ISF2017: Opening Gala

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Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews

Enter through Turntable Plaza on Davie Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3


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Indian Summer Festival 2017


with Vikram Vij and special guests

‘One of the top 10 parties to look forward to!’ – 24 hr


Glamorous guests, fine sips and delectable nibbles curated by Vikram Vij – Indian Summer Festival’s Opening Gala is one of the city’s most sought after summer parties.

Vikram Vij invites his friends - some of the city’s award-winning chefs - to respond to the festival’s theme. Featuring restaurants like Vij’s (contemporary Indian), Café Medina (Mediterranean), Blue Water Café, Fairmont Waterfront, Bella Gelateria, Bauhaus, Jamjar and and Cacao, this event is a gastronome’s delight.

Our special new guests this year are Tayybeh, a collective of Syrian chefs who create home-style specialties from their hometowns of Aleppo, Homs, Daraa and Idlib. Tayybeh is run by six women, and the word, (Tayybeh) is the feminine construction of the Arabic word for ‘kind’ or ‘generous’.

Watch out for the lively music stage serving sonic appetizers from DJ Rup Sidhu. Your ticket includes food and a complimentary beverage.

Thank you to our Music Sponsor: Creative BC

Hospitality Partners: Vij’s, My Shanti, East India Carpets, Kalala, Volcanic Hills, A Stylish Event

Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:

Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)

Langara College (Major Partner)

Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services (Government Partners)

CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)


Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?

For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST, service fees, and payment processing fees.

What is the accessibility of this event?

This event is a scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

For Radical Access Mapping Project’s Full accessibility audit of the Roundhouse see here

Mobility Access: All areas of the Roundhouse are wheelchair and scooter accessible, including all washrooms. The entrances are at street level, with ramps, and while there are elevators in the building our entire event remains on the ground floor.

There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, but there is street parking around the neighbourhood.

Bathrooms: There is one single stalled, gender neutral, and spacious bathroom, located at the front of the hall. The multi-stall bathrooms will be gendered and trans-inclusive. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

Seating Plan: There are a limited amount of seats at this event, as much of the event involves standing, walking, or dancing. We encourage you to notify us if reserving a seat is necessary for you.

Scent: Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that guests refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events. However, this venue does not have a permanent scent-free policy in place.

If you have any questions, concerns, additions or corrections regarding this information please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is an all ages event; however, 2 pieces of ID are required for purchase of alcoholic beverages.

Is there reserved seating?

While some seating will be available, this event is designed for standing, exploring, and socializing.

Will there be tickets available for purchase at the door?

Tickets for this event are available in advance only.

What is the refund policy for this event?

Refunds are not available for any Indian Summer Festival events.

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