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2023 TAP-LA Annual Gala

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Noor, 300 E Colorado Blvd Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91101
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  • $149 Special Discount x 4 Tickets (Best Value)
    Please arrive at the same time for check-in purpose.
  • For TAP members buying tickets on the day of (Sept 16)
  • For TAP members buying early bird tickets (extended until August 6)
  • For TAP members buying regular tickets (available until Sept 15)
  • For non-TAP members buying tickets on the day of (Sept 16)
  • For non-TAP members buying early bird tickets (extended to August 6)
  • For non-TAP members buying regular tickets (available until Sept 15)
  • Please contact if you would like to be a sponsor.

Celebrate our 32nd Anniversary and enjoy a fun filled evening with TAP-LA at our Annual Gala on September 16th at NOOR Pasadena! Dress up in semi-formal attire (or formal if you prefer), enjoy 8 different types of tasty hors d'oeuvres, indulge in unlimited taco buffet, sip on delicious drinks open bar all night, and meet even more new friends at our MOST ANTICIPATED event of the year (and just in time for the mid-Autumn festival too)! Grab your ticket now before it gets sold out!

Attire: Semi Formal/ Formal Attire Requested

***** TICKETS *****

Purchase tickets here:

(All tickets are non-refundable)

- Members:

$149 Early Bird (Extended until Aug 6)

$169 Regular (Available until Sep 7)

$189 At The Door (no longer offered) 

- Non-members:

$169 Early Bird (Extended until July 31)

$189 Regular (Available until Sep 7)

$209 At The Door (no longer offered) 

No more tickets will be released after Sep 7. How to get member discount tickets? Become a TAP-LA member by joining here:


5:45pm Check-in starts

6:00pm Door opens, open bar starts, hors d'oeuvres service begins

7:00pm Taco buffet opens, singing performance by Emilyn Cahn

7:10pm Erhu performance by Miida Chu 

7:30pm Opening by TECO Culture Center Director Ben Chen

8:00pm Buffet closes, hors d'oeuvres service resumes

8:00pm New TAP-LA Board installed by Congresswoman Judy Chu (see below for the new team's list)

8:30pm Live DJ and Dance Floor by DJ Mish 

10:30pm Dance floor closes, last call for bar

***** NEW BOARD 2023-2024 *****

President: James Lee

Internal VP: Peggy Yu

Co-External VP: Eric Yen

Co-External VP: Nick Hung

Treasurer: Oscar Yih

Secretary: Joanna Liao

Tech Chair: Sabrina Sun

Co-Mentorship Chair: Wayne Wang

Co-Mentorship Chair: Jessica Chen

Marketing Chair: Andy Loo

Co-Programs Chair: Jess May

Co-Programs Chair: May Lin

Marketing Committee: Emilyn Cahn

Programs Committee: Alex Hsiao

Programs Committee: Cindy Lin

Programs Committee: George Shaw

Programs Committee: George Yin

Programs Committee: Caylin Chen

Programs Committee: Lee Yu

Programs Committee: Charles Tsai

***** PARKING *****

Complimentary Self-Parking Validation - NOOR provides complimentary 90 minute validation, reducing the daily max parking rate $12. Please drink responsibly, and don't drink and drive. Ride shares like Uber and Lyft are recommended.

***** SPONSOR/DONOR *****

All donations are tax-deductible. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring the event, please contact


 What is TAP?

Taiwanese American Professionals Los Angeles (TAP-LA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and empowering the Taiwanese & Taiwanese American community in Greater Los Angeles through networking and professional development while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American Identity. Our programs and events are focused in five main areas: Community Building, Professional Development, Promoting Taiwanese/Taiwanese American Culture and Identity, Health and Wellness, Community Service. For more info, check out our website:

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TAP-LA is a Program in the Taiwan American Citizens League, a 501(c) 3 non-profit run entirely by unpaid volunteers

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