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September 3-9,2012
Week 36 of Year 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, September 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

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.

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!

August 31 – September 3, 2012

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm– 4:00pm

Help create the festival's largest work of art! Assisted by Shadowland Theatre, kids can create their own costumes and props for the Ashkenaz Parade.

September 2–3,2012

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.

September 3, 2012

Lesley Simpson - Yuvi’s Candy Tree

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm– 1:45pm

Lesley Simpson reads from her award-winning book and leads kids and families in a fun activity: make your own candy tree! Recommended for ages 6-10.

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.

September 1–3,2012

Marky Weinstock - Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm– 2:45pm

Join this acclaimed entertainer for Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers, a special event for very young children.

September 3, 2012

Meet the Abayudaya: Songs and Stories from Uganda’s Jewish Community

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm– 2:45pm

The spiritual leaders of Uganda’s Jewish community share rich choral traditions of familiar Jewish songs in a special interactive session for the whole family.

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.

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.

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.

September 3, 2012

Ashkenaz Parade

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Shadowland Theatre transforms Harbourfront Centre into a swirling cavalcade of music, dance, theatre and giant puppetry.

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.

September 2–3,2012

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.

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.

September 1–3,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 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.

July 20 – September 23, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, September 5, 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

September 5–26,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, September 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

September 5–26,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, September 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

September 7, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

September 8, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 9, 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

September 9, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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