Celebrating and acknowledging the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada!
Here are three affordable events with some extra Filipino Pride this month

1. The Carlos Bulosan Theatre presents the Workshop Presentation of
Sister Mary’s a Dyke?!
by Flerida Peña

Nuns, Catholic School Girls and other things the Vatican didn’t see coming
Friday May 25 at 8PM and Sunday May 27th at 2PM at the Fringe Creation Lab, 720 Bathurst St, Suite 403
Pay-What-You-Can. Arrive on time.

In this rogue approach to development, Playwright and Performer, Flerida Peña will be given only 10 days of rehearsal before she presents her latest draft of #SMAD on Friday May 25th.  Director Nina Lee Aquino, Designer Camellia Koo and Dramaturge  Ric Knowles assist Flerida as she spends the following day, May 26th, writing/revising/rehearsing for what could be a drastically different presentation on Sunday May 27th at 2PM.

2. Toronto Public Library in community partnership with KAPISANAN and Mavshack presents FILIPINO FILM SERIES

All FREE films screenings will be at:
Toronto Public Library, Barbara Frum Branch
20 Covington Rd. Toronto.
Covington is just West off Bathurst St., just North of Lawrence Ave.

Lolo’s Child | Tuesday May 8 – 6pm
Directed by local Filipino-Canadian, Romeo Candido. Romeo will be in attendance for Q & A. Check out the trailer

Emir | Tuesday May 22 – 2pm
Directed by Chito Rono, starring Francheska Farr – a musical production about a Filipina who becomes a nanny to an Arab prince.  Guest speaker Brian Bantugan will be in attendance.

Baler | Tuesday May 29 – 6pm
Directed by Mark Meily, starring Jericho Rosales and Anne Curtis – a star-crossed love story set during the revolution against Spain.  Guest speaker Brian Bantugan will be in attendance.

3. Miracle Thieves hosts the first Cultural Series presenting The Philippines | Now On until May 2nd
Installations by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, Michaela Cruz, Jodinand AguillonAlex Felipe, Eric Quebral, CMango DesignPacific Blues, Sammy Jade, The Original Fiddy, Jen Maramba, Pinoy Culture Bookstore, Lamesa Filipino Kitchen, Centre for Babaylan Studies, Kapwa 3 Conference (Baguio, Philippines) and more.

For more on Asian Heritage Month check out the Citizenship and Immigration website