Poster design for the 7th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture in partnership with San Miguel Beer presents



Friday, August 17, 7-9 p.m.

Pamahiin/Ritual Visual Art Exhibit Opening Night Reception Exhibit open until August 31. Gallery hours Weds & Thurs 12-8pm or by appointment Featuring the works of the following artists: Jo SiMalaya Alcampo My Own Time Collective Catherine Mary Zagar Maureen Mendoza Timothy Manalo

Saturday, August 18, 8 p.m.

Film Screening in community partnership with Kapatid Toronto Markova: Comfort Gay (2000), a critically acclaimed film by Gil Portes Starring Dolphy Quizon

Poster for Markova: Comfort Gay featuring Dolphy Quizon. A film by Gil Portes

Friday, August 24, 7-9 p.m.

Novice Playwright Reading in community partnership with Carlos Bulosan Theatre Novice playwrights read works developed over the last year. This program is directed by Dora Awardee Nina Lee Aquino.

Saturday August 25

1-3 p.m. So You Think You Can... Write A Play?! Reading in community partnership with Toronto Public Library and Carlos Bulosan Theatre Budding storytellers read their works over 3 weeks in playwriting workshops facilitated by Nina Lee Aquino.

6-8 p.m. Filipino Leaders & Legacies VIP Event Guest list only. RSVP with your name and organization to info@kapisanancentre.com

Sunday, August 26, 12-6 p.m.

Adobo Masters Cook-Off + Kultura Live! at Artscape Wychwood Barns 601 Christie Street Hosted by Big Norm with Adobo Masters Cook-Off Judge, celebrity comic Ron Josol.

Participating restaurants for the Adobo Masters Cook-Off: Kanto by Tita Flips, Remely's Restaurant, Casa Manila, and Lamesa Filipino Kitchen. Know of a restaurant who might be up for the challenge? Email info@kapisanancentre.com!

Live music by April Aliermo (Phèdre, Hooded Fang), Casey Mecija (Ohbijou) & Maylee Todd Alexander The (Times Neue Roman) & Romeo Candido Len Cervantes and PSL poets Victoria Marie, Renelyn Quinicot & Charise Aragoza, Clutch Vol. 4 participants Southeast Cartel Fenaxiz Pantayo Kulintang Ensemble Sean Blackthorn Melvin Buslon O Nouveau

Also featuring a Filipino mini market with non-food vendors, entrepreneurs, crafters & artists. Vendor list to be released soon!

Marketplace Vendors and Booths

ABS-CBN Canada/TFC The Filipino Channel: TFC is the flagship product of ABS-CBN Global Ltd., the leader in providing quality news, entertainment, and other products and services that enable Filipinos overseas to connect and nurture relationships with the Philippines and Filipinos worldwide.

Anakbayan Toronto: Anakbayan is the comprehensive, national democratic mass organization of the Filipino youth. The Toronto chapter advocates around Philippine issues and those affecting the Filipino community in Canada.

Cocovie Naturals: Provider of high quality, all natural coconut-based products that highlight the health benefits and many uses of coconut.

Espada Necklaces by Renelyn Quinicot

Hedj Canada: Handmade patchwork bags using wool, canvas, leather and other materials.

It’s Your Life Handmade: Creator of excellently hand-crafted costume jewelry and hand-sewn items.

Japorms Clothing: A line of apparel, culturally-inspired to promote a sense of Filipino nationalism into fashion. The term JAPORMS originated from a contraction of slang word which describes someone who is wearing a new style or fashionable clothes.

Jemeces Custom Jewelry and Home Decor: Toronto-designed accessories for the home and the self made from all natural materials

KAPISANAN’s Vinta  Gallery: Vinta seeks to bring the legacy of Filipino craft traditions into the world of contemporary design, while elevating the Philippines and Filipinos around the world through exchange, exploration, and excellence.

Magik’s Home Furnishings: A lifestyle shop that showcases the Philippines through accessories that are authentic, majestic and divine. This specialty shop showcases time-old traditions of woodcarving, weaving, lighting and much more.

Pinoy Culture: A book store that aims to promote Filipino culture in Canada and across the globe through bilingual (Filipino and English), illustrated children's books as well as other cultural products made by Filipinos.

Peace Quest: A non-profit organization that holds Art Playground events in Toronto in an effort to empower life in hostile areas, to inspire the youth to champion their struggles and to educate poor communities in the Philippines.

Interested in having a booth at this event? Check this out: http://eepurl.com/nYER1



We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their support of KULTURA 2012:

Presenting Sponsor: San Miguel Beer c/o United Distributors of Canada Community Sponsor: Toronto Artscape Inc. Organizational Sponsor: ABS-CBN Canada ULC / TFC The Filipino Channel Official Chronicler: Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Come, you eat now!


The 7th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival was made possible through the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council and Canadian Heritage

Thanks for the support of the following Community Leaders: Councilor Joe Mihevc MP Carolyn Bennett