Pride Celebration feat. Music by kelz

Join us for an evening of tea, mingling, music, and more.

About this experience

We are sold out and will not be selling tickets at the door so that we can maintain a safe and intimate space for all guests. If you're interested in joining the waitlist, please message us at hello@paruteabar.com, and we will reach out in the event that someone cancels. Thank you for the love and support!


Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event will be required for entry. After entry, facial coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated guests.


Hello, LGBTQ+ community and allies! You're invited to our very first Pride Celebration featuring artist and DJ kelz (@kelzmusic), a Vietnamese-American producer and multi-instrumentalist known for her frothy dream-pop music. Agenda below:



  • 7:00 p.m.: Doors + Tea Time

  • 7:15 p.m.: Ice Breaker & Introvert-Friendly Game

  • 8:00 p.m.: kelz (acoustic set)

  • 8:45 p.m.: Closing


All ticket proceeds will go directly to our musical guest and staff members who will be working additional hours. Thank you for supporting LGBTQ+ artists and businesses!


Update: Complimentary and donated tickets have been claimed. Thank you to those who donated—your generosity truly made a difference! If you're unable to purchase a ticket due to financial constraints, please reach out to hello@paruteabar.com. We have a few complimentary tickets reserved for this purpose, and these will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


If you're unable to make it or if you would like to donate a ticket to another guest, please select "Donation" from the dropdown.


Accessibility: This event is standing only. If you require seating, please let us know in the notes so that our team can prepare a seat for you.



About the Artist: kelz’s frothy dream-pop music is an introduction to the mind of Vietnamese-American producer and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Truong. Written and recorded in her Orange County, California home, her songs tell a nostalgic yet hopeful story. For kelz, carefully looping beats, tinkering with synthetic waveforms, and interweaving guitar picking serves as a meditation--a mode of processing emotions and the inevitable passing of time. Front and center are her airy vocals, recorded in a whisper so as to not wake people in the other room late at night. Each song folds in on itself like a wave’s undertow, reorienting infectious melodies from tracks previous. kelz reflects on the process as “feeling like running towards something” but not knowing what it is. Escape with kelz on a long night drive with her effervescent electro-pop tracks. 

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Amy Truong and Lani Gobaleza founded PARU in 2017.