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July 2016

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Harbourfront Centre is disappointed to announce that serious infrastructure issues have forced the closure of its iconic outdoor waterfront rink this winter.

We are also deeply disappointed that we must cancel our 2020–21 skating season, including our Learn to Skate program, as we were all looking forward to getting outside and skating on one of the most beautiful rinks in the city. Learn more here.

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Friday, July 1, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Friday, July 1, 2016
11:00am –12:00pm

Harbourfront Centre proudly hosts a Citizenship Ceremony where newcomers to our great nation will officially become Canadian citizens.

World Café

Friday, July 1, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Friday, July 1, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

miniPong

Friday, July 1, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a PLAYful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone.

Canatopia

Friday, July 1, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The totally out there Frolick Theatre defies convention and redefines history as it simultaneously mocks and rejoices stereotypes travelling through lakes and rivers in a strap-on canoe.

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Friday, July 1, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Sharon & Bram

Friday, July 1, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for sing-along family fun with two of the world’s most renowned children’s performers, Canada’s own Sharon & Bram.

Tanika Charles

Friday, July 1, 2016
2:00pm

The charming and soulful Tanika Charles sings Oh Canada, kicking off Canada's 149th birthday.

Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son

Friday, July 1, 2016
3:00pm – 4:00pm

One part Vaudeville and one part Juke Joints of the American South, Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son bring the Mississippi Riverfolk together with the Appalachian Highlanders, where the blues meet fiddle tunes.

Face Painting

Friday, July 1, 2016
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Show your Canadian pride by turning your face into a work of art. Be transformed by some of Toronto’s best face artists!

Fana Soro

Friday, July 1, 2016
3:45pm – 4:30pm

Ivory Coast musician, dancer and educator Fana Soro leads participants on a journey of West African rhythms.

Beyond Sound Empijah

Friday, July 1, 2016
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Talented young collective Beyond Sound Empijah get the crowd on their feet with their high-energy, contemporary Afro-Caribbean rhythms.

Maderaz Latin Music

Friday, July 1, 2016
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Celebrate the rich musical heritage of Latin America in Canada with Maderaz in a vibrant and fun performance of Afro-influenced rhythms from the Americas.

Abdominal & The Obliques

Friday, July 1, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join local old school hip-hop artist Abdominal – known for his work with DJ Format and DJ Fase – and The Obliques as they play comical, thoughtful and infectious songs off their new album Sitting Music.

Freeman Dre and The Kitchen Party

Friday, July 1, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Freeman Dre and The Kitchen Party bring their legendary Parkdale jam to Toronto's waterfront.

DJ General Eclectic

Friday, July 1, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Groove with DJ General Eclectic, whose taste and selections span it all. With deep record crates, his set includes tunes from all over the world.

Nomadic Massive

Friday, July 1, 2016
9:30pm –10:40pm

Rapping in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, Nomadic Massive, Montreal’s hip-hop ambassadors, share their sound that transcends borders.

Fireworks 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016
10:40pm

An amazing day of performances and activities culminates in dazzling fireworks on Toronto’s waterfront, set to an inspiring national playlist to mark Canada’s 149th birthday.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Saturday, July 2, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, July 2, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

World Café

Saturday, July 2, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Oozakazoo

Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Winner of Best Children's Song in 2011 for Grow and the 2014 Parents' Choice Recommended Award, Oozakazoo brings its original family folk, rock and bluegrass tunes to Harbourfront Centre.

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

miniPong

Saturday, July 2, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront's North Orchard a PLAYful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone!

Canatopia

Saturday, July 2, 2016
2:30pm – 3:15pm

The totally out there Frolick Theatre defies convention and redefines history as it simultaneously mocks and rejoices stereotypes travelling through lakes and rivers in a strap-on canoe.

Ballet Creole

Saturday, July 2, 2016
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Ballet Creole presents its versatile traditional and contemporary dance, recognized for its strong choreography that appeals to everyone.

