September 3- 9, 2012
Week 36 of Year 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, September 3, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

September 1- 3, 2012

World Café

Monday, September 3, 2012 12:00 PM - 8:00PM

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

August 31 - September 3, 2012

Lifestyle Zone

Monday, September 3, 2012 12:00 PM - 7:00PM

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

August 31 - September 3, 2012

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Legendary klezmer/jazz pianist Pete Sokolow presents a musically-illustrated discussion of his six-decade career in NY's Jewish music scene.

September 3, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Monday, September 3, 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30PM

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

September 1- 3, 2012

Fern Lindzon Quartet - Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Monday, September 3, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30PM

This live musical score by Fern Lindzon weaves klezmer themes into a delightful new accompaniment to a Buster Keaton silent film classic.

September 3, 2012

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

September 3, 2012

David Buchbinder - Diasporic Genius: Transforming the City through Creative Power

Monday, September 3, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Ashkenaz Festival co-founder presents the vision behind his latest venture, Diasporic Genius, a non-profit organization engaged in intercultural artistic creation and community-building.

September 3, 2012

Sholem Aleichem: The Ger Mandolin Orchestra

Monday, September 3, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Inspired by a dusty photograph, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra is recreated by 11 of the world’s finest mandolinists. Exclusive sneak preview.

September 3, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012 5:00 PM - 5:45PM

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

September 2- 3, 2012

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

Cultural organizer and singer-songwriter Nicole Borger discusses the Brazilian Jewish community and its cultural life over five centuries.

September 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

September 1- 3, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 11:00 AM

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

September 5-26, 2012

The Story of Lover's Rock

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 9:00 PM

Directed by award-winning director/producer Menelik Shabazz, The Story Of Lover’s Rock combines comedy, live performance, interviews and archival footage to shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it.

September 5, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:30 PM

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

September 5-26, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, September 7, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Friday, September 7, 2012 4:00 PM - 9:00PM

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

September 7, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 8, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 PM - 9:00PM

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

September 8, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 9, 2012 10:00 AM - 9:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Sunday, September 9, 2012 12:00 PM - 7:00PM

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

September 9, 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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