Our Lucky Mission Festival in February came to be because we wanted to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the traditions we enjoyed growing up — but with more booze and dancing.
Usually, the Vietnamese/Chinese New Year is celebrated in the family home, with meals and red envelopes filled with money (not bad things, at all!).
However, we wanted to reimagine it and make it a holiday that more people can get into. After all, it’s about food, family and friends — and we can all use more of that in our lives.
The result: a month of pop-ups and partying!
We kicked things off with the Good Luck Biagarten, an indoor beer garden reminiscent of casual drinking spots in Vietnam. You could buy beers by-the-bucket OR the bottle.
The Potsticker Party was a casual cooking class we threw to teach people a new craft. People made Pork and Squash potstickers over beers and got to enjoy the fruits of their labor in Good Eggs HQ in the Mission.
To get people raging for the Lunar New Year, we hosted the Lion Dance Party at the Verdi Club. Lion dancers from the Chung Ngai Dance Troupe broke it down to “Sexy and I Know It” — combining the old the new. DJ Spinnerty spun classic party jams (everything from Robyn to Christina Aguilera) while 12FPS held it down on the photobooth.
(Best Chinese lion dance photobomb ever.)
We hope you’ll join us for next year’s Lucky Mission Festival!
Photos (top to bottom): Pete Lee, Akia Graybill, 12FPS