Lisa Odjig: Hoop Dancer

Saturday, July 2, 2016
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Lisa Odjig performs the North American Native Hoop Dance, a storytelling and celebration dance where she spins and twirls through 17 hoops. Catch the spirit!

Chloe Charles

Saturday, July 2, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Chloe Charles has received numerous accolades for her orchestral-soul-pop sound,winning the 2014 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Lennon Award for Pop, as well as Harbourfront Centre’s inaugural Soundclash Award.

Dawn Pemberton

Saturday, July 2, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Canada’s new queen of soul, Dawn Pemberton, has deep musical roots founded in the traditions of gospel, soul, jazz and funk.

DJ General Eclectic

Saturday, July 2, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Groove with DJ General Eclectic, whose taste and selections span it all. With deep record crates, his set includes tunes from all over the world.

Cowboy Junkies

Saturday, July 2, 2016
9:30pm –11:00pm

With their ground-breaking, genre-defying sound, the Cowboy Junkies charmed a generation, becoming one of Canada’s iconic alt-country/blues/folk rock bands.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Sunday, July 3, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

Lakeview Market

Sunday, July 3, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

World Café

Sunday, July 3, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Puppet Tamer

Sunday, July 3, 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces young and old alike of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets, using nothing but trickery and genuine magic!

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Sunday, July 3, 2016
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Step back in time and dance on Toronto's central waterfront to the sounds of Canada's Golden Age greats, from Oscar Peterson to Paul Anka!

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Sunday, July 3, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

miniPong

Sunday, July 3, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront's North Orchard a PLAYful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone!

Okavango African Orchestra

Sunday, July 3, 2016
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Bringing together the traditional music and instruments of several major African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction, Okavango African Orchestra create a new music, harmonizing different tuning systems, rhythms and timbres.

Yec’hed Mat!

Sunday, July 3, 2016
4:00pm

Tangi Ropars (vocals/accordion), Emilyn Stam (violin) and John Williams (clarinet) will transport your ears and your dancing shoes across the Atlantic to Brittany, the Celtic region of northwest France. 

Blokoloko

Sunday, July 3, 2016
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Dance, swing and samba around the site with the rhythmic Blokoloko as they lead a mini parade around the site!

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Thursday, July 7, 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

From Sweden With Love (and a dragon or two)

Thursday, July 7, 2016
7:00pm

Swedish folk group Lyy makes its Music Garden debut with music that will soothe your mind, grab your heart and rock your socks off!

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Friday, July 8, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

World Café

Friday, July 8, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Friday, July 8, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

Os Tropies

Friday, July 8, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Influenced by the revolutionary tropicália movement of the late 1960s, Os Tropies perform new original music inspired by greats such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes and Os Novos Baianos, among others.

D'BI. & The 333

Friday, July 8, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Toronto award winning dub poet, playwright and performer d'bi.young anitafrika backed by Afro-Fusion-Reggae band The 333 is a force to be reckoned with! Equal parts Grace Jones, Tina Turner and Bob Marley, D'BI. will evoke pure energy and power on the Main Concert Stage!

DJ Rui DaSilva

Friday, July 8, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

The man behind Massemba Productions spins the sounds of his native Angola, from Kizomba to Kuduro to Semba and beyond!

Lakou Mizik

Friday, July 8, 2016
9:30pm –11:00pm

Lakou Mizik’s energizing Kompa music showcases Haiti’s long-standing carnival legacy.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

World Café

Saturday, July 9, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, July 9, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

HarbourKIDS

Saturday, July 9, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Hula Hoop Jam

Saturday, July 9, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Bring your own or borrow a Sugar Hoop. Grab your friends and join the fun at the Hula Hoop Jam and hoop to the beats of a Boombike under the trees.

It’s Not U It’s Me / July 9 / July 30 / August 20

Saturday, July 9, 2016
2:00pm

It’s Not U It’s Me and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery presents a world class summer party series with internationally renowned DJs, AV performance art, sculptural installations, and dance floors you can lose yourself in.

Lazersuzan Jamz

Saturday, July 9, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Known for their groove-based space jazz, Toronto's Lazersuzan jams with some of our international guests to take us all on a globally-inspired musical journey.

