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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October Mixer & Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Come join TAP-Chicago for our October Mixer at Highline Bar & Lounge. Autumn is in full effect, and what better way to enjoy the moderate climate with craft drinks, delicious food, and great company. TAP-Chicago will have a semi-private area in the back of Highline Bar & Lounge. Drink and food specials to be announced.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every single one of us has been impacted or knows someone that was impacted by breast cancer. TAP-Chicago is proud to support breast cancer awareness and have invited a representative from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to speak. We will be accepting donations to support this cause.

In addition, we are very pleased to announce one of our sponsors for this month’s mixer – Merry Richards Jewelers. Known throughout Chicagoland for their philosophy of impeccable, personalized customer service, Merry Richards Jewelers offers a wonderful array of elegant designs using the finest diamonds and gemstones.


Early Bird Tickets – free until Oct 25th
General admission or at the door- $5.00

For more info regarding this event, please contact:
Ethan Hou –
Andrew Huang –
To learn more about Susan G. Komen visit –
To learn more about TAP-Chicago visit –

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December Mixer / 3rd Annual Toy Drive w/UIUCAAAN & TJCCC


Come join TAP-Chicago, UIUCAAAN, and TJCCC for our December Mixer @ the Brass Monkey on Dec 17th! Cocktails are 70’s inspired: a classy Harvey Wallbanger, Singapore Swing, Vodka “Tang”, and of course…a Brass Monkey. The room has a 70’s decor with a vinyl room that you won’t want to miss seeing!

We are also pleased to announce that this will be running our 3rd annual toy drive. 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.

Admission: Thanks to sponsorship by Merry Richards Jewelers, we are able to offered discounted early bird option:
Early Bird Option 1 = 1 donated toy (new and unwrapped) valued at $5 and above
Early Bird Option 2 = $5.00 donation here
GA Option 1 = 2 toys donated (new and unwrapped), valued at $5/each and above
GA Option 2 = $10 donation here or at door
Eventbrit link:

Getting There:
CTA Blue line – Grand Station

Ethan Hou @
Steph Tao @

To learn more about TJCCC, visit their facebook page: Taiwanese American Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago

About Our Sponsor:
Known throughout Chicagoland for their philosophy of impeccable, personalized customer service, Merry Richards Jewelers offers a wonderful array of elegant designs using the finest diamonds and gemstones.


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Participating in the Double Ten Parade


Come join TAP-Chicago this Saturday as we participate in the annual Double Ten Parade in Chinatown. The Double Ten Parade is an annual event held to commemorate the Wuchang Uprising, a revolt that led to a declaration of independence from the central government by Wuchang and several other provinces in China in 1911, which ultimately led to the Xinhai Revolution in which revolutionary forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty,

Every year, the Chinatown neighborhood and thousands of people from all over the city of Chicago join together to attend and participate in the Double Ten Parade.  This year the festivities will include performances by students and other artists, marching bands, floats and other entertainment.  In addition, the Double Ten Parade is attended by leaders of the Chinatown community, representatives of associations in the Chinatown community, and other honorable guests and dignitaries.

The Double Ten Parade is organized by the CCBA.  The CCBA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and was established in the 1880s in Chicago. The CCBA’s mission is to unite overseas Chinese, promote their welfare, enhance the Sino-American friendship, promulgate Chinese heritages, and conduct community services and charity events.


12:15 a.m. –  Parade Participants should check in at 25th Street and Wentworth.  Look for the TAP-Chicago banner.  (Once we have a more specific meet up spot on the day of, we will post photos and better description on the Facebook event page.)

Drop-off:  All Parade Participants should be dropped off on 26th Street and Wentworth.  Participants will check in at 25th Street and Wentworth.

Parking:  Transportation vehicles are encouraged to park on Archer Avenue near Princeton St.

1:00 – Parade Begins

1:00 to 1:15 – The parade will march north on Wentworth to Chinatown Gates and then west on Cermak.

1:15 to 2:00 – Parade

Contact: Grant Wu – / 847.710.1688

To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit –

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Supporting the 2015 Taiwan HiRecruit Job Fair


Looking for a job? TAP-Chicago is proud to be a community supporter of the 2015 Taiwan HiRecruit Job Fair. The Taiwanese Recruitment Mission delegation is coming to Chicago to hold a job fair and recruiting workshop. Come meet the leading international companies and research institutions in Taiwan! Employment opportunities are available both in Taiwan and across the Midwest. All talented professionals in the Chicago are welcome to attend FREE of charge! Please register online at Please contact the Taiwan Trade Center, Chicago to apply for free parking.

Walk-ins are welcome! We invite you to visit our website to schedule one-on-one interviews and to view the complete list of participating employers. We look forward to meeting you!

Saturday, October 17th 9:30AM – 2:00PM
DoubleTree Chicago (Magnificent Mile)
2nd Fl., 300 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 819-7350
attn: Mia Liang

To learn more about TAP-Chicago:

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The Creative Self-Expression show case


“Ladies and Gentleman, friends, family, acquaintances, and lovers!”

Join TAP-Chicago as we check out performances by a wonderful, diverse group of Chicago performers!

