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August 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Free Flicks - The Social Network

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
9:00pm

In a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook.

Event run: August 1, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, August 2, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Cumbia and Salsa

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: June 28 – August 2, 2012

From L'Acadie to the Land of Faerie

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00pm

Celtic and French-Canadian music from fiddler Donna Hébert, guitarist Max Cohen, and vocalist Molly Hebert-Wilson. Thanks to the K.M. Hunter Foundation.

Event run: August 2, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 3, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

World Café

Friday, August 3, 2012
6:00pm–12:00am

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 3–6,2012

Jouvay 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

We begin the Island Soul festival with Jouvay, an interactive parade around the grounds of Harbourfront Centre.

Event run: August 3, 2012

Strolling Steel Pan Parade

Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Together Panman Pat and Percussionist Jeff have been thrilling their audiences with a Caribbean callalloo of musical styles. Tonight they’re doing it "Soul Village style.”

Event run: August 3, 2012

Tribute to Lord Kitchener

Friday, August 3, 2012
8:30pm– 9:30pm

A not-to-miss musical tribute to Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts), grandmaster of classic calypso music and one of Trinidad's best-loved calypsonians. Featuring Moses Revolution.

Event run: August 3, 2012

The Mighty Shadow

Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00pm–11:00pm

Winston Bailey, better known by his stage name The Mighty Shadow, is a unique calypsonian and soca artist from Trinidad and Tobago.

Event run: August 3, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 4, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

World Café

Saturday, August 4, 2012
12:00pm–12:00am

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 3–6,2012

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 4, 2012
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

Afrafranto

Saturday, August 4, 2012
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Afrafranto bring palmwine, a West African brand of charmingly relaxed acoustic folk-style music, to Harbourfront Centre.

Event run: August 4, 2012

LIVE / Mariachi Fuego

Saturday, August 4, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Composed of veteran mariachi musicians from the GTA , Mariachi Fuego offers a refreshing twist to all their performances while maintaining a high degree of respect in their execution of traditional mariachi repertoire.

Event run: August 4–26,2012

Moko Jumbie

Saturday, August 4, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Event run: August 4–6,2012

Admiral Bailey - CANCELLED

Saturday, August 4, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled. Described as "the hottest dancehall star of the late 1980s," Admiral Bailey's fire is still burning brightly as an incredible performer and master DJ.

Event run: August 4, 2012

Hardcore Band featuring Junior Miller, I-Sax and Peculiar I

Saturday, August 4, 2012
8:00pm

The world famous Hardcore Band featuring Juno Award-nominated Peculiar I, classic reggae vocalist Junior Miller and saxophonist extraordinaire I-Sax Injah.

Event run: August 4, 2012

Jump for Jamaica

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Learn the Jump for Jamaica dance!

Event run: August 4, 2012

Duane Stephenson

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:30pm–11:00pm

Duane Stephenson simultaneously represents both the past and the future of Jamaican music, both as The Wailers (of Bob Marley fame) frontman and as a successful solo artist.

Event run: August 4, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 5, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

World Café

Sunday, August 5, 2012
12:00pm–12:00am

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 3–6,2012

Tools for Conviviality

Sunday, August 5, 2012
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
1:30pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

Event run: August 5, 2012 13&18

SUNDAY SCENE / Valerie Velardo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm

Valerie Velardo is Curatorial Intern at The Power Plant, and she will respond to the current exhibition, Tools for Conviviality.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm– 5:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Event run: August 5–6,2012

Drums and Dancers from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:30pm

An amalgamation of some of the top dancers and drummers direct from Tobago!

Event run: August 5, 2012

Pannist Jaime Ramsey

Sunday, August 5, 2012
3:30pm

Direct from Tobago, master pannist Jaime Ramsey performs solo pieces.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
4:00pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

Event run: August 5, 2012 13&18

Heart Beats Drumming Workshop

Sunday, August 5, 2012
4:30pm

Trinidad-born Muhtadi, founder of Toronto’s popular Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, introduces you to the originating drum beats and riddims from various regions and countries in this interactive, performative workshop featuring Caribbean rhythms and their lineage from around the world.

Event run: August 5, 2012

SPEECHIFIERS

Sunday, August 5, 2012
5:30pm

Four performers specialized in griot-type performances of speech, which is accompanied by tambrin music and a particular dance form.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Moko Jumbie

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Event run: August 4–6,2012

Royal Sweet Fingers Tambrin Band

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:30pm– 7:00pm

The most popular tambrin band in Tobago will showcase this unique music during their performance for Tobago Day celebrations at Island Soul.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:30pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

Event run: August 5, 2012 13&18

Michael Baker

Sunday, August 5, 2012
7:30pm– 8:00pm

Don't miss out as Tobago Calypso King, Michael Baker, as he rocks the Redpath Stage!

