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September 2012

World Café

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12:00pm–11:00pm

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.

Event run: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Lifestyle Zone

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12:00pm–11:00pm

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!

Event run: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012
4:00pm– 6:00pm

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.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Saturday, September 1, 2012
5:00pm

Theatre Panik's highly original production of this classic folktale is an irreverent, 21st-century tour de force of new Jewish theatre.

Event run: August 30 – September 2, 2012

Rexite on the Radio: The Golden Age of Yiddish American Music

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Yiddish radio matinee idol Seymour Rexite is brought to life in this entertaining retrospective by singer, actor and former Ashkenaz artistic director, Mitch Smolkin, accompanied by renowned pianist and composer Nina Shapilsky.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo and Jerusalem, this award-winning ensemble breathes new life into old Sephardi songs.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Veretski Pass - The Klezmer Shul

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Virtuosic musicianship and raw energy come together in an exciting combination of old country Ottoman-era music.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Freydi Mrocki - Oystralia: The Yiddish Community of Melbourne

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

An overview of Australian-Jewish history, focusing particularly on the cultural life of Melbourne’s Yiddish community in the second half of the 20th century.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Finjan

Saturday, September 1, 2012
8:00pm– 9:15pm

Canada’s first Klezmer revival band celebrates the 30th anniversary of their founding with a very special reunion concert.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Festival Havdallah featuring The Abayudaya

Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:15pm– 9:45pm

Ashkenaz marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of weekend festival events with the one of the most beloved Jewish rituals, Havdallah.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Socalled

Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:45pm–11:00pm

Mixing sounds from his own history into sample-based beats, the music of Socalled is catchy, smart, hilarious, emotional and timeless.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Global Shtetl Cabaret Hosted By Aviva Chemick

Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00pm– 1:00am

An eclectic stage showcasing the diversity and vibrance of Jewish music traditions from all around the world. Hosted by Toronto’s Aviva Chernick.

Event run: September 1, 2012

When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: Di Schaechter Techter on Stage

Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00pm–11:00pm

Attracting a new generation to Yiddish song, the dynamic Schaechter Sisters bring to life the youth of their grandparents in Eastern Europe. Directed by Josh Waletzky.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Opa!

Saturday, September 1, 2012
11:00pm– 1:00am

Post-Soviet klezmer and pop collides with reggae, ska, funk and rock in the electrifying music of Opa!, Russia’s hottest new World music party band.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am–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.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

World Café

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm–11:00pm

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.

Event run: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Lifestyle Zone

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm–11:00pm

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!

Event run: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Theatre PANIK's The Corpse Bride

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm

Theatre Panik's highly original production of this classic folktale is an irreverent, 21st-century tour de force of new Jewish theatre.

Event run: August 30 – September 2, 2012

Abraham Lichtenbaum - Jewish Life in South America

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Abraham Lichtenbaum will give a talk about the experiences of the first Jews in South America.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Sailors, Sirens & Kings: A Children's Adventure in Song

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

An exhilarating interactive adventure for children through Ladino songs, stories and games. Led by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Community Klezmer Showcase

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm– 2:30pm

A lively showcase of local community groups and up-and-coming ensembles in the Toronto klezmer scene.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Bob Bossin - Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk: My Father's Life in the Gambling Business

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Canadian folk music legend Bob Bossin presents a new, one-man show about his father's exploits in Toronto's gambling demimonde of the 1930s and '40s.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Ira Moskowitz: Curatorial Talk with Lindy Green and Diana Gordon

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Curator Lindy Green interviews Diana Gordon, daughter of Ira Moskowitz, in a curatorial talk that will provide a personal context to the exhibition.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Ventanas

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Ventanas explores many musical forms and languages from flamenco palos to Balkan broken rhythms, Sephardic diaspora to Hutsul Ukraine.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Paul Buhle - Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Paul Buhle explores images and insights from his anthology Yiddishkeit, and about his late co-editor, the underground comic book writer and personality, Harvey Pekar.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Sharon and Bram

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Legendary Canadian family entertainers mix Yiddishkeit with iconic favourites such as "One Elephant" and "Skinnamarink."

Event run: September 2, 2012

Shashmaqam

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Shashmaqam performs a panorama of the classical and folk music of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as well as the liturgical repertoire of Bukharan Jews.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

Event run: September 2–3, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

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

Event run: September 2–3, 2012

Ann Samson - The Jews of India

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:30pm– 5:30pm

An overview of the history, customs and traditions of India's Jewish community, presented by Ann Samson, one of the founders of Toronto's Indian-Jewish Congregation Bina.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Aaron Bensoussan

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

One of the world's great cantorial voices, Bensoussan debuts his adventurous new CD, Maroc N Roll, of contemporary Sephardi pop rock.

