Events - 30 May 13

    Asian Heritage Month Film Screenings (TPL)
    Date: Mon. May 6, 2013 - Thu. May 30, 2013.
    Location: Various Venues (Various) - Toronto


    More free film screenings offered for Asian Heritage Month! The Toronto Public Library has programmed a full month of workshops, screenings and events to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Listed below are the film selections offered but make sure to check out their website for more!

    CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT 千錘百煉 (Dir. Yung Chang 張僑勇)
    Mon May 6 | 2:00pm
    Toronto Reference Library | Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium


    AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY (Dir. Alison Klayman)
    Mon May 13 | 2:00pm
    Toronto Reference Library | Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium



    BHOOTHNATH भूतनाथ (Dir. Vivek Sharma)
    Thur May 23 | 6:00pm
    Parliament Street | Community Room


    ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA 黃飛鴻 (Dir. Tsui Hark 徐克)
    Thu 30 May | 6:00pm
    Parliament Street | Community Room

    The World of Taiyo Matsumoto
    Date: Fri. May 10, 2013 - Fri. June 7, 2013.
    Location: Japan Foundation – Toronto (131 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor) - Toronto, Canada


    The Japan Foundation Toronto and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival present The World of Taiyo Matsumoto, an exhibition of original artworks by one of Japan’s innovative manga creators.

    Taiyo Matsumoto is an internationally renowned Japanese manga creator. Matsumoto is best known to English-reading audiences for his work Tekkon Kinkreet (Black & White), winner of the Eisner Award, North America’s most prestigious comics award. More info of event here

    Opening Reception

    Friday May 10 | 6pm-8pm
    Location: The Japan Foundation Toronto
    Admission: Guest list. Contact Kate Scullin (

    There will also be an artist talk by Taiyo Matsumoto on Saturday May 11 @ 1:00pm

    The exhibition will open to public from Saturday May 11 – June 7. Free admission

    Gallery Hours:

    MONDAY 11:30am-7:00pm (extended hours)
    TUESDAY 11:30am-4:30pm
    WEDNESDAY 11:30am-4:30pm
    THURSDAY 11:30am-7:00pm (extended hours)
    FRIDAY 11:30am-4:30pm

    Weekend Openings:

    May 11, 12 @ 12 noon and 5:00pm (Toronto Comic Arts Festival)
    May 25, 26 @ 10:00am and 5:00pm (Doors Open Toronto)
    June 1 @ 5:00pm
    * Closed all other Saturdays, Sundays and May 20 – Victoria Day

    RUNG: South Asian Heritage Day at ROM
    Date: Sat. May 11, 2013 - Sat. June 1, 2013.
    Location: Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen's Park) - Toronto, Canada



    Come celebrate South Asian heritage day at the ROM!
    Saturday May 11, 2013 | 10am – 5pm

    The event will feature traditional arts, crafts, dances and music and lots more! Visit the website to get more information and see the full day of event programming.

    Be sure to check out the Documentary Film Exhibit at the Eaton Theatre from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The following films will be playing at the exhibit. Each documentary will be shown twice

    - Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka- Presenter: Govt. of Sri Lanka (courtesy the High Commission in Ottawa)
    - That Painting on the Wall – Presenter: Filmmaker Diksha Narayan (present herself on the day)  - Canadian Film-maker of Indian Origin
    - POLO on rooftop of the world – Presenter: Filmmaker Sabeeh Khan (Filmmaker from Pakistan)

    Visit here for ticket information. You can save 33% when you buy tickets online using the promo code: southasian

    Kim’s Convenience
    Date: Thu. May 23, 2013 - Wed. June 19, 2013.
    Location: Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Ln, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4) - Toronto


    Soulpepper Theatre’s 2012 season smash hit play, Kim’s Convenience, returns to Toronto for their 2013 national tour! The critically-acclaimed play by Korean-Canadian playwright/actor, Ins Choi, had an incredibly successful run at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. At the festival, Kim’s Convenience picked up the Patrons Pick award, won the New Play competition and was invited to be in the Best of the Fringe Uptown Festival.

    Since the award-winning play appeared at Fringe, Kim’s Convenience have sold out all of its performance runs. However, now there is another chance to see it again! Kim’s Convenience returns to Toronto from May 23 – June 19. Visit Soulpepper’s website to receive more information on dates, showtimes and ticket information

    “There are many reasons to cheer… join the celebration”- TORONTO STAR Review

    Doin’ Good: New Contemporary Asian Shorts
    Date: Thu. May 30, 2013 - Thu. May 30, 2013.
    Location: Winnipeg Film Group (100 Arthur Street #304) - Winnipeg, Manitoba


    May 30, 2013 | 7:00pm

    To all our friends and readers in Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Film Group will be presenting Doin’ Good, a screening of short films that celebrates the creative depth and diversity from some of Canada’s contemporary Asian film and video artists.

    The shorts programme includes work from some familiar Reel Asian filmmakers Aram Collier and Nobu Adilman. More information

    Leslie Supnet is the curator for Doin’ Good and she will be available for a live Q&A following the screening. Leslie’s film, Hang in There, screened at Reel Asian 2011. She is also one of the participating filmmakers in this year’s Asian Heritage Month School Tour.

    Red Snow Collective Benefit Spring Concert
    Date: Thu. May 30, 2013 - Thu. May 30, 2013.
    Location: Canadian Music Centre (20 St Joseph Street) - Toronto, Ontario


    In celebration of Asian Heritage month, Small World Music presents Asian Music Series featuring a benefit concert for Red Snow Collective

    Thursday May 30 | 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30)
    Silent auction prior to the concert and a reception following the concert

    The benefit Concert for Red Snow Collective opens with storytelling by Diana Tso with the Chinese classic, Legend of Lady White Snake , in celebration of 2013′s lunar year of the snake.  The concert launches the Music for Red Snow CD celebrating Red Snow’s 2012 productions with special guest performer Red Snow’s music composer, Alice Ho, on grand piano, Patty Chan on erhu, Miriam Sue on guzheng and many more fantastic Canadian artists.

    Tickets are $30 each. More ticket information here

    For more information on the Red Snow Collective project, please visit their main website

4 Responses to Events - 30 May 13

  1. I am doing a school project on publicity, PR and Social Media promotional use in Independent Films and short films and this would help me very much! Thank you. If anyone is looking for interns to work at the Film festival…please help me.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for listing our event! Advance tickets are available at:

  3. Lost Years says:

    Lost Years Named BEST DOCUMENTARY | Asians On Film Festival Winners 2013, Los Angeles

    Asians On Film Festival
    February 15-17, 2013
    Los Angeles, California

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