2010 Festival

Check out the ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH 2010 PREVIEW EVENTS



MAY is ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH in CANADA! CELEBRATE AT THE 14th ANNUAL explorASIAN FESTIVAL – MAY 2010


Some event descriptions/website links pending – please check back for updates.
All events are subject to change without notice. Please confirm performance times and ticketing information with the presenter of the event.


MAY 1 | ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH OPENING EVENT: VIBC PRESENTS REPERCUSSION | VOGUE THEATRE | 8pm | $$


MAY 1 | SPRING SPRINT DRAGON BOAT REGATTA | CREEKSIDE PARK | 9am | FREE


MAY 1-15 | ANOSH ARANI’S “MY GRANNY THE GOLDFISH” | ARTS CLUB THEATRE REVUE STAGE | various times | $$


MAY 1-16 | KABUKI IN PRINT EXHIBITION | UBC ASIAN LIBRARY | day | FREE


MAY 1-27 | CHINATOWN PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE EXHIBITION | CITY OF VANC ARCHIVES | FREE


MAY 1-30 | THE VANISHING COURTYARDS IN BEIJING – WATERCOLOURS BY WEIZHI ZHANG | DR SUN YAT SEN CHINESE CLASSICAL GARDENS | day | $$


MAY 1-31 | HALF AND HALF: MARY ANNE TATEISHI & ROBERT SHIOZAKI | NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE | day | donation


MAY 1-31 | IN TRANSITION: NEW ART FROM INDIA | RICHMOND ART GALLERY | gallery hours | FREE


MAY 1-31 | FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE – PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION | THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD | gallery hours | FREE


MAY 2 | 4TH ANNUAL DRUMMING EXTRAVAGANZA | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | 1pm | FREE


MAY 3-29 | GENERATION ONE ARTS EXHIBITION | IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTER, UBC | gallery hours | FREE


MAY 5-8 | VIBC DISORIENTING BHANGRA | various locations | various times | FREE


MAY 6 | ARTIST TALK: MARY ANNE TATEISHI | NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE | 7pm | FREE


MAY 7 | VIBC DOWNTOWN BHANGRA | VANCOUVER ART GALLERY | 5pm | FREE


MAY 7 | KALA UTSAV | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | 7pm | $$ | ticket info 604.247.8300


MAY 7 | DELHI 2 DUBLIN | THE COMMODORE | 9pm | $$


MAY 8 | RICHMOND COMMUNITY DANCE AND CRAFT DAY | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | noon | FREE


MAY 8 | OHANASHI: THE STORY OF OUR ELDERS | NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE | 2pm | donation


MAY 8 | VIBC BHANGRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS | QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE | 5:30pm | $$


MAY 8 | explorASIAN and CO. ERASGA DANCE PRESENT ORIENTIK/PORTRAIT FEATURING ALVIN TOLENTINO, ANDREA NANN & GUESTS | Post show Artist Reception hosted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada | Catering by Sweet Chili Cafe | FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE, UBC | 7:30pm | $$


MAY 9 | 14TH VANCOUVER KOREAN DANCE FESTIVAL | CHANDOS PATTISON AUDITORIUM | 7pm | $$


MAY 9 | SHAW MULTICULTURAL CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 3RD ANNUAL FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE | VANCOUVER CABLE 119 | 9pm & Midnight


MAY 11 | OPERA SPEAKS @ VPL: NAGASAKI 1900 | VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY – CENTRAL BRANCH | 7pm | FREE


MAY 13 | explorOPERA WITH VANCOUVER OPERA | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | 7pm | FREE | limited seating – reserve your seat online


MAY 13 | ON THE TRAIL OF THE BANJO WITH HARRY AOKI | ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, UBC | 7pm | FREE | info 604.822.8781


MAY 13-15 | I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT BUTTER CHICKEN!| CBC STUDIO 700 | various times | $$


MAY 15 | DRAGON ZONE JUNIOR REGATTA | CREEKSIDE PARK | 9am | FREE


MAY 15 | SING JUK SING | CENTRE A | 1pm | FREE


MAY 15 | JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY | NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE | 1pm & 2pm| $$


