Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
General Admission: $5 (Valentine’s Day Special)
Each ticket will include one complimentary drink; additional drinks will be available for purchase via cash or Venmo.
Do you know bubble tea’s place of origin? Do you know who the first Asian director to win an Academy Award is? If these questions pique your interest, please join us on Thursday, February 16, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST for MOCA’s first mixer in the Year of the Rabbit! Gather with new and familiar faces for an evening featuring AAPI jeopardy and networking games hosted by artist and director Sagan Chen and music by DJ Jessica Wu (Girl Wunder). Enjoy MOCA’s exhibitions as you catch up with friends, make new connections over drinks, and dance to some awesome Chinese pop and an ecstatic dance set! The event will also feature a chance to learn more about the New MOCA as well as a chance to enter a drawing for a mystery prize.
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About Sagan Chen
Sagan Chen (they/he) is a queer genderfluid chinese-american artist. They center their work on uplifting underrepresented new narratives onstage, onscreen, and on the page, and enjoy reading scripts for various reading committees. Onstage: Happy Life (The Hearth@Soho Rep), Joy of Painting (Clubbed Thumb), Two Mile Hollow (Yale), Six Years Old, Stone, and delicacy of a puffin heart (Corkscrew Theater Festival), Exposed Bone (The PIT Loft). Onscreen: Grand Crew (NBC), Survival of the Thickest (Netflix/A24), High Maintenance (HBO), Girl Talk (dir. Erica Rose), Here We Wait, and Sideways Smile. He has directed at Dartmouth College, Samuel French OOB, Frigid, Corkscrew, and Women in Theatre Festivals. Audiobooks: Ana On the Edge and All The Things We Don’t Talk About, and The Jump. Follow him on Instagram: @sagan.chen
About Jessica Wu
Girl Wunder at Meow Wolf Santa Fe, Opening for DJ Tennis, 11.20.2021, photography by Lief Bamberg
Hailing from Queens, New York, GIRL WUNDER (Jessica Wu) brings a fresh style to the electronic music scene with her unique approach to DJing. She tends to nod to both the old and new school crowd, and enjoys bringing in sounds across multiple genres to give something to everyone on the dancefloor. Originally brought up in classical music at the age of 4 on piano, and then studying classical as well as some jazz flute at age 11, Girl Wunder has always been an avid musician. As a DJ with an ear for complex melodies through her classical training, a love for acoustic instrumentation, and an education of early 90s rave culture, Girl Wunder attempts to combine elements of all her experiences within the selections in her mixes. Her ability to generate special and memorable performances is what makes her a highly coveted new artist in the entertainment field. Learn more about Girl Wunder at www.girlwundermusic.com.