February 2012

A Celebration of Afro-Diasporic Tradition Through Storytelling

Saturday, February 4, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Join us for an afternoon of tales that celebrates the African Diaspora. Featuring Itah Sadu and special guests Sandra Whiting and Sojourner San Vicente.

February 4- 5, 2012

Fashion Blackout

Saturday, February 4, 2012 2:00 PM

A film, discussion and symposium that shines a spotlight on black and diverse designers, models, and taste-makers in the fashion industry. Strut your stuff in TV personality and supermodel Stacey McKenzie’s “Walk this Way” workshop! With journalist Sarah Nicole Prickett, Montreal’s Miss Sly and Norwayne Anderson. Moderated by CBC Television personality Anne-Marie Mediwake.

February 4, 2012

Lua Shayenne: Afro-Roots Dance Workshop and Performance

Saturday, February 4, 2012 3:00 PM

Instructor Lua Shayenne presents traditional African and Afro-contemporary dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress.

February 4, 2012

Oware: The World's Oldest African Board Game

Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

Learn to play the hugely popular traditional African board game Oware.

February 4- 5, 2012

A Celebration of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Through Reggae with Clive Chin

Saturday, February 4, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30PM

To commemorate Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence, Clive Chin presents an exclusive DJ workshop on the history of Jamaican music as seen through his eyes. Moderated by CBC Radio 1 personality Garvia Bailey.

February 4, 2012

The Known (Un)Known with Tika Simone

Saturday, February 4, 2012 9:30 PM

One of Toronto’s most buzz-worthy, all-ages artist events showcasing the urban music stars of tomorrow. Featuring Rochelle Jordan, Shi Wisdom, 88 Days of Fortune's KJ, Spek Won, and Abstract Random.

February 4, 2012

Rhythms of Guinea

Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00PM

Learn drum-playing techniques with Alpha Rhythm Roots.

February 5, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Anastasia Hare & Julia Paoli

Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:00 PM

Anastasia Hare & Julia Paoli are Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant.

February 5, 2012

A Celebration of Afro-Diasporic Tradition Through Storytelling

Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Join us for an afternoon of tales that celebrates the African Diaspora. Featuring Itah Sadu and special guests Sandra Whiting and Sojourner San Vicente.

February 4- 5, 2012

Identify and Address

Sunday, February 5, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

An engaging panel, in partnership with the Congress of Black Women of Canada, discussing issues that black women face.

February 5, 2012

P.E.A.C.E. Youth Workshop and Performance featuring Testament

Sunday, February 5, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

A youth workshop and hip hop performance that centres on hip hop's healing properties and its capacity to connect with youth and people worldwide.

February 5, 2012

Oware: The World's Oldest African Board Game

Sunday, February 5, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

Learn to play the hugely popular traditional African board game Oware.

February 4- 5, 2012

Intact Insurance Day on Skates

Saturday, February 11, 2012 11:00 AM - 4:00PM

Learn more about speed skating and meet the sport's Olympic medalists at the Intact Insurance Day on Skates!

February 11-12, 2012

Intact Insurance Day on Skates

Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:00 AM - 4:00PM

Learn more about speed skating and meet the sport's Olympic medalists at the Intact Insurance Day on Skates!

February 11-12, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / David Balzer

Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:00 PM

David Balzer is a Toronto-based author, editor and teacher. His writing on art and film has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Believer, Artforum.com, and Border Crossings.

February 12, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Alan Lightman

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00PM

Reading and interview with Alan Lightman (Mr g).

February 15, 2012

Arts for Children and Youth

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Arts for Children and Youth partner with HarbourKIDS for the second year in a row and they're offering a variety of ways for you to express yourself through the arts!

February 19-20, 2012

Skateboard-Making demos with Oasis Skateboard Factory

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Now you can find out, as students from Oasis Alternative Secondary School create a brand new skateboard from scratch, right before your eyes.

