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The 42nd Annual Powell Street Festival August 4 & 5, 2018

24 Jul

PowellStreetFestival42Canada’s largest celebration of Japanese Canadian arts & culture will be held on August 4th and 5th in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood. The 42nd Annual Powell Street Festival takes place in Oppenheimer Park as well as the surrounding areas including the Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver Buddhist Temple and the Vancouver Japanese Language School. There is a long line up of events including Sumo Wrestling, Japanese Food, Martial Arts, Dance, Taiko Drumming, Walking Tours, Anime, Film, Literary Events, Live Music and much more.  Festival highlights include a performance by virtuoso percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and the Nakatani Gong Orchestra as well as Sadgrrrl rocker Emma Lee Toyoda. Also on hand for this festival is an exhibit by international artists Chiharu Mizukawa & Nao Uda.  This barely scratches the surface. There’s much more happening. For a full rundown on all the events, visit 42nd Annual Powell Street Festival. They have a great map prepared that sets out all the events and their locations. The fun happens from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 pm on August 4th and 5th.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Van This Long Weekend

2 Aug
Looking for some fun things to do over the long weekend in East Vancouver?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
1.  Powell Street Festival, Oppenheimer Park, Sat. & Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2.  Free Outdoor Movie, Madagascar 3, Champlain Heights Community Centre,
Sat. 9:00 p.m.

3.  Historical Walking Tour, James Johnstone, Strathcona, Sat. 10:00 a.m. 

4.  ‘Fat Dave’ Johnston & The Fuzz Kings, Falconetti’s, Fri. 10:00 p.m.

5.  Back To The Future, Rio Theatre, Fri. 11:00 p.m.

6.  Trout Lake Farmers Market, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7.  Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
with yoga at 11:00 a.m. (Level 1) and 12:15 p.m. (Level 2)

8.  Streetfight: An Improv Battle, Havana Theatre, Sun. 8:00 p.m.

9.  Playland, PNE, Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

9.  Hey Loser at Hot Art Wet City Gallery, Fri & Sat Noon – 5:00 p.m.

10. The East Van Yoga Project, Mount Pleasant Park, Sun. 4:00 p.m. FREE

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