The Moon Represents My Heart Closing Party X BUBBLE_T

Fri, Sep 27, 2019 @ 10:00pm - 12:00am

SOLD OUT! Advance registration is required. Guests MUST be on the list to attend, no walk-ins permitted. CASH BAR.


Kick off fall with a celebration of BUBBLE_T’s Joy Luck Clurb installation at MOCA! Enjoy drinks under the confetti ceiling and dance along to DJ sets by BUBBLE_T. Plus, it's your last chance to catch this summer’s acclaimed exhibition The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging before it closes on Sunday, September 29. Organizers Nicholas Andersen, Karlo Bueno Bello, Stevie Huynh, Paul Tran, and Pedro Vidallon are recent honorees of MOCA’s Eighth Annual Celebration of Community Heroes.


Special promotion will be offered to Limited Edition 2019 BUBBLE_T x Pearl River Mart Short Sleeve T-Shirt at the Museum’s store MOCA Shop by Pearl River.


BUBBLE_T is a New York-based nightlife collective centering queer Asian visibility, creativity, and expression. It started in the spring of 2017 as an impromptu gathering at a gay bar in Bushwick, a way to celebrate friends, family, and community - no translation needed. Since then, BUBBLE_T has evolved into a roving dance party, activating spaces like MoMA PS1 and Museum of Chinese in America through a confluence of fashion, art, music, and drag.


Organizers Nicholas Andersen, Karlo Bueno Bello, Stevie Huynh, Paul Tran, and Pedro Vidallon foster community through the celebration of shared references: the excesses of Asian cinema, queer Asian futurism, and late night karaoke. A recent party flier recontextualized imagery from the Vietnamese variety show Paris by Night, weaponizing its camp factor into a cornerstone of queer Asian expression.


Through the collective memories of our ancestors, Bubble_T pays tribute to our family’s festivals, night markets, and all night garage parties. It’s a few hours of freedom, a respite from having to explain our culture, our bodies, our selves.