Cultural

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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2016 Chinatown Night Market

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Come join us for a fun night at the 2016 Annual Chinatown Night Market! The event will have a wide breadth of Asian food vendors and merchants, as well as exciting night market games with prizes to win. Additionally, there will be a diverse line-up of performances, including hip hop dance groups, singers, traditional Chinese dances, and more. Event is open to all ages. Stay tuned for updates. Entry to the Night Market is FREE!

Location: Chinatown, South Parking Lot
Date: 4pm – 10pm; Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sponsored by Chicago Chinatown Community Foundation. Moody Tongue Brewing Company, TAP-Chicago, and more.

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Dragon Boat Festival Celebration

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Join TAP-Chicago to celebrate one of the major Taiwanese holidays, the Dragon Boat Festival!! Also known as “Duan Wu Jie” 端午節. We will have traditional holiday foods such as Zong Zi 粽子 (wrapped sticky rice) for everyone to enjoy, as well as games, and an open bar!

As an added bonus this year, there will be an early reception for the especially curious. For $5 extra, you can arrive early and partake in our Zong Zi making experience. Ingredients and instructions will be provided to make your own Zong Zi and you get the opportunity to join the festivities at an earlier time and mingle with other guests in a more personal setting. Most importantly, you get to enjoy the fruits of your own labor!

LOCATION:
70 West Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Hospitality Room, 2nd floor

SCHEDULE
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Zong Zi making experience (Guests with Zong Zi making tickets only)
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Cocktails (Open Bar!) and Games
8:00 – 9:00 pm: Food will be served
9:00 – 11:00 pm: Networking and After-Party

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

THE FOOD
LOTS of Zong Zi 粽子 (wrapped sticky rice)
More traditional Taiwanese foods

COST
Early bird ticket: $30 by Monday, May 30th
Early bird ticket + Zong Zi making: $35 by Monday, May 30th
General admission ticket: $35 by Friday, June 3rd
Late/On site registration: $40 (If space is available)

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-chicago-dragon-boat-festival-celebration-tickets-25469117817

We will close late/on site registration if we reach capacity.

More info about TAP-Chicago: http://tapchicago.org/

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US.
Kelly Chen | 408.480.6408 | kelly@tapchicago.org
Sophia Hsu | 908.294.5988 | sophia@tapchicago.org

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CMAA: The Red Party

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Come and join TAP-Chicago’s Community Partner – CMAA at their Second Annual Red Party! Wear your favorite red outfit or accessory and enjoy city views from East Bank Club’s fabulous rooftop terrace!

Rooftop party with city views (party inside in case of inclement weather) * 2 Complimentary drinks + Cash bar * Passed hors d’oeuvres * Dinner buffet * DJ music * Red carpet step and repeat * Fun-themed photo booth * Door prizes * Mingle with Chicago’s most influential professionals

Purchase your ticket at http://cmaaredparty2016.eventbrite.com/

Enter Discount code “TAP” to get 20% discount.

Rock Red!: Semi-formal and business formal is suggested dress code and wear red!

Event parking: $5.75 during the entire Red Party fundraiser at the East Bank Club

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based social services agency targeting the immigrant and low-income community. Learn more about CMAA at http://www.chinesemutualaid.org

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TAP – Chicago Dragon Boat 2016 Info Session

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The “Ultimate Team Sport”, dragon boat racing, is the world’s fastest growing water sport. Dragon boating with TAP-Chicago is a great way to make new friends, get a workout, experience the thrill of competition, and thrive in a team environment. Come learn more about it on Wednesday, May 4th and make your summer count!

Paddling experience and athletic prowess are not required. Team members will learn the proper paddle stroke techniques and how to paddle as a team in a synchronized fashion!

Food & beverages will be provided.

Location: 30 E Huron Entertainment Room (Plaza Level), Chicago
Time: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, 7 PM – 9 PM
Agenda:
Dragon Boat Racing General Info
Practice & Race Schedule Fees (and Tips to save $$!)

Please RSVP via Eventbrite so that we can have accurate headcounts:
https://tap-dragonboat-2016.eventbrite.com/

Please tell doorman you are there for the TAP Chicago Dragon Boat meeting.

For more information about join the team or sponsor the team, please contact James Lim at james@tapchicago.org

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Kollaboration Chicago: Return of the Stars

Kollaboration Chicago is proud to announce its first Return of the Stars showcase on Saturday, May 14th at the Dave n Busters Show Room at 1030 N Clark Street from 3:30-6:00pm (show starts at 4:00pm)!

TAP- Chicago is proud to support Kollaboration. TAP-Chicago’s President Grant Wu and Vice President Hauwei Lien will be the guest judges.

Return of the Stars welcomes Kollaboration Chicago alum as they compete for a cash prize and bragging rights at the end of the night! Join us for a night of amazing music and entertainment as we celebrate our inaugural Return of the Stars showcase. Performers will include 2015 Kollaboration Chicago Winner Dhaea, 2014 Winner Paul Kay, 2014 Finalist Flashburn Beatbox, 2013 Winner Alvin Lau, 2013 Finalists Ashlee Barrera & Alan, and 2013 Finalist Brian Choi of Two Bored Dorks.

We are also honored to have representatives from some of our partners such as Lunar Ball, TAP-Chicago, the Asian American Chicago Network (AACN), ASCENE, and the Korean American Coalition of Chicago (KACC) to be our guest judges!
General admission tickets are $10 + processing fee if you buy online ($15 at the door). We will also be raffling off tickets to our annual showcase during the show.

Enter discount code “TAP” to for $2 off at: https://goo.gl/UTd41T.

After the show, join Kollaboration Chicago at Vora (conveniently next door) for Happy Hour and appetizers as we also welcome our 2016 Finalists for the 11th Kollaboration Chicago Showcase coming in July. It’ll be a wonderful night of music, networking, and an opportunity to further Kollaboration’s mission of Empowerment through Entertainment.13124920_1096311167109075_3835463803709010053_n

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