2016 Chinatown Night Market


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

Dragon boat Festival celebration

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!

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

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

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

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

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)


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

More info about TAP-Chicago:

Kelly Chen | 408.480.6408 |
Sophia Hsu | 908.294.5988 |

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CMAA: The Red Party


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

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

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TAP – Chicago Dragon Boat 2016 Info Session


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
Dragon Boat Racing General Info
Practice & Race Schedule Fees (and Tips to save $$!)

Please RSVP via Eventbrite so that we can have accurate headcounts:

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

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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:

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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Lunar Ball Reunion Party and TAP-Chicago April Mixer at Trophy Room

lunar ball reunion


Join fellow Lunar Ball attendees for a Reunion Party and networking mixer on Friday, April 22nd as we celebrate a record-setting Lunar Ball. Mingle and re-connect as you enjoy drink specials and complementary tastings of Trophy Room‘s stone-fired pizza. Take the opportunity to bid on great silent auction items and get a sneak peak of the Lunar Ball 2016 highlight video!

In addition to networking with members from over 30 partner organizations, guests will have a chance to win a Lunar Ball 2017 VIP ticket ($150 value) and purchase specially priced pre-sale tickets for next year’s event.

Registration for Lunar Ball alumni and community partner members is free before Monday, April 18 and $5 afterward while space remains.

Getting There
Limited street parking, CTA Chicago Brown/Purple Line or Grand Red Line Stop, many buses.

More about Lunar Ball
Lunar Ball is Chicagoland’s biggest Asian American gala and fundraiser. Over 900 of Chicago’s most accomplished Asian American professionals and friends from over 30 community organizations will enjoy an evening of food, fun, and dancing while raising money for charity! The event will include tastings from some of Chicago’s top restaurants, adult beverages all night, cultural performances, DJ, dancing, and an exciting raffle and silent auction. Join Lunar Ball in 2017 to celebrate the year of the Rooster and support community charities!


NOTE FOR HAWKS FANS: If a Chicago Blackhawks playoff game is scheduled for the 22nd, don’t worry, we will have the game playing at the event!

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Documentary of Tyrus Wong- The pioneering Chinese American painter and Disney legend


Join TAP-Chicago on Saturday, April 2nd at 8PM for a screening of the documentary Tyrus featured in the Asian American Showcase that shows the life, art and enduring impact of pioneering Chinese American painter and Disney legend, Tyrus Wong.

Born in China in 1910 and brought to the U.S. at the age of nine, Tyrus Wong transcended poverty and prejudice to bloom as a multi-talented artist who left an indelible legacy during Hollywood’s Golden Age. The little-known creator of the visual style for the Disney classic Bambi and a host of Warner Bros. films including Rebel Without A Cause and How The West Was Won is profiled in this documentary rich in Chinese American history and movie-world lore.

Get your discounted ticket at


More information about the Asian American film festival at

Questions? Contact Teresa Ha at

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15th Annual Asian American Festival


The Asian American Festival is a week-long, outdoor celebration at Daley Plaza showcasing various Asian American cultures from the Chicagoland community and is sponsored by Asian American Coalition of Chicago in cooperation with the MB Real Estate, and City of Chicago Cultural Center’s Department of Cultural Affiars and Special Events. There will be cultural stage performances each day and 30 vendors selling food, goods, and Asian arts and crafts.

AACC has reached out to TAP-Chicago as a partner to find volunteers to help out at this event Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00a and 2:30 p. In exchange for your time, lunch will be included as well as an invitation will be extended to the two exclusive opening and closing receptions at Sunda and Block 37. If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this google spreadsheet with your availability and contact information.

For additional information about the Asian American Festival, please visit the website at

or the event’s facebook page

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TAP-Chicago goes to Second City Comedy Show


Come join TAP-Chicago members on Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 pm to watch Second City’s Mainstage comedy show!

Fool Me Twice, Deja Vu takes you on an uproarious exploration of intuition. Have you been here before? Should you do anything different? Or are mistakes what make us grow? In this ever changing world there are still significant transformations to be made. Take a gleeful glance into funny mothers, millennials, christian media and contemporary nostalgia as you get fooled twice and come back to be fooled again.

SHOW: 11:00pm, The Second City’s 104th Revue: Fool Me Twice, Déjà Vu

PRICE: $28

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased directly from Second City at the following link:

Purchase “Platform” tickets if you wish to sit with other TAP members. Buy your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets WILL SELL OUT about a week before the event.

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Lunar Ball Launch Party and Community Mixer at Trophy Room


Lunar Ball is coming soon! Join us for a Launch Party on Thursday, February 11th as the planning team, community partners, and beneficiaries celebrate the progress we’ve made and look forward to the big event on March 12th!

Attendees will get a sneak peak into Lunar Ball 2016 highlights and have the opportunity to network with community partner members including AACN, Advancing Justice, APALSA, Asquared, CFAA, CMAA, HallyuCon, Hanul Family Alliance, Harvard Club, KACC, Kollaboration, NU-A5, Project: Vision, Social Quarters, TAP-Chicago, TJCCC and UIAAAN!

Trophy Room is one of Chicagolands premier sports bar and is located in the heart of River North! In addition to drink specials and great networking, Launch Party attendees have the chance to win a Lunar Ball VIP ticket and buy tickets at a special price.

Register on Eventbrite by Tuesday, February 9th for free entry, $5 afterward and at the door.


Questions? Contact
Fabio Hsu
Ethan Hou –

Getting There
Limited street parking, CTA Chicago Brown/Purple Line or Grand Red Line Stop, many buses.

More about Lunar Ball:

Lunar Ball is Chicagoland’s biggest Asian American gala and fundraiser. Join 600+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and Asian American professionals and friends from over 30 community organizations at the Chicago History Museum for an evening of fun, food, and dancing! The event will include tastings from some of Chicago’s top restaurants, adult beverages all night, cultural performances, DJ, dancing, and an exciting raffle and silent auction. Come join us to have fun, celebrate the year of the Monkey, and support community charities!

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