MAY 15 | SOUL OF DANCE – BHARATA NATYAM | NORMAN ROTHSTEIN THEATRE | 7pm | $$ | ticket info 604.303.6564


MAY 15 | STRINGING ZITHERS | DR SUN YAT SEN CHINESE CLASSICAL GARDENS | 7:30pm | $$


MAY 17 | WORLD POETRY – THE LIFE CELEBRATION OF THE ANCIENT CHINESE POET LI BAI | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | 6:30pm | FREE | limited seating – reserve your seat online


MAY 18-24 | VICF PRESENTS NATIONAL ACROBATS OF TAIWAN | VANIER PARK | various times | $$


MAY 18-28 | ISMAILI MUSLIM ART EXHIBITION | ROUNDHOUSE CENTRE | day | FREE


MAY 19 | DOCUASIA FORUM: EMBRACING THE SPIRITS AS CHINA TRANSFORMS-PT1 | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | 7pm | FREE


MAY 20 | ASIAN FOLKLORE: SHORT FILMS | THE NORM THEATRE AT UBC’S SUB | 7pm | FREE | info jenniferlyip@gmail.com


MAY 20 | VACT RED LETTERS STAGE READING | PAL THEATRE | 7:30pm | FREE – register online


MAY 21 | DOCUASIA FORUM: EMBRACING THE SPIRITS AS CHINA TRANSFORMS-PT2 | SFU DOWNTOWN CAMPUS | 7pm | FREE


MAY 22/23 | 1st INDONESIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | various times | $$


MAY 23 | SHAW MULTICULTURAL CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 3RD ANNUAL FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE | ENCORE PRESENTATION ON SHAW TV – VANCOUVER CABLE 4 | 9pm


MAY 25 | explorFILM: REEL ASIAN’S: SENSE OF WONDER | PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7pm | $10 / $12 double bill with THE LEAP YEARS | DIRECTORS LYDIA FU and RANDALL OKITA IN ATTENDANCE


MAY 25 | explorFILM: ASIA PACIFIC FOUNDATION: JOANNA WONG’S CANADIAN RESOURCES 2.0 | PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7pm | included with REEL ASIAN’S: SENSE OF WONDER screening


MAY 25 | explorFILM: VANCOUVER SINGAPORE FILM FESTIVAL and MEDIACORP RAINTREE PICTURES Presents JEAN YEO’S “THE LEAP YEARS” | PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 8:45pm | $10 / $12 double bill with REEL ASIAN’S: SENSE OF WONDER | DIRECTOR JEAN YEO and PRODUCER PEDRO TAN IN ATTENDANCE


MAY 26 | CBC STUDIO ONE BOOKCLUB PRESENTS JUDY FONG BATES | CBC STUDIO ONE, VANC | 6:30pm | FREE


MAY 26 | VANCOUVER INTER-CULTURAL ORCHESTRA PRESENTS KOTO & SHAKUHACHI: JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC | VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH | 7pm | FREE


MAY 26, 27, 28 | CITY OPERA PRESENTS SUMIDAGAWA AND CURLEW RIVER FEATURING DENISE FUJIWARA | FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE, UBC | 7:30pm | $$


MAY 27 | HEALTHY EATING AND FUN COOKING-ASIAN STYLE | GARRETT WELLNESS CENTRE | 6pm | FREE | info 604.244.5101


MAY 27-30 | 3rd NEW ASIA FILM FESTIVAL | RICHMOND CULTURAL CENTRE | various times | $$


MAY 28 | explorASIAN AND UBC COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR LEARNING (CPL) PRESENTS JUDY FONG BATES | IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTRE, UBC | 5:30pm | FREE | reserve your seat online


MAY 28/29 | UBC ALUMNI WEEKEND | UBC | day | FREE & $$ | pre-registration recommended online


MAY 29 | POWELL STREET: A WALK INTO THE HISTORY & FUTURE OF THE JAPANESE CANADIAN COMMUNITY | JAPANESE BUDDHIST CHURCH | 10am | $$


