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July 22-24,2011
Weekend of Week 29 of Year 2011

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm– 7:30pm

An up-and-coming emcee who’s seamlessly shared stages with hip hop heavyweights (KRS-One, Souls of Mischief) and contemporary buzz bands (Thunderheist).

Event run: July 22, 2011

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm– 9:00pm

The winners of Tirgan Short Story and Short Film contests will be announced and the awards will be presented.

Event run: July 22, 2011

Heart to Heart

Friday, July 22, 2011
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Join Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, Sadreddin Zahed, and Hamid Reza Javdan in a conversation with the audience.

Event run: July 22, 2011

King Raam

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:00pm

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Sarv Ensemble

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:30pm–10:30pm

Sarv Ensemble presents both traditional contexts, as well as collaborations with artists from different traditions and disciplines.

Event run: July 22, 2011

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Friday, July 22, 2011
10:30pm–11:30pm

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Friday, July 22, 2011
11:30pm– 2:00am

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm– 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

Event run: February 5 – December 18, 2011

Iranian Arts and Craft

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Vesal Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

A performance by the Vesal Ensemble, conducted by Arjang Seyfizadeh.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Rising Talents

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Performances by superstars of tomorrow.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Sepideh Raissadat

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm– 2:30pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam directs and acts in the musical comedy Zohreh & Manoochehr by Iraj Mirza. The cast includes two legendary figures of Iranian theatre, Sadreddin Zahed and Hamid Reza Javdan.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Vahid Monji

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Vahid Monji performs Persian pop music with Aria Heidarian and Artin Yeganeh.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm– 3:30pm

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Professor Mohammad Estelami delivers a talk in Persian on the concept of “eternity” in Persian literature.

Event run: July 23, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Demonstration and Talk on Tar with Arjang Seyfizadeh

Saturday, July 23, 2011
6:00pm– 6:30pm

Arjang Seyfizadeh will provide a talk/demo on tar for children of all ages (in English).

Event run: July 23, 2011

Radio Tehran

Saturday, July 23, 2011
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Radio Tehran is a rock band from Tehran, Iran. This performance marks the band's Canadian debut!

Event run: July 23, 2011

King Raam

Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:00pm– 9:30pm

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Saturday, July 23, 2011
10:30pm–11:30pm

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011
11:30pm– 2:00am

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

Event run: July 22–23,2011

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

Event run: February 5 – December 18, 2011

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Iranian Arts and Craft

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Storytelling with Ava Homa

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm

Writer, story teller and story writing teacher, Ava Homa, tells Persian folk tales in English for children of all ages. In English.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Sepideh Raissadat

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Dance Workshop with Minou Akhlaghi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 2:00pm

Minou Akhlaghi holds dance workshops for children 6-12 where they’ll learn basic movements, use of props (dayereh), and sequence of phrases before performing it in front of an audience.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm– 2:30pm

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

The Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant offer their responses to the current exhibitions.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:30pm

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Golden Puppet Theatre

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Drumming on the Brightside

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:00pm

TorQ Percussion Quartet takes you on a riveting rhythmic journey from American minimalism to the Middle East.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Professor Bastani Parizi presents a talk in Persian followed by a Q-and-A period.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Baarbad Music

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

The music genres of Baarbad Music extend from Persian classical to the folklore music of Central Asia to Western classical music.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam directs and acts in the musical comedy Zohreh & Manoochehr by Iraj Mirza. The cast includes two legendary figures of Iranian theatre, Sadreddin Zahed and Hamid Reza Javdan.

Event run: July 23–24,2011

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm– 6:00pm

A tribute to Nobel Prize in Literature-nominee Simin Behbanani. Featuring Abbas Maroufi, Asef Fekrat and Dr. Mohammad Estelami.

Event run: July 24, 2011

Choral Performance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
6:00pm– 7:00pm

The Iranian National Choir presents a choral performance of all-time favourite Persian tunes.

Event run: July 24, 2011

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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