Hip, Hapa and Happening: What to do in intercultural Vancouver this weekend
My computer mother board tanked my computer time yesterday… so articles are down to a bare minimum this week, as I also head up to Vernon for the 3rd Annual Greater Vernon Dragon Boat Races.
Enchanted Evenings summer concert series at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Classical Gardens in Vancouver Chinatown. This is a great way to spend a Friday evening with great musicians in an intimate setting.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Classical Gardens.
578 Carrall St. between Pender and Keefer.
Vancouver Chinese Ensemble
The Ensemble presents to the public an eclectic repertoire that
embraces popular and traditional Chinese music as well as Western
classical and contemporary compositions.
Go see COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI at the Firehall Arts Centre
July 20 – August 3, 2007
put on by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre.
I went on opening night with 15 members of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dragon boat team and we all really enjoyed it.
Samaurai is a multicultural re-telling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story,
that was retold and reset in Nelson BC, in the Steve Martin movie
“Roxanne.” This time prepare for a Western setting of Wyoming –
complete with cowboys and samaurais. I will be writing a review from
the opening night performance. Check out the following press releases,
and check out the website www.vact.ca
ALL OVER THE MAP
Outdoor dance and music series
Ron Basford Park, Granville Island
Sundays at 2pm
Last week I ended up on stage learning Celtic dancing to Punjabi-Celtic fusion music.
Barbara Clausen of New Works has created a wonderful culturally interesting summer series of dance, music and fun. Tango Paradiso is exciting… Wish I could be there… I started learning to play tangos on my accordion when I was 12 years old.