A fun night out with fellow geeks. Start the evening with a nice dinner and a few drinks to loosen the vocal cords and get acquainted with fellow participants. Then walk to a nearby Karaoke lounge to enjoy a bit of crooning/jamming with others. The venue is located at Diamond Jamboree located just south of the District shopping area in Irvine. Suggested restaurant is Tokyo Table. The Karaoke lounge is conveniently located upstairs and in easy walking distance. Cost for dinner range between $12-?? per person depending on your choice of dishes if you choose to attend dinner at the suggested restaurant (Tokyo Table). Karaoke room rate is $50/hour for the intermediate sized room and $60/hour for the VIP room.
Dinner Location: Tokyo Table (5:30 PM - 7:30 PM) Please be on time. The reservation will be cancelled by management within 15 minutes if at least 50% of party is not present.
Update 9/16/13 -As less than 20 participants have confirmed participating in both dinner and karaoke, the dinner reservation at Tokyo Table has been reduced to 14 people, guaranteed for the 14 respondents who posted a confirmation. There may be room to add more on the day of the event; however, that will not be guaranteed / subject to additional seating availability on the day of the event.
For those who chose to karaoke only, or who did not respond to the dinner and karaoke tally, please go directly to Plush by 8:00 PM and tell the hosts you are with Nick / the big party with the VIP room reservation.
Karaoke Location: Plush Karaoke Lounge (8:00 - 10:00 PM) - Same address as restaurant
Currently, one VIP room, and an intermediate room has been reserved. The VIP room can accommodate up to 25 people, with four microphones, while the smaller intermediate room can accomodate up to twelve people. We can choose to all stay in one large room, or split out to two groups if the group feels that will be better. The pros of splitting are a smaller, more intimate group, more mic time, and possibility to sing more themed / specialized music. The cons to the smaller group is less group interaction, and possibly, a slightly higher average cost. Average price per person for Karaoke is $8 / person (assuming 20 attendees, and single VIP Room), or $11/ person (assuming 10 attendees per room of 10-15) for two hours.
Transportation: As there may be libations involved at dinner, I would suggest carpooling, with a designated driver. Carpooling will also give you the opportunity to have a nice conversation / warm up your vocal cords with that cool guy / gal that you've always wanted to talk to but never had the opportunity to at another event ;). A carpool sign up sheet has been posted to help with coordination (see web URL below).
Reservations and Carpool Sign on Sheet (Click on link, or copy and past the following web URL onto a new web page): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlqevcXbPtGudGFJcEptdHFBaHRhbXlKWnlmbmhVRWc&usp=sharing