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August 25–27, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Friday, August 25, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Lakeview Market

Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Food Vendors

Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00pm –11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

Extreme Diabolo

Friday, August 25, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

With miraculous skill honed by years of training, Arthur Chi is a diabolo artist without limits. Combining his deep respect for tradition, Arthur develops new and previously unimaginable tricks for the ancient instrument by using moves and techniques from traditional martial arts.

A Symphony Conducted by Ken Hsieh

Friday, August 25, 2017
8:00pm –10:00pm

TAIWANfest Orchestra offers a feast for your senses in "Kanpai, Japan!" Joining Maestro Ken Hsieh is cellist Shih-Lin Chen, whose nimble hands excel with both bow and whisk!

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

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

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

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

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

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

Paper Play Exhibition

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

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

Paint by Numbers

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

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

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Delicate Play with Nature

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

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

Friendship Picnic

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

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

Paper Play - The Art of the Fan

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

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

The Hakka Under Japan

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

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

Who Am I?!

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

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

Love, Binti

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

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

Fashion Snap

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

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

TAIWANfest Time Capsule

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

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

Lakeview Market

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

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Food Vendors

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

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

HarbourKIDS Crafts

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

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

Music of the Soul

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

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

Hope Talk - Paper Craft Artist Ning Hsieh

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

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

The Kitchen of Sweetness

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

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

Hope Talk – The Art of the Fan

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

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

Identity of the Little Ones

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

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

HarbourKIDS Crafts

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

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

Dwagie – Godfather of Taiwanese Hip-Hop

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

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

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

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

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

Spintop Kids

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

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

ten ten

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

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

HarbourKIDS Crafts

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

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

Hope Talk – Terry Watada: A Canadian Identity Story

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

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

The Kitchen of Sweetness

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

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

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

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

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

HarbourKIDS Crafts

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

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

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

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

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

Doo-Wops & Hooligans

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

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

Cinematic Taiwan: Let There Be Light

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

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

Hear Them Out

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

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

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, August 27, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

Paper Play Exhibition

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Paint by Numbers

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Delicate Play with Nature

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Friendship Picnic

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

Paper Play - The Art of the Fan

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

The Hakka Under Japan

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Who Am I?!

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Love, Binti

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Fashion Snap

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

TAIWANfest Time Capsule

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Lakeview Market

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 7:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Food Vendors

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:30pm – 1:30pm

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

Spintop Kids

Sunday, August 27, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

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

lost n’ found

Sunday, August 27, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Formed by 6 young people from Hong Kong, lost n’ found is a Toronto based band with the desire to create music that belongs to their generation

Sunday Scene: Sergei Petrov

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Sergei Petrov is Professor of Film Studies at Durham College and Executive Director at both Scarborough Arts and the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival. Prior to this, he programmed films for the Toronto International Film Festival and Canadian Film Centre, in addition to consulting for numerous national and international film festivals. Petrov will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

The Kitchen of Sweetness

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

Tokyo Chuo-Line

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

The dynamic trio is named after the central rail line running through Tokyo city – a train that passes many bars, live houses and clubs in which the three practically grew up performing. The Okinawan trio play as one with taste, sensitivity and energy!

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

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

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:30pm – 3:30pm

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

Power Kids: Rebuilding What's Broken

Sunday, August 27, 2017
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Ydessa Hendeles is not just an artist, but a collector and curator as well! She often collects objects and then organizes these objects to present a new narrative or idea. In this workshop, we will recontextualize a collection of repurposed children’s toys, using them as the base materials for an artwork. Participants will challenge themselves by creating assemblage sculptures with different elements in only one chosen colour. Their sculpture will tell a story or create a larger form that has never existed before.

Spintop Kids

Sunday, August 27, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Cinematic Taiwan: The Walkers

Sunday, August 27, 2017
3:30pm – 6:00pm

The Walkers documents the life and story of Madam Lin, Founder and Lead Choreographer of one of Taiwan's top performing arts troupes – Legend Lin Dance Theatre

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Sunday, August 27, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco: Andalusia!

Sunday, August 27, 2017
4:00pm

Fin de Fiesta Flamenco brings its fiery blend of traditional and avant-garde flamenco to the Music Garden.

AIKO TOMI - Discovering Me

Sunday, August 27, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

With her head full of songs and a voice warm with emotion, AIKO TOMI's melodies flow forth over a backdrop of 80s nostalgia and minimal synth pop.

International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition

Sunday, August 27, 2017
5:00pm – 6:00pm

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

HarbourKIDS Crafts

Sunday, August 27, 2017
5:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Extreme Diabolo

Sunday, August 27, 2017
5:30pm – 6:00pm

With miraculous skill honed by years of training, Arthur Chi is a diabolo artist without limits. Combining his deep respect for tradition, Arthur develops new and previously unimaginable tricks for the ancient instrument by using moves and techniques from traditional martial arts.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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