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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

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

June 27 – September 4, 2017

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Toronto’s culinary scene is about to meet its next challenge! International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational returns, with chefs from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan will cross knives with local talents in this heated culinary exchange!

August 26–27,2017

Paper Play Exhibition

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

The story of paper as art forms is one beyond traditional barriers, as the ubiquitous material is reshaped time and again. Follow the path of the Paper Play through China to Japan and from there to Taiwan, Canada, and even a certain Dutch painter in Antwerp.

August 26–27,2017

Paint by Numbers

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

These beautiful scenes look straight from the brush of a talented, veteran painter with years of study in framing, perspective, colour selection and shading, but don’t be fooled! All it takes is a little bit of patience and, piece by piece, these canvases come to life!

August 26–27,2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, August 26, 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

Delicate Play with Nature

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Let your imagination carry you and be spirited away to ancient Japan by Instructor Jean Liao and her fellow artists' creations, and prepare to learn the art, Ikebana, yourself!

August 26–27,2017

Friendship Picnic

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Join TAIWANfest for Friendship Picnic as we swap stories, travel the world, and learn something new all through the eyes and ears of a new friend!

August 26–27,2017

Paper Play - The Art of the Fan

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Keita Yamamoto is a fourth-generation fan craftsman in Tokyo, and will introduce the history and development of his art as well as the broad variations of styles and uses.

August 26–27,2017

The Hakka Under Japan

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

The Taiwanese Hakka are no strangers to a hot and humid summer! Through this photography exhibit and hands-on fan-decorating workshop, discover the dynamic between Hakka spirit and Japanese influence without travelling to Southern Taiwan!

August 26–27,2017

Who Am I?!

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

To a group of Taiwanese artists, whose lives and social identities were forever flickering between their past Taiwanese/Chinese heritage and now Japanese nationality, the priceless question of a lifetime was: Who Am I?!

August 26–27,2017

Love, Binti

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Do you have unused or unwanted flannels and fleece? Bring them and support the “Love, Binti” project! Learn to craft reusable sanitary pads that will be donated to girls in need in Kenya.

August 26–27,2017

Fashion Snap

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

How aware are you about your surroundings? Taking photo-bombing to the next level, Takumi Morohashi poses in the background as the real focus of these photos – explore his works and give him a taste of his own medicine!

August 26–27,2017

TAIWANfest Time Capsule

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Explore the festival and collect your points – spin the wheel to take home a piece of TAIWANfest history! What will your lucky spin land on?

August 26–27,2017

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 26, 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.

August 25–27,2017

Food Vendors

Saturday, August 26, 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.

August 25–27,2017

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:30pm– 1:30pm

Drop by for any of our scheduled sessions and learn to make something new! Space is limited so make sure you arrive early to claim your spot!

August 26–27,2017

Music of the Soul

Saturday, August 26, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Music is a gift from the universe, born of rhythm and melody. Holding African drums and choral sheet music this group of Taiwanese seniors will rouse your soul!

August 26, 2017

Hope Talk - Paper Craft Artist Ning Hsieh

Saturday, August 26, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Combining his love for the versatility of paper and the wonder of Western comics, many of Ning Hsieh's crafts result in life-sized pieces of superhero costumes.

August 26, 2017

The Kitchen of Sweetness

Saturday, August 26, 2017
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Enter the kitchen of Chef and Food Painter Yui Aida as she shares her story and discoveries from visiting various lands, and combines the most unexpected flavours!

August 26–27,2017

Hope Talk – The Art of the Fan

Saturday, August 26, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Keita Yamamoto is a fourth-generation fan craftsman in Tokyo, and will introduce the history and development of his art as well as the broad variations of styles and uses.

August 26, 2017

Identity of the Little Ones

Saturday, August 26, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

MC Xiao captures the disappointment and resentment of today's youth upon reaching adulthood, and with a satirical venture into a child's imaginary world and his unique style, encourages us to hold on to the optimism and spontaneity of youth.

August 26, 2017

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Saturday, August 26, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Drop by for any of our scheduled sessions and learn to make something new! Space is limited so make sure you arrive early to claim your spot!

August 26–27,2017

Dwagie – Godfather of Taiwanese Hip-Hop

Saturday, August 26, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Described as “The Most Unprecedented Rapper in Asia,” Dwagie is an award-winning Taiwanese rapper and one of the founding fathers of rap in Taiwan.

August 26, 2017

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

Saturday, August 26, 2017
2:30pm– 3:30pm

Toronto’s culinary scene is about to meet its next challenge! International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational returns, with chefs from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan will cross knives with local talents in this heated culinary exchange!

August 26–27,2017

Spintop Kids

Saturday, August 26, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Dubbed by the internet as the "Spintop Snipers", this Taiwanese group has practiced with spin tops for more than 40 years to the gorgeous backdrop of Japanese-era baroque architecture along the Sanxia Old Street in Taiwan.

August 26–27,2017

ten ten

Saturday, August 26, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

ten ten is a Japanese music ensemble led by Aki Takahashi on vocals and shamisen. Together with Kiyoshi Nagata and Tony Nguyen on taiko drums and bamboo flute, the trio performs original music inspired by Japanese folk songs known as Min’yo.

August 26, 2017

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Saturday, August 26, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Drop by for any of our scheduled sessions and learn to make something new! Space is limited so make sure you arrive early to claim your spot!

August 26–27,2017

Hope Talk – Terry Watada: A Canadian Identity Story

Saturday, August 26, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Growing up as virtually the only Japanese Canadian in his Toronto neighbourhood, Terry has seen a side of Canada experienced by a relative few. Both his story and newest novel are insightful to a brighter future.

August 26, 2017

The Kitchen of Sweetness

Saturday, August 26, 2017
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Enter the kitchen of Chef and Food Painter Yui Aida as she shares her story and discoveries from visiting various lands, and combines the most unexpected flavours!

August 26–27,2017

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

Saturday, August 26, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Toronto’s culinary scene is about to meet its next challenge! International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational returns, with chefs from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan will cross knives with local talents in this heated culinary exchange!

August 26–27,2017

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Saturday, August 26, 2017
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Drop by for any of our scheduled sessions and learn to make something new! Space is limited so make sure you arrive early to claim your spot!

August 26–27,2017

Hope Talk - Twelve-year-old Piano Sensation Hao Wei Lin

Saturday, August 26, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Often described as an old soul for his evocative style, Hao Wei Lin will share his story.

August 26, 2017

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Saturday, August 26, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Jimmy Hsu, a Taiwanese singer from Vancouver, is the champion of the 2015 Canadian Chinese Song-Writers Quest Singing Contest (SQSC). Joined by Torontonian bassist Vincent, guitarist Martin, and keyboard player Natalie, the group known as Doo-Wops & Hooligans is here!

August 26, 2017

Cinematic Taiwan: Let There Be Light

Saturday, August 26, 2017
7:30pm– 9:00pm

Let There Be Light is an inspirational documentary filmed by international service volunteers and produced by veteran director Awei Liu. Discover how to do “small things with great love”!

August 26, 2017

Hear Them Out

Saturday, August 26, 2017
8:00pm– 9:30pm

A wondrously diverse ensemble featuring Taiwanese-Hakka and Okinawan musicians, the band is joined by Misa's charming voice and imaginative blends of punk, psychedelic rock, and jazz in a medley the likes of which Toronto has never seen!

August 26, 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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