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Jan
27
Sun
TAPS & REACH & BAPA’s Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner @ Joyale Seafood Restaurant
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TAPS & REACH & BAPA's Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner @ Joyale Seafood Restaurant | Seattle | WA | United States

Come celebrate the Lunar New Year with a family-style dinner at Joyale! This is a joint event between TAP-Seattle, Boeing REACH and BAPA.

Tickets:
Early Bird (ends 1/16): $28 per person
Regular (ends 1/23): $35 per person
Last Minute (ends 1/25): $40 per person

Date: Sunday, January 27th 2019
Time: 5PM – 8PM
Location: Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 S Jackson St Seattle, WA 98104

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire
Men: Buttoned down shirt. Tie and suit jacket are optional. No jeans.
Women: cocktail dress/”little black dress” or dressy separates/one-piece.

Menu:
House Special Appetizer
Enoki Mushroom, Crab Meat with Shark Fin Soup
Peking Duck
Crispy Prawn with Honey Walnuts
Braised Lobster & Crab with Supreme Broth
Deep Fried Crispy Chicken
Steamed Fresh Fish
Braised Lingzhi Mushroom with Vegetable
Yang Zhou Fried Rice
Dessert or Seasonal Fruit

Feb
20
Wed
TAP-Sea: TAPpy Hour at Starbucks Reserve SODO
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TAP-Sea: TAPpy Hour at Starbucks Reserve SODO

Come join TAP-Seattle for TAPpy Hour at Starbucks Reserve SODO in Seattle. This is the location next to the Starbucks HQ! Network and mingle with other young professionals and learn more about our new officers! Bring your friends and coworkers along with your business card, to meet new friends and catch up with old ones over drinks and food. Starbucks Reserve SODO offers the same drinks as their Capitol Hill location at a cheaper price!

We look forward to meeting everyone and have a good time!

Parking: Parking lot

Feb
24
Sun
SAAFF 2019 – On Happiness Road @ Northwest Film Forum
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SAAFF 2019 - On Happiness Road @ Northwest Film Forum | Seattle | WA | United States

Directed by Hsin-Yin Sung
Taiwan / 2017 / 111 mins

When Chi was a little girl in Taiwan, her mother made her memorize their new address on Happiness Road. From that childhood moment, to moving to the U.S. as an adult, and then having to return home after her grandmother’s passing, Chi continues to ask, “What is happiness?”

Watch trailer: https://youtu.be/pa6QPWZ8HfM

Preceded By:

RACCOON AND THE LIGHT
Hanna Kim / United States / 2018 / 4 mins
A raccoon finds a flashlight in the woods. Nuff said.

ABOUT SAAFF
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the city’s Asian American community. For more information about SAAFF, visit seattleaaff.org.

Mar
17
Sun
TAP-Sea: Paint! – Nature edition @ Culture Center Of Taipei Economic And Cultural Office In Seattle
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
TAP-Sea: Paint! - Nature edition @ Culture Center Of Taipei Economic And Cultural Office In Seattle | Bellevue | WA | United States

Come paint with TAP-Seattle and explore your artistic side! This is an event for ALL painting skill levels!!

We’ll be painting a beautiful painting that is nature themed. Canvas, brush, and paint will be provided. Bring your own apron (or paint very carefully). Light snacks, sandwiches, and tea will be served.

Price:
Early bird (ends 3/14 11:59pm): $16
Regular (ends 3/16 11:59pm): $21

Hurry up and sign up, as the capacity is limited to 25 painters. A waitlist will be available once the capacity is filled.

Schedule:
Check-in & networking: 2:30pm – 3pm
Instructions & painting time: 3pm – 4:30pm
Wrap up/picture taking: 4:30pm – 5pm

We will guide you through all the steps (so no worries if you’ve never painted before). You are encouraged to add your own personal touch to it. We will also be presenting trivia facts.

