Vancouver Gets Cultured!


So many great events happening in Vancouver this spring. We’re pleased to be able to cross-promote our Festival with other organizations hosting events and exhibits we know you’ll want to see. Here are just three...

On April 1, our friends at Indian Summer are presenting a special evening with Arundhati Roy, political activist and prizewinning author (her debut novel, The God of Small Things, won the 1997 Man Booker Prize for Fiction). For tickets, visit

Vancouver’s Cherry Blossom Festival runs April 3-28, but we’re especially stoked about the Blossom Bollywood Dance party planned for Sat Apr 12. From 1 pm to 2:30 pm, Join the SHIAMAK dancers on the VAG Plaza, and learn hip new Bollywood moves for FREE! All ages welcome. (photo of SHIAMAK Dancers courtesy VCBF).

Also on Sat Apr 12, the Surrey Art Gallery opens Ruptures In Arrival: Art in the Wake of the Komagata Maru. The exhibit, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident, considers issues of migration and identity through the lens of contemporary art. Participating artists are Roy Arden, Avantika Bawa, Ali Kazimi, Evan Lee, Mass Arrival, Raghavendra Rao, Haris Sheikh, and Jarnail Singh. (Exhibit on display through June 15. Opening Reception: April 12, 7:30-9:30 pm. Artist’s Talk with Ali Kazimi: April 12, 6:30 pm.)

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