ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW OVER Door prices are $35 VIP (starts at 8:00 PM), $20 for the Main event (starts at 10:00pm)


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The One-Year Anniversary Celebration and Benefit
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Jimmy's Lounge
Hollywood, California
21+ | Pilipin@ American Lifestyle is a new online community for us, by us. It is dedicated to everything that makes up the Pilipino American Lifestyle. We freely collaborate to help discover our individual identities, reconnect with our roots, and celebrate our passions. From exclusive video interviews, red carpet coverage, contests, and games, to compelling editorials, current issues, and events – is here to serve you and our community.

BakitUp++: The One Year Anniversary Celebration will be one of the hottest events in the Southern California Filipino American community. It will feature globally recognized artists, personalities, celebrities, and organizations who will share the spotlight with your company.  Part of the bar proceeds go towards Pnoy Apparel's Shirt the Kids campaign, which provides clothing to improvished children in the Philippines.

“I had such a fun time hanging out with this fab team and their site is proving to be a great community stop for all things Filipino American.”

– Christine “HappySlip” Gambito, Top YouTube Artist and Ambassador of Tourism to the Philippines

VIP Reception

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Get access to a limited and intimate event with Filipino American celebrities and leaders.  Enjoy drinks from the VuQo-hosted open bar and sip on FIJI water while sampling Chef Larry Banares' delectable cuisine.  Special guest performances by Ashley Robles and Ryan Espe will get you grooving while supporting Shirt the Kids in a fun silent auction.  Hosted by the comedian-magician extraordinaire, Justin Rivera!

With a VIP Ticket, you get:O

  1. Open bar (from the VuQo drink list) for an hour!
  2. Free food show by Chef Larry Banares
  3. Water provided by FIJI Water
  4. Networking with leaders in the community, media, entertainment, business, etc.
  5. Special guest performances
  6. View community art
  7. Fun with the Photo wall
  8. Special VIP seating during the main event
  9. A great silent auction to support Shirt the Kids
  10. And of course, access to the main event

The Main Event

Doors open at 10:00 pm
Move to the beats of the world famous DJ Icy Ice with the Pilipino American community and supporters.  Order from a specially-prepared menu by VuQo. Ever had a Bakitini?  And don't forget, look for the cameras cause you'll be partying with the rest of the Internet!

Ticket Information

VIP Ticket
Includes VIP reception and show, access to the main event, food, open bar for an hour, use of the exclusive VIP area during the main event, and intimate networking with celebs and community and business leaders. Buy 8 VIP tickets and get free bottle service!

Main Event Ticket
Celebrate with the Filipino American community and friends in the main event. Featuring beats from DJ Icy Ice, and a few crazy surprises... Doors open at 10:00 PM. If you have a VIP Ticket, you're already in for the main event!

*Please Note* If you purchased a VIP ticket, you won't need to purchase Main Event ticket.

Door Tickets

Door tickets will be extremely limited and will only be available on a case by case basis.  Don't be left out and get your tickets now!

If you're uncomfortable with purchasing tickets online, there's other options! Send an email to Kaywan for other arrangements.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There’s a wide range of options to get your organization, brand, or product out to the Filipino American audience.  Whether it’s a VIP table in the center of the action or pre-rolling a commercial on our anniversary-party related content, or if you’d like a logo on our wall, there’s many innovative ways to send your message. Please find more sponsorship information here.

Product Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re also looking for food, drink, swag bag and alcohol sponsors.  If your business is selected, we will provide your company with a custom package for maximum brand exposure.


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, media credentials, or general information about the celebration, please email us at  A full sponsorship packet is available upon request.

Our Sponsors

fiji-water-sponsorvuqo-sponsorcheff larry

Our Partners

shirtthekids-partnerblu-ice-partner3mc plus

Swag Baggers
tayoThe Online Grapevine

Name Sales End Price Fee
VIP Ticket   Ended $35 $0.99
Main Event Ticket   Ended $10 $0.99

On the Web

BakitUp++ - YouTube

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