AsiaSF Reopens July 29!
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AsiaSF Reopens July 29!
Celebrating 23 Years, Internationally Acclaimed San Francisco Legacy Business Returns Bigger & Better Following Extensive Retrofit and Renovation
Transgender Performers Known for Sell-Out Crowds Are the Stars at
“One of America’s Top 100 Restaurants” as Voted by Opentable
AsiaSF Takes Lead in Requiring All Guests & Employees to Be Vaccinated or Show Negative COVID Test
19 July 2021 – San Francisco, CA:It takes more than the worst pandemic in 102 years to wipe out a legendary, internationally-known entertainment icon and nightclub. Celebrating 23 years of sold out spectacles, AsiaSF (www.asiasf.com), the storied San Francisco dinner theatre and cabaret featuring the world-famous transgender Ladies of AsiaSF, is set to welcome back its first paying customers on Thursday, July 29 at their newly remodeled and retrofitted iconic venue: 201 9th Street in the SoMa District of San Francisco.
“AsiaSF has always been about fun entertainment, fashion, food and family,” said Larry Hashbarger, Chairman and CEO of AsiaSF. “Especially as we come out of our COVID enforced cocoon, we’re once again raring to go — not only to entertain but also to educate and enlighten people about the transgender experience and human diversity. As a San Francisco legacy business for 23 years that celebrates diversity, family and is a safe place for all, we’re proud to support Mayor Breed’s initiative and take the lead in requiring our patrons and our employees be vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID test. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the smart business thing to do.”
In 1998, a small business that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism was born: AsiaSF. Founded by Hashbarger and Skip Young, the world-famous restaurant, cabaret and nightclub quickly became an iconic entertainment landmark.
“AsiaSF has been a visionary pioneer in supporting the transgender community through empowerment by creating a safe space and unique employment opportunities that showcase our beautiful transgender stars, the Ladies of AsiaSF, said AsiaSF President/COO, Aaron Nelson. “The Ladies of AsiaSF, our star performers make you laugh, make you blush, make you go ‘WOW!’ and make you feel like a million bucks.”
Choreographed dance routines, lip sync numbers, live singing, comedy and special effects are just some of the talents the Ladies of AsiaSF bring to the runway stage, under the direction of show director and choreographer, Ronnie Reddick.
“This sisterhood of diverse Bay Area performers has mastered the art of celebrating themselves,” said Young. By being their own authentic, welcoming selves, the Ladies of AsiaSF provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere to celebrate the fabulous you as well.”
With Vegas commercial style choreography byReddick and award-winning Cal-Asian cuisine, AsiaSF is a unique interactive, cabaret and dinner entertainment experience. From the moment one enters, the internationally acclaimed “Ladies of AsiaSF” will entertain and enlighten you, complete with stand-out-performances featuring original creations by Julian Mendez Couture and Prime Kreations of Los Angeles who has designed for Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner and Megan Thee Stallion.
Voted “One of America’s Top 100 Restaurants” by Opentable, AsiaSF had hosted over 1 million patrons since it opened its doors in 1998. Then: COVID and the need for a seismic retrofit. During the last year and a half, the team at AsiaSF took the forced sabbatical to regroup, reform and undergo a Renaissance that will take the legendary San Francisco venue into the Roaring ‘20s.
“AsiaSF is a complete entertainment and food/cocktail experience,” says Hashbarger, the creator/producer of Passport – America’s premier fashion show and HIV/AIDS fundraiser – during his three and a half decades as Director of Special Productions for Macy’s. “Our beautiful and talented transgender cast bring our guests into their world from the first second they enter the space. They serve drinks. They serve food. They dish up a stand-on-the-table and applaud-‘til-your-hands-are-sore song and dance experience that is, literally, transformative. I couldn’t be prouder of these inspiring women.”
“One of our missions of AsiaSF is to create a trans-positive environment that educates and raises awareness about living your truth and being your authentic self,” Hashbarger sums up, “while at the same time providing our guests with a ‘time of your life’ experience.”
All prices are inclusive of dinner and the shows, with cocktails priced separately. For individual reservations, groups and special events go to asiasf.com or call (415) 255-2742.