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Surprise yourself at this two-day exploration of experiential, boundary-pushing and unpredictable performance. This festival features artists who push "hot" buttons, challenge creativity, and embrace new frontiers of performance through comedy, music, dance and more.

 

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

Arts & Animals of Colombia

1:00pm – 8:00pm

Have fun while discovering the richness and vitality of Colombian culture through fun activities for kids led by Tridha Arts Association.

Craft

Family

Cumbia with Me Dance Workshop

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Caliente Drum & Danz, under artistic director Martin Samuels, will teach you the steps from cumbia’s folkoric roots in Colombia to its evolution across South America and beyond.

Dance

Learning

Canadian Improv Games: Intro to Improv

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of spontaneous creation!

Family

Theatre

Learning

ˇA Cumbiar! with DJ El Machetero

2:00pm

Dance along to DJ El Machetero as he explores the far reaches of cumbia‘s influence all day long.

Dance

Music

The Second City’s Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show

3:00pm

This side-splitting performance will tickle the funny bone of young and old alike with an hour of interactive improvisation and theatre games for the whole family.

Family

Theatre

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Young Empires

3:30pm – 4:00pm

An electronic/world beat trio named by Entertainment Tonight Canada as “one of the most anticipated acts for 2011.” Part of SoundClash presented by NOW, Harbourfront Centre's Music Award.

Music

Global Grilling Host: Catherine Jheon

4:00pm – 5:00pm

A virtual United Nations of barbeque, the Global Grilling food series looks to highlight the hot spots of grilling around the world. Hosted by Catherine Jheon.

Food

Global Grilling: Colombian-inspired BBQ by Top Chef Canada Competitor Chef Steve Gonzalez

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Top Chef Canada competitor Chef Steve Gonzalez as he grills up some mouth-watering Colombian-inspired BBQ!

Food

Canadian Improv Games: Intro to Improv

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of spontaneous creation!

Family

Theatre

Learning

The National Theatre of the World presents the Carnegie Hall Show

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Grab a tux, a tie, a frock, or a boa and join us at the Harbourfront Centre debut of the Carnegie Hall Show!

Theatre

ˇA Cumbiar! with DJ El Machetero

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dance along to DJ El Machetero as he explores the far reaches of cumbia‘s influence all day long.

Dance

Music

Global Grilling: Argentinean Parrillada (BBQ) by Sky Ranch Restaurant

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join Sky Ranch Restaurant chef Favio Barenbaum as he grills up some simmering Argentinean Parrillada (BBQ)!

Food

Global Grilling Host: Catherine Jheon

6:00pm – 7:00pm

A virtual United Nations of barbeque, the Global Grilling food series looks to highlight the hot spots of grilling around the world. Hosted by Catherine Jheon.

Food

Canadian Improv Games: Intro to Improv

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of spontaneous creation!

Family

Theatre

Learning

ˇA Cumbiar! with DJ El Machetero

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Dance along to DJ El Machetero as he explores the far reaches of cumbia‘s influence all day long.

Dance

Music

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