Saturday, December 9, 7 to 11 pm
At the Russian Hall
600 Campbell Aveneue
Are you a young Japanese Canadian Artist? Associated with Nikkei Arts? Study a Japanese art form? Want to get involved in the Japanese Canadian artist communiy? If you said yes then come to this Christmas mixer on Saturday December 9th at 7:00PM at The Skinny (inside the Russian Hall). This is a great chance to meet, mingle, and be merry with some awesome people!
Theatre, Dance, Music, Vis Arts, Performance Art, Clowning, Playwright, Poet, New Media, Old Media, Various kinds of Media, Gardeners, Culinarty Arts, All other kinds of Arts WELCOME!
Please SHARE this event with your community!
FREE, BYOB, snacks, music, performances, and pecha kucha talks! And maybe a KARAOKE DANCE PARTY?!
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Our Annual General Meeting is on April 12, 2018! Location and time TBA.
Donate to Powell Street Festival!
Your contribution will help ensure the Powell Street Festival continues to be Vancouver’s free, dynamic, accessible Japanese Canadian arts and cultural celebration in the city’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood! We thank you for your donation and look forward to celebrating 40 years with you in 2016.
Sumire Yoshihara (percussion) and Kazue Sawai (17- and 5-string koto) are among the most respected and iconic performers of Japanese contemporary music. Bridging ancient and new sounds, this amazing duo presents a selection of Japanese contemporary music showcasing a range of poetic approaches. Presented in collaboration with Vancouver New Music.
Japanese Canadian Artist Directory
Are you an artist? Submit your profile to the new online Japanese Canadian Artist Directory! Not an artist? Browse the profiles of over 300 artists in all disciplines, and spread the word so more will join. Submitting a profile is free, and a great way to share your work with the nationwide Japanese Canadian community. Visit http://japanesecanadianartists.com/ to check it out.
The Powell Street Festival Society is proud to present this resource in partnership with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (Toronto) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians.
at the 4th Annual
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The Bowl-A-Thon is a fundraiser for the JCCA. Collect pledges in advance on behalf of Powell Street Festival Society and enjoy a day of bowling with your favorite festival team! Email admin [at] powellstreetfestival.com to sign up!
Tonari Gumi Members’ Christmas Party
101-42 W. 8th Ave, Vancouver
Friday, December 15, 12pm-3pm
Please Bring Potluck or $10 admission fee, Register by Dec 8
Enjoy door prize & fun entertainment!
Vancouver Buddhist Temple,
220 Jackson Ave, Vancouver
Sunday, December 10, 9am-1pm
Registration & lunch: $6 or $10 includes Komochi Set. Children, Students, and VBT members: Free. Register on Eventbrite.
Bring your family and friends and your strong arms. Pound rice, make the Komochi and Kagami sets.
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Friday, December 29, 11am-3pm
Free. Everyone is welcome to join in this traditional Japanese end of year activity, and try your hand at mochi pounding. The event features traditional mochi pounding demonstration by the Vancouver Japanese Gardener’s Association, mochi tasting, and mochi and Japanese food sales. Sponsored by the NNMCC Auxiliary Committee.
Hastings Park 1942 Exhibit
In early 1942, over 8,000 Japanese Canadians were incarcerated at Hastings Park in East Vancouver before being sent to internment sites in the BC interior or to work camps across the country. The Hastings Park 1942 exhibit is a collaboration with performance artist Yoshié Bancroft, to produce an experiential, dramatic glimpse into that tragic episode of Canada’s history.
The Hastings Park 1942 exhibit features a contemporary performance piece titled JAPANESE PROBLEM. This piece invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.
Other exhibit programming includes arts workshops led by young Japanese Canadian artists and performance work related to community healing, trust, and histories of trauma. More details on our website.
The opening reception was on September 30 but the exhibition is up until January 13.
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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. It’s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form.