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Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Freedom Sculpture

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00am–11:00pm

The Freedom Sculpture will honour the shared humanitarian ideals of Cyrus the Great and the Founding Fathers of America.

July 29–30,2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Photography Contest Exhibition

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00am–11:00pm

View the winning photos of Tirgan 2017 photography contest, whose theme was ‘Benevolence’.

July 28–30,2017

Pomegranate Installation by Keyvan Fehri

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00am–10:00pm

The installation will be an outdoor exhibition of 600-700 real size pomegranates in different designs where neither two are the same.

July 29–30,2017

Valderama – A film by Abbas Amini

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30am– 1:00pm

15-year-old “Valderama”, so called by the townsfolk for his long curly hair, is trying to obtain the ID card he’s never been able to have in this winner of Best Film at the 6th Iranian Film Festival.

July 29, 2017

Persian Plate Redefined By Chefs Zaré and Salimian

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30am– 1:30pm

Persian Cooking Demonstration by Chef Hamid Salimian and Chef Hoss Zare

July 29–30,2017

Art of Movement

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30am–12:00pm

This workshop is designed as a fun and interactive dance and movement experience for kids 5–10 years old. Parents and guardians are welcome to join!

July 29–30,2017

Varashan Percussion Ensemble

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Varashan, named after an old Iranian rhythm, is a Persian percussion ensemble based in Toronto, directed by Pedram Khavarzamini.

July 28–29,2017

Group Games For Kids

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm–12:30pm

Learn and play AMOZANJIRBAF and LEYLEY, two games that were popular back in the day.

July 29–30,2017

Tehran Teahouse and Café Cinema

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

Step into our exotic Persian traditional Teahouse and be transported all the way to Iran! This authentic Teahouse is the place to go to relax with a cup of perfect Persian steeped tea!

July 28–30,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Food Vendors

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

July 28–30,2017

Paykoubi

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Celebrate the cultural diversity that has existed in Iran for centuries by learning traditional Iranian dances!

July 29, 2017

Face Painting

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Kids love face painting – choose your design and away we go!

July 29–30,2017

Ceramic Painting Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Make Iran’s map with clay, write your name in Farsi and more!

July 29–30,2017

Lakeview Market

Saturday, July 29, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

July 28–30,2017

Short Story Contest Panel and Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00pm– 3:00pm

In this panel, after a brief review of the evaluation procedure and some points about the submitted stories, the four winning stories of the Tirgan 2017 Short Story Contest will be addressed and analyzed .

July 29, 2017

Solo Ney

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:00pm– 1:15pm

Kianoush Khalilian will be improvising on the Nay to create a delightful musical experience.

July 29–30,2017

A Boundaryless Passage: Kamancello

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Kamancello is an East-meets-West duo that blurs musical genre conventions and cultural boundaries with their highly evocative performances.

July 29–30,2017

Talk by Persis Karim

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Poet, Persis Karim reads from Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: Poetry and Prose of the Iranian Diasporaand Without Borders: Voices and Visions of the Iranian Diaspora.

July 29–30,2017

Hip Hop Dance Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Musicality, rhythm, and creative movement are key components of this fun dance class that teaches children to step, stomp, and shake it out.

July 29–30,2017

Six Centuries, Six Years – A film by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Saturday, July 29, 2017
1:30pm– 3:00pm

Six Centuries, Six Years portrays the endeavors of a group of Iranian master musicians who are trying to locate, restore and record a repertoire of compositions attributed to Abd al-Qadir Maraghi, a prominent composer who lived six centuries ago and greatly influenced the Middle Eastern classical music.

July 29, 2017

Silk Road Dance Company

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

With an impressive repertoire of more than 200 dances, Silk Road Dance Company offers programs with a depth and breadth reflecting decades of field research and study by Artistic Director Dr. Laurel Victoria Gray.

