Ken Hsieh pays tribute to some of the greatest Taiwanese filmmakers of our time

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“I couldn’t make this movie without the help of Taiwan” – Ang Lee, during his Oscar acceptance speech  for Life of Pi Ang Lee, the first person of Asian descent to win an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Director — among other awards — is the brilliant mind behind films like Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Life of Pi. Born …

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And the Free Flicks Audience Choice Winner is…

The theme for this summer’s Free Flicks series was ‘Funny Girls.’ Our programmers wanted to share the directorial debuts and classic comedy acting of women from Tina Fey to Barbra Streisand (the original Funny Girl). All summer long, you voted in our Audience Choice poll to determine the Free Flicks finale. And here’s the poll breakdown: Bridesmaids, 56% Juno, 19% …

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Harbourfront Centre Wants to Know: Rice or Noodles?

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This weekend Harbourfront Centre is celebrating TAIWANfest, a thee-day festival that will explore Taiwan’s culture as influenced by all those who have touched their shores, from the Japanese to the Dutch.

At the heart of this weekend’s cultural exploration lies a culinary conundrum so intense it’ll take two of the festival’s three days to solve. The dilemma is simple: noodles or rice?

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Vendors to visit during the Hot & Spicy Food Festival

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Grab your family and friends this weekend for the return of one of our most popular festivals, Hot & Spicy! This year’s festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. With this curatorial vision, the festival showcases a range of culinary delicacies as well as equally exciting hot rhythms and spicy grooves from the past and present. With so many food demonstrations and competitions, films, music and so much more, Harbourfront Centre is the place to be this weekend!

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A taste of Kevin Brauch, host of Hot & Spicy Food Festival’s Iron Chef Competition

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We had a chance to sit down with food pro Kevin Brauch, host of Iron Chef Americaand our upcoming International Iron Chef Competition. Kevin explains how he became a pro as well shares some hot tips for our chefs.

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In the presence of genius

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Creative Genius is an inspired collection of home and personal accessories created by some of the most talented emerging makers we know. Some of them are busy creating in our Craft & Design Studios and others hail from across Canada. All of them have designed items that tickle our imaginations in limited-run

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The common language of music: an interview with Joe & Sekou

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“We’ve been raised in very different cultures in so many ways, but we share a lot of the same interests musically.” – Joe Driscoll This weekend, our annual Hot & Spicy Food Festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. This concept can definitely be seen – or rather heard – in the music of Joe …

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No matter your taste, Hot & Spicy Food Festival has you covered

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Taste buds rejoice! Harbourfront Centre’s Hot & Spicy Food Festival makes its triumphant return August 15–17. This years Hot & Spicy Food Festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. With this idea in mind, the festival showcases a range of culinary delicacies as well as exciting hot rhythms and spicy grooves from …

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Vendors to visit during the Expressions of Brazil festival

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Join us at Harbourfront Centre this weekend as we honour all things Brazil at our Expressions of Brazil festival! Brazil is a country of huge proportions and contrasts, and exercises a mysterious attraction over many people. As a multicultural and multiethnic society, each of its 5 regions represents its own influences and identities, all rich and diverse in their unique ways. Expressions of Brazil will explore these different regions, showcasing local, national and international artists that are part of the Brazilian diaspora. As the largest country in South America, it is a kaleidoscope of fascination.

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10 Reasons to love, like and attend Yogapalooza

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Curious about Yoga? Now’s your chance. We know it can be a little intimidating to walk into a Yoga Studio when you’ve never tried it before.  Yogapalooza is the perfect way to sample a wide variety of classes in a fun setting.  Join us for Yogapalooza – Movement, Music and Meditation at Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto on August 16 and 17. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this special weekend of free events.

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