Our Mission & Vision

Around and about Chicago


The first thing you will notice different about AACN when compared to other groups is that we are an active and fun group. We pride ourselves on the ability to create community and have a fun time together. We were founded in the summer of 2011 and average more than 2 events per week.  Below is a short summary of who we are.  

The Asian American Chicago Network is focused on connecting Asian Americans in the city of Chicago to a new and fun community and connecting you to the great city of Chicago and its resources!  

Are you new to Chicago? Have you lived here your entire life? Do you want to meet others in a fun / friendly environment? We have activities that range from outdoor/sports, volunteering, picnics, potlucks, brunch clubs, dinners, socials, and nightlife, to just name a few! Organizers will always help facilitate fun networking and mingling.

Our group targets those that are new professionals and working professionals. 

Please join our Meetup Page AND Facebook page to receive updates / notices about upcoming AACN social & networking events in Chicago.
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For any questions, please e-mail us at asianamericanchicagonetwork@gmail.com

    *** UPCOMING EVENT ***
6:45 PM & 8:00 PM
Dinner at ChikFila (State & Lake) & Film "A Picture Of You" @
Gene Siskel Film Center
177 N State St, Chicago, IL 

"A Picture of You" by JP Chan

1. Come out and hang with AACN. Meet new members and old ones alike! 

2. Come out and support the Asian American Film festival. 


DINNER @ 6:45 PM 
- ChikFila (Lake and State St) - AACN will eat at ChikFila for dinner first. If you haven't had this, you are missing out. Great nuggets, sandwiches, and shakes. 

MOVIE @ 8:15 PM (across from ChikFila) Gene Siskel Film Center 

Buy your tickets online or at the door! - $11 USD 

164 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60601 

2013, J.P. Chan, USA, 83 min. 
With Jo Mei, Andrew Pang


A death in the family reunites estranged siblings for a cathartic adventure that is part melodrama and part dark comedy. Hyper-critical Jen and glumly placating Kyle begin the job of dissembling their mother’s lake house with the help of two friends when a discovery among mom’s things sends them reeling with shock and sets off a hastily-conceived search for clues to the missing chapter in her life and the missing sense of family in their own lives. DCP digital. 

Director J.P. Chan and actress Jo Mei will be present for audience discussion.

RSVP on the Meetup Page! 

    *** UPCOMING EVENT ***
SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 
1:00 PM 
'Museum Wandering' at the 
Chicago Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive

AACN members want to explore some museums, so museums we'll see!

The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.

We will be ordering the tickets on Friday 4/11 as the group purchases office does not work on weekends. The price per ticket will be $21.50. Regular rate if we have people who catch up with us on Sunday will be $25.00.

More info here: http://fieldmuseum.org/visit

RSVP on the Meetup Page! 

That Demon Within!
Starts April 18, 2014 for 1 week at
AMC River East 21 (Lucky Strike)
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

China Lion Film Distribution has asked AACN to help promote the Cantonese film starring Daniel Wu and Nick Cheung which starts THURSDAY - April 18th at the AMC River East 21 called THAT DEMON WITHIN and we'd love to publicize it in time for this weekend's release.  

China Lion Film Distribution releases Chinese-language films across the U.S. and Canada and they'd love to make Chicago a more regular stop for films; of course, the only way we can do that is if the films are supported by local audiences.