July 29–30,2017

Magic For Kids With Scott Dietrich

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

This fun, unique brand of magic is guaranteed to delight kids of all ages!

July 29–30,2017

Sounds of Persia: Majid Derakhshani and Andalib Ensemble

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:30pm– 4:30pm

The performance of the Andalib Ensemble led by Shahou Andalibi, will be presented in two parts: Persian classical music and Kurdish folkloric music.

July 29–30,2017

Mimi’s Suitcase: A Multilingual Comedy Drama

Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:30pm

Mimi's Suitcase is the true story of a teenage girl who returns to her native Iran from Spain in the midst of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.

July 29–30,2017

Talk by Abbas Milani

Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join Professor Abbas Milani as he discusses the Iranian Revolution and Fall of the Shah through recently declassified American documents. Conversation in Persian on July 28 and English on July 29.

July 28–29,2017

Qajar Hat Making and Face Painting

Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Participants will create Qajar-style hat using craft materials, to complete a costume reflective of the fashion and styling of the Qajar period.

July 29, 2017

Group Games For Kids

Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:30pm– 4:00pm

Learn and play AMOZANJIRBAF and LEYLEY, two games that were popular back in the day.

July 29–30,2017

Hey, Humans – A film by Rakhshan Banietemad

Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:30pm– 4:40pm

Through the charity organization, "Chain of Hope", a team of volunteer Iranian and French medical doctors treat underprivileged child patients from all over Iran in three branches of cardiac, orthopedics and rehabilitation to the highest standards.

July 29, 2017

Bubbleology Show

Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Be astounded and intrigued with the science of bubbles!

July 29–30,2017

Sina Bathaei and Ensemble

Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Sina performs pieces from his first album Sound of Silence as well as new songs rom his upcoming album Ray of Hope with his full ensemble

July 29–30,2017

Talk by Homa Katou

Saturday, July 29, 2017
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Homa Katouzian is an economist, author, historian, political scientist and literary critic, with a special interest in Iranian studies. Don't miss a discussion on Hedayat's Satire (Tanz-e Hedayat, in Persian) and 'Sa'di on Love and Morals' (in English).

July 29–30,2017

Acting and Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00pm– 6:30pm

This workshop aims to introduce kids to theatre, acting and story telling while increasing their levels of self confidence, creativity, imagination and problem solving capabilities.

July 29, 2017

Pastry For Kids

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00pm– 7:00pm

Make something colourful and tasty to eat!

July 29–30,2017

Mojgan Shajarian and Ensemble

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00pm– 6:45pm

The first act deals with amorous and mystical themes inspired by the ghazals of classical giants, as well as contemporary poets. The second act takes on social issues and makes use of contemporary poetry.

July 28–29,2017

String Puppet Making

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:00pm– 7:00pm

Kheymeh-shab-bazi is the Iranian traditional puppetry which is performed by using special puppets that move with two strings. "Mobarak" is the main character, loved by the kids because of his funny acts and dialogues.

July 29, 2017

Persamenco

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Persamenco is a new project focusing on common points and roots of Flamenco and Persian music. In this project the band, Persamenco, will demonstrate what musical flavour Guitar, Tar and Tombak can create when all these elements fuse together.

July 29, 2017

Persamenco

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:30pm– 6:15pm

Persamenco demonstrate the musical flavour Guitar, Tar and Tombak can create when all these elements fuse together.

July 29, 2017

Rana Mansour

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Rana Mansour will perform originals and classic covers for this exclusive acoustic and intimate performance.

July 29–30,2017

A Tribute to Bahram Beyzaie

Saturday, July 29, 2017
5:30pm– 7:30pm

At every Tirgan, we pay tribute to an outstanding figure, who has had a tremendous impact on the Iranian culture. This year’s recognition is dedicated to Bahram Beyzaie for his contributions to Iranian art and literature.

