Asian Heritage Month is well underway, and there are so many interesting events taking place! Here is our weekly rundown of the top events:
World Poetry International Festival
Dates: May 14-15th Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.
Location: Richmond Cultural Centre, 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC. Canada.
BC First Nations Coast Salish welcome: Roberta Price
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea & World Poetry Committee
Proposed international Poets: Dr. Rita Malhotra, Husna Sidiqi, Mr. Khawaja Abdullah Ahrar, Yoshifumi Sakura, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo, Miss Alaha Arhar
Featured Canadian Poet and presenter: Bernice Lever
Welcome by BC Multicultural Poetry Groups
International Peace Award presentation to Ariadne Sawyer
Iranian Daf Music: Renowned Kokehi family
Jasmine’s Dancing Club
Downtown Bhangra 2011
When: Friday, May 13 – 5pm to 10pm
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery Grounds (Georgia and Howe)
Want to watch the best Punjabi dancers and musicians perform to their hearts’ content and learn a few new Bhangra moves along the way? Head to the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza onFriday, May 13th. With over 200 performers this event is full of non-stop action with Vancouver’s finest talent, from dhol drummers, beat-boxers and singers to Bhangra dancers, break dancers and a host of cultural mashups!
Yayoi Theatre Movement Society presents Identity:Ancestral Memory, a multi-media dance performance that celebrates the life and poetry of the late Japanese Canadian artist, Roy Kiyooka. This artistic collaboration is a fusion of two dance forms, noh mask theatre and butoh dance choreographed by Yayoi Hirano and Jay Hirabayashi.
Don’t forget the Asian Pacific Foundation is giving away $50 iTunes gift cards if you tell them what Asian Heritage means to you! More details here.
We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to @GuuIzakaya! Here’s how to enter!
1. Retweet one of the following into twitter:
• I entered to win a $50 @GuuIzakaya gc from @explorASIAN and @VancityBuzz http://bit.ly/lLJcht RT to Enter!
2. Like us (explorASIAN) on Facebook
3. For those of you without twitter leave a comment here or on our Facebook wall by telling us your favorite Asian actor or actress of all time!
Contest Ends: May 13, 2011. Good luck to everyone that enters!