Dance Experiment

Aretha Aoki crawling across stage with a child on her back.

Dance Experiment Photo credit: Still from video by Colin Kelley Saturday, March 9Morrow | 910 Richards St., VancouverFREE Dance and Improvisation Workshop| Register Now! Dance Experiment is a free workshop for movers and choreographers informed loosely by the multidisciplinary dance project, IzumonookunI by Aretha Aoki and Ryan MacDonald. Aoki will lead participants in a warmup and exercises for … Read more

Visioning Paueru Gai: Public Spaces in the Powell Street Neighbourhood

Saturday, November 25 |  10am-4pm Vancouver Buddhist Temple | 220 Jackson Ave. Free community event Register Here English 日本語版 繁體中文 简体中文 English ASL, Japanese, Cantonese & Mandarin interpretation available. Bringing together artists, urban planners, community organizers, architects, landscape architects, and members of the Japanese Canadian (JC), Indigenous, and Downtown Eastside communities, this event seeks to … Read more

Minori (実り) Harvest Event 2023

Sunday, November 5 |  Lunch from 12:30 PM, art workshop from 1:00 PM Oppenheimer Park | 488 Powell St. at Jackson Ave. Free community event We hope you’ll join us for a meal of butternut squash miso soup, plus arts and crafts at Minori (実り) Harvest in Oppenheimer Park, hosted by the Advocacy and Outreach Committee! This … Read more

Godzilla: King of Kaiju Series at The Cinematheque

October 26 – October 31 The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe St., Vancouver Tickets $10~ | Buy Now! Powell Street Festival Society is proud to partner with The Cinematheque to present Godzilla: King of Kaiju, a Halloween season series saluting the epic reign of the kaiju king. This monster-sized, all-ages series draws from the earliest and most … Read more

15th Annual Asahi Tribute Game

Register Here Date: Saturday, August 19, 10am sign-up | 10:30am games begin Location: Oppenheimer Park Free, Drop-in Event 日付:8月19日、土曜日、10時チーム受付開始|10時30分試合開始 場所:オッペンハイマー公園 無料、ドロップイン・イベント Drop-in for our 15th annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game! 今年で15回目となるバンクーバー朝日トリビュートゲームに、ぜひお立ち寄りください! Drop-in for our 15th annual Vancouver Asahi Tribute Game! Come play a game of ball as we commemorate the historic Vancouver Asahi: the legendary … Read more

Tanabata Star Show (August 4)

Tanabata Star Show Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Friday, August 4, 7pm – 8pm Location: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Event Fee: $19.75 | Tickets Available through Space Centre Website 日付:8月4日、金曜日、午後7時〜8時 場所: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre 参加料: 19.75ドル | Space CentreのWebサイトにてチケット発売中 Tanabata Star Show 七夕スターショー Tanabata Star Show Come learn about Tanabata and its associated constellations at … Read more

360 Riot Walk: Guided Tour (July 29 & 30)

360 Riot Walk: July Guided Tours Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 (11:30am – 2pm) Fee: $20 General, $15 Student/Senior 日付:7月29日(土曜)&7月30日(日曜)、午前11:30時〜午後2時 参加料: 20ドル  一般 、15ドル 学生・高齢者 About 360 Riot Walk 360ライオットウォークについて About 360 Riot Walk 360 Riot Walk is an interactive walking tour that utilizes 360 video technology to … Read more

Posh Ball 2023 (July 28 & 29), sponsored by Powell Street Festival Society

Posh Ball 2023, sponsored by PSFS Buy Tickets | チケット発売中 Dates: Friday, Jul 28 – Saturday, Jul 29, 5:00pm – 3:00am Location: D/6 Bar & Lounge Event Fee: $20 – $60 | Tickets Available through Eventbrite* (link above) 日付:7月28日、金曜日、7月29日、土曜日、午後5時〜翌午前3時 場所: D/6 Bar & Lounge 参加料: 20ドル〜60ドル | Eventbriteにてチケット発売中 ※ Posh Ball 2023 ポッシュ・ボール2023(パウエル祭協会後援) Posh Ball … Read more

