Boogie Nights In J-Town

Friday, June 26, 2009

Caught this down at AsianWeek.

In the face of tough economic times, nonprofit community events everywhere are facing extreme challenges to their fundraising efforts. The 36th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair is turning to some all-star Asian American talent to help out.

On July 11, the Street Fair will host a fundraising dance at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Performing will be the Kanzaki Lounge All Stars, a band composed of some of the best-known Asian American musicians in the Bay Area– Carey Huang, Derrick Tong, Billy Shen, Colette Ikemi, Rich Aguon, Eva Chew, Chris Garcia and Jessie De Torres. Long time night lifers might recall that the Kanzaki Lounge was a wildly popular bar and music venue in Japantown that featured cutting-edge Asian American talent [...]

This fundraiser will help ensure that the street fair continues its service to the Japantown community. “Your $30 support will definitely help us in offsetting logistical cost associated with producing the 2 day event in August,” Horikiri says. “We encourage everyone to tell their friends and truly come out for an evening that will sure to be a memorable experience!”

The Boogie Nights in J-Town dance will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, and tickets will be $40 at the door and $30 during presale before July 1. Please email to order your tickets today.
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