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August 17-19,2018
Weekend of Week 33 of Year 2018

The Peacock’s Tale

Friday, August 17, 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

Friday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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, August 17, 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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Friday, August 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: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Our Desires Fail Us

Friday, August 17, 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

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

Friday, August 17, 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

Forty-Four

Friday, August 17, 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

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Friday, August 17, 2018
3:00pm– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

Event run: June 26 – September 3, 2018

Lakeview Market

Friday, August 17, 2018
6:00pm–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 17–19,2018

Daraa Tribes (Morocco)

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

With each member originating from a different tribe, Daraa Tribes presents a fusion of ancestral tribal music, Saharan blues and the voices of a desert oasis in their Toronto debut.

Event run: August 17, 2018

Vieux Farka Touré (Mali)

Friday, August 17, 2018
9:30pm–10:45pm

Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist Vieux Farka Touré captivates with his dazzling speed and dexterity, and a unique sound rooted in Malian blues, rock and reggae.

Event run: August 17, 2018

The Peacock’s Tale

Saturday, August 18, 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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, August 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: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Saturday, August 18, 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 18, 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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, August 18, 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 18, 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

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11:00am– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

Event run: June 26 – September 3, 2018

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

Saturday, August 18, 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

Forty-Four

Saturday, August 18, 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 18, 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 17–19,2018

Writing Workshop: The Gathering Place

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm– 5:00pm

The Gathering Place is a writing workshop connected with Abbas Akhavan’s site-specific installation at The Power Plant. First, we will consider Akhavan’s re-imagining of the gallery’s Clerestory through a guided tour and discussion. Creative writing exercises inspired by Akhavan’s work will follow. Some pieces will be written independently; others in collaboration or groups. All the exercises will be completed in a safe, non-critical environment suitable for writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

Event run: August 18, 2018

Panel Conversation: WOMAD 30

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm

Gain insight into the climate that launched a community-based international festival and changed the perception of music in Toronto. Participants include Denise Donlon (Moderator), Ann MacKeigan, Lillian Allen, Rob Bowman and Derek Andrews.

Event run: August 18, 2018

Sahba Motallebi and Naghmeh Farahmand

Saturday, August 18, 2018
6:00pm– 7:30pm

Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it, modern tar and setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi and renowned percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand. Get your tickets today!

Event run: August 18, 2018

Kalàscima (Italy)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm– 9:00pm

One of Italy's hottest bands, Kalàscima is rocking the ancient trance rhythms of tarantella squarely into the 21st century.

Event run: August 18, 2018

Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

Event run: August 18, 2018

La Dame Blanche (Cuba, France)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30pm–10:45pm

With her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, Cuban artist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez delivers a powerful and compelling sound during her Toronto debut.

Event run: August 18, 2018

The Peacock’s Tale

Sunday, August 19, 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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Sunday, August 19, 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: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Sunday, August 19, 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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, August 19, 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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Sunday, August 19, 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

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am– 9:00pm

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

Intro To Sewing: Market Bag (1 Day)

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am– 5:00pm

Learn the basics of sewing to create a traditional Japanese market bag, also called an Azuma bag.

Event run: August 12–19,2018

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Sunday, August 19, 2018
11:00am– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

Event run: June 26 – September 3, 2018

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

Sunday, August 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: August 2 – September 16, 2018

Forty-Four

Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: August 17–19,2018

Éthiopiques – Revolt of the Soul

Sunday, August 19, 2018
1:00pm

This documentary tells the story of French music journalist Francis Falceto, who masterminded the famous "Éthiopiques" series of CDs that first introduced Ethiopia to the Western world.

Event run: August 19, 2018

Sunday Scene: Nilou Salimi

Sunday, August 19, 2018
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Nilou Salimi is a Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. An artist and educator based in Toronto, her work is primarily in contemporary drawing. She holds a BFA from OCAD U and an MFA from Western University. Salimi will discuss Abbas Akhavan’s exhibition variations on a landscape.

Event run: August 19, 2018

Power Kids: On Wishes and Fountains

Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Throughout history, fountains have provided running water for cities and have been sites for gathering, rituals and making wishes. Participants in this FREE workshop will learn how to create their own mini wishing fountains using clay and paint.

Event run: August 19, 2018

Cénacle: Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday, August 19, 2018
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Delightful arrangements of scenes and arias from Mozart's operas, performed on historical clarinet, viola and violone by Cénacle. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Event run: August 19, 2018

Las Cafeteras (USA)

Sunday, August 19, 2018
5:30pm

Pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms with an LA-alternative edge and political message close out this year’s Small World Music Festival. Travel to the past and listen to the future of the Americas in one show!

Event run: August 19, 2018

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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