EAR TO THE GROUND
WHEN: July 30 – 31
WHERE: Powell Street, Oppenheimer Park and various locations
WHY: Now in its 40th year, the Powell Street Festival is Canada's largest celebration of Japanese arts and culture. Located in and around Japantown on Powell St, the festival includes live performances, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, and a whole lotta tasty Japanese food. The eclectic lineup of performers includes Australian koto virtuoso Miyama McQueen-Tokita, Tutchone-Japanese Tlinget-Scottish folk singer Diyet, and the premiere of Chordophone, the violalooping electronica brainchild of brothers Marcus and James Takizawa. This year also features an Alexander St. street party, and an interactive section at Oppenheimer Park. So take a small break from Pride, and immerse yourself in some Japanese culture at this unique festival. Click here for more information.