotel Bars of the Year in 2012 by the Nightclub Bar Awards. Free appetizers and awesome drink specials! Don’t miss this chance to mingle and network with new/old friends and do some good for those in need!

This year, we will be partnering with Breakthrough Ministries for a canned food drive.

Cost: Free ticket in advance with 2 canned items and early registration or $5 early registration via Eventbrite by Wednesday, November 9th at 5 PM.
Otherwise, $5 ticket with 2 canned items or $10 at the door.
RSVP HERE.

Getting there: Grand or Chicago stop Red Line; and #22 Clark, #125 Water Tower Express, #36 Broadway CTA buses; Limited street parking.

Please visit Facebook or Eventbrite.

Questions? email:
andrew@tapchicago.org
kevin@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago Goes to Hotpot

Winter is almost here! Let’s stay warm and get together for some hot pot at Little Lamb Hot Pot this Sunday (Nov 13th) from 7pm until 9pm, located at 2201 s Wentworth.

Cost: $19 per person, which includes tax and tip and free fountain drinks. Buy your tickets now on Eventbrite!

**Only way to ensure your attendance is purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite! Event is limited to 25 people.**

Menu: preselected dishes include:
+supreme lamb slices
+supreme ribeye slices
+swai fish fillet
+shrimp head on
+mushroom platter
+nappa
+watercress
+baby bok choy
+tofu platter
+mung bean sheet jelly
+taro slices
+cuttlefish balls
In either a mushroom broth or spicy ma-la broth.

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Asian American Performing Arts Festival

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Do you have an interest in the performing arts? A-Squared, a Chicago based Asian American theater company, is presenting the Asian American Performing Arts Festival from Thursday, 10/20 to Sunday, 10/23. The festival includes nightly performances ranging from spoken words, plays, to music and dance. Please see the link below for event details.

http://www.a-stw.org/

You can purchase tickets at the above link. The rate is $20 for individual nights or $40 for a festival pass for the whole weekend plus fees. However, TAP-Chicago has special discounted group tickets for Saturday night. Individual night: $15, Festival Pass (includes pop-up Asian dinner Saturday 5:15 pm): $35
http://asian_american_performing_arts_festival.eventbrite.com/

So, if you interesting in getting some performing arts experience under your belt, purchase the tickets through TAP-Chicago and join us on Saturday, 10/22 for a fun, yet cultured, night out!

Please note that the discounts shown above has a stipulation that we have a group of 10 people or more. Don’t worry if we do not have enough people, we will refund everyone’s money.

Questions? Contact
Jeff Li jefflibulls@gmail.com

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New Volunteer Info Session – October

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TAP-Chicago has many exciting social, community service, cultural, professional development, and philanthropy events coming up! We are looking for people interested in joining an enthusiastic, fun, and high achieving team. No prior experience necessary!

If you have wanted to be more involved with the Asian American community, this is the perfect opportunity! There are over 70 active volunteers involved in more than 8 teams within TAP-Chicago. See what goes on behind the scenes and meet some new friends while giving back.

Snacks and drinks will be provided, please register via Eventbrite at https://octvolunteersession.eventbrite.com/

so we know how much food and beverage to get!

Monday, October 24th
210 N Wells St
Party Room
Questions? Contact
Hauwei Lien 302.559.5948 | hauwei@tapchicago.org

To learn more about TAP-Chicago visit www.tapchicago.org

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