Monsoon Festival – Coming This Week: August 16-22

We’ve got a few exciting presentations coming up over the next week. Wednesday’s Workshop, Freeing Your Character: Script Analysis for Actors with Adele Noronha is up next, followed by a lesson in Song & Dance with Krystal Kiran on Sunday morning, and on Sunday evening we’re presenting Monsoon Talks: Artist Panel Discussion. Our Monsoon Marketplace is open for the entire month of August and the Murals in the Market are also now complete!

See all the details below!

Our FULL SCHEDULE of remaining events can be viewed at:


Workshop Wednesdays – Aug. 18

So you’ve got the part…now what? Or maybe you were lucky enough to get the script to prep for the audition…what are some ways you, the actor, can make the most out of the blueprint so your character is free to play? This workshop on Aug. 18th with Adele Noronha offers effective techniques to create a dynamic character by leaning into the playwrights’ instincts.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register!

*Aimed at intermediate to experienced actors, but open to all.
*Workshops are limited to 20 participants, unless otherwise stated.


Sunday Funday Dance Lessons – Aug. 22

Make your Sunday’s more fun and get your week started right with some dance moves that will surely get your blood flowing! Every Sunday we’ve scheduled FREE dance lessons from renowned dance artists in a variety of different dance styles.

This Sunday, August 22nd, sign up for a lesson in Song & Dance with Krystal Kiran.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register!

*Dance Lessons are limited to 40 participants, unless otherwise stated.


Monsoon Talks: Artist Panel Discussion – Aug. 22

Streaming Date: August 22nd
Streaming Time: 5PM PDT
Length: 90 minutes
How To Watch: Streamed LIVE on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
Register: FREE or By Donation

An intimate and honest conversation about the artistic process of the artists involved in the Murals in the Market public art project that has been created this summer, a project in which Monsoon Festival is a community partner with the Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective. Our moderators will lead the conversation and discuss the trials, tribulations, and successes of each artist’s journey!

Panelists: Guntaj Deep Singh, Mustaali Raj & Minahil Bukhari, Diamond Point, Sandeep Johal, and guest curator Jas Lally.

Moderators: Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective’s Creative Director Jag Nagra and Chair Gulzar Nanda.

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Monsoon Marketplace – Aug. 1-31

Dates: August 1 to 31

To kick off this year’s digital festival, we launched an online marketplace on our website as a way to support local artists during this time of uncertainty and loss of work. The Marketplace will be open for the duration of the festival and will feature art pieces available for sale from the following artists: Angela AujlaAnumationGuntaj Deep SinghJag NagraKiran RaiMani D, and Reena Devani.

Start shopping the Monsoon Marketplace at

Guru Tegh Bahadur

Guru Tegh Bahadur by Mani D


Murals in the Market

Date: All four murals are completed and accessible to the general public for viewing.
Location: Punjabi Market on Main St. between 48th & 51st Ave.

In partnership with Vancouver Mural Festival, Murals in the Market is the Punjabi Market Regeneration Collective’s initiative to help facilitate storytelling along with discussions on racism and discrimination through public art by collaborating with local BIPOC artists to deliver a series of murals in Punjabi Market. Monsoon Festival is proud to be a community partner for this project.

Featured Artists: Guntaj Deep Singh, Mustaali Raj & Minahil Bukhari, Diamond Point, and Sandeep Johal

Guest Curator: Jas Lally

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