Avani

Saturday, July 9, 2016
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Toronto-based Avani takes us on a journey to India and the East with their unique take on that region's sound.

Lazersuzan Jamz

Saturday, July 9, 2016
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Known for their groove-based space jazz, Toronto's Lazersuzan jams with some of our international guests to take us all on a globally-inspired musical journey.

Snowday

Saturday, July 9, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Enjoy a chilled-out live electronic set from one of Toronto's best kept secrets, Snowday!

Ajinai

Saturday, July 9, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Be transported to the traditions of the wide open plains of the Mongolian grasslands and 21st century Beijing at the same time by Ajinai's throat-singing, fiddle bowing and guitar rhythms.

DJ Camron

Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

The scratch and blend master from Ottawa, DJ Camron will be making his Harbourfront debut at Future Routes!

Orlando Julius & The Afro Soundz

Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:30pm –11:00pm

All-time legend of Nigerian music, Orlando Julius plays classic afrobeat with a psychedelic twist, heading into new and exciting directions.

GUMBO Afterparty

Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:30pm – 3:00am

Toronto's premiere contemporary African-Caribbean party, GUMBO, joins forces with Harbourfront Centre to throw the Afrobeat afterparty of the summer! Featuring: DJ Donet, DJ TK Smoothe, DJ Sean Sax and Friends.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Sunday, July 10, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

World Café

Sunday, July 10, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Sunday, July 10, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Power Kids: A Sound Story

Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00pm – 3:00pm

In this workshop, inspired by Ulla von Brandenburg’s film It Has a Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon (2016), we will collaboratively write a theatrical play without dialogue.

HarbourKIDS

Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Hula Hoop Jam

Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Bring your own or borrow a Sugar Hoop. Grab your friends and join the fun at the Hula Hoop Jam and hoop to the beats of a Boombike under the trees.

Chak De Bhangra Workshop

Sunday, July 10, 2016
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Sanskriti Arts brings some of the city's finest bhangra instructors to teach you the basic steps.

Sunday Scene: Katie Lawson

Sunday, July 10, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Katie Lawson is currently a Master's Candidate in Curatorial Studies with the Daniel's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include theories of spectatorship, subjectivity and material agency. Lawson will discuss Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition Call to Action.

Chak De Bhangra Workshop

Sunday, July 10, 2016
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Sanskriti Arts brings some of the city's finest bhangra instructors to teach you the basic steps.

Chak De Bhangra Dance Competition

Sunday, July 10, 2016
3:30pm – 5:00pm

North America’s top bhangra dance troupes battle for the 2016 Harbourfront Centre championship title!

Music at the Tuileries

Sunday, July 10, 2016
4:00pm

Elixir Baroque Ensemble presents music by the performers and directors of the 18th-century Concert Spirituel.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Open Minds: Adapting to the Future

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
7:30pm

Open Minds: Adapting to the Future presents international artists, experts & audiences in conversation about risk, resilience & resources.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Elles

Thursday, July 14, 2016
7:00pm

Pallade Musica and guest soprano Andréanne Brisson-Paquin perform baroque music about strong female characters.

Countermeasure Made to Measure CD Release

Thursday, July 14, 2016
8:00pm

Countermeasure releases their sophomore album Made to Measure, showcasing the group’s wide musical range and truly inventive arrangements of some classic songs by the likes of Lennon/McCartney and Cole Porter.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Friday, July 15, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

World Café

Friday, July 15, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Friday, July 15, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

Papi Chulo

Friday, July 15, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Papi Chulo is a brand new project from some of Montreal's top Mexican talent. Come dance to the sounds of Papi Chulo.

The Mariachi Ghost

Friday, July 15, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

From driving rhythms and soaring melodies, to brooding synths and dreamy vocal breaks, The Mariachi Ghost fuses traditional Mexican song, progressive rock and a flair for the dramatic, to ignite the world of their namesake's tenuous existence.

