Hapa-palooza Festival 2014
Canada's largest celebration of
mixed heritage and hybrid identity!
WE THANK OUR 2014 SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS!
September 23 - 28
THE HAPA SOCIETY IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING FREE EVENTS:
Hapa-palooza Pop-Up & Art Exhibit
Sep. 23-27, 12pm-6pm, Daily
Visit the 2014 Hapa-palooza Festival Headquarters open noon to 6pm daily for the Hyphen Art Exhibit featuring four talented Hapa artists, including work from acclaimed photographer Hana Pesut and Vancouver artists Jana Sasaki, Nargis Dhirani and Sunkosi Maya. It is also a place to check out festival goodies, such as acclaimed artist and author Kip Fulbeck’s book Part Asian, 100% Hapa, festival merchandise and your very own Hip Hapa Hooray T-shirts.
Come by on Sat. Sep. 27 at 1pm for an artist talk with participating artists.
Location: thisopenspace, 230 East Pender Street, Free Event
Mixed Voices Raised
Wednesday Sep. 24, 7pm-8:30pm
An evening of stories from the heart: Join 8 dynamic storytellers including CBC radio host Margaret Gallagher, Delhi2Dublin's Tarun Nayar, poet Jonina Kirton, artist and facilitator Vanessa Richards, activist Kathryn Lennon, storyteller Aeryn Williams, Angela Kruger and more as they share true tales from the heart about their experiences growing up with mixed heritage. Curated by Ricepaper Magazine editor and festival co-founder Anna Ling Kaye.
Thursday Sep. 25, 7pm-8:30pm
Hapa-palooza Festival brings back this much loved event, curated by award-winning filmmaker Jeff Chiba Stearns. Acclaimed American artist, filmmaker and author Kip Fulbeck will present his 1991 landmark film on Hapa identity, Banana Split. Including an exclusive 12-minute sneak preview of Jeff's upcoming feature length documentary Mixed Match. Following the screening, Jeff and Kip will engage in a passionate discussion about the importance of multiethnic media and the role it plays in stimulating dialogue and discussion in the mixed-race community. Audience Q&A and books/DVDs signing to follow.
Hapa-palooza Pop-Up & Art Exhibit Party
Friday Sep. 26, 7pm-10pm
Join us for a party at the 2014 Hapa-palooza Festival Headquarters to groove to hip Hapa DJ duo Spirit ANML, marvel at the Hyphen Art Exhibit, enjoy Hapa Tapas by Michael Tora Speier, meet Hapa-palooza organizers and check out festival swag. It’s like a full ‘Hapa’ goody bag.
Hip Hapa Hooray! Awards Reception
Saturday Sep. 27, 4pm-7pm
Hip Hapa Hooray! is the Hapa-palooza Awards Reception recognizing outstanding community members of mixed heritage. This year's inaugural Hapa-palooza award recipients are Ann Makosinski (youth inventor of the hollow flashlight that runs on human heat and 2013 Google Science Fair winner), Kip Fulbeck (US award-winning artist, activist, actor and author) and Fred Wah (Governor General's Award Winner and Canada's fifth Parliamentary Poet Laureate). This event also marks the Nikkei National Museum’s opening for Kip Fulbeck’s Part Asian - 100% Hapa photography exhibit.
Join us for an evening of celebration, mixed drinks, hapa-tizers and live music by Buckman Coe.
Hapa Family Day in the Park
Sunday Sep. 28, 1pm-4pm
Join the family fun! Travel the world with family friendly yoga led by Nargis Dhirani and Sunkosi Maya starting at 1pm, followed with music by soulful singer and song-writer Green Tara at 2pm, and closing with the dynamic dance and music of Compaigni V'ni Dansi's Louis Riel Métis Dancers at 3pm. Throughout the event there will be fun family activities, including ultimate balloons by Michael Ouchi, face painting, a photo booth, and an interactive art project celebrating our heritage.
Location: Granville Island Picnic Pavilion, adjacent to Cat’s Social House and waterpark, Free Event
Dancing & A Movie
Sunday Sep. 28, 4pm-8:30pm
Screening, Q&A: 7pm-8:30pm
Come unwind after the festival with the Hapa-palooza crew at a free family-friendly dance and movie screening. The Vancouver Blues and Fusion Dancers and The Blues Cafe will be presenting a public dance with the city’s best blues & fusion dance DJs. The Vancouver Asian Film Festival and Hapa-palooza will be presenting a special film screening of Jeff Chiba Stearns' feature documentary, One Big Hapa Family, starting at 7pm with director Q&A to follow.
Location: Aché Brasil, 314 East Broadway Street, Free Event