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2/26 NAAAP SF Lunar New Year Gala @ Sens Restaurant

posted Feb 3, 2011, 4:55 PM by Crystal Kung   [ updated Feb 4, 2011, 5:53 PM ]

CAAEN is excited to be the affinity partner of NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) for the upcoming NAAAP-SF 2011 Lunar New Year Launch Gala! This event will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Sens, a beautiful restaurant with stunning views of the San Francisco Bay. CAAEN members will be able to attend this exciting event for a discounted affinity partner price of $15. Please register at the link above and enter "CAAEN" in the company field of the form. 
NAAAP's Lunar New Year Launch Gala is an event to celebrate the Lunar New Year and to launch NAAAP-SF's exciting 2011 program! The NAAAP-SF Lunar New Year Launch Gala will feature a two-part fashion show by designer, Monique Zhang of Style Union Square, a comedy show by comedian Mark Zhang, and a musical performance by singer, Mari Tochi. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the program will begin at 7:15pm. Synergy Promotions will be hosting an after-party beginning at 10:00pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the event. Event proceeds will benefit the Chinatown YMCA Annual Giving Campaign.
NAAAP is excited to share this evening of music, comedy, fashion and food with you!

Please email jeanne.lam@naaapsf.org if you are interested in working the runway, may.lam@naaapsf.org if your organization is interested in becoming an affinity partner, emily.pan@naaapsf.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer and lunargala@naaapsf.org if you have general event questions.

To view photos of last year's Lunar New Year Launch Gala, please click here: http://www.naaapsf.org/Events/EventPhotos/tabid/1963/AlbumID/3645-580/Default.aspx

Monique Zhang is a designer, stylist, and trendsetter who brings her Asian heritage to American culture to showcase her talents. Her creative ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit led her to launch Cicada Couture, a high style custom design studio with a showroom in Union Square of San Francisco. Cicada Couture's fashions were featured in TV news segments, newspapers, and other feature articles. Ms. Zhang's fashions and boutiques were in cities such as NYC, LA, Honolulu, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Shanghai.

Mark Zhang aka "Zhangster" channels his unique, high energy comedy that hits hard on social issues with clever twists. Well-known for his unpredictable improv, Zhangster has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Time TV, headlines frequently at the San Francisco Punchline, and performs internationally in England, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. The Zhangster’s audiences never forget his powerful stage presence and are always surprised by his edgy wit.

Mari Tochi was born in Tokyo and grew up in Fukui, Japan. Mari fell in love with jazz while studying abroad in Nebraska. After returning to Japan, she made her debut as a professional jazz vocalist at Tokyo's world-famous “Shinjuku Pit Inn”, and Mari soon became a fixture on the Japanese jazz scene. 

DJ Genesis grew up in the bay area and has seen the evolution of music and parties for almost ten years. He can be found DJ-ing at numerous venues ranging from the famous Fort Mason and Gift Center to upscale clubs like Yoshi's, Infusion, Ruby Skye, and Supperclub. Genesis is also an official DJ of the award winning radio show Housenation.