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JULY 2019 | Volume 181


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Monsoon Festibal of Performing Arts: Welcome the Storm
South Asian Arts Society
Elements Casino, Surrey
Aug. 9

Now in its fourth year, the 2019 Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts runs August 9-13, 2019 in Vancouver and Surrey. Presented by the South Asian Arts Society, the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts celebrates local performing arts, artists, and the wealth of knowledge they have to offer individuals and our community at large. 

Join us for five days of comedy, talks, and a myriad of workshops and classes offered by prolific local performers and creators. Help us nurture the creative power within our community by attending our events, learning more about artists' processes, and experiencing creative practices, as we invest in and support the next generation of aspiring local artists.

During a span of 5 days, festival highlights include a stand-up comedy night featuring some of Greater Vancouver's finest comedians; an expanded Industry Series featuring FREE staged readings, talkbacks, and development workshops in areas including (but not limited to) playwriting, comedy, mindfulness, digital marketing, and movement. 

The 2019 festival kicks off with a night of stand-up comedy in partnership with Elements Casino Surrey, featuring some of Greater Vancouver's finest comedians: Rae Lynn CarsonAsh DhawanRajneesh DhawanAl HassamDevon Kandola, and Leena Manro (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken fame). The evening will be hosted by the talented and funny Kalyn Miles, who has hosted the Leo Awards for the past five years! The night will continue with a post-show dance party featuring High Voltage Roadshow's DJ BeatdropCash bar and dinner menu will be available.
MONSOON COMEDY NIGHT - August 9, 2019 in Surrey. 
August 9, 2019 - 9:30pm till 1am (Doors @ 8:30pm)
The Dragon Lounge at Elements Casino Surrey (17755 60 Ave,

  • General Admission:  $20 (plus s/c) in advance, $30 at the door.
  • Reserved Table with 7 seats:  $120 (plus s/c) in advance only.
  • Available at monsoonartsfest.ca
  • Strictly 19+

About South Asian Arts Society
South Asian Arts Society is committed to creating performance and educational opportunities for professional and amateur artists, while developing artistic forums that act as a platform for building knowledge of South Asian culture via new projects, new ideas, and new collaborations. We are active in promoting South Asian dance, music, and theatre via dance and music classes, professional performances and workshops, guest lectures, as well as presenting comedic plays, musicals, and dance dramas across the Lower Mainland. www.southasianarts.ca.

We would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada, City of Surrey, Elements Casino Surrey, The Cultch, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Playwrights Theatre Centre and our media partners Spice Radio, OMNI/CityTV, and Daily Hive for their support of the Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts.




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