February 19-20, 2012

Winter Collage Buttons with Becky Johnson

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Join crafty artist Becky Johnson who will help you to make your own wintry button using collage and adding your own artwork.

February 19-20, 2012

Hockey Masks

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Using pre-made hockey mask cut-outs, kids can design their own hockey mask to wear around the site for the day.

February 19-20, 2012

Junkestra - A Celebration of Sustainable Music and Architecture

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

This amazing sound sculpture is a visual delight and can be played to create a series of wondrous musical sounds!

February 19-20, 2012

Design with the Drop

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Come inside, warm up and learn about the province's newest recycling programme, Orange Drop!

February 19-20, 2012

Ice Cave Aurora Borealis

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Experience the Northern Lights without having to freeze your toes!

February 19-20, 2012

Lakeside EATS

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

A new lounge area will be open in Lakeside EATS during the restaurant's hours of operation. Stop by to warm up during the day!

February 19-20, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / David McIntosh

Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:00 PM

David McIntosh is a Toronto-based writer, curator, educator, and artist.

February 19, 2012

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:00 PM

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

February 19-20, 2012

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Sunday, February 19, 2012 3:00 PM

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

February 19-20, 2012

Arts for Children and Youth

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Arts for Children and Youth partner with HarbourKIDS for the second year in a row and they're offering a variety of ways for you to express yourself through the arts!

February 19-20, 2012

Skateboard-Making demos with Oasis Skateboard Factory

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Now you can find out, as students from Oasis Alternative Secondary School create a brand new skateboard from scratch, right before your eyes.

February 19-20, 2012

Winter Collage Buttons with Becky Johnson

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Join crafty artist Becky Johnson who will help you to make your own wintry button using collage and adding your own artwork.

February 19-20, 2012

Hockey Masks

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Using pre-made hockey mask cut-outs, kids can design their own hockey mask to wear around the site for the day.

February 19-20, 2012

Junkestra - A Celebration of Sustainable Music and Architecture

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

This amazing sound sculpture is a visual delight and can be played to create a series of wondrous musical sounds!

February 19-20, 2012

Design with the Drop

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Come inside, warm up and learn about the province's newest recycling programme, Orange Drop!

February 19-20, 2012

Ice Cave Aurora Borealis

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

Experience the Northern Lights without having to freeze your toes!

February 19-20, 2012

Lakeside EATS

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00PM

A new lounge area will be open in Lakeside EATS during the restaurant's hours of operation. Stop by to warm up during the day!

February 19-20, 2012

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Monday, February 20, 2012 2:00 PM

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

February 19-20, 2012

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Monday, February 20, 2012 3:00 PM

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

February 19-20, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Nathan Englander

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00PM

Reading and interview with Nathan Englander (What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank).

February 22, 2012

Neighbourhood Arts Network: EMERGENCE - A Symposium on Community Arts Practice

Friday, February 24, 2012 8:00 AM - 5:30PM

The Emergence Symposium is an engaging, day-long conference that explores the direction and diversity of forms in the discipline of community arts.

February 24, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Lise Beaudry

Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:00 PM

Lise Beaudry is a Franco-Ontarian artist whose work has shown widely. She is also Director of Gallery 44 and a professor in the Art and Art History program at Sheridan College and University of Toronto in Mississauga.

February 26, 2012

POWER KIDS / Portraits

Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:00 PM - 5:00PM

Inspired by the Malabar People, the dramatic portrait series by Stan Douglas currently on view at The Power Plant, this workshop will explore creative drawing and collage approaches to portraiture.

February 26, 2012

LECTURE / Mieke Bal on Stan Douglas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:00 PM

Bal will speak on Stan Douglas’s work (currently on view at The Power Plant), examining how he practices a re-examination of cultural history that actualizes the relevance today of both media and stories — the one through the other.

February 29, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Charlotte Gill, Robert Hough, Kim Thúy

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00PM

Readings by Charlotte Gill (Eating Dirt), Robert Hough (Dr. Brinkley's Tower), Kim Thúy (Ru).

February 29, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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