MAY 29 | explorASIAN FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY | UBC | 11am – 4pm | FREE | featuring performances by LOCUS, VANDAL, NADHIRA, RONIN WONG, ZENOBIA, HAAGEN & RYUZEN, KOREAN TRADITIONAL ARTS SOCIETY – KOREAN DRUMMING | register on-site for free admission to Museum of Anthropology, Nitobe Gardens, Botanical Gardens, and more (as part of UBC Alumni Weekend)


MAY 29 | explorASIAN AND UBC COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR LEARNING (CPL) PRESENTS HENRY CHOW ANTHOLOGY BOOK LAUNCH | C.K. CHOI BUILDING, UBC | 2pm | FREE | reserve your seat online


MAY 29 | VANCOUVER OPERA PRESENTS MADAMA BUTTERFLY | QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE | 7:30pm | $$


MAY 29 | VANCOUVER INTER-CULTURAL ORCHESTRA PRESENTS IMAGINED WORLDS: JAPANESE INTERVENTIONS | VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE – BROADWAY CAMPUS | 8pm | $$


MAY 30 | CITY OPERA PRESENTS SUMIDAGAWA AND CURLEW RIVER FEATURING DENISE FUJIWARA | FREDERICK WOOD THEATRE, UBC | 2:30pm | $$


MAY 30 | VANCOUVER INTERCULTURAL ORCHESTRA PRESENTS LITTLE GIANT CHINESE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE – BROADWAY CAMPUS | new time 7pm | $$


MAY 31 | CBC STUDIO ONE BOOKCLUB PRESENTS ANOSH ARANI | CBC STUDIO ONE, VANC | 6:30pm | FREE


MAY 31 | POWELL STREET FESTIVAL PRESENTS CHEZ D – MIGRATION FOODS BY ARTISTS DONNING CHEF HATS | GUDRUN TASTING ROOM | 7pm | $$





Some event descriptions/website links pending – please check back for updates.
All events are subject to change without notice. Please confirm performance times and ticketing information with the presenter of the event.


POST FESTIVAL EVENTS IN JUNE


JUNE 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 | VANCOUVER OPERA PRESENTS MADAMA BUTTERFLY | QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE | 7:30pm | $$


JUNE 1-19 | HALF AND HALF: MARY ANNE TATEISHI & ROBERT SHIOZAKI | NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE | day | donation


JUNE 5/6 | 18 MIGHTY MOUNTAIN WARRIORS HOOT CAMP | ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE | various times | $$


JUNE 19/20 | RIO TINTO ALCAN DRAGONBOAT FESTIVAL | FALSE CREEK | day | FREE



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May |  explorASIAN 2010 Online Festival Calendar

If you or your organization are conducting a Pan Asian Canadian related performance, exhibition, workshop, lecture, seminar, discussion, forum, etc. during the month of May 2010, we can list your event in our online festival calender to give your event additional exposure.

All we ask in return is that you place our “explorASIAN” web banner on your website with a link back to http://www.explorasian.org/index.php and mention the explorASIAN Festival in your media releases to help promote our community festival.

Please email the event details as follows:

1. Your contact information, e.g. name, mailing address, phone, fax, email, website
2. Name of the event, location, date and time, ticket info, admission fee
3. Indicate if the event is for “FAMILY” or “YOUTH (16+) or “ADULT (19+)” audiences
4. Artist biography and/or project description
5. Any supporting photo and/or graphic image in JPG file format

Due to space limitations, we reserve the right to edit your submission without additional notice to you.
As this is a free service, we reserve the right to refuse any listing which does not meet our festival programming guidelines.

Download our logos and banners at http://www.explorasian.org/downloads.html

Email your event submission to: explorasian@gmail.com with the subject line: Festival Submission
DEADLINE: Now on-going to the end of May 2010. Please allow 48 to 72 hours for review and posting

Want to be a festival VOLUNTEER? Register online now!
https://explorasian.org/get-involved-volunteer.html













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