Tatsuya Nakatani – Improvisation Workshop

Sun, 5 May 2019 1 – 4 pm KW Production Studio 111 W Hastings St Tickets $40 Buy Tickets Now! Tatsuya Nakatani is returning to Vancouver to conduct an improvisation workshop for musicians. Nakatani will guide the participants through various exercises and strategies aimed at developing the musicians’ personal sound. Participants will be introduced to a variety of Nakatani’s unique methods… More ›

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Hanami: Japanese Curry Lunch and Haiku

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1 pm Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell Street Celebrate the Sakura Blossoms with free Japanese Curry Lunch at 12:30 pm and Haiku and Block Printing Workshop at 2 pm Presented by Powell Street Festival Society, WePress Community Arts Space, and Oppenheimer Park. Supported by TD Park People and Vancouver Foundation.    

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Powell Street Festival Society at Honolulu Fest!

Are you in Honolulu right now? Make sure to check out PSF artists Mark Takeshi McGregor and Soramaru Takayama’s performances at Honolulu Festival March 9&10th. Visit our artistic director Leanne Dunic at the PSFS booth in the Hawaii Convention Center both days! The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii’s premier cultural event, promoting mutual understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of… More ›

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Calling emerging Japanese Canadian musicians in British Columbia! 

Powell Street Festival Society, in partnership with Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra, is offering a unique opportunity to an emerging BC-based Japanese Canadian musician to come to Vancouver to participate in this year’s Global Soundscape Festival: Chrysanthemums and Maple Leaves at Waterfront Theatre June 5-9th, 2019. Festival pass, transportation, and accommodation expenses will be covered by Powell Street Festival Society. This opportunity… More ›

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Mark Takeshi McGregor + Liam Hockley

Vancouver New Music Saturday, February 16 at 8PM Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor) Advance: $29 general / $21 senior / $12 student At the door: $35 general / $25 senior / $15 student BUY TICKETS 15% off regular ticket price for Annual Members of Powell Street Festival Society. If you are already an Annual… More ›

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Powell Street Festival Applications NOW OPEN!

Apply to participate in the 2019 Powell Street Festival in Oppenheimer Park on Saturday & Sunday, August 3rd and 4th, 2019. For Community Booths 2019 Community Booth Application For Craft Vendors 2019 Craft Vendor Application For Displays 2019 Display Application For Food Booth Vendors If you have not been a Food Booth Vendor at the Festival before, please contact Emiko… More ›

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4th Annual Public Art Competition for Powell Street Festival

Presented in partnership with Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, students are invited to design an interactive artwork for the 43rd Anniversary Powell Street Festival, scheduled for August 3 and 4, 2019. The winning submission is awarded mentorship from Revery Architecture and Abaton Projects, and a commission and production budget to build their design. The submission deadline is March 27 at… More ›

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PuSh Festival

Powell Street Festival is proud to be a community partner at the following events at Push Festival, which runs Jan 17 to Feb 3, 2019. Ringo Tetuya Umeda (Japan) Performance Works 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island January 18, 2019, 7 pm Tickets: $39 The wildly inventive Tetsuya Umeda uses tin cans, dry ice, bowls, hot plates and more to create an experience so… More ›

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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, and drone. Over the course… More ›

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Lost and Found

Did you loose something at the Powell Street Festival? Contact us as soon as possible to find out if it is in our Lost and Found. We will be donating all unclaimed Lost and Found items by Friday, September 21st! Email us at admin@powellstreetfestival.com or call 604-739-9388 and leave a message if we are out of the office.

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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 fish-props to march in solidarity at… More ›

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Announcing Our Lucky 2018 Lottery Winners!

Pick up with a valid ticket stub and/or government issued photo id at our office at 410 – 111 West Hastings Street from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday during the month of August.   Call 604-739-9388 or email admin@powellstreetfestival.com to make other arrangements.   2 round trip tickets to Japan via JAL & $200 in J-station credit… More ›

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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 a public performance of his… More ›

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Get your 2018 Festival T-shirt next weekend!

Powell Street Festival Merchandise パウエル祭商品 2018 Limited Edition T-Shirt/Tank, design by Yurie Hoyoyon | $20 2018パウエル祭限定Tシャツ/タンクトップ Vintage festival adult/child T-shirts | $10 パウエル祭ヴィンテージTシャツ 大人サイズ$15 子供サイズ$10 Fox organic tote bag | $15 フォックス・オーガニック トートバック Octopus tote bag | $18 たこトートバッグ Reusable Shopping Bag (Black) | $5 ショッピングバッグ (黒) Tenugui with silkscreened design by Yurie Hoyoyon |$7 オリジナル手ぬぐい Festival Water Bottle (silver) | $15 パウエル祭オリジナル水筒(シルバー) Daruma… More ›

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photo of copies of the 2018 Powell Street Festival Program

Pick up your 2018 Festival Program at these locations

In partnership with The Bulletin/Geppo and the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association, our program guide is available at listed locations. You can also download the the entire 2018 Festival Program Guide (PDF, 9MB) or the Festival 2018 Schedule (PDF, 3.3MB) to see a summary of all that’s going on on Sat, Aug 4th and Sun, Aug 5th. You can… More ›

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