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Past Events

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.

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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:

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:

Any questions please contact Amanda Lao,

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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.

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:


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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
+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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Hot pot gathering


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Asian American Performing Arts Festival


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.

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

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

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New Volunteer Info Session – October


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

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 |

To learn more about TAP-Chicago visit

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Networking Mixer at Prime & Provisions

Join TAP-Chicago and celebrate the Fall season at our October mixer on Friday, October 14th! From the team behind Siena Tavern, Bar Siena, and Public House, Prime & Provisions is the new it spot on the edge of River North and the Loop.

Each guest will receive one complementary drink. Additionally, there will be delicious passed appetizers like bacon prime rib sliders, chicken bites, and a vegetarian option.

Register on Eventbrite at
Cost: FREE Sponsored Ticket, courtesy of Merry Richards Jewelers, until October 10th
$5 Discounted Early Bird Ticket, until October 12th
$10 General Admission & At the Door, if space remains

More about the Venue
Located in a nearly 100 year old building Prime & Provisions creates an experience that connects you with the sophistication and glamour of the era in which the building was constructed. P&P is the first Chicago steakhouse to source product that is humanely raised and never exposed to hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides. Also, feel free to stay after the event to enjoy their famous Old Fashioneds which pair perfectly with a cigar in the outdoor cigar lounge.

More 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.

Questions? Contact
Andrew Huang 415-680-8576 | andrew@tapchicago.org14591761_1676517649342518_2020850186551260185_n

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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.

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

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

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

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a 100% volunteer-run community event. We appreciate your help! For more information and to sign up, please see:

Please contact Jeff Li at

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Summer Rescue Dog Walking


Please join fellow TAP-Chicago volunteers and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends as we walk dogs from the Chicago Canine Rescue! The shelter is a 5 minute walk from the Forest Glen Woods preserve, so this is a great opportunity to get exercise and fresh spring air while giving back to the community.

Chicago Canine Rescue was founded in 2001 to help find permanent homes for dogs considered too young, old, ill, or have special needs that would otherwise be euthanized at local shelters. There are currently 80 or so dogs at the Rescue that would love to your attention and care!

Free parking is available in their parking lot.

1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Photo ID is required!
2. Once you have committed to the event, you will received a Chicago Canine Rescue’s volunteer waiver form that needs to be filled out prior to the day of the event.
3. All volunteers MUST arrive on time at 10:00am for mandatory orientation and dog handling instructions
4. You MUST register via Eventbrite link below to secure your spot as SPACE IS LIMITED

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