Event run: September 2, 2012

The Yiddish Songs of Arkady Gendler

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

This special tribute concert and CD release celebrates the original work of one of the greatest living treasures of Yiddish song.

Event run: September 2, 2012

The Tarras Band

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Showcasing klezmer legend Peter Sokolow on piano and the music of the late, great clarinetist/composer Dave Tarras and clarinetist Naftule Brandwein.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Judith Cohen - Inquisition to Internet: The Musical World of the Portuguese Marranos

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

From inquisition to internet: the musical world of the Portuguese Marranos, a lecture from Canada's preeminent Sephardic specialist.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

The Abayudaya

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

The musical traditions of Uganda's Jewish community presented by two of their musical and spiritual leaders, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu and JJ Keki.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Basya Schechter's Songs of Wonder

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm– 8:15pm

Basya Schechter's new solo project sets the Yiddish poetry of revered philosopher and civil rights activist Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to original music.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Shye Ben Tzur

Sunday, September 2, 2012
8:00pm– 9:15pm

Israeli composer, producer and performer Shye Ben Tzur mixes Hebrew and Middle Eastern influences with those of the Indian sub-continent.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Yemen Blues

Sunday, September 2, 2012
9:45pm–11:00pm

With an explosive, 21st century brew of Yemenite-Jewish song and poetry, West African grooves and American jazz, blues and funk, Yemen Blues is the most exciting new music act out of Israel. Co-presented by Jewish National Fund (JNF).

Event run: September 2, 2012

The Other Europeans: The Broken Sound

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00pm–12:15am

An extraordinarily candid behind-the-scenes look at The Other Europeans and their exploration of music and cultural identity.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Canadian Cabaret Hosted By Finjan

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:30pm– 1:00am

A showcase of some of the leading new artists and veterans of the Canadian Jewish music scene. Hosted by the members of Finjan.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm– 1:00am

Toronto's own 13-piece Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band brings their lively, street-savvy, Eastern European folk music to Ashkenaz.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm– 1:00am

Revive your spirit with late-night dancing under the stars to music so quiet you can hear the dancers’ feet scrape the boardwalk.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
10:00am–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.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

World Café

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm– 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.

Event run: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Lifestyle Zone

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm– 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!

Event run: August 31 – September 3, 2012

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is the oldest continuing Jewish performing group in Canada. Conducted by Alexander Veprinsky.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

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

Event run: September 3, 2012

Lucidarium Ensemble

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm– 3:00pm

A unique programme of little-known Renaissance-era Italian-Jewish music performed on period instruments in Hebrew, Italian and Ladino.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Fanfare Severni

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Some of Montreal's top young folk/world musicians, Fanfare Severni captures the raucous energy of Balkan brass and east European village music.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm– 2:30pm

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

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Beyond the Pale

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:30pm– 3:30pm

One of Canada's longest-running and most-acclaimed Klezmer/Balkan fusion ensembles returns to Ashkenaz for the first time since 2008.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Fern Lindzon Quartet - Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:30pm– 3:30pm

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

Event run: September 3, 2012

Klezmerson

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Mexico City's Klezmerson reflects the diverse urban sounds of its hometown by injecting Latin American musical influences into its music.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

Event run: September 2–3, 2012

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

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Sagapool

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

With a mix of good-natured shenanigans and striking musical skill, Sagapool is known for their high-intensity, spirited live shows.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Jerry Gray - From the Jewish Folk Choir to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Co-founder of The Travellers, Jerry has travelled across around the world singing for labourers, picketers, protesters, politicians, children and royalty.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Sholem Aleichem: The Ger Mandolin Orchestra

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

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

Event run: September 3, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 2–3, 2012

Anthony Russell

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

African-American by birth and Jewish by choice, Anthony Russell's heartfelt programme of Yiddish art song simultaneously evokes Sidor Belarsky and Paul Robeson.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Leo Spellman’s Rhapsody 1939-1945

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

The Canadian premiere performance of 99-year-old Toronto composer’s tour de force, originally written in 1947 in a German DP camp.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: September 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 1–3, 2012

Festival Finale

Monday, September 3, 2012
7:00pm– 9:30pm

The festival comes to a rousing close with a series of performances by some of this year's headline artists, culminating in a massive jam session.

Event run: September 3, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
11:00am

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.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:30pm

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.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Bach at Dusk

Thursday, September 6, 2012
7:00pm

Baroque cellist Kate Haynes performs J.S. Bach's beautiful, dark-hued Suite No. 2 in D Minor for unaccompanied cello. Note: Short concert (ca. 30 minutes) due to early sunset. Thanks to Q Media Solutions.

