Lunar Ball 2016 / March 12 / 7PM-11PM / Chicago History Museum / SOLD OUT!

About Lunar Ball

Happy New Year!

Lunar Ball, Chicago’s largest fundraiser for Asian American young professionals and friends, will be held on Saturday, March 12th at the elegant Chicago History Museum.

Lunar Ball attracts 600+ of Chicago’s most accomplished young professionals from over 30 organizations for an evening of drinks, food, entertainment, and networking. Come join us to have fun, celebrate the year of the Monkey, and support community charities! The event sells out every year, make sure to secure your spot soon!

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Please note: Tickets to Lunar Ball are transferable, and all sales are final.

Festivities Include

  • Top Restaurants
  • Photo Booth
  • Performances
  • KISS 103.5 DJ JayFunk
  • Silent Auction
  • Adult Beverages All Night
  • Exciting 50/50 Raffle
  • Dancing

What to wear

Dress code for the event is semi-formal, black tie optional, qi pao and tang zhuang welcome. The theme for this year is “1920’s Masquerade Party”, with the colors gold, black and white. Masquerade masks are welcome; however, please note feathers and fur are not allowed in the venue.


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Community organizations collaborating to produce Lunar Ball


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Our Community Beneficiaries

Giving Back To The Community

All proceeds from Lunar Ball benefit local Chicago charities, with an emphasis on the Asian American community. Grants to our community beneficiaries help provide services to youth, elderly, and underprivileged populations, encourage leadership development, promote cultural awareness, and support other important charitable causes.

One of these charities is Project: VISION, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing youth in Chicago’s Bridgeport and Chinatown communities with the tools for educational, personal, and civic development.

Founded in 2003 by a small group of volunteers, Project: VISION has reached over 425 youths, providing mentoring, tutoring, and after-school programs. 85% of the students Project: VISION serve are from low income families and most will be the first in their families to attend college.

Check back to find out more about all of the amazing community charities Lunar Ball supports as they are announced.

Click logos to learn more about each organization.


DJ JayFunk

DJ JayFunk


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, Rob Base and DJ Easy Roc, Grammy winner DJ Jazzy Jeff and was DJ for Snoop Dogg’s 2000 Birthday Bash. JayFunk has been nominated for Midwest DJ of the Year 5 years in a row by


Hsin-Hsin Lee


Hsin-Hsin (Ivy) Lee is an overworked law student who de-stresses through piano, violin and guzheng. When not buried in mountains of books and papers, she can be found window shopping. During pre and post window shopping, Ivy is probably creating a soundtrack for her neighbors’ lives or perhaps performing guzheng at nursing homes or charity events. Her guzheng performances have been featured in the Kalamazoo Gazette and Encore Magazine.

Hsin-Hsin Lee will be performing during the VIP reception.


Paul Kay


Paul Kay is a soulful and passionate Korean American singer, songwriter, and a guitarist. Though he specializes in those areas, he learned to play other instruments so he can teach younger generations. He is the winner of Kollaboration Chicago’s 2014 Showcase and is excited to have performed at numerous events since, including Lunar Ball 2015! His music style is inspired by many old-school artists that hit home to his heart.

Paul will be performing with his close friend Phil as his accompanist during the VIP reception.


Tsukasa Taiko


Tsukasa Taiko, a community program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest, offers taiko drum instruction, education, and performances. Its mission is to preserve, develop, and pass on the traditional concepts of genuine Japanese art as a cultural legacy, and to utilize these concepts in expanding and evolving the taiko art form. As a community group dedicated to understanding and strengthening Japanese American, Asian American, and Japanese identity, it strives to respect tradition and develop artistic excellence and connoisseurship. Its director, teachers, and administrative staff are dedicated professionals, all recognized as world class, working artists. As an active performing group, Tsukasa presents over fifty shows a year, both locally and internationally. Tsukasa Taiko offers classes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations designed to teach how to play taiko, as well as to advance the understanding of how the cultural arts are a reflection of a community’s heritage and legacy.


Dollie Diaz


Dollie Joy Diaz was born and raised in the Philippines. In 2011, she started her dance education abroad at Columbia College Chicago and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance May of 2015. She has training in many styles such as Filipino cultural dance, Chinese classical dance, ballet, modern, and hip-hop.


She is a part of Flying Fairies Dance Troupe and is affiliated with The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS). She performed Chinese dance at numerous events throughout the city hosted by CFAS. Performing at Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, among others for Chinese New Year.