Location: Cultural Center of TECO Seattle (OCAC office)
1008 140th Ave NE #108, Bellevue, WA 98005

Parking: Free parking in the lot

Tickets: https://impactflow.com/event/tap-sea-paint-nature-edition-10205

Mar
23
Sat
TAP-Sea & Tjccs: Snowboard/Ski Trip @ Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
Mar 23 @ 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
TAP-Sea & Tjccs: Snowboard/Ski Trip @ Stevens Pass Mountain Resort | Leavenworth | WA | United States

Join TAP-Seattle and TJCCS for our Snowboard/Skiing trip at Steven’s Pass!! Show off your skills ripping through the (hopefully) powder. We will have someone who works as an instructor at Steven’s Pass to give a free snowboarding lesson to the beginners who have never snowboarded or need some refreshers. There will also be groups of intermediate/advanced snowboard/skiers, so don’t worry about finding anyone in your skill level!

When: 3/23
Where: Stevens Pass Mountain Resort http://www.stevenspass.com/

>>Itinerary:

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
6:30AM Meet at S. Kirkland Park and Ride
6:45AM Leave S. Kirkland Park and Ride
9:00AM Arrive at Stevens Pass
3:30PM Leave Steven’s Pass
5:30PM Arrive at S. Kirkland Park and Ride

If you can drive or need a ride, please contact info@tap-seattle.org

Please wear ski/snowboard clothes and bring your ski/snowboard gear. Waterproof clothes, helmet/cap, and goggles are recommended!

At this time we are not planning to package any lift tickets. We can offer a limited quantity of discounted tickets. Please contact info@tap-seattle.org for information on the discounted tickets.

We are also requesting the people who come to have their own equipment or secure equipment rentals themselves, if you need rentals, please check out Steven’s Pass’s website at https://www.rentskis.com/#!/product/492

Tickets: Email info@tap-seattle.org for a limited number of discounted tickets. Otherwise, go directly to Steven’s pass website to buy directly.
Location: Steven’s Pass

Carpooling / Parking:
South Kirkland Park and Ride, 9800 NE 37th Ct, Kirkland, WA 98033

Jun
22
Sat
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2019 @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am – Jun 26 @ 10:30 pm
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival 2019 @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) 2019, presented by TAP-Seattle, will feature seven acclaimed Taiwanese films and four short films directed by aspiring Taiwanese American filmmakers. Explore the Taiwanese culture through films on Sat June 22, Sun June 23, and Wed June 26, 2019.

Single showing tickets & Festival Passes available soon! Stay tuned.

SAT JUNE 22:
11:30am Opening Remarks
11:45am Taiwanese American Short Films: Her Stories from West to East
1:05pm Taiwanese American Short Films: Panel Discussion
2:45pm Xiao Mei 小美
5:15pm More than Blue 比悲傷更悲傷的故事
8:00pm Gatao 2: Rise of the King 角頭2:王者再起

SUN JUNE 23
1:15pm Opening Remarks
1:30pm Long Time No Sea 只有大海知道
4:00pm Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 w/ Director Jonathan Yang
5:35pm Q&A with Director Jonathan Yang of Lost Black Cats
35th Squadron
7:15pm Sen Sen 生生

WED JUNE 26
7:30pm Opening Remarks
7:40pm Our Youth in Taiwan 我們的青春,在台灣 with Director Yue Fu 傅榆導演
9:40pm Q&A with Director Yue Fu
10:45pm Closing Remarks

*All foreign language films will have English subtitles.

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents.

TAP-Seattle is partnering with the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival

Our website: SeaTAFF.org

Taiwanese American Short Films: Her Stories from West to East @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 22 @ 11:45 am – 1:50 pm
Taiwanese American Short Films: Her Stories from West to East @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the showing of four Taiwanese American Short Films followed by a panel discussion.

