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Finance 101 & Wine Tasting

Wednesday February 22, 6-8:30 PM • WeWork Chinatown

Stressed out about how you're going to be able to afford all those nice things in life down the line? Here's your chance to learn the basics of personal finance while also enjoying a wine tasting, selected and served by a local Sommelier.


Tour of France wines include:
La Croix Barton Blanc (Bordeaux)
Petite Rimauresq Rose (Provence)
Famile Gonet Soleil Cotes du Ventoux (Rhone)
Bernard Magrez Coudert Mauzevin (Bordeaux)

WeWork Chinatown is nearest to Gallery Place and Metro Center stations

Space is limited so get your tickets ASAP!

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718 7th St. NW, Washington, DC

Book Club is BACK for Round 2!

Sunday February 5, 11 AM-1 PM • Unknown Location

Checklist for 2017:
__ Party it up with TAP-DC at Lunar New Year
__ Learn more about AAPI history and non-fiction with TAP-DC Book Club

If you're a fan of smaller gatherings, brunch, and lively discussions, join our TAP-DC book club! This three part series covers one book every 2-3 months on themes including AAPI literature, history, and professional development.

We are now taking votes for our book second selection. RSVP and vote for your pick in the URL above. Polls close December 30th, so don't delay!

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Lunar New Year Party at Blind Whino

Saturday January 28, 8 PM-0 AM • Blind Whino

It is time to say goodbye to the year of the monkey and welcome the Year of the Rooster on January 28, 2017. This year, we are excited to celebrate this joyous occasion with you, our AAPI family, and friends at the Blind Whino - a two story Church reinvented into an art gallery and event space that embraces community, inspiration, and creativity. The perfect venue to host our 2nd annual Lunar New Year party, where we can reflect on the accomplishments we had in 2016 while aspiring for more amazingness in 2017.

~~~~~~~~~~Highlights~~~~~~~~~~
• Doors open 8:00PM; Event ends Midnight
• All 21+ are welcome
• Dress to impress; Cocktail dresses for ladies; Suit up for men
• Open bar with premium liquor, wine, and beer (All Night)
• Catered organic asian food from REREN (Until 10PM)
• Special Performances (Starts 9PM)
• DJ Fly2K - Don P Ham spinning all the latest hits.
• Dance floor
• Local artists showcase in art gallery
• Ceramic art activity (take-home souvenir) to first 60 guests!
• Free giftcard (up to $50 each) raffle giveaway!
• Photobooth
• Complimentary coat check

~~~~~~~~~~Tickets~~~~~~~~~~
Early Bird: $60
Regular: $75
At the door: $90

Buy tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-2017-unite-and-reunite-tickets-29840382387

Payment options to avoid fees: Cash, Paypal, Venmo
Email info@tap-dc.org to set up payment!

Tickets are not refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

~~~~~~~~~~Open Bar~~~~~~~~~~
Liquor: Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Tequila
Beer & wine options

~~~~~~~~~~Open Food Bar~~~~~~~~~~
Braised Lions Head Meatballs ((红烧小狮子头)
Boneless Chicken
Reren Coconut Shrimp
Crazy Fish
Fried Pork Dumplings
Crispy eggplant (茄子鸡盒)
Grandmother Pancake (Vegetarian)
Sichuan green Beans(干煸四季豆)(Vegetarian)

***No peanut products added***

~~~~~~~~~~Performances~~~~~~~~ ~~
9:00PM: Lion Dance - Tai Yim Kung Fu School
9:30PM: Traditional Ribbon and Handkerchief Dance - Emerald Dove Dancers
10:00PM: Lion Dance - Tai Yim Kung Fu School
10:30PM: HipHop Dance - Culture Shock Dance Troupe - Washington, D.C.
Performances presented by Ascend Greater Washington Chapter!
Schedule subject to change.

~~~~~~~~~~Artist Showcase: ~~~~~~~~~~
Elmer Calata -- www.elmercalata.com
Claire Ma -- www.etsy.com/shop/imaginationpost
Michelle Lauren -- IG: @ArtByMichelleLauren) and http://artbymichelle.wixsite.com/portfolio

~~~~~~~~~~Venue~~~~~~~~~~
www.swartsclub.org
~11,000 sq ft Event space
~1,800 sq ft Gallery Space
~4,500 sq ft Lounge/Bar/Dj Area
~4,500 sq ft Performance space with Stage
~5,000 sq ft Outdoor Courtyard

~~~~~~~~~~Event Photography~~~~~~~~~~
PSK Creative -- pskcreative.com

~~~~~~~~~~Getting There~~~~~~~~~~
Closest Metro Stations: Waterfront Metro (Green line)
By Car: 700 Delaware Ave Washington DC, 20024
Street Parking available
Carpooling: Post in discussion board!

