Great vendors to visit during Ashkenaz festival

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This weekend marks the return of North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture, the 10th biennial celebration of Ashkenaz! This year there will be over 200 artists from more than a dozen countries showcasing the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion. In our Lakeview Market and World Café, be sure to check out Chokka Jewellery, Designs by Nature, Eli’s Body Shop, Beavertails, Free Times Café and Burgy’s!

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Let’s say shalom to summer with the largest chagiga in Toronto

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 School, reality and regular working hours are looming ahead of us – summer is coming to an end. Before all of this takes place, as Canadians we need to have one last celebration to say farewell to our summer. This Labour Day long weekend check out the 10th biennial Ashkenaz Festival and forget about the fall and what lies ahead. Come with friends, family or yourself and witness the diversity of Jewish culture with over 250 visiting artists from around the world. This is one chagiga(party) you won’t want to miss.

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Vendors to look out for during TAIWANfest

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Taiwan is a country built on the legacy of global traditions and cultures that have marked its shores. Join us this weekend at Harbourfront Centre for the return of a wander down the path of music, dance, art and food that invigorates the island nation, at TAIWANfest! TAIWANfest includes everything from pinball, to puppetry, to karaoke and a bubble tea …

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Roxane Gay shares her thoughts on The Big Idea: Legacy

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Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, Salon and numerous anthologies. She is the co-editor of PANK and teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. She is also the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State and Bad Feminist.

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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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