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#KulturaTO – Aug 7: Get Nostalgic + Out Here

#KulturaTO DAY 1
Aug. 7 Thursday:
Get Nostalgic: KAPISANAN’s 2nd Annual Fundraiser Dinner, 6-8PM

In partnership with Whole Foods Market Yorkville, Get Nostalgic will feature an innovative dining experience with Chef Rudy (Lamesa Filipino Kitchen) and Chef Basilio (Porzia), with menus inspired by some of their memories of food. There will be food stations and an open bar. Tickets at $75, with proceeds go to support Kapisanan’s on-going youth programming.

Tickets are available online.

Out Here: CLUTCH & NAV Exhibit Opening Reception, 8PM -Midnight

CLUTCH and NAVIGATION are KAPISANAN’s flagship arts mentorship and Filipino cultural immersion programs for young men and women, respectively. Free to the public.

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#KulturaTO – Aug 8: Poetry is our Second Language

#KulturaTO DAY 2
Aug. 8 Friday:
KABANGKA: A PSL Showcase, 7PM

Join us on this night of poetry in the heart of Toronto featuring established Filipino-Canadian poets, and emerging poets from KAPISANAN’s poetry and spoken word program. The PSL Collective will be performing the work they have produced throughout the program and launching their chapbook. PWYC!

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#KulturaTO – AUG 9: Carlos Celdran + Carlos Bulosan Theatre

#KulturaTO DAY 3
Aug. 9 Saturday

If These Walls Could Talk, 1-3PM

Toronto, meet Manila: KULTURA and Philippine Airlines bring you Carlos Celdran. Kensington Market will star as Intramuros, the walled capital city of Spanish colonial era Philippines, in If These Walls Could Talk. This 2-hour performance will start at 1PM, and tickets are at $20 with a sliding scale for students/groups.

Registration starts at 12PM.

Tickets are available online.


Carlos Bulosan Theatre present Tales from the Flipside, 4-6PM

Carlos Bulosan Theatre showcases artists from our Filipino-Canadian community.

What happens when two people realize they don’t have the same definition of love?
LOVE by NUMBERS
A new play in-development
by Celesté Palanca

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#KulturaTO – AUG 10: Kain Kalye + more!

#KulturaTO DAY 4
Aug. 10 Sunday, 12-7PM

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Kain Kalye 2014: Halo-Halo World Cafe

Turunkit! Get some at this year's KainKalye at the Kultura Finale!

Based in Mississauga and owned by Marcie Blando-Peters, Halo Halo World Cafe is the product of “fighting tooth and nail, and giving sweat and tears.” They will be competing in Kain Kalye and serving Sago’t Gulaman, Turunkit, Halo-halo, and Sisig on Rice/in Tortillas at this year’s Kultura Festival!

Read on after the cut to learn more about the distinctiveness of Ilocano cuisine and why halo-halo’s appeal is universal!

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Kain Kalye 2014: Kanto by Tita Flips

Sisig Fries by Kanto

Kanto by Tita Flips has been garnering rave reviews from Torontonians for their tasty treats since 2012, and they will be joining us at this year’s Kultura Festival! Kanto will be competing in Kain Kalye, where they will be serving tapsilog, calamansi iced tea, and banana cue to the hungry crowd.

Come and see what all the fuss is about at the Kain Kalye Street Food Competition this August 10th at Artscape Wychwood Barns!

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Kain Kalye 2014: Chef Richard Andino of Bar Negroni

Mussels from Chef Andino's former venture, Dyne On Avenue

We interviewed Chef Richard Andino, and his enthusiasm was quite infectious – you could just hear it bursting through. Catch Chef Richard of Bar Negroni on August 10th at this year’s Kultura Filipino Arts Festival at Artscape Wychwood Barns, alongside other Filipino chefs, artisans, and talents. He’s going to be serving the crowd crispy pork belly with green papaya relish and coconut vinegar, plus other yummy items!

Read more about what he thinks the best thing is about being a chef in Toronto after the jump!

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