July 29, 2017

Selave Khij

Saturday, July 29, 2017
6:00pm– 6:30pm

The duo of Shahrzad Dastoornezhad, Soprano, and Saman Shahi, Piano, bring a program of beautiful and diverse love songs in Persian.

July 29, 2017

Jiu Jitsu (Boxing and Self-Defence)

Saturday, July 29, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

During this workshop, kids are familiarized with the principles of Jiu Jitsu in a non-competitive, inclusive environment.

July 29–30,2017

Talk by Dr. Mohammad Tavakoli: Civil Benevolence and Equal Rights for Citizens

Saturday, July 29, 2017
6:30pm– 7:30pm

Dr. Mohammad Tavakoli will be exploring the subjects of Civil Benevolence and Equal Rights for Citizens. Presented in Persian.

July 29, 2017

Navaye Kimia Ensemble

Saturday, July 29, 2017
6:30pm– 7:00pm

Navaye Kimia Ensemble, founded  by Padideh Ahrarnejad and Ali Massoudi, presents a combination of Persian, Indian, and Pakistani melodies.

July 29, 2017

Kiosk

Saturday, July 29, 2017
7:00pm

Experience Tehran's Kiosk, a rock band known for its blend of musical styles and wry lyrics confronting Iranian cultural angst.

July 28–29,2017

Raghbar (Downpour) – A film by Bahram Beyzaie + Panel Discussion

Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:00pm–10:30pm

Bahram Beyzaie's feature debut evokes French New Wave for its youthful impulse and Italian Neorealism for its realistic portrayal of local life.

July 29, 2017

Arash

Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:00pm– 9:30pm

Arash is a Persian myth dating back over one thousand years. In the 1970s, the myth was adapted by the prominent Iranian playwright and film director Bahram Beyzaie, who updated the myth with strong humanist, anti-war and anti-hero themes.

July 28–30,2017

Salute to Sun: Mehdi Rezania

Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:00pm– 8:45pm

Salute to Sun is a conceptual work for solo Santur and vocals.

July 29, 2017

Arash Behzadi

Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:30pm– 9:00pm

Arash Behzadi is an exciting new talent in contemporary New Age music with a musical gift that is pure and unfiltered, one that comes directly from the heart.

July 29–30,2017

Maneli Jamal

Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:45pm– 9:30pm

Don't miss Maneli Jamal's original pieces inspired by life experiences. There will be a fusion of many different musical styles coming together to celebrate the joy of sharing music.

July 29, 2017

Nostalgia: Ramiz Guliyev and Maziar Heidari

Saturday, July 29, 2017
9:00pm–10:45pm

A medley of nostalgic tunes from Azerbaijan, Iran and the region on tar and piano accompanied by naghareh.

July 29–30,2017

From the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf

Saturday, July 29, 2017
9:30pm–10:30pm

The repertoire, originally arranged by Mohsenipour brothers, is conceived and adapted for the impressive steps of Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, the dancer that will accompany us throughout the journey, to remember and give insight into the now distant Iran.

July 28–29,2017

Bazaar Project

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00pm–11:00pm

Bazaar is an experimental World Music project based on folk and regional melodies and motifs from the Middle East arranged for a World Music/Jazz/Atmospheric feel and soundscape.

July 28–29,2017

ASADI

Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:30pm–11:30pm

ASADI, the young artist brings to the table an authentic style of trap that combines the alluring Persian sound with an ancillary electronic beat, creating a sound that satisfies all avid millennials.

July 28–29,2017

Be Donya Amadan (Being Born) – A film by Mohsen Abdulwahhab

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:00pm–12:30am

A filmmaker is willing to upend the loving, supportive family life he has built with his partner and their son in order to prevent her from carrying an unplanned pregnancy to term

July 29, 2017

Late Night DJ Mohsen

Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30pm– 2:00am

Radio Javan's DJ Mohsen will sweep audiences off their feet with Tirgan’s late-night show.

July 28–29,2017

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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