AAPI Month came to close yesterday and even though we honor and celebrate in May, we should continue to recognize our AAPI community in our colleges and universities all over the United States everyday. Did you know Metropolis Management is Asian-owned? Owned by flagship performer Sailesh, The Hypnotist and Joyce Jiawan, Metropolis is here to provide you with some options on the best entertainment for your AAPI communities on campus.
An experienced performer with more than 20 years under his belt, SAILESH, The Hypnotist has performed a staggering 5000+ shows at Colleges, Universities and clubs, many with repeated bookings. Dubbed "The World’s Best Hypnotist," MTV Europe, his live show has been described as a cross between a concert and the best party ever! Sailesh makes audience members the stars of the show, taking the entire audience on a journey using hypnosis, improv, music and interactivity to create a whole lot of laughter and a ton of fun!
Award-Winning Magician Nash Fung
Hailing from Seattle and performing all over the world, Nash Fung is an innovator in the field of magic who routinely creates never before seen illusions. Using a stunning mix of humor, magic and mind-reading, Nash mesmerizes audiences. With over 18 years of experience, Nash shines on stage. Event planners swear by Nash’s show to wow their clients. Nash is devoted to expanding the art of magic and sharing his passion with the world. He also mentors other magicians internationally. Nash gained national exposure as a featured performer on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us on the CW Network (Summer 2015).
LEX the Lexicon Artist is a nerdcore/alternative rapper based in the SF Bay Area. A graduate of UC Berkeley, LEX began the Lexicon Artist project in 2016, by writing and performing original songs inspired by her multicultural upbringing, her life experiences and popular culture. Since then, LEX has performed at colleges and anime, gaming, and technology conventions across the country, connecting to thousands of fans with her relatable songs about nerd culture and personal identity. In May 2018, LEX received a grant from the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center in San Francisco and organized an Asian-American rap showcase as part of their United States of Asian America Festival.
Mental Health and Wellness Speaker and Advocate Sam Louie
Sam Louie is a psychotherapist, author, spoken word artist and Emmy Award-Winning former journalist who provides culturally relevant, diversity messages and trainings focused on building awareness, sensitivity, improving cultural competencies while fostering a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment.
Sam’s keynotes and workshops are not only educational but also inspirational where he draws from the collective experiences of his clients as well as his own upbringing as a first-generation Asian immigrant to the United States. Sam weaves together personal anecdotes, clinical examples, and world events and delivers his messages and workshops in a manner that is interactive through spoken word poetry, videos, and group exercises.
Transformational Speaker Hoan Do
Hoan Do is a student success coach, author, and competitor in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior. As an award-winning college motivational speaker, Hoan speaks at colleges & universities across North America sharing practical advice that helps students to succeed in and out of school.
Dr. Megan Stubbs Sexologist and Healthy Body Image
Holding degrees in Human Sexuality and Biology, Dr. Megan Stubbs is an energetic multi-media savvy Sexologist. She has been building a brand that has sexual wellness, education, and pleasure at the forefront. With her respective degrees, she is able to combine two of her favorite things, science and sex, into a cohesive platform to impact her audience.
She offers presentations on a wide variety of topics including sexuality education, positive body image, and self-care. She is mindful of inclusion and brings a sensitivity to ethnic diversity rooted in her own complex heritage. Her programming is designed to entertain and educate with actionable steps and information the participants can use as soon as they leave. Her advice is frequently quoted in national media outlets, she is a sex columnist with Playboy, frequently appears on television, speaks on radio, and presents at public and private events.