phoneixphest-2019-logoPhoenixphest happy hour - LA

Join your fellow alumni on October 5 at Ysabel in West Hollywood from 3 - 6 p.m. for a happy hour to welcome alumni to the Los Angeles community.

For all UChicagoLA alumni, Phoenixphest is our annual event to welcome alumni to our vibrant community. Whether you're newly graduated, new to LA, or just new to our UChicagoLA community, Phoenixphest is a wonderful opportunity to get engaged and meet fellow Maroons in a fun and casual environment. For all active alumni members, we are counting on you to show up and provide a warm welcome to new alumni!

As one of our signature events of the year, we pulled out all the stops to grab a beautiful venue on Fairfax in West Hollywood. We will be in the semi-private back bar of Ysabel from 3 - 6 p.m. Not only that, we will also have a step and repeat for your Instagram purposes! There are also fun giveaways, we'll be revealing soon on Facebook and in emails - join the FB group if you haven't already! 

Be sure to register - the first 70 people registered for the event will receive two free drink tickets, so make sure to register to take advantage. There will also be a small selection of light snacks.

Parking in West Hollywood can always be a challenge and drinking and driving is not cool, so we encourage everyone to take advantage of public transit, ride sharing services, or carpooling.


A photographer will be present to take photographs of attendees!


UPDATE: To spice things up this year, we're going to raffle off as a door prize one (1) free ticket to the UChicago Alumni Club of Los Angeles' Bears vs. Rams NFL game and catered pre-game tailgate party taking place on Sunday, November 17th.  Details for this amazing event are available at this link.  That's right, by attending Phoenixphest this year you'll be eligible to win a free NFL football game ticket in addition to a fully catered Chicago-style tailgate (Chicago-style pizza, fried chicken, beer, and wine) (a $175 value).  Must be present at time of raffle to be eligible to win.       

Special thanks to our alumni host Shao-Yi Qian, AB'15, for organizing this event. Shao-Yi serves on the Alumni Club of LA Board, is a Co-Chair on the Young Alumni Committee, and hosts several fun alumni events each year.

Event Information

Cost: Complimentary; first 70 people registered receive two drink tickets and light snacks


Please note that if you are one of the first 70 registered guests and you are not present at the event by 4:30 pm (you appear to be a "no show") then your drink tickets might be distributed to guests in attendance who are not one of the first 70 registered guests.  So please arrive before 4:30 pm!  Thank you.


Please note that the valet parking charge at Ysabel is $10 and will not be covered as part of the event; street parking is also available.  


3:00PM - 6:00PM Sat 5 Oct 2019 ( Timezone: Pacific )


945 N. Fairfax Avenue
West Hollywood, CA

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Look Who's Coming:

Kevin Hong
Travis Dietz
Tilly Oren
William Sullivan
Brittany Machado
  Sundance Institute
Julia Zhu
Myles Alexander
Nirupama Jayaraman
Brianna Baer
Jose Guillen
John Rhoads
Allisyn Cashdan
Nathaniel Tan
Kathleen Park
Mason Heller
Dharshan B
Dante Bacani
Clare Singer
Shao-Yi Qian
Samuel Brandt
Matthew Schumacher
Charla Strong
Guest of Charla Strong
Toan Tran
Long Nguyen
Maureen Richey
Ben Urwand
Janelle Peters
Amit Sharma
Guest of Amit Sharma
Claire O'Hanlon
Lauren Barnett
Nicholas Spear
Vivian Liu
Guest of Vivian Liu
William Zide
Guest of William Zide
Yawen Yu
Jeffrey Guterman
Charlotte Grenander
Lucy Wang
Guest of Lucy Wang
Akua Nkansah-Amankra
Kimberly Han
Abbie Reese
Jason Bern
Helen Chen
Jeffrey Yo
Shirley Sung
Alexandra Perez
Joey Glynn
Alexander Robinson
Shannon Towey
Frederick Vu
Tanya Puri
Jessica Davies
Damon Northrop
Julie Cooper
Andrew Flior
Matthew Kirschenman
Guest of Matt
Yanping Jiang
David Gonzalez
Nathaniel Tan
Emma Burgoon
  USC Gould School of Law
Andrew Chen
Ralph Tsong
Ted Tu
Mason Guffey
Kathryn Hagerman Medina
Gil Medina
Saiprasanna Yarramalla
Adam Duggan
... a total of 87 guests.
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Event Contact
Shao-Yi Qian, AB'15