Never Forgive Action with DJs Numeric and Dalia

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We’re drawing ever so close to end of our DJ Skate Nights season. This week, we’re doing something special and enlisting Never Forgive Action (NFA) to rock the Natrel Rink — and trust us, they take the term “hip hop you don’t stop” very seriously. NFA, the good folks behind Hip Hop Karaoke (HHK), is an organization that’s been involved in a variety of shows in Toronto including: DJ Cash Money, Prince Paul, Jazzy Jay, DJ Evil Dee (Black Moon), Killa-Jewel, P-Love, Skratch Bastid and many more. DJ Numeric and DJ Dalia will be holding it down as you and your  crew skate the scenic Natrel Rink to the sounds of hip hop’s golden era.

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A Soldier’s Tale: examing the ugly realities of war

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Signal Theatre’s A Soldier’s Tale makes its world premiere this month at NextSteps. Directed and choreographed by Michael Greyeyes and co-produced with the National Arts Centre and the Canada Dance Festival, the performance boasts a 13-member cast, many of whom are acclaimed choreographers and artistic directors in their own right.

A Soldier’s Tale embraces all that Signal Theatre stands for by shedding light on the unfortunate realities soldiers and their loved ones are forced to face, broadening the audience’s political and social awareness.

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6 reasons you should be a vendor at Harbourfront Centre

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If you have something to sell, we have a place for you to sell it. Whether you specialize in food, snacks, fashion, jewellery or gifts, there’s a vending opportunity waiting for you on our 10-acre waterfront site. Apply today!

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From the folks that brought you Dachshund UN…

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We’re no strangers to dog shows here at Harbourfront Centre. Many of you may remember last year’s landmark World Stage presentation of Dachshund UN, which featured dozens of locally recruited dogs. You’ll find that Victoria Melody’s Major Tom barks up a similar tree, putting a canine companion, once again, under the spotlight.

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Skating is love: Yes Yes Valentines on the Natrel Rink

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Having trouble deciding what to do with your valentine this year? Here’s a hot tip: nothing says I like and/or love you like a romantic skate on the scenic Natrel Rink. This Saturday night, we’re bringing YES YES Y’ALL, a queer hip hop/dancehall/rnb jam to our rink. The five person outfit will set your hearts  aflame with awesome love day tunes.

Want a taste of what to look forward to? The YES YES Y’ALL team shared a few of their fave love anthems with us.

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6 ways to have a blast at HarbourKIDS Skating Festival

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Turn off the TV! Put down your tablet! HarbourKIDS: Skating Festival, presented by RBC Play Hockey, is happening Feb. 16-17 and it’s packed with spectacular wintry activities to keep the entire family entertained.

Here are six ways you can join in on the fun.

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AD Letter: UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW

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In sitting down to write this letter, I am overwhelmed with possible angles. I could write about trying to wrap my head around the fear and anger and skepticism I am encountering whilst talking about UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW and why I think it’s important.

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FRESH BLOOD 2014: Sarain Carson-Fox

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As part of FRESH BLOOD 2014, choreographer Sarain Carson-Fox presents The Missing, which is an excerpt from a larger piece entitled The Red Road Block. In a recently released video blog, Sarain gives context to the piece, and discusses the inspirations behind it.

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FRESH BLOOD 2014: Lisa Emmons

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Now in its fifth year, FRESH BLOOD 2014 features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers. One of this year’s choreographers is Lisa Emmons with her piece Boy Q. Below is what she had to say about the process of creating her new work.

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FRESH BLOOD 2014: Corrie Sakaluk

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My piece explores the overwhelming emotions that arise when I am absorbing the disturbing contents of the daily news, and how to collectively survive and transcend this onslaught, transforming negativity into resilience, balance, and connection. If you, too, ever find yourself disheartened and depressed by the mainstream daily news – this piece is for YOU!

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