Event run: September 6, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Friday, September 7, 2012
4:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 7, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2012
12:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 8, 2012

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Sunday, September 9, 2012
12:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 9, 2012

49th Parallel

Sunday, September 9, 2012
4:00pm

The Ton Beau String Quartet performs music with cross-cultural threads by Haydn, Dvorak and Kevin Lau. Thanks to Judy & Wil Matthews.

Event run: September 9, 2012

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Omer Fast

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:00pm

Berlin-based artist Omer Fast will speak about his acclaimed art practice in conjunction with solo exhibition at The Power Plant, Continuous Coverage, opening 14 September.

Event run: September 11, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
11:00am

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.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:30pm

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.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Thursday, September 13, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Friday, September 14, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Paper Lantern-Making Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Bring the whole family out for some arts and crafts fun!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Moon Cake Tasting Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Come taste a sweet bite of tradition by sampling delicious moon cakes, and witness the making of soft moon cakes through a booth demonstration!

Event run: September 15, 2012

World Café

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm– 8:00pm

This year, take this chance to try new cultural foods by visiting our festival food vendors to taste delicious Vietnamese cuisine. You will be sure to be astounded by the unique, healthy, and colourful dishes we have to offer you at this festival!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Vietnamese Food Demonstrations

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm

Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and this year we'll show you how to incorporate Vietnamese cuisine into a healthy lifestyle through a series of cooking shows.

Event run: September 15, 2012 13&17

Tea Tasting Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Learn some interesting facts about a variety of different tea leaves, then sit down at our mini-café to enjoy a cup of tea while sampling mooncakes!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Community Organization Booths

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm– 7:00pm

This year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival will feature booths from community partner organizations. Get connected with resources in your community by visiting these organization booths to see what informational resources and services each of them has to offer!

Event run: September 15, 2012

TyTy Nguyen

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:30pm

TyTy is excited to take part in the Vietnamese Lantern Festival this year, singing two songs from her heart.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Thien Oanh

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:00pm

As a VWAT Music Class participant, Thien Oanh will showcase what she has learned at this year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Vietnamese Food Demonstrations

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:00pm

Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and this year we'll show you how to incorporate Vietnamese cuisine into a healthy lifestyle through a series of cooking shows.

Event run: September 15, 2012 13&17

Julie Nhu Ha

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:20pm

Come listen to eight-year-old Julie Nhu Ha, whose voice is sure to capture your heart at this year's festival!

Event run: September 15, 2012 15&17

Nguyen Hoang Nam

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:45pm

Don't miss singing sensation Nguyen Hoang Nam on the Redpath Stage!

Event run: September 15, 2012 15&18

Across U-hub Music Group

Saturday, September 15, 2012
4:50pm

Across U-hub will bring their not-to-miss musical performance to this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival stage!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Vietnamese Food Demonstrations

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:00pm

Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and this year we'll show you how to incorporate Vietnamese cuisine into a healthy lifestyle through a series of cooking shows.

Event run: September 15, 2012 13&17

Tran Dinh Tu

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:05pm

Tran Dinh Tu has sang in many venues around the world. Don't miss your chance to see him at this year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Jacey Nguyen

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:30pm

Eleven-year-old Jacey Nguyen will be presenting her own cover of a song by Christine Perri called "Jar of Hearts" at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Event run: September 15, 2012

Christine Van

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:35pm

Making her vocal performance debut at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival is Christine Van, a talented eight-year old singer with a mesmerizing voice you will love!

Event run: September 15, 2012

Julie Nhu Ha

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:55pm

Come listen to eight-year-old Julie Nhu Ha, whose voice is sure to capture your heart at this year's festival!

Event run: September 15, 2012 15&17

Nguyen Hoang Nam

Saturday, September 15, 2012
6:40pm

Don't miss singing sensation Nguyen Hoang Nam on the Redpath Stage!

Event run: September 15, 2012 15&18

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 15, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Fortune Cooking Host - Theo Steryannis

Saturday, September 15, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Theo Steryannis hosts Movie Night at Fortune Cooking on Saturday and the Redpath Stage performances on Sunday.

Event run: September 15–16, 2012

Street Food Spotlight

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Get your taste buds travelling as Fortune Cooking takes you on a journey to the world of Pan Asian street food.

Event run: September 16, 2012

World Café

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 7:00pm

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.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Street Food Spotlight: Shirley Lum

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 1:00pm

Join culinary historian Shirley Lum as she demonstrates a street food dish popular throughout Asia: Bean Curd Roll Stuffed with Cloud Ear, Silk Squash & Long Beans.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Host - Theo Steryannis

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Theo Steryannis hosts Movie Night at Fortune Cooking on Saturday and the Redpath Stage performances on Sunday.

Event run: September 15–16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Host - Chris Trussell

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Chris Trussell hosts the Street Food Spotlight series in Zone 6.

