Hapa-Palooza Festival: September 7-10, 2011
A Vancouver Celebration of Mixed-Roots Arts + Ideas
Hapa-Palooza: A Vancouver Celebration of Mixed-Roots Arts and Ideas is a new cultural festival that celebrates the city’s identity as a place of hybridity, synergy and acceptance. A vibrant fusion of music, dance, literary, artistic and film performances, Hapa-Palooza places prominence on celebrating and stimulating awareness of mixed-roots identity, especially amongst youth.
THE VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY – Central Branch (Alice MacKay Room)
VPL Central Branch
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1
7:00-8:30pm MIXED VOICES RAISED
7:00-9:00pm MIXED FLICKS
The Vancouver Public Library Central Library is located in the heart of Library Square, which takes up an entire city block! Visit the library at W Georgia and Hamilton to take advantage of a prodigious catalogue, office equipment, public lockers, and of course, iconic architecture. This facility is also wheelchair accessible and very easy to find. The Alice MacKay room is located on the lower level of the Central branch.
THE ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE, Downtown Vancouver.
The Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
7:00pm The Sir James Douglas Mix-a-lot Cabaret
Located on the corner of Davie and Pacific, the Roundhouse is a favorite of locals for community events, education, art, and theatre. Complete with a café, two halls, a dance studio and train pavilion, you won’t get bored. Just 5 blocks east from Granville Street, it is easy to access by transit. Underground pay parking is available (access off Drake) $1.5/hour until 6pm, $3 max after 6pm.
ROBSON SQUARE, Downtown Vancouver
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6Z 3B7
September 10th Hapa-palooza in the Square
12:30-2:45 Youth Stage
3:30-7:00pm Grand Finale Stage
Robson Square is located in downtown Vancouver on Robson Street between Hornby and Howe Streets.
A community gathering space in the heart of the city, Robson Square is a beautiful venue that has quickly became beloved to Vancouverites. On Robson street you are simply surrounded by cafes, hotels, and innumerable shops—city convenience at its finest. Due to preservation construction work, Robson between Howe and Hornby is closed to vehicles. Follow the signs on Howe and Nelson to underground parking; hourly rates apply. Wheelchair and elevator access is on Hornby street.
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