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 Bernie Arai’s Eremetic Sound (Jocelyn Waugh, trumpet; John Bently, tenor sax; Brad Muirhead, sousaphone; Bernie Arai, drums & cymbals), Masami Hanashiro (Eisa Taiko solo), and screenings from artists Sammy Chien of CHIMERIK and Tomoyo Yamada of Clala Dance Project. Plus, get your hands on some very special, limited-edition Powell Street Festival winter merchandise, chat with friends from the festival over snacks and drinks from the Rio’s concessions and bar, and hear exciting interviews with each of the festival artists. This event will also be live-streamed online, so you don’t have to miss out if you choose to stay at home. With so many Powell Street Festival firsts, you won’t want to miss it!

Health & Safety

All health protocols will be followed; masks must be worn in the venue and proof of vaccination (BC Vaccine Card or provincial vaccine passport) and photo ID will be required for entry.

For more information on Powell Street Festival Society’s health & safety protocols for this event, please click here

For more information on health and safety at the Rio Theatre, please click here

Access Information and Content Warnings

This event will be ASL interpreted, live and in-person. Videos will be presented with open captions. Access information for the Rio Theatre is available here, including an accessibility audit.

Please be aware this performance and video content contains bright, flashing colours and loud noises


This event took place on December 4, 2021. No On Demand recording is available. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!