TAP-Chicago Goes to Jeremy Lin versus Chicago Bulls Game


Calling out all TAP basketball fans! TAP will be attending the Brooklyn Nets @ Chicago Bulls game on Wednesday, December 28th. We are buying the tickets in bulk so that is why we are getting such a steep discount! This is a must attend exclusive event to see Jeremy Lin in action against our Bulls team. Space is already filling up, so do register before the December 21st deadline! Keep your ticket stub and receive a free Big Mac from McDonalds if the Bulls score 100 points or more! You will be required to pay in advance via Eventbrite.

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Film Screening: The Assassin (film from Taiwan)


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:

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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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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June Happy Hour at Pump Room

June Happy Hour

Come celebrate the summer with your new and old TAP-Chicago friends at one of Chicago’s favorite historic hot spots! We’ve reserved the Library within the Pump Room. Enjoy some of Chicago’s finest food from award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten while sipping on local, domestic and international draughts and bottled beer in addition to their exotic, specialty cocktails!

Drink Specials
$6 Stellas
$8 Moscow Mules
$10 Prosecco

Free finger food/Appetizers will be provided!

Cost: Free in Advance, $5 Early Bird, $10 @ the door


Getting there: Clark/Division Red Line or the CTA Busses #22, #36, #70, #151 and #156. Limited street parking and valet available.

Questions? Call or email:
Steph Tao |
Ethan Hou |
Grant Wu |

More information for TAP-Chicago:

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TAP-Chicago presents: Summer Yacht Cruise with AACN Ascene Chicago KACC Kollaboration Chicago Social Quarters and TJCCC

2016 Summer Yacht Cruise


TAP-Chicago proudly presents Summer Yacht Cruise 2016 with AACN, Ascene Chicago, KAC-Chicago, Kollaboration Chicago, Social Quarters, and TJCCC. For the 3rd year straight year , the Asian American professional community is coming together on the Anita Dee II for the biggest networking event of the summer. Mark your calendars for August 7th, this is the one event you won’t want to miss!!
Multiple DJs & live performances on multiple levels
Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed full service cash bar.
Full serviced cash bars on all levels
Light appetizer & snacks will be provided
Portion of the proceeds will go towards a charitable beneficiary as well as the partnering community organizations

Get your tickets now as PRE-SALE & EARLY BIRD are in limited supply and will be gone fast!
PRE-SALE = $25.00
EARLY BIRD = $30.00
VIP = $60.00 (priority boarding, special reserved seating, and more)
GA 1 = $35.00
GA 2 = $40.00
GA 3 = $45.00
AT DOOR = $50.00
RSVP Link:

Photo ID & Ticket is required to attend this event. (21+ only)
Dress Code: Smart Casual (Summer Dresses / No Suits Required / no flip flops)
Please arrive early as Anita Dee II will depart as scheduled
Event will go on Rain or Shine.
All sales are final. Refunds are not allowed, but ticket transfers will be permitted.

The Anita Dee II is docked at Dusable Harbor on the Chicago River at Lake Shore Drive.

– If Driving: There will be Anita Dee signs at the foot of lower Randolph St. to enter the Dusable Harbor Public Parking Lot. This is a Public Pay Parking Lot (Do not park in the members lot).
– By Cab / Uber: Drop off at the foot of Randolph St., Columbia Yacht Club turn around. Take the path north towards Chicago river and end at Anita Dee II
– By Public Transportation: any L train that stops in the loop (closest stop is State/Lake or Randolph/Wabash), and then it’s a 15-20 min walk via the Chicago Riverwalk (stay on the south side of the river)

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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

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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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Beg/Int Hip Hop Workshop

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One of our very own social committee member, James Lee will be teaching a beg/int hip-hop class at the end of this month. This class will be catered to people with little to no experience in hip-hop / freestyle dancing. So if you’re one of those people who always wanted to break it down at the club, but just didn’t, now is your chance to come learn some moves so you can bust some moves!

Join James on the last Saturday of this month (4/30) by 4pm @Dance Connection for a good time. There’s also an awesome cuban place right next to the studio so we can all go grab dinner there after the workshop.

Dance Connection is @ 3117 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Students = $5
Regular = $5 we don’t discriminate!



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