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July 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, July 1, 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

Sunday, July 1, 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

Sunday, July 1, 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

Kids Crafts

Sunday, July 1, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bring the family for hands-on fun this Canada Day. Explore your inner artist and get your creativity flowing as you make exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Event run: June 30 – July 2, 2018

DnA

Sunday, July 1, 2018
12:30pm

These two multi-talented instrumentalists are Toronto’s own. Siblings Diana and Andrew Dawydchak fill their live performances with exhilarating, high energy modern Celtic music.

Event run: July 1, 2018

miniPong

Sunday, July 1, 2018
1:00pm–10:00pm

Enjoy an action-packed, mini-sized version of the fan favourite game of ping-pong.

Event run: June 30 – July 2, 2018

Films of our Land – shorts for kids!

Sunday, July 1, 2018
1:00pm– 2:00pm

The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of powerful Canadian stories.

Event run: June 30 – July 1, 2018

Boom Bike

Sunday, July 1, 2018
1:30pm– 6:30pm

As a DJ, event producer and graphic designer General Eclectic blends music, art and the intangible to create alluring atmospheres.

Event run: June 30 – July 1, 2018

Lacey Hill

Sunday, July 1, 2018
2:00pm

A true testament of Indigenous soul with honest lyrics and smooth melodies, Lacey Hill shares stories of love, loss and moving forward.

Event run: June 29 – July 1, 2018

Films of our Land – stories of identity, community and artists

Sunday, July 1, 2018
3:45pm– 4:45pm

These short films provide a unique window into the meaning of identity and how we see and define ourselves - in terms of gender, as communities and as artists. The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of powerful stories.

Event run: June 30 – July 1, 2018

Barbara Croall and Jawa: Mother/lands

Sunday, July 1, 2018
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Odawa First Nations composer Barbara Croall and the Syrian-Canadian ensemble Jawa perform. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Event run: July 1, 2018

Jeremie Albino

Sunday, July 1, 2018
4:00pm

Rooted in classic folk sounds but constantly gazing forward, Jeremie Albino brings a slice of modernity to a music style that's slowly slipping away.

Event run: July 1, 2018

Lydia Persaud

Sunday, July 1, 2018
5:30pm

Raised on a healthy dose of the country music narrative and the spiritual motivation of gospel hymns, Lydia Persaud is reconnecting with her roots.

Event run: July 1, 2018

Red Sky Performance: Great Lakes

Sunday, July 1, 2018
6:30pm– 7:00pm

Enjoy live dance and music produced especially for this performance in our Natrel Pond.

Event run: June 30 – July 1, 2018

Georgian Bay

Sunday, July 1, 2018
7:00pm

Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz and chamber music to folk roots, Polaris Prize nominee Georgian Bay’s music explores the human experience through shadow and light, and celebrates the courage within

Event run: July 1, 2018

Zaki Ibrahim

Sunday, July 1, 2018
8:00pm

Discover unexpected connections between the mind and soul as modern genres unite with ancient influences, resulting in music and art well ahead of its time.

Event run: July 1, 2018

Whitehorse

Sunday, July 1, 2018
9:30pm

Experience immersive soundscapes and a signature folk-rock sound as performed by this Juno Award-winning husband-and-wife duo.

Event run: July 1, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Monday, July 2, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Event run: June 23 – September 3, 2018

Kids Crafts

Monday, July 2, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bring the family for hands-on fun this Canada Day. Explore your inner artist and get your creativity flowing as you make exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Event run: June 30 – July 2, 2018

miniPong

Monday, July 2, 2018
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Enjoy an action-packed, mini-sized version of the fan favourite game of ping-pong.

Event run: June 30 – July 2, 2018

Khari Wendell McClelland

Monday, July 2, 2018
3:30pm

Khari Wendell McClelland has become a darling on the Canadian music scene with reviewers lauding his performances as a clever mix of soul and gospel.

Event run: July 2, 2018

Begonia

Monday, July 2, 2018
4:30pm

Known for her voice in the Juno Award-winning group Chic Gamine, Alexa Dirks recalls the golden age of soul with a proud and courageous sound.