おやすみ (Oyasumi): A Collection of Japanese Canadian Short Films

Thursday, May 25 2023 | 7:00 PM The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe St., Vancouver Tickets $14 | Buy Now! Powell Street Festival Society is proud to join the Cinematheque in co-presenting おやすみ (Oyasumi), a special evening featuring 12 Japanese Canadian short films curated by Natalie Murao. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with … Read more

Hanami: Cherry Blossom Picnic 2023

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 12:30 PM Oppenheimer Park Free Event Join PSFS and our Advocacy and Outreach Committee under the spring cherry blossoms for a hot meal of Japanese curry rice and a community art project of cherry blossom wish making. Fold your hopes and wishes into paper craft cherry blossoms and take part in … Read more

Finding Her Beat

Saturday February 18, 2023 Noon to 6:00 PM SFU Woodward’s Free & ticketed events Buy Film Tickets Join Powell Street Festival Society for a day of femme Taiko on Saturday, February 18th, 2023! Begin the day with a 30-minute free public Taiko performance at 12:00 noon by Vancouver’s Sawagi Taiko, the first all-women Taiko group … Read more

Setsubun

February 5, 2023 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell St. FREE Event Join us for Taiko and more alongside elder Veronica’s Sacred Fire, followed by a Paueru Mashup Lesson and community dance, complete with special appearances and a community meal of Japanese Curry Rice and hot apple cider. Now at Oppenheimer Park, … Read more

Minori (実り) Harvest Event 2022

Sunday, November 13, 2022. Lunch at 12:30 PM, arts & crafts from 1:00 PM Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell St. at Jackson Ave. Free community event We hope you’ll join us for a meal of butternut squash miso soup, plus arts and crafts at Minori (実り) Harvest in Oppenheimer Park! Hosted by the Advocacy and Outreach … Read more

Kyōdai

An interplay of home videos and music from the Japanese Canadian Community December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM (Doors 7:00 PM) The Fox Cabaret 2321 Main St. at 7th Ave., Vancouver LIVE Online Tickets: Sliding-Scale from $18 (plus processing fees). Buy Now Witness Japanese Canadian musicians Jason de Couto, Prince Shima, and Āza Nabuko in … Read more

Road Work: Street Photography from the 70s & 80s

Sunday, May 29, 2022 | 2:00 PM (Doors 1:30) The Cinematheque | 1131 Howe St., Vancouver, BCTickets $10-25 (Sliding scale), reduced capacity. Purchase belowASL Interpretation available Based on the self-published photography book of the same name, Soone takes us through New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, and Paris in the 1970s and … Read more

Daruma Kuyō

Daruma Kuyō Saturday January 15, 2022 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | CRAB Park Beach FREE EVENT Ceremonial burning of Daruma as transformation and honouring our ancestors On January 15th 2022, the final cycle of Powell Street Festival’s Daruma Well Wishing campaign will take place in collaboration with elder Veronica’s sacred fire at CRAB park. … Read more

CANCELLED: The Unbroadcast Life of Mildred Bailey

The Unbroadcast Life of Mildred Bailey All performances cancelled We regret to announce that due to COVID-19 concerns, all performances of The Unbroadcast Life of Mildred Bailey, including online livestreams have been cancelled. If you have purchased an advance ticket to an in-person performance, the Firehall Arts Centre box office will be in touch shortly. … Read more

PSFS Receives Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund Grant from Canadian Heritage

PSFS Receives Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund Grant from Canadian Heritage Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) is proud to announce the support of Canadian Heritage’s Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund. The grant is designed to support the arts and cultural sectors in creating opportunities for … Read more

Miyō: Powell Street Festival at the Rio

Miyō: Powell Street Festival at the Rio December 4, 2021 | 3:00PM (Doors 2:30PM) Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway at Commercial) & Live Online Sliding Scale Tickets Join Powell Street Festival artists for a joyful, in-person afternoon of short films, live music, and conversations with host Tetsuro Shigematsu featuring live performances by festival-favourite local artists … Read more

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