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Keiji Haino at the Fox Cabaret

Thursday, October 11 at 9 pm Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street Tickets $30 One of the most visionary and individual voices to emerge from the Japanese underground is Keiji Haino. Active since the 1970s, his venerated career has navigated a wide array of styles and instrumentations including blues, rock, free improvisation, noise, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism, … Read more

野生魚の日 Yasei no Sakana Wild Fish Day

Powell Street Festival Society honours food security and sustainability in partnership with the Wild Salmon Caravan at Oppenheimer Park. Sunday, September 16 Free salmon-chowder lunch at 1 pm Parade Prop-making workshops at 2-4 pm Parade prop-building workshops facilitated by interdisciplinary artist Wil D Salmon and WePress. Then, the following week, join Powell Street Festival with your … Read more

Nakatani Gong Orchestra Tour

The Nakatani Gong Orchestra (NGO) is Tatsuya Nakatani’s large ensemble nomadic sound art project. Consisting of 17 of Nakatani’s adapted Gongs played with his handmade bows, it is the only bowed Gong Orchestra in the world.  Local players from each community are brought together for a technique workshop and rehearsal with Nakatani before he conducts them in … Read more

Spatial Poetics XVII: Once Lost

Fri, 15 June 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 pm Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Avenue Tickets $11 The Powell Street Festival Society and the Vancouver Maritime Museum present Spatial Poetics XVII. Once Lost In this one-night-only presentation, four artists explore the multilayered effects of WWII on Japanese in Canada, forming complementary narratives alongside, in, … Read more

Sumo! A Beginner’s Workshop

Photo of Sumo Tournament at 2016 Powell Street Festival by Ed Law

Sunday, May 13 Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson St, 2nd floor Doors at 12:30pm; 1 – 4pm FREE To pre-register email admin@powellstreetfestival.com No experience necessary. All ages. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own water bottle. Please enter through the door in the lane 25 feet east of Jackson Avenue. Photo by Ed Law

Annual General Meeting and After Party

Join us April 12th for our Annual General Meeting at 111 West Hastings Street at 6 pm. There will be a small gathering with refreshments from Tama Organic and wine from Stoneboat Vineyards at KW production Studio following the AGM from 7 until 9:30 pm. Buy your membership now either online via eventbrite or mail us this … Read more

Percussion and koto clinic with Sumire Yoshihara and Kazue Sawai

COMMUNITY EVENT Presented by Vancouver New Music in partnership with Powell Street Festival and Native Education College Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7-9PM Native Education College, Fireside Lounge (285 East 5th Avenue) FREE Join Sumire Yoshihara and Miyama McQueen-Tokita as they demonstrate their unique approaches to performing on percussion, and koto (a traditional Japanese stringed instrument). ABOUT VANCOUVER NEW MUSIC  … Read more

Sumire Yoshihara + Miyama McQueen-Tokita

The Annex 823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver Saturday, March 17, 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM Tickets $35 general, $25 senior, $15 student UPDATE! We regret to inform that Kazue Sawai will be unable to perform as originally scheduled. We are pleased that Kazue Sawai has highly recommended, and introduced to us Miyama McQueen-Tokita, … Read more

Nikkei Emerging Artist Christmas Mixer

Saturday, December 9, 7 – 11 pm At the Russian Hall: 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver 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 … Read more

Ko Ishikawa at World New Music Days

The Annex (823 Seymour Street) Tuesday, November 7 at 5 pm Tickets: $10 student // $29 general Witness the reincarnation of half broken iPods in surround sound. This is a concert that needs to be seen to be believed. Powell Street Festival is Canada’s largest and longest running expression of Japanese Canadian arts and culture, and for … Read more

Spatial Poetics XVI: KIYO生き残り

Honouring the living memory of invisible lives Sat, 8 July 2017, 7:30 PM Vancouver Buddhist Temple, 220 Jackson Avenue Presented by Powell Street Festival Society in association with the O k’inādās Collective Curated by MARK TAKESHI MCGREGOR and EMIKO MORITA Created and Performed by AYUMI GOTO, MARK HANEY, JULIE TAMIKO MANNING, and LISA C. RAVENSBERGEN Get … Read more

Sumo! A Beginner’s Workshop

Sunday, May 7 from 1 to 4 pm Vancouver Buddhist Temple 220 Jackson Street, 2nd floor; doors at 12:30 pm Information: 604-739-9388 Pre-registration: admin@powellstreetfestival.com Learn the basic rules and techniques of sumo wrestling and participate in a mini-tournament (optional). No experience necessary. Free. All ages. Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring your own water … Read more

The Koinobori at Sakura Days!

Did you miss the Koinobori at Powell Street Festival last summer? Come see it at Sakura Days on April 8 and 9!! Sakura Days Japan Fair is on April 8 & 9, 11:00AM-7:00PM (Sat) & 11:00AM-5:00PM (Sun) VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street at 37th. Part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Read about the Koinobori … Read more

Spatial Poetics XV

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8pm SFU Woodwards – Studio D (149 West Hastings Street) Curated by Mark Takeshi McGregor New interdisciplinary work inspired by Japanese ghost stories by Jay Hirabayashi, Barbara Bourget & Stefan Smulovitz and Linda Uyehara Hoffman & Eileen Kage. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door Buy Tickets Now … Read more

Kiai! 40th Anniversary Party & Silent Auction

May 7th at 7:30 pm The Post at 750 110-750 Hamilton Street Tickets $25 – $60 BUY TICKETS NOW via EVENTBRITE Take home this gorgeous solid wood Go Board donated by Kikori: Japanese Antiques on May 7! bit.ly/PowellStTix A photo posted by Powell Street Festival (@powellstfest) on Apr 14, 2016 at 2:43pm PDT Join our … Read more

Kiai! An Afternoon of Japanese Music & Tea Tasting

Saturday, November 7th at 2pm Canadian Music Centre, BC Region 837 Davie Street, Vancouver Powell Street Festival (PSFS), in partnership with Tealeaves and Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, invites you to a special FREE afternoon of Japanese music and tea drinking at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street, Vancouver) on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. … Read more

10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game on Sat. Aug 15th

Photo of the Asahi playing baseball

Photo: Nikkei National Museum 2010.26.25. 10th Annual Asahi Tribute Game Saturday, August 15th, 10:30am–2pm Oppenheimer Park Register online! or contact the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders at jcylvancouver [at] gmail.com. Download the poster (PDF) On Saturday, August 15th, 2015, join the Powell Street Festival Society, Carnegie Community Centre, and the Japanese Canadian Young Leaders of Vancouver … Read more

Spatial Poetics XIV

Thursday, July 9, 8 p.m. Featuring: CINDY MOCHIZUKI with MAIKO BAE YAMAMOTO STACEY HO with JULIA AOKI Spatial Poetics is an evening of experimental performance pieces in which artists are invited to create new performance-based work together and encouraged to work beyond their usual disciplines. This year, Spatial Poetics features Cindy Mochizuki and Maiko Bae … Read more

Event: Japanese Douyou Concert

Looking for an activity for your Easter Weekend? Come to VJLS-JH to enjoy Japanese Douyou, or children’s songs by singer Mimako Soga! Children’s Song Family Concert Saturday, April 4 Door opens at 12:30pm, Concert starts at 1:00pm Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall Tickets: $10/Adult $5/Children (5-12 years old) For more information and to … Read more