Event run: August 5, 2012

Fire Fusion

Sunday, August 5, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Fire Fusion plan to rock the Island Soul crowd with a variety of R&B, reggae, hip hop and soca and calypso songs!

Event run: August 5, 2012

Aquisia and Fire Limbo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:00pm

Aquisia Frederick brings the fun of fire limbo dance to Island Soul!

Event run: August 5, 2012

A Tribute To The Slickers featuring Derrick "Johnny Too Bad" Crooks

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:30pm–11:00pm

To commemorate Jamaica’s 50th, Freedom Time Media presents a tribute to The Slickers, a Jamaican rock steady and reggae group from the late 1960s and early 1970s, centred around Derrick Crooks, who had also been one of the founding members of The Pioneers along with his brother Sydney.

Event run: August 5, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, August 6, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

World Café

Monday, August 6, 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 3–6,2012

Joy Lapps Project

Monday, August 6, 2012
1:00pm

Joy Lapps, the "Princess of Pan," brings her tenor pan and diverse performance range to Island Soul.

Event run: August 6, 2012

Moko Jumbie

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Event run: August 4–6,2012

Reggaerobics Workshop with Tamla Matthews

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:30pm– 3:00pm

Tamla Matthews leads an aerobics class that uses only reggae/dancehall and calypso/soca music to fuel stretching, cardio and toning.

Event run: August 6, 2012

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Monday, August 6, 2012
3:00pm– 6:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Event run: August 5–6,2012

Caribbean Folk Performers

Monday, August 6, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Incorporating diverse styles, cultures and costumes, Caribbean Folk Performers will regale you with bold colours, breathtaking moves, uplifting drumming and engaging storytelling!

Event run: August 6, 2012

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Monday, August 6, 2012
5:00pm

Performing steel pan music at it’s best for the past 25 years!

Event run: August 6, 2012

Calypso Stars

Monday, August 6, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

The Calypso Stars showcase is a two-and-a-half hour Caribbean music concert featuring popular calypso singers performing original songs from the annual Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS). Top Canadian soca artists and special guests round out the event.

Event run: August 6, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Tools for Conviviality

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Tools for Conviviality

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

Free Flicks - Whip It

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9:00pm

Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is chockfull of girl power and packed with non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, roller derby action.

Event run: August 8, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Tools for Conviviality

Thursday, August 9, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

Dancing on the Pier: Afro Caribbean, Zouk and Cumbia

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Event run: August 9, 2012

Cancelled - Arcadian Visions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm

Montreal violist Pemi Paull performs visionary music from the 17th century to today, by Heinrich Biber, Michael Oesterle, Katia Tiutiunnik, Georges Enescu and Gustav Mahler. Thanks to Vivian and David Campbell.

Event run: August 9, 2012

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

NOT SO FAST

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Not Forgetting

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Event run: August 10–19,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm

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

Event run: July 20 – September 23, 2012

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Event run: August 10–18,2012

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Event run: June 30 – August 26, 2012

World Café

Friday, August 10, 2012
6:00pm–12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? 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 10–19,2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Café with Eddy Robinson

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

An intimate and interactive evening featuring stories and songs. Hosted by Eddy Robinson.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Tulali

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Experience the breathtaking harmony and vocal fierceness of Tulali, part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Dallas Arcand

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Dallas Arcand, a high energy Aboriginal Entertainer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, performs.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Jennifer Kreisberg

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

Jennifer Kreisberg of the renowned native women's acapella trio Ulali performs.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring James Jones

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm– 9:00pm

James Jones helps to Celebrate the Crossroads with performances around the Harbourfront Centre site.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Lifestyle Zone

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm–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 10–19,2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Hanggai

Friday, August 10, 2012
8:30pm– 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads - Opening Night Spectacle

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Join us for the exciting opening night for Planet IndigenUS incorporating diverse and contemporary Indigenous performers from around the globe.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Plex

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Award-winning Hip Hop artist and producer Plex performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring George Leach

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Sta’atl’imx singer-songwriter George Leach performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012 19&21

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Cinema

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm–11:00pm

Short films by Indigenous filmmakers from across the globe Celebrate The Crossroads during the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Event run: August 10, 2012

Indigenous Voices - Global Space: A Theatre Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00am– 2:00am

Using simple creativity games, the workshop with Michael Walling will explore indigenous lives and stories, and relate them to today's global concerns.

Event run: August 11–12,2012

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am–11:00pm