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Celebrate Ghost Festival in Chinatown today 3-6pm with Chinatown Today
Plus save the dates for Kung Fu Workshop and 105 Keefer Protest Thank You Dance Party!
Spirit of the Square honours the Hungry Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節) at the Chinese Memorial Square. The Hungry Ghost festival is held during the seventh month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. During this time, the hell gates are opened and restless ghosts are free to roam among us for food and entertainment.
Throughout the day, there’ll zine-making, community story-mapping, and other interactive activities hosted and facilitated by Chinatown Today and various artists in the community. It’s an all-ages inclusive event.
Save the Date: 105 Keefer Protest Thank You Dance Party on Sat, Sept 16!
To thank everyone for a decade of effort of fighting 105 Keefer and gentrification in Chinatown, we’re hosting a thank you dance party to celebrate you! There’ll be cheeky carnival games, dancing, cake, and a special screening of late community activist Sid Chow Tan’s community films. Sat, Sept 16 — save the date!
Kick out gentrification at 105 Keefer and in Chinatown with a free kung fu and lion dancing workshop with the Chau Luen Athletic Club on Sept 2 from 2-5pm at the Chinatown Memorial Plaza.
You'll learn the basics of kung fu, lion dancing, and drumming from one of Chinatown's longstanding benevolent society athletic clubs. There will also be a kung fu and lion dancing demo, and a post-workshop snack social to re-energize and connect with the community!
All ages welcome. Beginner-friendly!
We need your help!
After hosting several events, we’re now getting an overwhelming demand from the community to host even more events (including a film screening, comedy night, author reading, and more) stretching well into September. To help us with the costs of expanding the event series, consider making a donation to the community events fund to make the events free and accessible to as many people as possible.