The TN Party: 12th Annual Benefit for Tuesday Night Project

For those of you in Los Angeles, there is a very special event that you cannot miss on Saturday, July 31st.

It’s the 12th annual benefit party for Tuesday Night Project! (For those of you who don’t know what Tuesday Night Project is, please check out my earlier post about them).

It’s taking place July 31st Saturday 5-11pm at the JACCC Plaza in Little Tokyo. For this party, there’s a tremendous lineup of performers, guest emcees, artisan vendors, live painters, as well as food from The Park’s Finest and Good Girl Dinette, music, dancing, and a whole lot of fun. You can buy your tickets here in advance for $15 Presale/Students/Seniors (presale ends Tuesday, July 27th at 11:59pm, so get your tickets early!), $20 General Admission at the door, and for all the young folks who are 12 and under, admission is free!

Find out more about the line-up and more after the cut.

The TNP Party schedule includes:

5pm-6:30pm FAMILY TIME

6:30pm – 9:30pm PERFORMANCES by:

9:30pm – 11:00pm DJs and DANCING!!

Guest emcees include:

Artisan Vendors include:

Live Painters feature:

There will also be the Video-Collider curated by Visual Communications (2 hours worth of 60-sec videos submitted by film/video-makers from as far as Berlin!) to mash-up with the magnificent sounds provided by DJ ANT, DJ Pomade, and DJ Waxstyles!

I haven’t even touched on the sponsors and honorary host committee members but judging from the amazing line-up, this is going to be a epic event of epic epicness. Each and every single one of the performers mentioned are amazing not because they are incredibly talented in their art but because they are simply good folks who are politically conscious about the world around them and caring about their community. For example, Bambu is an incredibly strong cultural worker through his music and his work with youth in Watts and beyond. He’s got a big following in LA (and beyond) and he’s a great focus. Sue Jin is a wonderful singer/songwriter who’s very passionate about being a voice of support and connection to womyn and young people. Da Wen is a smooth R&B musician who infuses his amazing voice and music with strong resilient messages of empowerment.

Why is TNP raising money for the annual benefit?

  1. To keep the “1st&3rd Tuesday Night Cafe” series FREE!
    The event has costs for sound engineering, video archiving, coordinating-intern stipends and feeding the artists & crew!
  2. They need NEW EQUIPMENT!
    Have you seen their light trees? Or their cables? Or the sometimes flaky live-stream? If you have, you know why they need equipment support!
    You’ll hear more about this over the next 3 years, but it’s a big mapping/internet-resource-directory/community-connecting project.

If you’re still here reading this, go out and get your tickets pronto! You will not have a more spectacular night than what TNP will provide you, whether you are old or new members to the community. Come be a part of something truly amazing!

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About Edward

Edward Hong is an actor and spoken poet. Passion to make a change in this world through the performing arts and activism defines his ongoing life and it is the struggle against all things unjust that gives him this passion to be one heck of a talkative, stubborn man. It, however, does not mean he strives to be a champion or role model of any community but to be the man who will be honest and say the things nobody will have the balls to say. He is the jester who is outspoken in what he believes in most passionately and therefore cannot be pinpointed that he will do what you expect him to do.
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