HAPA-PALOOZA FESTIVAL 2016
IT'S A WRAP! THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT ATTENDANCE AND SUPPORT!
CELEBRATING MIXED HERITAGE
The sixth annual Hapa-palooza Festival runs for the month of September 2016, including a month long Hybrid Identity Art Exhibit* at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, and three days of free community programming welcoming all from Sept. 23-25th:
Fri., Sept. 23rd, 2016: Hip Hapa Hooray Awards
Our festival gala and awards night, with performances, music, hapa-tizers and drinks. *Please register for free entry at this link! CBC Studio 700, downtown Vancouver, 7-9pm
Sat., Sept. 24th, 2016: Hapa-palooza Family Day
Hapa Family Day in the Park: Our family afternoon returns with live music and dance performances, face-painters, henna, balloons, community art project, and photo-booth. Granville Island Picnic Pavilion, 1-4pm
Culture Remix - Hapa-palooza Art Station: Families are invited to take part in an interactive art station where we mix and remix the world’s cultures! Free. All ages welcome. ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St (map), 10-4:30pm
Sun., Sept. 25th, 2016: Hapa-palooza Education Day
We are pleased to offer two writing workshops and a panel discussion on mixed heritage and hybrid identity.
Story Through the Body - Writing Ourselves: Free Yoga Writing Workshop for Women (Ages 16+). Author Maria T. Allocco infuses beginner yoga poses with writing prompts to help participants discover personal truth and creative content through the body. ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St, 10:30-11:30am
Family as Inspiration: Fiction workshop with author Simon Choa-Johnston. VPL Central Branch from 12:15 to 1:15pm
Writing from Within- Memoir and Identity Panel Discussion: Join four authors Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Betsy Warland, Naomi Beth Wakan, and Brandy Lien-Worrall. VPL Central Branch from 2:40 to 3:40pm
For more detailed information see Festival at a Glance or individual events in navigation bar.
*Due to unusual circumstances, the month-long Art Exhibit had an early close on Sept. 16. Apologies to all who were inconvenienced! Further details here.
Lauren Brevner's art will be on display again at our Sept 23, 2016 Hip Hapa Hooray Gala. Hope to see you there!