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One of the most important French language events in Ontario, Franco-Fête celebrates francophone culture with food, art, and "la musique francophone." This year also includes a spotlight on France. For further information visit franco-fete.ca.

 

Part of Hot Spot Summer 2011, a series of festivals and cultural events that run from Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving!

Discipline:

Venue:

Kyssi Wète

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Music

Direct from the Paris music scene, Kyssi Wète mixes the rhythms and sounds of pop, blues, reggae, ragga, soul and rumba!

Ben l’Oncle Soul

8:00pm

Music

This French nu-soul singer gained prominence with his interpretations of songs by Gnarls Barkley, Spice Girls, and The White Stripes. Toronto debut!

Coeur de pirate

9:30pm –11:00pm

Music

Don’t miss one of the biggest names in Canadian francophone music and her unique brand of shimmering indie pop!

After-Party with Misteur Valaire

11:00pm – 2:00am

Music

This band mixes horns, sampling and enough beats to make you dance all night!

Mystéric’s Mathémagic Show

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Family

Canada’s magic champion offers side-splitting comedy and amazing magical illusions for any age group.

Visual Arts Creation

12:30pm – 8:00pm

Visual Arts

See real-live artists at work! Ask questions and take photos!

Kromatik

1:00pm – 8:00pm

Family

All the way from Quebec City, this phenomenal team of professional makeup artists will transform festival goers into works of art!

Cooking Demonstrations

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Food

Come and experience some top chefs and their French inspired culinary creations.

The Mamaku Project

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Music

French bohemian roots, South Pacifica dub and Eastern flavours are mixed into a captivating musical concoction!

Cours de French with l’Alliance Française

2:15pm

Learning

In just 30 minutes you will learn the 10 essential phrases that will allow you to party in French anywhere around the world!

LéOparleur

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Music

From France, LéOparleur's music is a boundless world where Gypsy and Moorish Spain meets Cuban Son, loops and Syldavian tunes.

Cooking Demonstrations

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Food

Come and experience some top chefs and their French inspired culinary creations.

Jean-François Lessard

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Music

Always full of energy and with many surprises, this singer-songwriter’s show is more folk than ever with banjo, ukulele and double bass.

Cooking Demonstrations

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Food

Come and experience some top chefs and their French inspired culinary creations.

Alcaz

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Music

A duo from Marseille, France, Alcaz is one man, one woman, two voices and two guitars!

Cours de French with l’Alliance Française

6:15pm

Learning

In just 30 minutes you will learn the 10 essential phrases that will allow you to party in French anywhere around the world!

Ouanani

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Music

Ouanani explodes into a thousand rhythms and eight languages, though of course, mostly in French!

Les Chiclettes

8:00pm – 8:30pm

Music

In a cabaret style reminiscent of the ‘30s, with a mix of comedy and musical theatre, Les Chiclettes are the Franco-Ontarian Andrews Sisters!

Live Comedy with Boucar Diouf

8:30pm

Theatre

Originally from Senegal, this comedian showcases his adopted homeland with humour, talent and great humanity.

Damien Robitaille

9:30pm –11:00pm

Music

One of Canada’s most promising new artists with several awards and nominations already under his belt from L’ADISQ to the Junos.

After-Party with Bernard Adamus

11:00pm – 2:00am

Music

Mainly influenced by the blues, he first established himself by covering this touching and honest genre of music. He then applied the same honest approach to his own French lyrics.

Kromatik

11:00am – 5:00pm

Family

All the way from Quebec City, this phenomenal team of professional makeup artists will transform festival goers into works of art!

Visual Arts Creation

11:00am – 5:00pm

Visual Arts

See real-live artists at work! Ask questions and take photos!

Cours de French with l’Alliance Française

12:15pm

Learning

In just 30 minutes you will learn the 10 essential phrases that will allow you to party in French anywhere around the world!

Mystéric’s Mathémagic Show

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Family

Canada’s magic champion offers side-splitting comedy and amazing magical illusions for any age group.

Mike Ford

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Family

Music

This ex-Moxy Früvous singer-songwriter’s new show is an adventure-based performance aimed at youth. A musical ride perfect for the whole family!

Nathalie Choquette is La Diva Malbouffa

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Family

La Diva Malbouffa has a huge passion for opera… and french fries! Join her on this musical journey of opera and junk food!

Cours de French with l’Alliance Française

4:00pm

Learning

In just 30 minutes you will learn the 10 essential phrases that will allow you to party in French anywhere around the world!

Patrice Michaud

4:15pm – 5:15pm

Music

This singer and storyteller from Cap-Chat, Quebec presents a show where music, stories and humour are interwoven as one.

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