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Get Ready the 6th Annual Lunar Ball on May 19th

Lunar Ball 2018

JOIN US FOR the 6th ANNUAL LUNAR BALL

It’s that time of the year again! Lunar Ball was a resounding success last year and this year promises to be even bigger!

Join 1,000+ of Chicago’s most accomplished professionals at the contemporary Zhou B Art Center located in historic Bridgeport neighborhood for an evening of fun, food, drinks, and networking.

Lunar Ball 2018 festivities will include:

• Tastings from Top Restaurants

• Premium Open Bar

• Silent Auction

• Cultural Performances

• Dancing and Music by KISS 103.5 DJ JayFunk

• Spotlight on Charity Beneficiaries

Stay connected with Lunar Ball by following us on Facebook to get all the latest festivities updates.

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TAP-Chicago Goes To Blockchain: The New Digital Trust

In the midst of this year’s cryptocurrency frenzy, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs invites TAP-Chicago to join a discussion among industry leaders about the blockchain, potential applications, and surprising industries set to be revolutionized by this disruptive technology. Use code TAP to enjoy a discounted member registration rate. To sign up and see more details about the event, please go to:
https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/blockchain-new-digital-trust

If you are not able to join us at the talk, we will be socializing afterwards at Commons Club. Meet us there at 8 pm!

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TAP-Chicago Goes to King of the Yees

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Join TAP as we go to the King of the Yees at the Goodman Theatre on April 29th (2pm Sat) ! Learn more about King of the Yees, please visit:https://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1617-Season/King-of-the-Yees/

We have 15 seats reserved at a group discounted rate of $25 each for the main floor ($5 OFF the original ticket). You are welcome to join us for drinks/snacks after the show!

Please RSVP via eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-chicago-goes-to-king-of-the-yees-tickets-33740641166

Questions?
Contact Matt Maa at matt@tapchicago.org

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Make Your Own Dumplings!

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Join TAP-Chicago to learn the history and significance of the Chinese dumpling and how to prepare the dumplings at Lao Beijing Restaurant in Chinatown! The best part? You get to eat what you make! After which all guests will be served a full meal may including the following:
• Beijing Shredded Pork (with Pancakes)
• Cumin Lamb Satay Beijing Style
• Moo Shu Chicken
• Hot Plate Beef with Black Pepper Sauce
• Fried Rice Noodles
• Sauteed String Beans with Garlic
• Mapo Tofu
All materials will be prepared, so all you need to do is to show up and have fun! Cost per person will be around $15 (tax and tips included). Make sure you RSVP by Sunday March 5th!

RSVP Link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-your-own-dumplings-tickets-32247184196

For more information contact:
Ada He | ada@tapchicago.org

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TAP Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball presents Lunar Ball 2017!

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TAP-Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball cordially invites you to Lunar Ball 2017!

The 5th Annual Lunar Ball is Chicago’s largest charitable fundraiser for Asian American young professionals and friends. This year, we expect a crowd of 800+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and involved young professionals to fill the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall for an evening of fun, food, and networking.

The event will include tastings from Chicago’s top restaurants, open bar, adult beverages all night, performances, multiple DJs, raffle, and silent auction.

TAP-Chicago have a limited amount of discounted tickets! Apply the discount code:

TAP-CHICAGO

Please go to Eventbrite to buy your tickets today!

All proceeds from Lunar Ball 2017 will benefit our community beneficiaries and charities.

For more information, please contact:

patrick@tapchicago.org

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A-Squared’s 10th Birthday Benefit Celebrating Asian American Arts

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Come celebrate A-Squared Theatre’s 10th birthday with Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project, saxophonist Jeff Chan, and Korean percussionist Suwan Choi in this fundraiser for A-Squared’s 2017 programming.

A-Squared Theatre’s mission is to tell Asian American stories with many local Asian American artists to counter under-representation on Chicago stages and beyond.
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There will be food, drinks, and musicians featuring:

Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project:
Tatsu Aoki – Bass
Mwata Bowden – Woodwinds
Ed Wilkerson – Woodwinds
Avreeayl Ra – Drums
Coco Elysses – Percussion
Jaime Kempkers – Cello
KIOTO – Taiko Drums

Saxophonist Jeff Chan collaborating with Suwan Choi, an international pungmul (traditional Korean drumming) artist.

Come on out and support Asian American Theatre! Get your tickets with the promotional code “TAP-Chicago” for $15 off regular ticket price. Offer only good until 1/18!
Purchase your ticket here:
https://goo.gl/RNUraD

 

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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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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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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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The Mid-Autumn Festival Party

mid-autumnThe Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) has been a Chinese tradition since 16th century BCE; it’s an opportunity for friends to celebrate togetherness and rejuvenation. Bring your friends and join TAP-Chicago in this celebration of the full harvest moon with traditional Chinese costumes, stories, games, lanterns, and mooncakes (月餅)!

The celebration will take place in the 28th Floor Party Room of One Eleven, perfect for moon-gazing with amazing views of the city of Chicago.

COST
Early bird ticket: $30 by Tuesday, October 4.
General admission ticket: $35 by Thu, October 6.
Late/On site registration: $40 (If space is available)

TICKETS – limited QTY available, usually sells out, ensure your attendance by purchasing through Eventbrite at https://tap_mid_autumn.eventbrite.com/

SCHEDULE
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Cocktails (Open Bar!) and Games
7:30pm – 8:30pm: 6 Course Taiwanese Dinner and Mooncakes
8:30pm – 10:00pm: Networking and After-Party

OPEN BAR
We’ll provide the usual beer, hard liquor, soft drinks, and cocktails all evening long.
See you all there!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a 100% volunteer-run community event. We appreciate your help! For more information and to sign up, please see:https://goo.gl/forms/PlKSz6JPz5YmfNyW2

QUESTIONS?
Please contact Jeff Li at jeff@tapchicago.org.

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