Thursday, January 12, 2023

Moon Rabbit Rave, Lunar New Year Bash, from JADED on January 21.


JADED, Pittsburgh’s first Asian American & Pacific Island (AAPI) artist collective, in collaboration with Stephanie Tsong will host Moon Rabbit Rave on January 21. This Lunar New Year's Bash at Cobra Lounge will feature local AAPI DJs, singers, artists, and more.
You all asked and so here we are throwing another JADED X FORMOSA party. Come dance the night away into the Lunar New Year with our amazing line up of ALL NEW AAPI heritage performers, dancers, and DJs!

Our Moon Rabbit Rave is inspired by the 2023 Lunar New Year Zodiac Element of the Water Rabbit. Based on cycles of the Moon, the lunar calendar starts in conjunction with the new moon. 

Every year there is a different zodiac animal sign combined with one of the five elements (metal, water, fire, wood, and earth) which predicts the year’s flow and rhythm. 

The rabbit in Eastern Asian cultures is a sign of longevity, peace, and prosperity. 

The water element will amplify psychic ability and negotiations in the new year.Come dress up in your best outfits to bring the best luck for the new year - rabbit themed of course and celebrate the Lunar New Year with us.

All of the money made that night will be solely going to pay all of Asian talent and creatives a competitive rate for their work!! Support AAPI ARTISTS by buying your ticket. 

πŸ”₯DJsπŸ”₯
πŸ”₯FORMOSA (PGH)
πŸ”₯Ciringe (NYC)

πŸ‰PerformersπŸ‰
🐲 Mai Khoi 
🐲 MIMI Jong

🎐Temporary tattoos and an interactive writing station🎐
🎐 Yang Zhen Lee

πŸ’₯Video VisualsπŸ’₯
Caroline Yoo and the Han Diaspora Group 

Poster by Ricky Chen

Tickets are $10 prepaid in advance at $10 at the door until 11 pm, and $15 after 11. Cobra Lounge is located at 4305 Main St. in Bloomfield (map). An introduction to Jaded, which kicked off its programming last year:
Named the 2022 People of the Year by Pittsburgh City Paper, JADED is Pittsburgh’s first Asian American & Pacific Island (AAPI) artist collective. Led by women and non-binary artists, Lena Chen, Bonnie Fan, Sara Tang, Caroline Yoo, and Elina Zhang, we create spaces for AAPI representation and empowerment. From large, public celebrations to intimate AAPI-only gatherings, JADED addresses the trauma of racial violence, reveals the hidden history of AAPI migration in the region, and offers mentorship and networking opportunities for our communities. Our upcoming socially engaged art initiative, KIN, supports women and queer AAPI folks through events and workshops uplifting the work of local filmmakers, writers, artists, and activists.

Founded by Anny Chen, Lena Chen, and Caroline Yoo, JADED has been featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper, 90.5 WESA, and The Pitt News. Our work has been supported by Carnegie Museum of Art, Office for Public Art, Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Pittsburgh, Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Pittsburgh, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and The Opportunity Fund. JADED was awarded Pittsburgh’s People of the Year in the Visual Arts Category at the Pittsburgh City Paper in 2022.