Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Join Chicago’s most accomplished young professionals and friends at the stylish Zhou B Art Center located in historic Bridgeport neighborhood for an evening of fun, food, drinks, and networking. Attendees will enjoy food and beverages from amazing sponsors including Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, Meet Fresh, Pokeworks, Seoul Taco, CH Distillery, Saboo Beer, A Place By Damao, BibiBop, The Halal Guys, MingHin Cuisine, and more!

Lunar Ball 2018 festivities will include:

  • Tastings from Top Restaurants
  • Premium Open Bar featuring CH Distillery liquors and Saboo Asian Craft Beer
  • Fantastic Silent Auction Prizes
  • Cultural Performances
  • Dancing and Music by KISS 103.5, Bulls, & Bears DJ JayFunk.
  • Spotlight on Charity Beneficiaries

There are many different ways to support Lunar Ball and the Asian American community. Download a Sponsorship packet below for additional information about the various ways to get involved.

Questions or need more information? Contact us at

Community Partners

Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) Asian American Bar Association Asian American Chicago Network (AACN)
Asian American Executive Network - AAEN CABA Chinese Mutual Aid Association
Columbia University Club Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago FASCA
Harvard Club of Chicago IE Business School KAC-Chicago
KAtCH –Korean Adoptees of Chicago SABA Chicago TAP -Chicago

Corporate Sponsors

United Illinois State Lottery
Cathay Pacific Clarity Partners Guaranteed Rate
Momentz Productions OCAC Smith Amundsen
Trust Air Cargo Urban Real Estate
China Airlines Diversify Designs

Food and Beverage Sponsors

Bibibop MeetFresh Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya
MingHin Cuisine Saboo CH Distillery
The Halal Guys TNS Pop Shop Seoul Taco
PokeWorks Bydamao Sunda
Japanese Culture Center Sizzling Pot King

Planning Committee
The Lunar Ball Planning Committee collaborates to organize Chicago’s largest Asian American cultural awareness, networking, and fundraising event. To learn more or volunteer for the committee, please email


  • Rod Rivera, Director
  • Eric Liao


  • Mark Colwell, Director
  • Michelle Yang, Associate Director
  • Meng-Chi Chou
  • Patrick Wei

Silent Auction

  • Allison Wu
  • Hanna Hyun
Event Design

  • Yichen Sun, Director
  • Judith Liao


  • Alexander Li, Director
  • Howard Moy, Director
  • James Lim
  • Karen Hwang
  • Kevin Chang


  • Hauwei Lien, Director
  • Grant Wu

Food & Beverage

  • Diana Cole, Director
  • Gigi Zhang, Associate Director


  • Lakhi Siap, Director
  • Esther Han
  • Shawn Lee

  • Cassie Zhang, Director

Check back often as we announce our remaining performers for Lunar Ball!

DJ JayFunk has been rocking events and tearing down walls since peanut butter met jelly. Representing Chicago, IL, he’s performed events in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Honolulu, Manila and Los Angeles to name a few. JayFunk showcases every weekend on the #1 station in Chicago, 103.5 Kiss FM and is the official Chicago Bulls In Game DJ. Jay Funk has opened for legendary acts such as The B-52’s, Grammy winner DJ Jazzy Jeff, and was DJ for Snoop Dogg’s 2000 Birthday Bash.
Jennifer Zhang is well-known for her achievements as a musician, model, and actress. Being crowned as the 2015 Miss Friendship Ambassador of Chicago and won the title of 2017 Miss China International, she has received more than twenty awards in various performing arts and social services. Having performed at over 500 major concerts and influential events, such as the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Lions Club International Centennial Gala and The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival,as well as for many leaders of our generation, including President Obama, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Anna Wintour and Cindy Crawford. She is the Chinese Tourism Ambassador for Visit Florida in 2018, and she has represented and collaborated with companies such as Uniqlo, Apple, Hutchison Whampoa, Meijer and Blue Moon Beer. This year she released her first debut album that she wrote entirely by herself to an uproar of reviews. She graduated from Northwestern University to later pursue advanced studies at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. For more info, visit her website at
Prism Kru is a K-Pop and Urban Dance team from Chicago, Illinois that was established in 2013. They focus on technique and training to maximize their full potential in dance. They have opened up for Korean artists such as San E & Mad Clown, HyunA, and Nada, and have performed all over the Midwest competing and winning prizes in many dance competitions. All members of Prism Kru come together for their love of Korean music and hip-hop dance.
Shana Dagny As an international broadway singer, Shana Dagny has headlined concerts in Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and the Philippines. Chicago credits include: Kim in Miss Saigon, Gloria in Return To The Forbidden Planet, Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sarsuela Ni Lola, & Rendition Room. Connect with her at
Suri. It started in an airplane from Kunming, China to Hong Kong. Suri was deciding whether she wanted to take a piano teaching job away from Chicago, where she was born and raised. As fears of failure, and worries about her insecurities rose to the surface mid-flight, she knew she couldn’t make a choice at that very moment, but she knew one thing for sure, and that was to write a song. Between the yes and No, she had to write the song.

Suri is still connected to her classical music roots, but has performed as a Jazz singer and as a folk/pop artist. She’s recently teamed up with producer, mixer Taylor K. Phipps for her latest project “As I Am”. The EP is a fusion of Suri’s sweet vocals, poetic lyrics, and piano themes with the electric, synth feel.

Suri’s first melodies emerged from uncomfortable times whether she was struggling with her indecisiveness, going through a heartbreak, or when she was on a plane moving half way across the world.

She may not know your story, but she hopes you will find that hers resonants with yours.

“As I Am “ Available Now @ iTunes.
Yin He Yin He Dance is dedicated to exploring, preserving, and celebrating Chinese culture through dance. We work towards this mission through three main programs, the professional performing company, a school of dance, and education & outreach. Through these three programs, we hope to build new avenues of cultural dialogue and most importantly, share the joy of dance with all communities.