Saturday June 22, 2019
11:30am Opening
11:45am Taiwanese American Short Films (78min)
1:05pm Panel Discussion
Genre: Shorts

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing:

Synopsis:
TAP-Seattle would like to use the Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) as a platform for aspiring Taiwanese American filmmakers to showcase their films. We are proud to present four short films that were featured at last year’s Taiwanese American Film Festival in Los Angeles, hosted by TAP-LA.

Four female protagonists encountered various life challenges – from being an Asian in a segregated America, adapting to a new country, working abroad, facing death and family affairs later in life. These stories from West to East showcase women’s journey through society, family, workplace, and love. The short films featured are: June, Jie Jie, Midnight Carnival, and Guo Mie.

**There will be a panel discussion following the screening of the four short films.

Director: Various
Year: 2018 | 78 min
Language: English and Mandarin with subtitles

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org.

Jun
23
Sun
Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 w/ Director Jonathan Yang @ Uptown Cinemas
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:20 pm
Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影黑貓中隊 w/ Director Jonathan Yang @ Uptown Cinemas | Seattle | WA | United States

Join Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival for the documentary showing of Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影-黑貓中隊 with Director Jonathan Yang 楊佈新導演!

Sunday June 23, 2019
4:00pm Lost Black Cats 35th Squadron 疾風魅影-黑貓中隊 (92min)
5:35pm: Q&A with Director Jonathan Yang 楊佈新導演 (45 min)
Genre: Documentary

Location: SIFF Cinema Uptown
Ticketing:

Synopsis:
During the Cold War, 28 pilots of the Black Cat Squadron joined a secret mission which has a lower survival rate than Russian Roulette. Their life stories beg the unanswerable question: What makes a real hero?

Over the course of a fourteen-year mission, seven pilots lost their lives in training, and three on the mission. Another two were shot down and captured, never seeing home for more than two decades.

45 years after the last mission of the Black Cat team, the documentary speaks out the voice of this era again. It gives us a gentle reminder not to forget people who have guarded us.

Q&A with Director Jonathan Yang after the documentary screening.
Director Jonathan Yang started his career in film in 1991. He is the top director for commercial ads and music videos for Taiwan’s hottest singers. This is his first documentary, fulfilling a childhood dream of his. Fascinated by the story these veterans had to tell, he spent six long years collecting films, data, and interviewing people. Take the this chance to have a conversation with Director Yang!

空軍第三十五中隊,又稱「黑貓中隊」,是台灣空軍史上最神秘的一支隊伍,負責執行冷戰時期極機密的台美合作偵察任務。賭上僅五成的存活機率,這群飛官在闃黑的夜空中,用生命守護地上的家園。

精挑細選的台灣年輕飛行員懷抱夢想、之身赴美受訓,二十八位結訓菁英於夜間出勤、執行高空偵察任務,獲取情資。過程中或遭擊落,轉眼便是死別、或遭俘虜,與家人生離二十餘載,或幸運返還,見證得來不易的和平。

知名影視導演楊佈新首部記錄長片,穿越三大洲、耗時六年拍攝、訪談超過五十位相關人士,紀錄還原「黑貓中隊」的歷史真貌,訴說這一頁被遺忘的歷史!

楊導自1991開始擔任導演的職務,商業廣告、音樂錄影帶的拍攝,當時統一,樂天,光泉生活必需品都有導演拍攝的足跡,在此同時也是台灣流行音樂大量啟用廣告導演的時候,大量的MV作品,舉凡張清芳、張信哲、張雨生、蔡琴、伍思凱、彭佳慧、優客李林,以及後來的范瑋琪、張韶涵等…,也是這個時期最重要的工作內容。
疾風魅影-黑貓中隊》是導演近六年最重要的創作,也是他第一次嘗試紀錄片的創作。

Director: Jonathan Yang
Year: 2018 | 92 min
Language: Mandarin with subtitles
Genre: Documentary

About STAFF:
Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival (STAFF) showcases films by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American talents.

It is presented by Taiwanese American Professionals – Seattle. And in partnership with the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival and the Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival
For more information about STAFF, visit SeaTAFF.org