- The Past Is Present – Ngo Van Sac Solo Exhibition
Date: Thu. April 4, 2013 - Sun. May 5, 2013.
Location: The East Gallery (334 Dundas Street West) - Toronto
Ngo Van Sac, winner of Vietnam’s 2012 Dogma national portrait competition, explores the theme of temporal overlap from a variety of compelling perspectives in his solo exhibit, The Past Is The Present, at The East Gallery. His wood-engravings and –burnings, paintings and collages evocatively capture the paradox of a country rushing to modernize while at the same time holding fast to images of the past.
Exhibit Dates: April 4 – May 5. Open daily from 9:00AM – 11:00PM
Opening Reception is on Saturday April 6, from 3:00PM – 6:00 PM
For more information, please the website here
TIFF Kids International Film Festival
Date: Tue. April 9, 2013 - Sun. April 21, 2013.
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King St W) - Toronto, Canada
TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.
For complete ticket information, please visit here
Date: Thu. April 11, 2013 - Sat. April 20, 2013.
Location: Various Venues (various locations) - Toronto
Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Images has presented thousands of vanguard media-based projects in its 24-year history and is committed to an expanded concept of film and video practice: Alongside film and video screenings (ON SCREEN), the festival presents groundbreaking live performances (LIVE IMAGES), media art installations (OFF SCREEN) in local galleries and new media projects by many renowned Canadian and international artists.
This year’s festival takes place April 11-20, 2013. Full programming will be announced at the Catalogue Launch Party on March 21, 2013.
PROFUSION by Sonal Raje
Date: Fri. April 12, 2013 - Sun. April 28, 2013.
Location: Promenade Gallery (943 B Lakeshore Road East) - Mississauga, ON
“PROFUSION”: A Solo exhibition of paintings by Sonal Raje
April 12- April 28, 2013
Profusion, an exhibition of Sonal’s new works, will take place at Promenade Gallery.
Opening reception: Friday 12 of April 2013, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Time: Gallery is opened daily from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Sundays by appointment only
Location: 943 B Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga , ONT, L5E 1E3
For more information contact : 647 286 9596.
Sonal Raje lives in Guelph, and has been painting for past two decades. With diploma in applied arts from Mumbai India, her recent exhibitions in Canada, Hungary, India , USA and recently in Italy, have successfully launched her career as a professional painter. Sonal explains that cultural roots in India, travels through Europe, and the natural beauty of her hometown Guelph contributed towards the new exhibition,” Profusion” . The exhibition displays around 18 paintings that richly embody the colors and abstract expression in form and value. Sonal experiments with texture but keeps her vision focused on balance and depth. Her acrylic paintings speak volumes about her experiences of travel and learning as she seeks her inspiration from nature and Canadian landscape.
2013 Asian Hockey Championship and Cultural Event
Date: Wed. April 17, 2013 - Fri. April 19, 2013.
Location: York University – Canlan Ice Sports (989 Murray Ross Parkway) - North York, ON
Registrations are now open for the Mens, Womens and Childrens division. The deadline for teams and players to register is on April 15, 2013 (must include playment to confirm placement)
With 45 teams in 2012, participation and interest is growing to the 50 team mark (800 + players) and record level attendance at the free community skates, Marlies hockey lessons, skating lessons, cultural dances, performances and more! Over 2000 family, friends and members of the community are expected this year.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the website here
Return of Old School Kung Fu Fest
Date: Fri. April 19, 2013 - Sun. April 21, 2013.
Location: Anthology of Film Archives – corner of Second Avenue and East Second Street (32 Second Avenue) - New York
Subway Cinemas is going through the vaults (with films loaned from American Genre Film Archive and Taipei Economic Cultural Office New York) to present a special retrospective of critically-acclaimed and cult favourites of kung fu movies from the 70s and 80s.
For more information on film schedule and tickets, visit the website here http://subwaycinema.com/oldschool13/
An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro
Date: Fri. April 19, 2013 - Fri. April 19, 2013.
Location: Flato Markham Theatre (171 Town Centre Blvd) - Markham, ON L3R 8G5
Sensational Japanese-American ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one has gone before, performing awesome music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. His live concerts are an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a natural entertainer’s flair. Watch a video of Jake here.
Jake has his own record label, and tours extensively in the U.S. A. and Japan. He has completely rewritten the book on the possibilities of the ukulele — and is adding new chapters with every CD he records.
Come see Jake play live at the Flato Markham Theatre (171 Town Centre Blvd) on Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00pm – 10:00pm. Buy tickets here.
Reel Asian was proud to screen the Canadian Premiere of Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings, a documentary about the legend himself by filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura. Watch the film’s trailer here.