The 2013 Dancing On The Pier season is in full swing. Our own Althea Linton was on hand during the first evening with Toronto All-Star Big Band (who are no stranger to Harbourfront Centre). She chatted with event programmer Diana Webley, as well as with weekly host Martin Samuels about what audiences can expect each Thursday night. How much more convincing do you need? Get your dancing shoes on and come join the fun this summer!
Harbourfront Centre has you got covered with musical talents from July 12 to 14th with the SoundClash Festival. On top of that, however, we’re adding a special dance feature by presenting DanceClash on July 14th!
This past weekend at Ritmo Y Color was a blast! From the amazing music, dance and food (don’t get us started on the Empanadas), there was truly something for everyone. One of the lower profile, although incredibly cool happenings came in the form of a raspao cart, which is essentially a cart that serves snow cones (delicious shaved ice treats); however, this was no ordinary cart. Artist Alexandra Gelis had transformed this cart into a mobile sound sculpture that recorded audio/video creating, what one patron described as “a very trippy/cool sound experience”.
R&B singer and songwriter Brendan Philip has already honed his live performance skills from opening for Bilal to Shad K and M.I.A. With many releases slated for 2013 on the newly minted Fake Art Records label out of Toronto, Brendan Philip is here.
This past Canada Day we celebrated our nations 146th birthday in style. Audiences were treated to a very special concert experience Celebrating Canada Women In Song featuring five leading Canadian artists: Kiran Ahluwalia, Tanya Tagaq, Lorraine Klaasen, Jackie Richardson, Jane Bunnett and the Canada Day All Stars Band (assembled especially for this show). After opening with a group number, each woman showcased two songs, which were arranged specially for this concert to feature collaborations with the other women.
This weekend, and through the remainder of the summer we are hosting the most unique waterfront market in the city! Check out the World Cafe and Lake View Market where you can find tasty food and exceptional artisan goods from around the world. Don’t miss our Lake View Market vendors Mixtura Latina, The Merch Guy, Silver S.K. Jewelry and World Café vendors Ernesto Lechona, Rebozos and Gourmet on the Go.
KASHKA is the ongoing “folkpoptronica” project of Kat Burns, a musician and songwriter based in Toronto. Originally launched to catch the songs that didn’t fit under the orchestral-folk-pop umbrella of her former band, Forest City Lovers, the project has since grown legs and begun to power walk; with arms up and a determined look across her face.
An empanada is baked or fried bread with stuffing. Visually, it looks like a pizza pocket; however, it usually contains a combination of meat, vegetables, cheese, and fruit. Sounds good, eh? But it gets better! Harbourfront Centre will be hosting a competition to determine who makes the best empanada! We’ll be featuring chefs Lizka Silvera; Natalia Martinez Cristian Heise; Martha Martinez; Kevin Chica-vera and Luis Manuel Cordoba.
Friday nights just got a whole lot tastier! Deep-fried goodness and sizzling tunes take over Toronto’s waterfront with Harbourfront Centre’s newest summer-long experience. Gather friends, pack up the kids and head down to Harbourfront Centre for an outdoor showcase that explores the tastes and sounds that reflect distant lands and local terrains.