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A celebration of incredibly diverse South Asian and South Asian-inspired culture, this festival explores and celebrates our differences, spinning and weaving a fantastic cultural thread around us all.

 

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Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Artist Walkway

11:00am –11:00pm

Inspired by South Asia’s depth of colours, sights and emotions, all woven together as a beautiful tapestry, these featured artists bring to life their vision of South Asia through paint, sculpture and photography.

Visual Arts

Graffiti Art with Javid

12:00pm – 9:00pm

Javid is an Arabic name that means eternal. His work as a painter, graphic designer and muralist is dedicated to revealing the architectural spirit of letters and faces, inspired by the principles of Arabic calligraphy, graffiti art, and portraiture.

Visual Arts

MMMovies!

12:30pm – 3:00pm

What better way to enjoy films than to watch them again in the company of the stars who are featured in them! MMMovies! provides a retrospective look at the works of Abhay Deol.

Film

Chef Roshni Mansukhani

1:00pm – 2:00pm

A cooking demonstration by a champion chef!

Food

Senior Desi Idol - Semi-Finals

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Once again, M!M!M! presents Senior Desi Idol - an interactive singing competition directed towards seniors.

Dance

Music

Theatre

Pandya & Gandhi

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Pandya and Jonita Gandhi rock the stage with the latest Bollywood numbers while girls from Nritya Kala Mandir support them as backup dancers!

Dance

Music

M!M!M! Kidz Corner Arts n' Crafts

2:00pm – 8:00pm

Imagination and colours come alive as children use a variety of wonderful materials to create cultural crafts of South Asia as the teacher explains the significance of their art and creativity.

Craft & Design

Family

Kaminari

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Kaminari is the combined talents of Yoshi and Chie Yamano, a professional music duo hailing from Osaka, Japan.

Music

Rhythm of Rajasthan Workshop

2:30pm – 3:30pm

A discussion and demonstration led by our visitors from Rajasthan.

Dance

Music

Learning

Chef Roshni Mansukhani

3:00pm – 4:00pm

A cooking demonstration by a champion chef!

Food

SW Storm

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Watch out! There will be no calm before or after this Storm!

Music

In Conversation with... Vinay Virmani (star of Breakaway)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Breakaway is a cross-cultural family comedy set in an Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto.

Film

Lectures

Chef Roshni Mansukhani

5:00pm – 6:00pm

A cooking demonstration by a champion chef!

Food

M!M!M! Kidz Corner Storytelling

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Interactive storytelling for kids with classical stories from the Panchatantra folklore of India performed by master storyteller Aparajit.

Family

Literary Arts

MMMovies! In Conversation with... Abhay Deol

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Don't miss this rare opportunity to chat with a modern film legend!

Film

Lectures

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