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Asians and Friends Chicago to host LGBTQ Lunar New Year Dinner Feb. 24
--From a press release
2024-02-09

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CHICAGO—Taking a cross-dressing twist for the Year of the Dragon, members of Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a dinner-and-drag musical revue, celebrating the Year of the "Drag-on" and bringing together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) community to recognize the start of the lunar calendar.

The dinner will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Pho Viet, 4941 N. Broadway in Chicago at 7 p.m. Highlighting the evening will be a raffle and special performances by AFC members based on the five dragon elements: fire, water, air, earth and metal.

"We're the only LGBTQ organization in the city that hosts a Chinese New Year event and we're happy to do so," said Angel Abcede, president, Board of Directors, for AFC. "Our members look forward to this annual gathering, which is known not just for the fine cuisine, but for our original, home-spun entertainment."

Tickets are $45/presale (online until Wednesday, Feb. 21) and $55 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit AFC's website at afchicago.org .

Special raffle donations coming from Atmosphere, Lucky Horseshoe, Max's and the North End.

Since its founding in 1984, AFC has served the LGBTQ Asian community and its allies by offering members a social opportunity to celebrate Asian cultures and meet people of similar backgrounds and interests. AFC is a proud 2010-2011 inductee into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, a two-time winner for Best Organization in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade, hosts of IFCON 2016 Chicago and recipients of Chapter of the Year 2022 from the International Friendship Association.


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