Hip, Hapa, Happening and Interculturally Interesting April 28 to May 5

Hip, Hapa, Happening and Interculturally Interesting April 28 to May 5

There is
definitely lots of real cool stuff happening this week, especially with
the explorASIAN festival
celebrating Asian Heritage Month presenting
great stuff.  My weekend is packed.  I can't be down at
Centre A to help register head tax certificates on Saturday because I
am pulling a work shift at the Vancouver Public Library (proudly
wearing my 30 year service pin).  May 1st is Workers Day, and I
also can't be at the April 28th celebration at Capri Hall, which is
boasting lots of great multicultural and intercultural
performers.  And I can't  attend the Scottish stuff happening
on Saturday either.

Saturday
night I attend the
BC Book Prize Gala, where Bill Richardson will be
MC.  I will be at a table with Joy Kogawa, Bill Turner (The Land
Conservancy) and my fellow Save Kogawa House committee coordinator
Ann-Marie Metten, as we toast the saving and purchase of Kogawa House.

Gung Haggis dragon boat
practice on Sunday afternoon 1pm.  It is the last day of the ADBF
public paddling program

Come join us for a 30 minute paddle in a
dragon boat for $2. Ipm – meet at the Green Trailer building in
Creekside Park – just a few paces south of Science World. 
Consider it a waterfront tour of Vancouver's
False Creek – much more interactive than the mini-ferries.

Great plays coming up with Simon Johnston's “Rice Rockets and Yacht People” and “Finding Home” by Welly Yang and Dina Morishita

Liutenant Governor's BC Book Prize Gala
Saturday, April 29
5:30
pm,
Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street.
For more information, call the BC Book Prizes at 604-687-2405
www.bcbookprizes.ca
Emceed by
Bill Richardson, this 22nd annual BC Book Prizes gala will recognize our
province’s finest literary achievements in seven categories, as well as celebrate the recipient of
the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.
Free post-gala reception at 9:30 pm.
Tickets
must be ordered by April 21.

Join
Broadway Performer/Playwright Welly Yang and Performer/Co-Producer Dina
Morishita from FINDING HOME for an intimate Artist Talk and Q&A
event at Centre A

Saturday - April 29
7pm - 9pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Admission: FREE
Centre A - Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
2 WEST HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER
www.centrea.org
S.T.A.T.U.S. Coalition presents...
MAY DAY 2006**
"Long live International Workers' Day!"

Commemorating the International Workers' Struggle and Migrant Labour & Immigrant workers
Resistance...
SATURDAY APRIL 29 @ 7:30 PM- 1 AM
DINNER WILL BE SERVED. DJ’S AFTER 10 PM.
CAPRI HALL, 3925 Fraser (corner East 23rd Ave)
5-10$ suggested donation- includes dinner
Community performers, poets, and multimedia presentations:
Dhol Nation Academy, Hugo Rojas, Marcus Youssef, Mariam Durrani, Mexican Migrant Workers,
Ndidi Cascade, Michael Franti, Kelis, K-OS, & Kardinal Offishall, Oscar Villalobos, Sinag Bayan,
Filipino cultural collective, Wayde Compton, Yyadzehe Gatica with the Consejo Indigena Popular
de Oaxaca

SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
April 29, Seaquam Secondary School (11584 Lyon Rd., Delta).
Tix and info 604-463-3421, www.sfupipeband.com/.
Afternoon concert with performances by Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe
Bands, SFU Pipe Band,and the Heather Jolley Dancers (4 pm); evening
ceilidh and dinner featuring Blackthorn (6:30 pm)


SOUNDS OF SCOTLAND
April 29, 8 pm, Scottish Cultural Centre. Tix $25, info 604-929-1802.

Scottish fiddle champion Paul Anderson and singer-pianist George Donald perform on a program
with the Vancouver Scottish Country Dance Dem Team and local singer Wilma Paton.

RICE ROCKETS & YACHT PEOPLE

May 4-13, Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond). Tix $24/22,
 info www.gatewaytheatre.com/
The Gateway’s New Play Series presents Simon Johnston’s drama about the clash of values
between new Canadians and longtime Caucasian residents, focusing on a well-to-do couple from
Shanghai and their street-racing kids.

PALESTINE, ISRAEL, AND ME: A POWER PLAY

May 5 & 7, 7:30pm, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W. 49th

Forum
Theatre piece about the struggle for peace and justice in Palestine and
Israel,and the profound effects of that struggle on people and
communities in Canada. Facilitated by Headlines Theatre with the
participation of local Jewish and Palestinian
organizations.

explorYOUTH 2006: e-race

May 2, 7 pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables). Info www.explorasian.org/.

VECC Youth Week, explorASIAN, and MISCELLANEOUS Productions present a screening of clips 
from a DVD of the hip-hop musical e-race, plus a panel discussion featuring four young
writer-performers from Asian backgrounds, moderated by director and writer Elaine Carol.

JAPANESE FAIRYTALE

May 2, 10:30 am, Silk Purse Arts Centre (1570 Argyle Ave., West Van.). 
Tix $10, info 604-925-7292.

UBC Opera members Michael Mori and Teiya Kashahara perform folksongs and arias from
the opera Turandot.


TOMODACHI
May 2, 10:30 am, Silk Purse Arts Centre (1570 Argyle Ave., West Van.). 
Tix $10, info 604-925-7292.
VSO violinist Akira Nagai and his wife, violist Seri, perform Western classical and various
kinds of traditional Japanese music.

FINDING HOME –
Canadian Premiere & Opening Event for explorASIAN 2006
May 5 – 8:00pm
May 6 – 2:00pm & 8:00pm
The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage 2750 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
Tickets $88, $58, $38

Join Broadway Performer/Playwright Welly Yang, Dina Morishita, and friends in a
Night of Musical Theatre!


In a musical journey about finding home, Yang explores three generations of
family history: stories of leaving home and finding home, of love lost and love
found, and of dreams deferred and dreams realized. The show artfully weaves
together seventeen Broadway classics and contemporary songs by Elton John, Tim
Rice, Dan Hill and Luther Vandross among others.

 

 

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