Event run: July 2, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Thursday, July 5, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Thursday, July 5, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Kongero: Scandinavian Songlines

Thursday, July 5, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Spine-tingling performances of Scandinavian traditional music by Kongero, the all-female a capella vocal quartet from Sweden. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Event run: July 5, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, July 6, 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

Friday, July 6, 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

Friday, July 6, 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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, July 7, 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, July 7, 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, July 7, 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

Family Crafts

Saturday, July 7, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Come as a family and get crafty as you make crop over masks and accessories with Karen Bell Higgins, and kites with Troy Brathwaite!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Oistins Fish Fry

Saturday, July 7, 2018
12:00pm–11:00pm

Experience Barbados’ traditional Oistins Fish Fry on Toronto's waterfront!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

DJ Niterider

Saturday, July 7, 2018
12:30pm

Come on down to listen and dance to the versatile tracks of DJ Niterider all weekend!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Children’s Face Painting

Saturday, July 7, 2018
2:00pm– 7:00pm

Get closer to Barbadian culture and let our creative artists transform you during fun face painting activities!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Roger Gibbs

Saturday, July 7, 2018
2:00pm

Singer/composer Roger Gibbs’s unique guitar style and versions of Barbadian folk songs reveal a special talent for creating original work that captures the very best of Caribbean storytelling.

Event run: July 7, 2018

Barbados Rum Experience

Saturday, July 7, 2018
3:00pm

Come by and taste what Barbados Rum has to offer – served by Barbados’ 2015 Bartender of the Year, Philip "Casanova" Antoine!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

G-Syndicate

Saturday, July 7, 2018
3:00pm

A Capella group G-Syndicate delves into the genres of calypso, reggae and Barbadian Spouge to give traditional songs a contemporary feel.

Event run: July 7, 2018

Culinary Demo: Chef Creig Greenidge

Saturday, July 7, 2018
4:00pm

Enjoy a taste of the tropics with leading Bajan chef Creig Greenidge.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Masala

Saturday, July 7, 2018
4:00pm

Originally an Alternative Rock band, MASALA has transformed into a true Caribbean Band adding the sweet sounds of soca and reggae to their sets.

Event run: July 7, 2018

Shirley Stewart

Saturday, July 7, 2018
5:00pm

See Shirley Stewart – the voice behind the “greatest love song ever to come out of the Caribbean” – live on stage at Harbourfront Centre!

Event run: July 7, 2018

Laff-It-Off

Saturday, July 7, 2018
6:00pm

The 2018 Laff-It-Off production Size ‘Roun’ was originally staged in Barbados, and features strong social and political commentary all done in a manner to evoke raucous “belly laffs.”

Event run: July 7, 2018

Barbados Fashion Show

Saturday, July 7, 2018
6:00pm

Don't miss two days of seamless fashion shows as Bridgetown Barbados Fashion Weekend returns to Barbados on the Water!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Culinary Demo: Chef Damian Leach

Saturday, July 7, 2018
6:30pm

Enjoy a taste of the tropics with culinary star Damian Leach.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Elan Trotman

Saturday, July 7, 2018
6:50pm

Barbadian jazz legend Elan Trotman performs on the Stage in the Round.

Event run: July 7, 2018

Spice & Co.

Saturday, July 7, 2018
7:30pm

After a ten year hiatus, this award-winning Caribbean music group turns up the heat with a signature soca sound.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Susan Grogan

Saturday, July 7, 2018
8:45pm

Experience the vocals of Susan G from Neu Jenerashun – one of Canada’s top Caribbean dance music bands.

Event run: July 7, 2018

Red Plastic Bag (RPB)

Saturday, July 7, 2018
9:00pm

Don’t miss Barbadian music icon Stedson “RPB” Wiltshire as he brings his talents to Harbourfront Centre this summer!

Event run: July 7, 2018

The Mighty Gabby

Saturday, July 7, 2018
9:25pm

Experience the voice of Mighty Gabby, a Barbadian calypsonian and folk singer, and Cultural Ambassador for the island of Barbados.