Elvis Cocho

Friday, July 15, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Elvis Cocho makes your heart beat at the rhythm of psychedelic cumbia, electro-cumbia, cumbiastep and the new hot stuff that make our Latin American cousins sweat.

CENTAVRVS

Friday, July 15, 2016
9:30pm –11:00pm

CENTAVRVS rocks the Concert Stage at Harbourfront Centre with their signature corrido meets electronic sound. These Latin Grammy nominated rockers are creating the sounds of Mexico, today.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

World Café

Saturday, July 16, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, July 16, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Big Games

Saturday, July 16, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games, from Checkers and Chess to Snakes & Ladders and Jenga!

Family-Friendly Food Demos

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Santo Pecado teaches families how to make fun and easy recipes they can take home and share. For Ritmo y Color, sample and learn how to make a delicious Mexican street eat: tacos!

La Fonda

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Experience Mexican arts, listen to Palo Dado and play games organized by Casa Cultural Mexicana!

Play Zone

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

This innovative playground encourages learning, movement and fun while kids build new worlds, imaginary places and dramatic scenarios — on a larger-than-life scale.

Palo Dado

Saturday, July 16, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Celebrate Mexican traditional music with Mexican roots quartet Palo Dado.

Mexican Folk Ballet Workshop

Saturday, July 16, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Mexican Folk Ballet invites you to learn the steps from different Mexican states.

Mexican Folk Ballet Workshop

Saturday, July 16, 2016
4:00pm – 4:30pm

The Mexican Folk Ballet invites you to learn the steps from different Mexican states.

Palo Dado

Saturday, July 16, 2016
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Celebrate Mexican traditional music with Mexican roots quartet Palo Dado.

Saul Torres

Saturday, July 16, 2016
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Come check out the unique voice and energetic stage performance of Saul Torres, one of Toronto's most recognized voices in the Mexican rock community.

Family-Friendly Food Demos

Saturday, July 16, 2016
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Santo Pecado teaches families how to make fun and easy recipes they can take home and share. For Ritmo y Color, sample and learn how to make a delicious Mexican street eat: tacos!

The Mexican Folk Ballet

Saturday, July 16, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Mexican Folk Ballet invites you to tour the different states of Mexico, their customs, traditional clothing and music through the art of dance.

Mamselle

Saturday, July 16, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Hailing from Montreal, rising Mexican artist Mamselle brings her theatrical performance of jazz and Latin-infused Mexican folk songs and folklore to this year’s edition of Ritmo y Color!

Elvis Cocho

Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Elvis Cocho makes your heart beat at the rhythm of psychedelic cumbia, electro-cumbia, cumbiastep and the new hot stuff that make our Latin American cousins sweat.

Astrid Hadad’s “Tierra Misteriosa”

Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:30pm –11:00pm

One of Mexico’s greatest musicians and performance artists, Hadad’s unconventional and dazzling visual spectacles both entertain and highlight the complex social and political realities of Mexico.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Sunday, July 17, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

World Café

Sunday, July 17, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Sunday, July 17, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Big Games

Sunday, July 17, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games, from Checkers and Chess to Snakes & Ladders and Jenga!

La Fonda

Sunday, July 17, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Experience Mexican arts, listen to Palo Dado and play games organized by Casa Cultural Mexicana!

Mexican Folk Ballet Workshop

Sunday, July 17, 2016
1:00pm – 1:30pm

The Mexican Folk Ballet invites you to learn the steps from different Mexican states.

Play Zone

Sunday, July 17, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

This innovative playground encourages learning, movement and fun while kids build new worlds, imaginary places and dramatic scenarios — on a larger-than-life scale.

Palo Dado

Sunday, July 17, 2016
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Celebrate Mexican traditional music with Mexican roots quartet Palo Dado.

Mexican Folk Ballet Workshop

Sunday, July 17, 2016
2:00pm – 2:30pm

The Mexican Folk Ballet invites you to learn the steps from different Mexican states.