~~~~~~Sponsors & Partner Organizations~~~~~~
ASCEND Greater Washington Chapter
Asian American Action Fund
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Filipino Young Professionals of Washington DC
National Association of Asian American Professionals DC
National Organization for Vietnamese American Leadership
OCA DC
PSK Creative
Taiwanese American Professionals DC


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#LocalArtists #AAPIEvent #YearOfTheRooster #NOVALDC #ASCENDGW #APAICS #NAAAPDC #OCADC #FYP #AAAFund #LionDance #PSKCreative #REREN #CultureShockDanceTroupe #EmeraldDoveDance

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700 Delaware Avenue SW, Washington, DC

January TAPpy Hour

Wednesday January 11, 6-8:30 PM • Unknown Location

What are you doing on January 11th? The TAP Board was thinking we should put on a TAPpy Hour for the cold winter days ahead and why not at one of the more awesomest places that serves incredible sushi. We have had alot of TAPpy Hours DC/Virginia side so we are heading to Bethesda this time. DC/Virginia TAPpy people come on down to Bethesda, Maryland TAPpy people you have no excuse! Hanaro Restaurant and Lounge is a Japanese restaurant that specialized soley in sushi and their food is what the Hawaiian people term, "Ono."

What's special about this TAPpy Hour? We will also be talking about our upcoming Lunar New Year Party on January 28th. We will have TONS of updates and will be answering questions (we have over 400 people interested in attending!) The party info is below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/689879691178719/

We will be updating this event soon with more info but for now look at your calendar, mark down that you are "going" and come on down to have some sushi and drinks with us.

Ohh yea, forgot to mention. We may have a couple prizes to hand out so RSVP to the event - more details to come! Stay Tuned!

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Wizards vs. Nets Game

Friday December 30, 5:30-9:30 PM • Verizon Center

TAP-DC will be going to the Verizon Center in DC to watch John Wall and the Washington Wizards play against Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets. Our group has the bench warmers fan experience package, which gets us early entry into the Verizon Center to watch the visiting team (Brooklyn Nets) warm up from their bench. Come out and root for the Wizards (and Jeremy Lin) and hang out with new and old friends of TAP! Tickets for our fan experience group are limited so be sure to reserve it for youself and your friends today!

Your $30 fan experience ticket includes:
-Early entry at 5:15pm
-Benchwarmers fan experience
-400s Upper level seat to watch the game
-Wizards T-shirt

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-dc-wizards-vs-nets-game-tickets-28509695266

Tickets are not refundable, but are transferable to another person.
Limited number of tickets available for our group fan experience.

Please post or email Tom Chen if you have any questions.
tom.chen@tap-dc.org

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601 F St NW, Washington, DC

TAPpy Hour with Headshot

Thursday November 17, 6-8:30 PM • Dirty Martini

Your brand is your first impression in both the digital and physical world. According to LinkedIn, profiles with a professional photo are viewed 7x more than those without one. As well, 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn as a way to find suitable candidates for their job openings.

So isn't it time to renew your image as we enter the highest recruitment season of the year?

TAP-DC promotes career development and growth for our Asian American profesional network in the DMV area. At our next TAPpy Hour, we've linked up with one of the area's well known professional photographers (Mayline Yu) to capture you as the best way to promote yourselves on LinkedIn. "Elegence is an Attitude" so feel free to doll up and suit up.

Visit Mayline's website at www.maylineyu.com. Sample photos are posted.

Bring a friend or two and come get your headshot taken at Dirty Martini for a discounted price of $25 a person (most professional headshots run $100) through an EventBrite ticket purchase (without an entry ticket, we're asking for a $5 door donation - we take cc at the door). The first 50 people who pay for a headshot are automatically entered in a raffle for a $100 and $50 gift card as well! Dirty Martini will also have tasty Happy Hour food and drink specials, lively music and a fun atmosphere to network with new professionals in the community.

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1223 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Book Club Meeting #1: The Wangs Versus the World

Sunday November 13, 11 AM-1:30 PM • Founding Farmers

If you're a fan of smaller gatherings, brunch, and lively discussions, join us for our first TAP-DC Book Club event! We will be discussing The Wangs versus the World at the Founding Fathers (1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006).

Our three part series will cover one book every 2-3 months on themes including AAPI literature, history, and professional development.

Complete the RSVP form for our first event or to be added to our general listserv. In order to preserve the quality of discussion, each event will be capped at 10 participants, selected in order of RSVP receipt.

RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/rcA8J00hCf7MFPcs1

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1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

Explore your roots! Visit Twin Oaks!

Saturday October 29, 10:30 AM-1 PM • Twin Oaks Estate

TAP-DC would like to offer you the opportunity to tour the Twin Oaks campus in Cleveland Park. It is a historic residence and owned by the government of Taiwan. On 10/29, come explore the home of past ROC ambassadors to the U.S. tucked into this lovely estate in the middle of DC! All guests to the estate have to submit identification information prior to the tour, so please fill out the attached form below. Spaces are limited! Questions, email Phylicia at phylicia.wu@tap-dc.org

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lucYpNU6a1j05BpTTuRTQEK7BJHmeUHXzhVGrs0NdFE/edit

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3225 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC

TAP Happy Hour - End of Summer!

Wednesday September 21, 5:30-8:30 PM • Courthaus Social - 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3366, United States

Courthaus Social - 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-3366, United States

Come one, come all. Meet the Board!

Along with Meeting the Board members, we will be talking a bit about the TACL Convention that the TAP Board attended, promotion of events (and announcements) coming down the road, voter rights and registration, and most importantly sharing a beer (or two) with all you TAPpy people.

See you there!

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