May 7th at 7:30 pm
The Post at 750
110-750 Hamilton Street
Tickets $25 – $60

Take home this gorgeous solid wood Go Board donated by Kikori: Japanese Antiques on May 7!

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Join our kick-off party to celebrate Powell Street Festival’s 40th anniversary on May 7th at The Post at 750!

The festive highlights include food, drinks, friends, and an irresistible array of auction items. Come early to enjoy a complimentary Kiai! Cocktail mixed by Ed’s Daily in the first hour, featuring our new signature Kiai! Festival Blend tea by Tealeaves. Then relish in Stoneboat Vineyard wine or Parallel 49 beer while sampling a variety of canapes. At 9 pm live music begins with jazz drummer Bernie Arai followed by festival favourite Kaya Kurz.

Tickets are sold on a sliding scale from $25.00 – $60.00 and are available in advance through Eventbrite. Proceeds will support Powell Street Festival Society.

Proceeds will support Powell Street Festival Society. This past summer, Powell Street Festival saw a record attendance of over 15,000 people enjoying the free weekend celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture. In 2016, Powell Street Festival Society plans to expand the festival site, increase children’s activities, and upgrade food vendor equipment. Help make our 40th Annual Festival the best one yet from July 30th – 31st, 2016!

Auction items include donations from Blim, Coconama, Museum of Anthropology, Parallel 49 Brewing, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Art Gallery, Glico, Vancouver International Dance Festival, Kirei Cleaning, Storm Crow Tavern, Pizza Garden, Blenz Coffee, Mackenzie Room, Asia Pacific Farms, Hide Ebina Ceramic Works, Arts Club Theatre, Cambie Village Massage Therapy, The Soap Dispensary, Ulat Dryer Balls, Hand Works Coffee Studio, KimPrints Gastown, Eterna Mountain Studios, London Drugs, Kikori: Japanese Antiques, Hapa Izakaya, Cyclone Taylor Sports, British Columbia Science World, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, The Listel Hotel, Forage, Timber, and more!

Artworks by Merry Meredith, Rika, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Sleepless Kao (Kaori Kasai), and more are available.

Thank you to Stoneboat Vineyards, Parallel 49 Brewing, Vegan Pudding, Fujiya, Tealeaves, Ed’s Daily, Sunrise Soya Foods, and Michael Ouchi for donating food, drinks, and services.

Accessibility Info: 750 Hamilton is not at street level. The easiest way to find it is to get yourself to Hamilton Street between Robson and Georgia. Mid-block, with the Library behind you, you will be looking at a JJ Bean coffee kiosk. To the right of that, you will see a set of concrete steps leading up. Follow those to 750 and dial 110 on the entry phone to be admitted to The Post at 750! People with mobility issues are encouraged to use the elevator in the atrium of the CBC Broadcast Centre at 700 Hamilton Street, then go past the Security desk to the breezeway. 750 will be on your left when you exit the doors at Security.


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