Events

ISF2022 Inner / Outer Climates brings you some of the world’s most powerful thinkers on climate change and social justice, a 2022 Grammy Award-winning musician, a boundary-pushing dance performance, a science-meets-art experience that brings you music from mushrooms, doctors and healers forging new pathways in the complex art of healing, award-winning filmmakers, sitar maestros, tabla wizards, brass bands, human-animal hip hop collaborations, outdoor art installations, Indigenous and South Asian DJs reclaiming their languages while making new ones. There will be food for thought and for the stomach, celebration and provocation. We’re honoured to present a galaxy of artists who lead us to examine and dream new ways of living our lives, and to healing our inner and outer climates. 

Punjabi Market Tour – Extended!

In front of Frontier Cloth House Main and E 51st Avenue, Vancouver

A self-guided tour for Covid times that takes you through the past, present and vibrant future of this significant market.

Under The Banyan Tree

Ocean Art Works Pavilion 1531 Johnston St, Vancouver

The Banyan Tree (ficus benghalensis) with its aerial roots, and the ever-spreading canopy is a hugely important tree in India. Not only is it India’s national tree, but it is also often at the heart of many Indian villages. It is the place where the village parliament takes place, but also where friends gossip, stories […]

Imaginarium: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Imaginarium is an electric evening of ideas, conversation and music hosted by award-winning Indigenous broadcaster and curator Jarrett Martineau and visionary artistic director Sirish Rao. Together, they invoke a long continuum of storytelling to weave present and past into intimate interviews with some of the world’s most noted writers and thinkers.  For this inaugural edition […]

$10 – $50

Modern Biology

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

“…his videos of mushrooms making calming ambient soundscapes, have already racked up more than half a million Tik Tok followers and 25 million views.” - The Guardian, UK Modern Biology is the new project of veteran musician Tarun Nayar. Formally trained in Indian Classical music and educated as a biologist, Modern Biology sees him turn […]

$10 – $50

OFF CENTRE

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

"A luscious celebration of all things sensual and erotic, full-throttled defiance of heteronormative clichés, and a loving embrace of self.” — A.A. Cristi, Broadway World Created by award-winning dancer and choreographer Sujit Vaidya, OFF CENTRE is a stunning and provocative dance performance. Two dancers - Sujit Vaidya and Arun Mathai - work in marvellous harmony […]

$5 – $45

Song of the Breath

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Supported by "Maitreyi has deep knowledge of artistic practices as well as traditional healing practices and philosophies.”  — Dr. Arun Garg, MD FRCPS Yogacharini Maitreyi is both a trained artist and a master yoga practitioner with a dedicated following in Vancouver and around the world. In this special event, she invites us to a space […]

$5 – $45

Closing Party feat. Madison McFerrin

Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

 “This is Soul-capella!” - Questlove (about Madison McFerrin) Our 12th festival edition wraps its indoor programming with a fabulous, celebratory musical finale. Headlining the evening is the transcendental Madison McFerrin, who comes in from Brooklyn. Her critically acclaimed a cappella EP series, Finding Foundations, led Questlove to dub her sound “soul-cappella.” After making her debut […]

$10 – $50