Event run: July 7, 2018

Hypasounds

Saturday, July 7, 2018
9:45pm

Damian Etienne aka “Hypasounds” is becoming a major force within the entertainment industry with his soca vocals.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Rupee

Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:05pm

Soca sensation Rupee gets the party started with a modernized mix of calypso, hip-hop and R&B beats.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Alison Hinds

Saturday, July 7, 2018
10:25pm

The undisputed “Queen of Soca” returns with powerful vocals and pulsating anthems guaranteed to get you moving.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, July 8, 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

Sunday, July 8, 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

Sunday, July 8, 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

Family Crafts

Sunday, July 8, 2018
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Come as a family and get crafty as you make crop over masks and accessories with Karen Bell Higgins, and kites with Troy Brathwaite!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Oistins Fish Fry

Sunday, July 8, 2018
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Experience Barbados’ traditional Oistins Fish Fry on Toronto's waterfront!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

DJ Niterider

Sunday, July 8, 2018
12:00pm

Come on down to listen and dance to the versatile tracks of DJ Niterider all weekend!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Barbados Rum Experience

Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:00pm

Come by and taste what Barbados Rum has to offer – served by Barbados’ 2015 Bartender of the Year, Philip "Casanova" Antoine!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Eddie Bullen & Quincy Bullen

Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:15pm

Eddie Bullen gives his audience a taste of contemporary jazz flavoured with Caribbean rhythms, while his son Quincy Bullen wows audiences with funky jazz vibes.

Event run: July 8, 2018

Culinary Demo: Chef Creig Greenidge

Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:30pm

Enjoy a taste of the tropics with leading Bajan chef Creig Greenidge.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Children’s Face Painting

Sunday, July 8, 2018
2:00pm– 6:00pm

Get closer to Barbadian culture and let our creative artists transform you during fun face painting activities!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Barbados Fashion Show

Sunday, July 8, 2018
3:00pm

Don't miss two days of seamless fashion shows as Bridgetown Barbados Fashion Weekend returns to Barbados on the Water!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Elinor Frey: Minerva's Cello

Sunday, July 8, 2018
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Baroque cellist Elinor Frey performs music for the early cello, and gives the world premiere of Minerva, by Lisa Streich. With Joëlle Morton (viola da gamba and violone) and Lucas Harris (theorbo). Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Event run: July 8, 2018

Culinary Demo: Chef Damian Leach

Sunday, July 8, 2018
4:00pm

Enjoy a taste of the tropics with culinary star Damian Leach.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Kellie Cadogan

Sunday, July 8, 2018
4:00pm

Barbadian music entrepreneur Kellie Cadogan embodies elegance, artistry, style and a vocal ability that creates a wonderful Jazz experience.

Event run: July 8, 2018

DJ Niterider

Sunday, July 8, 2018
5:00pm

Come on down to listen and dance to the versatile tracks of DJ Niterider all weekend!

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Terencia Coward

Sunday, July 8, 2018
5:30pm

Terencia Coward is an entertainer whose voice and character belie her diminutive appearance.

Event run: July 8, 2018

Hypasounds

Sunday, July 8, 2018
5:50pm

Damian Etienne aka “Hypasounds” is becoming a major force within the entertainment industry with his soca vocals.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Rupee

Sunday, July 8, 2018
6:10pm

Soca sensation Rupee gets the party started with a modernized mix of calypso, hip-hop and R&B beats.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Alison Hinds

Sunday, July 8, 2018
6:30pm

The undisputed “Queen of Soca” returns with powerful vocals and pulsating anthems guaranteed to get you moving.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

DJ Puffy

Sunday, July 8, 2018
6:50pm

Barbados’s very own DJ Puffy puts a unique spin on music with an upbeat Caribbean-EDM sound.

Event run: July 8, 2018

Spice & Co.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
7:25pm

After a ten year hiatus, this award-winning Caribbean music group turns up the heat with a signature soca sound.

Event run: July 7–8, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Thursday, July 12, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Sean Martindale

Thursday, July 12, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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: July 12–29, 2018

La Croisée d’Antan: Crossroads

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

The Toronto debut of La Croisée d'Antan, a thrilling trio of young traditional Québécois musicians. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Event run: July 12, 2018

An Evening with John Waters

Thursday, July 12, 2018
7:30pm

The most vile film-maker of all time, John Waters can teach conventional wisdom a few things. He’s odd, urbane... and brave.