Sunday Scene: Sarah Quinton

Sunday, July 17, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Sarah Quinton is Curatorial Director at Toronto’s Textile Museum of Canada. Her curatorial projects focus on studio art practices that explore contemporary textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, design and site-specific installations. Quinton will discuss Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition Call to Action within the context of participatory engagement and textiles in everyday life.

Rosy Cervantes y la Sana Rabia

Sunday, July 17, 2016
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Join one of Toronto's most beloved Mexican rock groups, Rosy Cervantes y la Sana Rabia, for Mexican classics infused with a heavy jazz-rock sound.

Lucha by the Water VIP Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 17, 2016
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Don't miss the opportunity to meet your favourite lucha libre stars. Join Blue Demon Jr., Fight or Flight, Freddie Mercurio, Octagoncito and more in the ring.

Lucha by the Water!

Sunday, July 17, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Mexico’s top lucha libre talent face-off inside the ring alongside – and against – some of Toronto's homegrown, high-flying, wrestlers!

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Thursday, July 21, 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

“Becoming One with Universal Love”: Ancient Persian Music for a New Age

Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:00pm

Naghmeh Farahmand (percussion), Pejman Zahedian (Persian setar), and Demetrios Petsalakis (oud) breathe contemporary life into the ancient Persian art of improvisation.

Arthur Stashak: License to Disturb

Thursday, July 21, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join Arthur Stashak, an award-winning young dancer trained at Canada’s National Ballet School, in an improvisational dance piece inspired by Franz Erhard Walther's exhibition Call to Action.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Friday, July 22, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

World Café

Friday, July 22, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Friday, July 22, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

Mélanie Brulée

Friday, July 22, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Known for charismatic live performances and contagious energy, Mélanie Brulée enchants all of Canada with her unique style of franco-folk-rock.

Les Deuxluxes

Friday, July 22, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Hailing from Montreal, Les Deuxluxes are armed with powerful vocals, primal rhythms and two raging guitars. The duo's sensual, wild performances are guaranteed to shake you to the core.

East Coast Comedy Revue

Friday, July 22, 2016
8:30pm –10:00pm

Bust a gut laughing with Atlantic Canada’s funniest comedians! Featuring a Nova Scotia original, the award-winning, outrageous Nikki Payne with Tim Steeves, Merv Hartlen and hosted by Ryan Dillon.

DJ Blush

Friday, July 22, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

From retro to now, and everything in between from the music scene, DJ Blush is set to take down our shields and open up our shores!

The Elwins

Friday, July 22, 2016
9:30pm –11:00pm

Hailing from the lakeside town of Keswick, Ontario, pop band The Elwins specialize in bright, infectious songs. They’re a group of guys that you would be happy to introduce to your friends and parents.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Saturday, July 23, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

World Café

Saturday, July 23, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, July 23, 2016
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

miniPong

Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a playful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone.

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Play Zone

Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

This innovative playground encourages learning, movement and fun while kids build new worlds, imaginary places and dramatic scenarios, on a larger-than-life scale.

Acadian Dance

Saturday, July 23, 2016
1:30pm – 2:15pm

Learn how to ‘reely’ dance, Acadian style! In this workshop you will learn the lively, percussive reel steps of Acadian step dancing as well as podorythmie (foot percussion), to the fun sounds of fabulous fiddle music!

The Fantastic Mr. Frost!

Saturday, July 23, 2016
3:15pm – 4:00pm

Come learn how little you need to make great music! Fiddles, banjos, harmonicas, jaw harps and bones, spoons and hambone; none of these require electricity! No batteries or uploads needed.

Scotian Groove

Saturday, July 23, 2016
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Join Jeremiah Sparks, Amani and Shelley Hamilton, three artists with ties to the African Nova Scotian community, for an inspiring showcase that unites jazz, gospel, spoken word and rhythm and blues.

Vishtèn

Saturday, July 23, 2016
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Prince Edward Island Acadian group Vishtèn embodies both the contemporary and the traditional, showcasing the spirit and connection of music from Canada’s smallest province.

