Looking for a couple of fun, Asian-culturally enriched activities to do this spring? Look no further!
March 27th to May 27th (Daily) – Vancouver Museum
The Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street) is showcasing a new multimedia exhibit called Shattering our (in)visibility which opened last Saturday and is organized by the Philippine Women Centre of BC. Utilizing paintings, posters, fabric art and costumes from local artists, the exhibit aims to illuminate life and the challenges faced by B.C.’s immigrant community with a focus on Filipino women. The Georgia Straight recently wrote a feature article about this show – and its importance in exploring themes of resistance and empowerment within the Filipino immigrant community, which has sometimes been underrepresented, both in politics and in art.
March 20th to April 9th – National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre Asian Canadian Artist Showcase (admission by donation)/April 9th Silent Auction Fundraiser (tickets – $40)
Join Nikkei Place for their second annual Asian Canadian Artist Showcase. Admission is by donation, and there is a wide range of creative media on display donated by a diverse group of artists and artisans – from paintings and photography to sculptures and jewelery. There will also be a silent auction fundraiser on April 9th that will include a buffet dinner and live entertainment. The evening will be MCed by actor and radio personality Tetsuro Shigematsu (who as it happens has just joined the Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop!). Tickets are $40 and are available at the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. Contact 604-777-7000 for more details.
April 5th, 2010 – Chasing the Monkey King – In the House Festival
With over 5000 years of history, China is a land of myth and mystery, invention and innovation. Emerging from the mists of time is our guide, Monkey King, Immortal Trickster of China, Pan Ku, the creator God who smashed chaos to create the world, and Nu Wa, the serpent woman who gave life to a small piece of clay.
Follow Monkey and the Gods on a cultural sampling of China featuring Tai Chi and Kung Fu performances by master martial artists of Shaolin Temple, a calligraphy workshop, storytelling and crystal ball juggling by Chris Murdoch, a concert by Vian D, master of the Gu Zheng (Chinese harp) and a tea ceremony by tea expert Daniel Lui of the Chinese Tea Shop.
Date: April 5th, 2010
Time: There are 3 tours available. When purchasing tickets or reserving, please make sure you let us know whether you want the 7 pm, 8:15 pm or 9:30 pm show. There are a maximum of 30 people per show.
Where: 2495 Wall St., Vancouver, BC
Tickets: 18$ adult
13$ kids and members
Tickets are available on-line at www.inthehousefestival.com