Event run: July 12, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Friday, July 13, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Friday, July 13, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, July 13, 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

Friday, July 13, 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

Friday, July 13, 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

Sean Martindale

Friday, July 13, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Friday, July 13, 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: July 12–29, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: Cecil B. DeMented

Friday, July 13, 2018
6:30pm

An insane filmmaker of guerilla-production proportions kidnaps a Hollywood star and turns her into a cult movie heroine.

Event run: July 13, 2018

CFC Presents: Celebrating Bold Storytellers and their Short Films

Friday, July 13, 2018
6:30pm

Short films are a forum for artists to experiment with new ideas and take risks with filmmaking. The CFC proudly presents three short films by three artists unafraid to push the boundaries of both storytelling and creative expression.

Event run: July 13, 2018

He Hated Pigeons with Jane Siberry

Friday, July 13, 2018
8:00pm

Hosted by Jane Siberry and accompanied by musicians from the CFC Slaight Music Residency, He Hated Pigeons is a simple love letter to Chile that follows a young Santiago man as he embarks on a solo trip after the death of his boyfriend.

Event run: July 13, 2018

Double Bill: The Room and The Disaster Artist

Friday, July 13, 2018
8:30pm–12:15am

This is your chance to be able to say you've seen the absolute worst movie in cinematic history. Bring your own spoon! Licensed event 19+.

Event run: July 13, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: Desperate Living

Friday, July 13, 2018
8:30pm

A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, they escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.

Event run: July 13, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: A Dirty Shame

Friday, July 13, 2018
10:30pm

This trip through the salacious subconscious of our society demonstrates that everyone is a potential pervert.

Event run: July 13, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Saturday, July 14, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, July 14, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, July 14, 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, July 14, 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, July 14, 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

Sean Martindale

Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Saturday, July 14, 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: July 12–29, 2018

Movie Crafts

Saturday, July 14, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Learn how the moving image was created back in the day! Create your own animated scene, in a zoetrope or flip book.

Event run: July 14–15, 2018

SPFX Kids

Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Calling all kids who are inspired by the magic of movie-making! Learn how to create special effects – science fiction, horror and fantasy.

Event run: July 14–15, 2018

Video Gym - The BRAVE Green Screen

Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Come down to the Video Gym and experience a green screen, be both in the shot and behind the scenes!

Event run: July 14–15, 2018

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:30pm

This children’s classic was such a failure on its cinematic release, Paramount actually let the film rights expire.

Event run: July 14, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: Pecker

Saturday, July 14, 2018
2:00pm

A young Baltimore photographer (Edward Furlong) finds fame and snobbery, after being dragged into the New York art scene.

Event run: July 14, 2018

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

Saturday, July 14, 2018
3:00pm– 8:00pm

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

Event run: July 14–29, 2018

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, July 14, 2018
3:30pm

Although this film has made millions of dollars, it started off as a giant box-office flop.

Event run: July 14, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: Cry-Baby

Saturday, July 14, 2018
5:30pm

In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold (Johnny Depp) wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Event run: July 14, 2018

John Waters Triple-D: Female Trouble / Polyester / Pink Flamingos

Saturday, July 14, 2018
6:30pm–12:10am

The quintessential Waters experience sees the infamous Divine in three back-to-back-to-back trash classics.

Event run: July 14, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: Hairspray

Saturday, July 14, 2018
7:00pm

Ricki Lake delivers a star-making turn as Tracy Turnblad, whose determination to win a regular slot on a twee Baltimore dance TV show sees her become an unwitting figurehead for the local civil rights movement.

Event run: July 14, 2018

Heathers

Saturday, July 14, 2018
7:30pm

An intelligent teen teams up with a sociopath to kill the cruel, cool kids in this classic 80s black comedy.

Event run: July 14, 2018

Mama Mihirangi and the Mareikura

Saturday, July 14, 2018
9:00pm

New Zealand live loop artist Māmā Mihi reclaims her roots, celebrating female power through culture, music and dance.