The Paul DesLauriers Band with Anwar Khurshid

Saturday, July 23, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Internationally renowned Sitar maestro Anwar Khurshid joins The Paul DesLauriers Band to perform music from their critically acclaimed Enter The Gate album. It's a true "East-meets-West" collaboration that transcends continents and cultures.

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys

Saturday, July 23, 2016
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Known for flair, fancy footwork and a blatant disregard for a predictable stage presence, Prince Edward Island’s Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys deliver electrifying entertainment.

DJ Blush

Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:00pm – 9:30pm

From retro to now, and everything in between from the music scene, DJ Blush is set to take down our shields and open up our shores!

Rebecca Thomas

Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:30pm – 9:40pm

Halifax's newest Poet Laureate and proud M'ikmaq woman Rebecca Thomas commands the stage with powerful words.

Great Lake Swimmers

Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:40pm –11:00pm

A staple on the festival circuit, Great Lake Swimmers is one of Canada’s great folk-rock bands, known for the melodic tunes of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Sunday, July 24, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

World Café

Sunday, July 24, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Sunday, July 24, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

miniPong

Sunday, July 24, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a playful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone.

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Sunday, July 24, 2016
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

The Fantastic Mr. Frost!

Sunday, July 24, 2016
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Come learn how little you need to make great music! Fiddles, banjos, harmonicas, jaw harps and bones, spoons and hambone; none of these require electricity! No batteries or uploads needed.

Sunday Scene: Ian Keteku

Sunday, July 24, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Ian Keteku’s poetry is an articulation of a generation’s heartbeat. A magician with syntax and a multi-media artist, Keteku conjures new realities in an attempt to better understand our existence.

Logan Staats

Sunday, July 24, 2016
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Born on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Staats has captured audiences with his mellow yet soaring tunes bringing listeners on a sensory journey.

Power Kids: Wearable Soft Sculptures

Sunday, July 24, 2016
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Make a fabric sculpture that doubles as a costume! While we activate one of Franz Erhard Walther’s interactive works of art, we will learn about flexible art materials and how our imagination and participation can animate minimal sculptures.

WORD UP! Eastern Corridor

Sunday, July 24, 2016
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Hosted and curated by Amani, this poetry showcase has ethnic flava that connects culture creativity and spoken word.

From the Banyan to the Willow Tree

Sunday, July 24, 2016
4:00pm

Irresistable melodies and rhythms of Carnatic classical music from South India, performed by Subhadra Vijaykumar (violin), Vasudevan Govindarajan (mrdangam/double headed drum) and Ramana Indrakumar (ghatam/clay pot).

Wolfe Island Revellers

Sunday, July 24, 2016
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Be transported to life along the rocky shores of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands by the Wolfe Island, Revellers’ reels, jigs and songs of immigration.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Thursday, July 28, 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016
12:00pm – 6:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

Ventanas

Thursday, July 28, 2016
7:00pm

Tamar Ilana and her trans-Mediterranean ensemble Ventanas embrace the varied instrumental and melodic traditions of North Africa, the Balkans, Turkey and Spain.

The Power Plant: Summer 2016 Exhibitions

Friday, July 29, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm

Immerse yourself in the physical and aesthetic experience of works presented in solo exhibitions by German artists Franz Erhard Walther and Ulla von Brandenburg, as well as a new performance by American artist Emily Mast.

All Over Town: Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016
12:00pm – 8:00pm

By digging deep into the fabric of our city we discover the secrets and differences that make it truly unique, even to long-time residents. This group of exhibitions brings attention to Toronto’s hidden gems from the far reaches of its arts community and showcases up-and-coming artists.

World Café

Friday, July 29, 2016
6:00pm –11:00pm

The World Café features delicious food from some of the most exciting and culturally diverse kitchens in the city. Join us all summer and load up your plate with snacks and delicacies inspired by our great weekly festivals.

Lakeview Market

Friday, July 29, 2016
6:00pm –12:00am

The Lakeview Market is a cosmos of Toronto's worldliness. Visitors can browse and shop a wide range of interesting clothing, housewares, artifacts and products.

Isax Injah & Culture Ites

Friday, July 29, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm