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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, July 30, 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

Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

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

July 28–30,2017

The Freedom Sculpture

Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:00am– 4:00pm

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

July 29–30,2017

A Boundaryless Passage: Kamancello

Sunday, July 30, 2017
11:00am–11:30am

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

July 29–30,2017

Pomegranate Installation by Keyvan Fehri

Sunday, July 30, 2017
11:00am– 4:00pm

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

Art of Movement

Sunday, July 30, 2017
11:00am–11:30am

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

Face Painting

Sunday, July 30, 2017
11:00am– 4:00pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Persian Plate Redefined By Chefs Zaré and Salimian

Sunday, July 30, 2017
11:30am– 1:30pm

Persian Cooking Demonstration by Chef Hamid Salimian and Chef Hoss Zare

July 29–30,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, July 30, 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

King Charles Cavalier Off Leash

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm– 2:00pm

Give your King Charles Cavalier the opportunity to play with dogs that are just like them at King Charles Cavalier Off Leash! All regular off leash rules apply.

July 30, 2017

Tehran Teahouse and Café Cinema

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm– 3:30pm

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

Ceramic Painting Workshop

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm– 3:30pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Walidad the Grass Cutter

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Performed with delicately carved rod marionettes, delightful visual effects and traditional Persian music, this retelling of a Near-Eastern folk tale is puppet theatre for older audience.

July 30, 2017

Group Games For Kids

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm–12:30pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Sina Bathaei and Ensemble

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm–12:45pm

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

Lakeview Market

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

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

Food Vendors

Sunday, July 30, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

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

Mimi’s Suitcase: A Multilingual Comedy Drama

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:00pm

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

Silk Road Dance Company

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

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

Sounds of Persia: Majid Derakhshani and Andalib Ensemble

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:00pm– 3:00pm

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

Hip Hop Dance Workshop

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:00pm– 1:30pm

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

Daryoush Ashouri: Challenges of Persian Language Encountering Modern Languages

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Daryoush Ashouri presents a talk entitled Challenges of Persian Language Encountering Modern Languages.

July 30, 2017

Qalamkar Workshop

Sunday, July 30, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Qalamkar is the Iranian art of decorating textiles with printed or painted design in multiple colors. Workshop will explore in more detail block printing onto cotton cloth, which has been a specialty of the city of Isfahan.

July 30, 2017

Magic For Kids With Scott Dietrich

Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:00pm– 2:45pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Arash Behzadi

Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:30pm

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

Talk by Persis Karim

Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:30pm– 3:30pm

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

Solo Ney

Sunday, July 30, 2017
2:30pm– 2:45pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Nostalgia: Ramiz Guliyev and Maziar Heidari

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:00pm– 4:45pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Bubbleology Show

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:00pm– 3:30pm

Be astounded and intrigued with the science of bubbles!

July 29–30,2017

Pastry For Kids

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:00pm– 4:15pm

Make something colourful and tasty to eat!

July 29–30,2017

Lily Afshar

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 4:00pm

Lily Afshar will perform an international program consisting of her arrangements of Persian and Azeri ballads, as well as Spanish music by Albeniz and Granados, along with South American music for the guitar.

July 30, 2017

Rana Mansour

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Talk by Homa Katou

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

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

Zuze

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 3:45pm

Zuze is a 10-pc folk-jazz orchestra committed to arranging folk & cabaret songs of Iran to afro-inspired rhythms.

July 30, 2017

Hassan Kachal – A film by Ali Hatami + Panel Discussion

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 5:30pm

Inspired by Iranian folk tales and reputed as the first Iranian musical movie, the film follows the story of the lazybones congenitally bald Hassan who tries to save Chelgis, a girl kidnapped and kept by an ogre in his enchanted garden.

July 30, 2017

Group Games For Kids

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 4:00pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Jiu Jitsu (Boxing and Self-Defence)

Sunday, July 30, 2017
3:30pm– 4:00pm

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

July 29–30,2017

Tio Chorinho: Brazilian Soul Music

Sunday, July 30, 2017
4:00pm

Vocalist Flavia Nascimento joins Tio Chorinho in a program of choro classics – Brazil’s original soul music!

July 30, 2017

Arash

Sunday, July 30, 2017
6:00pm– 7:30pm

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

Pour-Afrigha (Closing Ceremony)

Sunday, July 30, 2017
6:30pm– 8:00pm

July 30, 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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