In 2013, She was casted in visiting professor from Central China Normal University, Mr. Zhang Yi’s faculty concert piece named Walking (行). She was also a cast member for Trae Turner’s faculty piece, Alpha, in 2014. In addition, she was a part of Repertory Performance Workshop where guest choreographers Erika Randall, Kristina Isabelle and Viktor Alexander created works.
Aside from dancing, she is multilingual fluent in Tagalog, English, Mandarin and Fookien.




4Chu is a K-Pop dance crew that has performed at various events all over Chicago including Chinatown Night Market, Chinatown 10/10 Parade, Chicago Korean Festival, and many Anime Conventions. They also have many YouTube dance videos. There are currently about 10 active members from all different cultures and backgrounds coming together for their love of music and dance.


Alan & Ashlee


Alan and Ashlee have been writing and performing together since 2010. Their sets range from soulful pop-acoustic originals to a blend of covers of all different genres. They were also proud finalists of Kollaboration Chicago 2013 where they had the opportunity to perform on the CBS Morning Show.


Typhoon Dance Troupe


Typhoon Dance Troupe at Northwestern University seeks to explore China’s rich and diverse culture through the art of dance. The dance group is composed of college students with a variety of backgrounds, dance styles/levels, and interests.


In the past, we have arranged and performed dance pieces that highlight the classical, ethnic, and contemporary styles of Chinese performing arts. Through our projects and performances, we try to:


– unite dancers and reach out to the student body

– create an enjoyable and enriching environment centered around dancing

– successfully learn and artistically present different aspects of Chinese dance

– educate dancers as well as audience members on Chinese culture through dance

– build a community that shares our common interest and appreciation


The Elecric Funketeers


Originally established in 1980 as one of the first Popping groups in Chicago, the Electric Funketeers is now comprised of a new generation of dancers specializing in popping and animation styles. Striving to build bridges in the dance community and bring people together through the art form of freestyle dance, the Electric Funketeers’ motto is: In Dance We Are One.

Sponsors and Partners

Special Thanks

We are grateful to all of the sponsors and partners who support Lunar Ball.


HyattMcDonald's AMOA


NielsenSmithAmundsenTrust Air Cargo


Century 21 - S.G.R., Inc.Cathay PacificChina Airlines deloitteEva AirlinesFEShobowinemandarinquarterlymomentzOverseas Community Affairs Council, Republic of China (Taiwan)Real Russian - Handcrafted Premium Vodka


@propertiesClarity / Heavy Quip Inc.Jooj Blow DryJuliet Tan Floral DesignNorthern TrustOne Minute WorkoutSingapore Airlines CargoultimateairshuttleWintrust Bank of Chicago


premieredistilleryhobowineLagunitasCH Distillery


Bob Chinn'sGo 4 FoodGrace Young Lee Dessert ConsultingImperial LamianIsla Filipino CuisineKrung ThepLittle LambRoy's Hawaiin CuisineSimply ThaliaSundaTNS Pop ShopTodorokiVorawaobaoYum Dum

Community Partners

AABA - Asian American Bar Association ChicagoAACN - The Asian American Chicago NetworkAsian Coalition of EcolabAsian Human ServicesAsian Improv Arts MidwestAPALSAAsian American Professionals ConnectAscene ChicagoChicago Booth - Greater China ClubChinese American Bar Association of Greater ChicagocfaaChinese Mutual Aid AssociationColumbia University Club of ChicagoFilipino American NetworkFASCAlb15-org-hallyuconHarvard Club of ChicagoPCCKorean American Bar AssociationKorean American Coalition ChicagoKollaboration ChicagoMandarin QuarterlyAsian Leadership Business Resource CouncilNorthwestern University Asian American Alumni Association (NU-A5)NU APALSAprojectvisionSocial QuartersTAP Chicagolb16-org-TJCCUniversity of Illinois Asian American Alumni NetworkAALSA - University of Illinois College of LawYin He Dance Company

Interested in supporting Lunar Ball?

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Planning Committee

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

2016 Committee Directors

    Hauwei Lien
    Ray Luo
    Stanley Tsao
    Cartoon Givanon
    Votey Cheav
    Fabio Hsu
    Eric Liao
    Sally Moy
    Jeff Li
    Jamison Klassman
    Cassie Zhang

