Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture is having its 4th annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival, a day-long event, starting at 12-noon, at Bellevue Square Park (Corner of Augusta and Denison St.), and at the KAPISANAN (167 Augusta Avenue), adjacent to the park, in the heart of Kensington Market.
This year, we have a curated theme for KULTURA: Balikbayan Renaissance --is an artistic movement inspired by this generation's collective rediscovery of their Philippine homeland. It begins when the Canadian-born children of Philippine immigrants first touchdown on the soil of the islands - the overwhelming sense of belonging, an awakening to the true meaning of Home. The visual arts exhibition is a distillation of this transformative Balikbayan experience.
Organized by Kapisanan Philippine Centre in community partnership with Carlos Bulosan Theatre KULTURA Festival will feature live music, spoken word poetry, and children face painting, a visual arts exhibit in the KAPISANAN gallery, and an arts & crafts market made by Filipino-Canadian artists, all in the park. And after 6pm, there will be theatre readings, a short-film screening in the performance space at 167 Augusta Ave.
Confirmed music performers include: Maylee Todd, Tonkapuma, Santa Guerrilla, Lianne Aliermo, and Alexander The. (@ Bellevue Square Park 1pm-5pm)
Confirmed visual arts exhibitors include: Hari Alluri, Eric Garingalao, Jo Simalaya, with NEW WORK by Krystel Pasignasigna, Juan Carlos Solon, and Bryan Espiritu. (@ KAPISANAN all day)
Confirmed play readings: “Baby Yellow” by Renna Reddie, “Brown Balls” by Byron Abalos, “Happiness 101” by Andrea Mapili, and “Eating with Lola” a one-woman puppet show by Catherine Hernandez. (@ KAPISANAN starting at 6pm)
A short-film screening will follow the play readings @ 7:30pm- 9pm.
BRING THE FAM! SEE YOU THERE!!