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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Peacock’s Tale

Saturday, August 11, 2018
12:01am–12:01am

Kazakhstan-Canadian illustrator Ola Volo deep-dives into the subtleties of human nature, celebrating life’s little surprises along the way.

Event run: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00am– 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Event run: June 23 – September 3, 2018

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Event run: June 23 – September 3, 2018

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00am– 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Event run: June 23 – September 2, 2018

Our Desires Fail Us

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Event run: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

For every success like the iPhone, the VCR and the Ford Mustang, there are the Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned.

Event run: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Forty-Four

Saturday, August 11, 2018
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Event run: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 11, 2018
12:00pm–11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Event run: August 10–12,2018

Exchanges: Dialogue, Hesitation & Creation – An exhibition of work from the Feminist Photography Network’s Online Residency

Saturday, August 11, 2018
12:00pm– 8:00pm

This showcase of work by woman-identified photographers underlines how the mess of daily life can both inspire and crush the spirit of art.

Event run: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Afro Dance MozAfro Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Pulga Muchochoma will share his unique Mozafro (Mozambique-Afro) style of movement, which combines traditional dance with Afro-Fusion styles and popular dances of Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Indian Ocean Roots

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Indian Ocean Roots is a group of women who have come together to represent regions of Africa, including the Comoros Islands, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar and Seychelles.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2018
2:00pm– 4:00pm

With specially designed short training stilts sized for children, this hands-on workshop is an elementary introduction to the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing spirit of the forest.

Event run: August 11–12,2018

Slimflex

Saturday, August 11, 2018
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Born Felix Appiah Korang, Ghanaian singer/songwriter Slimflex is one of Toronto's most promising urban artists.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Siraba: Djembe Workshop with Master Drummer Amadou Kienou

Saturday, August 11, 2018
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Join master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou at the Siraba ("the meeting place on the road" in Malinke) as he shares the universal language of the djembe drum.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Sangele Headwrap Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2018
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Learn the creative art and cultural traditions of the "sangele," or African headwraps, in this workshop with Sani Abu Mohammed.

Event run: August 11, 2018

South Sudan Acholi Cultural Dance Group

Saturday, August 11, 2018
3:30pm– 4:15pm

Enjoy exciting performances of traditional dances like the Larakaraka, Bwola and Dingi-Dingi, which have been passed down through generations.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Film: Burkinabè Rising

Saturday, August 11, 2018
4:00pm– 5:15pm

A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians and engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of former president Thomas Sankara.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Saturday, August 11, 2018
4:30pm– 6:00pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

Event run: August 11–12,2018

Haiba & Hassan el Hadi

Saturday, August 11, 2018
5:00pm– 5:30pm

Two oud masters bring to life the desert sounds of North Africa, crossing cultural borders from Marrakech to El Obeid and weaving a tapestry of sounds that celebrate their rich musical heritages.

Event run: August 11, 2018

DJ Moussa with Fumu Jahmez

Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:00pm– 6:30pm

DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of different musical genres as dancer and choreographer Fumu Jahmez performs.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Barnes/Woldemichael Ethio-jazz Quartet

Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:30pm– 7:15pm

Canadian Drummer Daniel Barnes and Ethiopian saxophonist Girma Woldemichael perform original music of diverse cultural origins alongside Ethio-jazz classics.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Félicité

Saturday, August 11, 2018
7:00pm– 9:05pm

Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her son falls victim to an accident, and she’s left to pay for life-saving treatment.

Event run: August 11, 2018

Africa All-Stars

Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:00pm

This star-studded collective unites the talents of JUNO award-winning musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together promising to keep attendees dancing non-stop.

Event run: August 11, 2018

The Black Stars

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:00pm

The Black Stars is a coalition of afro-influenced dancers, combing styles such as Azonto, Kuduro and Ndom, under the visionary direction of Esie Mensah, one of the top dancers and choreographers in Canada.

Event run: August 11, 2018

The Ace of Africa

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9:40pm–11:00pm

The Ace of Africa features a talented line-up of musicians that deliver an exhilarating mix of Congolese and popular dance music. Singer/songwriter Blandine joins the group for this special performance.

Event run: August 11, 2018

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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