All proceeds will support the 42nd Annual Powell Street Festival and our year-round programming.
This event takes place on the unceded territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.
Access Info: Venue has a wheelchair accessible gender neutral bathrooms and a ramp leading to the venue after you exit the elevator. Volunteer Student Interpreters will be doing ASL Interpreting until 9:30 pm.
Apply to participate in the 2018 Powell Street Festival in Oppenheimer Park on Saturday & Sunday, August 4th and 5th, 2018 as a Community Booth, Craft Vendor, Display, Food Booth Vendor, Marketplace Vendor, Martial Arts Participant, and Performers and Demonstrators.
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Our Annual General Meeting is on
April 12, 2018 on the 5th Floor of Woodwards at 6pm, followed up our members-only party!
UPDATE! We regret to inform that Kazue Sawai will be unable to perform as originally scheduled. We are pleased that Miyama McQueen-Tokita will be joining Sumire Yoshihara for this performance.
Sumire Yoshihara (percussion) is among the most respected and iconic performers of Japanese contemporary music, and Miyama McQueen-Tokita (koto) is emerging as a versatile, award-winning koto player. Bridging ancient and new sounds, this amazing duo will present a selection of Japanese contemporary music showcasing a range of wonderfully poetic approaches in a program that includes solo and duo works by Maki Ishii, Michio Kitazume, and Teizo Matsumura, as well as a new duo by Yoichi Sugiyama.
The Lost Fleet Speaker Series
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park More info
Japanese Canadian artists, musicians and authors reflect on our current exhibition.
Visual artist, Haruko Okano, presents an artist talk on environmental art Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm
Composer, Rita Ueda, discusses her work and her inspiration for writing music Thursday, March 22nd at 7:30pm
The Lost Fleet Speaker Series is free with museum admission. Arrive early and take a guided tour of our Lost Fleet exhibit!
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
Vancouver Art Gallery
February 3 – May 6, 2018
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is a major retrospective exhibition of the monumental paintings of Takashi Murakami, one of the world’s most influential artists.
With fifty-five works, the show will trace Murakami’s oeuvre over three decades, from early paintings to a newly created five-metre-tall sculpture. There will also be two multi-panel paintings created specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition.
3rd Annual Design Competition
Call for Entries!
Deadline: April 3, 2018 at midnight
Presented in partnership with Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, students are invited to design an interactive artwork for the 42nd Anniversary Powell Street Festival, scheduled for August 4 and 5, 2018. The winning submission is awarded mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, and a commission and production budget to build their design.
Do you have a Japanese Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events. We will publicize suitable events and activities. Itâ€™s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form.