Event run: September 16, 2012

A Taste of Ontario Produce at Fortune Cooking

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Meet local Ontario growers and shop for a variety of fresh produce at this mini pop-up Farmers' Market as part of Fortune Cooking.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Kids’ Cooking Workshop with The Cookerydoo

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

In this fantastic family food workshop lead by The Cookerydoo, kids will learn to make a yummy coconut, ginger sticky rice pudding recipe!

Event run: September 16, 2012

Harvest Time Cooking Demonstration: Toronto Garlic Festival with Chef Sanjiz Mathews

Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

The Toronto Garlic Festival presents The Spice Chef Sanjiz Mathews from Incredible Spice, preparing Chicken Manchurian.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Host - Tricia Williams

Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Tricia Williams hosts the Harvest Time Cooking Demonstrations in the Lakeside Terrace.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Asian Appetizers with Florence Kwok

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00pm– 2:30pm

Join chef and culinary instructor Florence Kwok as she guides you through quick demonstrations of popular Asian appetizers.

Event run: September 16, 2012 14&16

Street Food Spotlight: Sang Kim

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Join kimchi connoisseur Sang Kim as he demonstrates a Korean street food delicacy: Duk Bok Gee - Stir-fried Rice Cakes with Kimchi.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Jeng Yi

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:30pm– 3:00pm

Enjoy the beauty and power of Korean drum and dance in this harvest-themed performance by Jeng Yi.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Harvest Time Cooking Demonstration: Chef Ryo Ozawa of EDO

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join Executive Chef of EDO, Ryo Ozawa, as he guides you through the tastes and flavours of harvest time Japanese cuisine.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Street Food Edition

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Experience a one-day sampler of our ever-popular Fortune Cooking Iron Chef competition!

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Elizabeth Baird (Judge)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Elizabeth Baird joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Andrew Chase (Judge)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Andrew Chase joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Mary Ito (Judge)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Mary Ito joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

Event run: September 16, 2012

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Christian Pritchard (Host)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Christian Pritchard hosts our Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition.

Event run: September 16, 2012

100 Years of Venice

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:00pm

Glorious music from Baroque Venice, performed by three brilliant young artists: Christopher Verrette (baroque violin), Kate Bennett Haynes (baroque cello) and Matthew Wadsworth (theorbo). Thanks to Margaret & Jim Fleck.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Street Food Spotlight: Rudy Boquila of Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Join Chef Rudy Boquila as he guides you through the creation of a delicious Filipino street food dish.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Asian Appetizers with Florence Kwok

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Join chef and culinary instructor Florence Kwok as she guides you through quick demonstrations of popular Asian appetizers.

Event run: September 16, 2012 14&16

Harvest Time Food Demonstration: Chef Frederick Oh

Sunday, September 16, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Join Chef Frederick Oh, founder of the Richmond Hill Culinary Arts Centre, as he demonstrates a dish from Thailand where harvest happens throughout the year: Rubies in Coconut Cream.

Event run: September 16, 2012

Raging Asian Women

Sunday, September 16, 2012
5:30pm– 6:00pm

Raging Asian Women (RAW) continues to mesmerize audiences while pounding out the powerful sounds of social justice on the taiko. Keep your eyes and ears open for the sound of RAW's thunder!

Event run: September 16, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 16, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00am

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.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: David Byrne and Cory Doctorow: Wassup Internet?!—Music in the Digital Landscape

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:30pm– 9:00pm

David Byrne (How Music Works) in conversation with Cory Doctorow.

Event run: September 19, 2012

Jamaica 50: A Literary Legacy

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:30pm– 9:00pm

As Jamaica celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, Authors at Harbourfront Centre (AUTHORS) hosts an evening of discussion with renowned writers and scholars.

Event run: September 19, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 22, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:00pm–10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Public Studio: Elle Flanders & Tamira Sawatzky

Sunday, September 23, 2012
2:00pm

Toronto-based filmmaker and artist Elle Flanders and architect and artist Tamira Sawatzky have collaborated since 2010 as Public Studio. They will speak about the exhibition Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage at The Power Plant.

Event run: September 23, 2012

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 23, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Event run: September 13–23, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Zadie Smith

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
7:30pm– 9:00pm

A reading by Zadie Smith (NW), followed by an interview with Eleanor Wachtel. This event is sold out.

Event run: September 25, 2012

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
11:00am

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.

Event run: September 5–26, 2012

POWER KIDS / The Clock

Sunday, September 30, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

Inspired by artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), kids will learn collage techniques using various artistic and found materials to make their own creative functioning clock in this FREE workshop. For children ages 8 – 12 and their younger siblings and adult companions.

Event run: September 30, 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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