2016 Planning Committee

  • Albert Zhang
  • Alex Riego de Dios
  • Aliya Arslan Bayeva
  • Andrew Huang
  • Bryan Shu
  • Chris Chen
  • Connie Yip
  • David Yu
  • Diana Cole
  • Diane Chan
  • Elaine Rau
  • Ethan Hou
  • Faith Han
  • Gladiz Nava
  • Grant Wu
  • Hanna Lee
  • Heinrik Bui
  • Ivy Chen
  • James Lim
  • Jeff Hsu
  • Jessica Kung
  • Jin Joo Lee
  • Karen Hwang
  • Kate Ma
  • Kay Chung
  • Kevin Chang
  • Li Liu
  • Melanie Hsu
  • Rita Qin
  • Sarah Kuo
  • Shirley Li
  • Simon Lee
  • Stephen Liu
  • Tianni Wang
  • Tonee Dang
  • Wen Zhang
  • Wendy Cheng
  • Yao Wang

Host Committee

The host committee supports Lunar Ball by raising awareness of the event in their communities and networks. To learn more about becoming a host or to join the committee, download the packet below:

  • Cartoon Givanon
  • Cassie Zhang
  • Christopher Chen
  • Dana Yu
  • Dennis Mondero
  • Eric Liao
  • Ethan Hou
  • Fabio Hsu
  • Grant Wu
  • Hanna Lee
  • Hauwei Lien
  • James Lim
  • Jamison Klassman
  • Jeff Hsu
  • Jeff Li
  • Jenny Han
  • Kelly Chen
  • Michelle White
  • Ray Luo
  • Richard Hu
  • Scott Cheng
  • Sophia Hsu
  • Stanley Tsao
  • Votey Cheav

Silent Auction

Get ready to bid!

From airline tickets to fine art, there will be a variety of great silent auction items for Lunar Ball guests to compete for. Put your best price down and get that amazing deal while supporting charity!

