API Lunar New Year Banquet 2003

Posted on Feb 3, 2003 in News Archive, Past Banquets, Past Events

Jade Villa, Downtown Oakland
Saturday, April 26 2003


Tomorrow is the APIQWTC Lunar New Year Banquet!

Reserve your seats now for the annual event, where over 200 queer Asian & Pacific Islander women and transgender people of the SF bay area will celebrate the Year of the Ram/Goat.

It will be a lot of fun!!  There will be a Secret Admirer message board, raffle prizes, good food (vegetarian included), performances by Starfruit, Rice Girls, and others, a free mug, and lots of beautiful people! Hope to see you there!!!

Click here to download and print a copy of the invitation

Jade Villa Seafood Restaurant
800 Broadway,Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 839-1688

Come early – Open Seating

6:00pm – 7:00pm Reception/Cash Bar
7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner
8:30pm – 10:30pm Performances

Raffle and silent auction throughout the evening

A free commemorative mug will be given !!!
(This year’s design is our top secret! Come and find out.)

There will be live performances showcasing local community talent
including singers, dancers and writers such as…

  • Starfruit: Lesbian Chorale Ensemble (Voices)
  • Rice Girls
  • Progressive Martial Arts – Hardcore Team (a Tai Kwon Do team)
  • Spoken word by Lolan Sevilla, Chin-in Chen, and Willy Wilkinson
  • Junoon –  a highly energetic and entertaining drag king show
  • Dance by Kushvu
  • and MORE… (yes, more performances are adding to our list)

Gold Sponsor $100 (name listed in program)
Silver Sponsor $60 (name listed in program)
Individual $30
Children<12 $10

Full Table $270 (reserves a full table of 9 seats)

Please just come to the banquet and pay at the door – $35 a person.

  • Please make checks payable to: API Banquet
    Mail to:
    API Banquet
    2226 Parker St
    Berkeley, CA. 94704


  • Vegetarian Appetizers
  • Braised tofu with vegetable
  • Mangolian Beef
  • Kung Bo Chicken
  • Vegetarian Fried Rice and Steamed Rice
  • and MORE…

Additional Info:
– Wheelchair accessible
– We will make all efforts to accommodate special requests
– Partial scholarships available
– Dress code is semi-formal
– Street parking and easy access to 12th Street BART

Will be provided soon…


For general inquiries:
Kerriann McDermott
Email: with subject “API”
Phone: 510-390-5026 after 5pm

To volunteer to serve on the Banquet Committee:
Shin Yi Tsai
Phone: 415-292-3420, ext. 308

For program guide information:
Sheryl Uyan & Joey Liu
Email: sherylu@yahoo,
Phone: 650-483-8861

To donate raffle and silent auction prizes, or to place an ad in our program guide:
Sheryl Uyan: sherylu@yahoo, 650-483-8861
Shin Yi Tsai: , 415-292-3420, ext. 308

For web site administrative inquires or to advertise online:
Koko Lin: , 510-268-8426

Last Update on April 25, 2003

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