Event run: July 14, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Sunday, July 15, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Sunday, July 15, 2018
10:00am– 9:00pm

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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, July 15, 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

Sunday, July 15, 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

Sunday, July 15, 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

Sean Martindale

Sunday, July 15, 2018
10:00am– 9:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Sunday, July 15, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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: July 12–29, 2018

Movie Crafts

Sunday, July 15, 2018
12:00pm– 5:30pm

Learn how the moving image was created back in the day! Create your own animated scene, in a zoetrope or flip book.

Event run: July 14–15, 2018

SPFX Kids

Sunday, July 15, 2018
1:00pm– 5:30pm

Calling all kids who are inspired by the magic of movie-making! Learn how to create special effects – science fiction, horror and fantasy.

Event run: July 14–15, 2018

Video Gym - The BRAVE Green Screen

Sunday, July 15, 2018
1:00pm– 5:00pm

Come down to the Video Gym and experience a green screen, be both in the shot and behind the scenes!

Event run: July 14–15, 2018

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

Sunday, July 15, 2018
2:00pm– 6:00pm

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

Event run: July 14–29, 2018

Interactive Haka and Mau Rakau Workshop with Mama Mihirangi and the Mareikura

Sunday, July 15, 2018
2:00pm

New Zealalnd’s Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura share the fundamentals of traditional Maori dancing.

Event run: July 15, 2018

John Waters Movie Marathon: Serial Mom

Sunday, July 15, 2018
2:00pm

Settle in for a near-perfect, pitch-black send-up of celebrity culture and social conservatism from John Waters.

Event run: July 15, 2018

Brazil

Sunday, July 15, 2018
2:45pm

The cult classic that almost never was. The film did not break even at the box office but Gilliam was finally able to release his director’s cut on home video and the Criterion Collection has released it five times on multiple formats since 1996.

Event run: July 15, 2018

The Breadwinner featuring Live Music by Qais Essar

Sunday, July 15, 2018
3:00pm

An intricately woven sonic tapestry of Afghan music performed by Qais Essar introduces a screening of The Breadwinner.

Event run: July 15, 2018

Dazed and Confused

Sunday, July 15, 2018
4:20pm

“All right, all right, all right.” Discover Richard Linklater’s characters and their last day of high school shenanigans – all set to a killer soundtrack.

Event run: July 15, 2018

Donnie Darko

Sunday, July 15, 2018
6:00pm

The film that helped launch Jake Gyllenhaal’s career was a huge flop when it came out in theatres, but has become a sleeper cult hit.

Event run: July 15, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Monday, July 16, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Monday, July 16, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Sean Martindale

Monday, July 16, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Tuesday, July 17, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Sean Martindale

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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: July 12–29, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Wednesday, July 18, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

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

Sean Martindale

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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: July 12–29, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Thursday, July 19, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00am– 8:00pm

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

Sean Martindale

Thursday, July 19, 2018
10:00am–11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

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

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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: July 12–29, 2018

New Zealand String Quartet: From Russia With Love

Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00pm– 8:00pm

The New Zealand String Quartet performs Beethoven's Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 and Stravinsky's cheeky Concertino for string quartet. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Event run: July 19, 2018

Sock Hop 50s & 60s Flashback

Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00pm–10:00pm

Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit, style and sound of the Sock Hop, while Julie Epplett of West Coast Swing teaches accompanying steps and moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Event run: July 19, 2018

Film Screening: Wan Pipel

Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00pm– 9:00pm

The Power Plant's summer exhibiting artist Ellen Gallagher suggested the film Wan Pipel as it explores themes similar to those she explores in her exhibition Nu-Nile. The film will be introduced by Vincent van Velsen, who will also give remarks afterwards about the themes of the film and how they overlap with Ellen Gallagher's exhibition Nu-Nile.

Event run: July 19, 2018

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Friday, July 20, 2018
12:00am–12:00am

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

Event run: July 12–29, 2018

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Friday, July 20, 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: July 13–29, 2018

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, July 20, 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

Friday, July 20, 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

Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00am– 6:00pm