Here is the line-up and order for the night:

Federico Vargas
Aarick G. Eric Garcia
Amy Goldie Bear Den
Yuhung Shen
Adam Bowman
Amanda Ly
Anthony Rizzo
Kelly Jang
Dhaea Kang
Frankie Naples
Robert Levy

Some quick info about the show and venue:

The venue is The Store, located at 2002 North Halsted Ave., just minutes walk away from the Armitage Brown line train stop. Street pay parking is available, and free after 10pm.

21+ only, no cover.

So come on out, bring a friend, family member, or lover, and enjoy a wonderful night of live music at The Store!”

Questions? Contact Yuhung Shen
Cell: (347)302-3438

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Chinatown Night Market


Come join us for a fun night at the Chinatown Night Market! The event will not only have delicious Asian food and a wide range of merchants, but also exciting night market games with prizes to win. Food vendors attending include Go 4 Food, Kung Fu Tea Chicago, Naansense, PIKO TRUCK, Vora, and Yum Dum Truck! Music provided by DJ Krazy and DJ Granite. Entry to the Night Market is FREE!

Register in advance on Eventbrite at to receive express entry and a free night market raffle ticket.

And until September 18th, share the night market event on your Facebook timeline for a chance to win 2 tickets to Ho Etsu Taiko’s ROTATIONS performance, a $58 value!

The Chinatown Night Market is an 100% volunteer-run, if you would like to volunteer at the event, please visit

Any questions? Contact

Darryl Tom:

Sophia Hsu:

Organizing Committee: Anne Shaw, Darryl Tom, Hauwei Lien, Jennifer Zhang, Kelly Chen, Sophia Hsu
Graphic Designer: Jason Hsu, Social Media: Albert Zhang, Day-Of Logistics: Raymond Luo, Performance Coordinator: Sally Moy

Sponsored by the Chinatown Parking Corporation with support from TAP-Chicago.

Community Partners: A-Squared Theatre Workshop, Sophia’s Choice aka Asian Pop-Up Cinema, Asian Professionals, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago – Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center, Ho Etsu Taiko, JASC – Japanese American Service Committee, Korean American Coalition of Chicago, Northwestern University Asian and Asian American Alumni (NU-A5), Project: VISION, and the University of Illinois Asian American Alumni Network.



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TAP-Chicago & KACC Present: “Inside the Agent” CIA Panel and Mixer


Attend an exclusive program by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for business professionals of all backgrounds. Attendees will learn what the Asian American experience is like in a not-so-well-known organization. Hear first-hand perspectives from a panel of Asian American CIA officers. Each panelist will share the experiences of his or her journey to and through the CIA in a thoughtful and entertaining fashion.

Learn about what the CIA is responsible for today and how it accomplishes its mission with the assistance of Asian Americans as well as the variety of internships and career opportunities for Asian Americans within the intelligence community.

After the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to network and foster valuable connections with members of the CIA as well as other professionals in the Chicago area. Attendees will enjoy complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar.

Registration is free by October 20th and $5 afterward at

Registration: 6:30 pm
Panel Presentation/Q&A: 7:00 pm
Reception/Networking: 8:00 pm

Questions? Contact Connie Yip connie at tapchicago dot org

This event is sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency and presented by Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP- Chicago) and Korean American Coalition of Chicago.

Community Partners: Asian Professionals Connect . com, Ascene Chicago, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, and NAAAP- Chicago

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Millennium Park Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival


Next Thursday, Sept 3rd begins Chicago’s Summer Jazz Festival! Admission is free at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Come join TAP-Chicago’s social team for some late summer fun and meet new/old friends after work in a relaxed setting!

BYOB and bring your picnic food. Some towels/blankets may be provided.

More info about the jazz festival:

We will post our meeting spot a little before the event.

Contact for questions/comments:

Steph Tao, Social Co-Director,
Ethan Hou, Social Co-Director, 812-371-2699
Grant Wu, President, 847-710-1688

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Supporting Kollaboration Chicago 10th Annual Showcase

11752169_1437180363276249_7755975116161983424_nJoin TAP-Chicago supporting Kollaboration Chicago’s 10th Annual Showcase on August 15! This year they’re taking the showcase to Chicago at historic Lincoln Hall at 2424 N Lincoln Ave.

The event begins at 1:30pm with lunch and social networking at 12:30pm. This milestone in Kollaboration history features six of the best up-and-coming artists in the Chicagoland area competing to win Kollaboration Chicago. The Chicago winner will advance to the Kollaboration STAR stage in Los Angeles to compete against other city winners for a chance at $10,000!

The finalists this year are:
Amanda & Roland
Joshua Song
Kelly Grace
Noise Chasers

And announcing guest performers:
Paul Kay (2014 Kollaboration Winner)
JRod Twins
….Stay tuned for the main headliner, to be announced soon!

General Admission: $20
VIP: $50
VIP Premier: $85

For tickets and information, go to:

Use the TAP-Chicago discount code TAPCHICAGO10 for 20% off


By public transit – Lincoln Hall is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and is accessible via CTA (5 minute walk from the Fullerton & Sheffield Red/Brown/Purple line stop)
By car – there is FREE 5-hour parking at the Lurie Children’s Hospital on 2430 N Halsted St

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