  • China Airlines – 1 roundtrip economy LAX/SFO to TPE/HKG
  • Eva Airlines – 1 roundtrip Elite Class (premium economy) LAX/SFO/IAH/SEA/JFK to TPE/HKG
  • Cathay Pacific – 2 round trip tickets to Hong Kong
  • Lou Malnatis – $25 Gift Card
  • Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) – pair of tickets to Asian American film fest opening and closing night
  • Pour House Bar and Grill – $50 GC
  • Momotaro – $50 gift certificate
  • Tete Charcuterie – gift card
  • The Chop Shop – (1) $50 gift card
  • Revolution Brewery – $50 Gift Card
  • Sumo Sushi Hibachi – (2) 25 Gift Cards
  • Chop Shop – (1) $50 Gift Card – Located at 2033 W. North Ave
  • Dana Yu – Opalescence Go Teeth Whitening Gel
  • UIC College of Dentistry – Teeth Whitening Kit with UltraFit Tray & Sensodyne ProNamel Toothpast
  • Microsoft – Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse
  • The Ogden – (2) $25 Gift Cards, (2) T-Shirts, (2) Bottles of Alcohol & Basket
  • First Ascent Climbing & Fitness – (2) Day climbing pass, Climbing Gear Rental & Water Bottle
  • Chicago School of Shoemaking & Leather Arts – Leather Work 101 – Make cuff, a clutch or a belt in our signature 2 hour leather work class
  • Grant Wu – 2 Chicago Cubs ticketsmex
  • Bang Chop Thai Kitchen – dinner for 4 people
  • Mandarin Quarterly – $100 Bloomingdale’s gift card
  • Volare – Restaurant Gift Card, (1) $100 gift card
  • Civello – $100 gift card
  • Ramensan – (4) $25 Gift Card
  • Yeowoosai – (5) $20 Gift Card
  • Crisp – (4) $25 Gift Cards
  • Sluggers Sports Bar – (2) $50 Gift Cards for Beverage, Batting Tokens or Party
  • Strings Ramen – (10) $10 Gift Cards
  • 105 F Bikram Yoga – Bikram yoga – (2) one-week unlimited yoga
  • Noodles & Company – Noodles for a Year (1 per month) – 12 meals
  • Get Phitt – Yoga session for 4 people
  • Kiehl’s – Kiehl’s Gift Basket
  • Express Auto Service – 5 times Oil Change and Maintenance Check
  • CHANEL – full size CHANEL perfume plus skincare treatment
  • Clarin’s – Clarin’s Gift Basket
  • Victory MMA – Free membership for 1 month (maybe longer)
  • Marriott Courtyard Glenview – (1) Night Stay
  • 900 shops N Michigan – $200 gift card
  • Broken arrow – round of golf for 4
  • Jo Malone – full size cosmetic products and Home Party
  • Trunk Club – 200 gnc
  • Core Power Yoga – 1 month membership
  • Jamison Klassman – (4) Chicago Cubs Tickets – April 2016
  • JOOJ Blow Dry – One Gift Voucher for Prize Winner for a Complimentary Blowout Service for her AND TWO of her friends, JOOJ Blow Dry Keratin Smooth Shampoo (Full Size 8oz.), JOOJ Blow Dry Keratin Smooth Conditioner (Full Size 8oz.), and JOOJ Blow Dry Control-It Hairspray
  • Pure Barre River North – 2 week unlimited membership
  • Old Town Social – One Hour Sampling Event- complimentary appetizers & Beer
  • Bloomingdale’s – $250 gift card
  • Estee Lauder – gift basket of cosmetics
  • Balanced Flow Wellness – Massage & Fitness package for 2. Enjoy relaxing Swedish Massage at the Beatiful Balance Spa in the Palmer House Hilton before or after a workout or group class in our fitness center
  • Wow Bow – (1) Gift Card – $260 Value
  • kate spade new york – Tote Bagme
  • EKF Martial Arts – Two (2) months of “unlimited” tier membership for EKF Martial Arts.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown By Hilton – (1) Night Comp Certificate
  • Marc Jacobs – Handbag
  • Intro – (3) $100 Gift Cards
  • Pier 39 – Pier 39 Family Fun Pack
  • Kim Huynh – artwork
  • Brother-USA Printers – PocketJet7 Portable Printer
  • Sakura ktv – Bottle service
  • Grant Wu – Weber Genesis Gold Grill w/heavy duty grill cover and bbq accessories
  • Colbert MD – Set of 9 skincare products
  • Marcus Sterling Alleyne – 2 art works from City of Gold collection
  • Elephant Room Gallery – artwork “Rabbit Hole”
  • Elephant Room Gallery – artwork “Sao Sao”
  • Elephant Room Gallery – artwork “Off in the Distance”
  • Elephant Room Gallery – artwork “Transition”
  • Brian Ray – 8 day/7 night resort stay for 2 at the 5 Diamond Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta or Riviera Maya
  • Charles Webb – 5 course private meal for 10 people
  • Elements Massage – Two (2) 60 min massage certificates
  • CH Distillerydrink set
  • Victory MMA – 4 Sessions w/ a personal trainer
  • Ji Sang Yun – 3 Piece Jewelry Set
  • Henri Bendel – bag
  • iFlask – 4 iFlasks
  • Ultimate Air Shuttle – 2 round trip tickets Chicago – Cincinnati
  • Zipbuds – 3 pair headphones
  • Bop N Grill – gift cards
  • Facial Studio Magda (Custom Facial) – Custom Facial GC
  • Kate Spade Bag – Handbag/Shoulderbag
  • Suit Supply – 3 ties
  • Latino Fashion Week – (2) VIP Tickets to Latino Fashion Week Chicago
  • Dana Spa – Eyebrow Tint
  • UL International Crown – 4 weekly tickets to LPGA golf tournament including luxury pavilion
  • Brooklyn Boulders Climbing + Community – (4) Learn Ropes Class – 2 hours intro, 2 day pass
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – (1) $25 Gift card and (1) Jeni’s Cookbook
  • Joy Holiday – (1) $300 Bus Tour Voucher and (1) $500 Bus Tour Voucher
  • Parachute – Chef’s dinner for two guests with beverage pairings
  • ESQ – Men’s bespoke handmade suit, Italian or British fabric ($2,000 value)

And even more coming soon!

Chicago History Museum

1601 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614

This year’s event is coming back to the Chicago History Museum which cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. In addition to the museum’s elegant ballrooms, attendees will have unlimited access to the iconic Crossroad Exhibit which features Chicago’s very first “L” car (from 1893).

Located in Lincoln Park, the Chicago History Museum stands at the crossroads of America’s past and its future and is the city’s oldest cultural institution. If you live in Chicago or visit here and are curious about the city’s past, present, and future, the Museum should be your first stop.

Parking at the Chicago History Museum is $9 after validation from the front desk. The lot is located across the street from the Museum at the corner of LaSalle & Stockton.

For more information, visit


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After Party

Keep the party going at the Official Lunar Ball After Party @ Parliament! Parliament is one of Chicago’s best and swankiest nightclubs. Enjoy great music from multiple DJs, dancing, and drink specials all night!

Lunar Ball attendees and guests show your wristband or use password “Lunar Ball” for Express Entry all night. PLUS arrive before midnight and receive a free drink ticket on us!

Cost: Lunar Ball attendees w/wristband get FREE cover before 1am. Friends using password get $10 cover!

Don’t miss out on the fun! For more info, check out parliamentchicago.comor email Fabio Hsu


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