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August 6-12,2012
Week 32 of Year 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

July 20 – September 23, 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.

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.

July 20 – September 23, 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

August 10–18,2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 10, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 11–12,2012

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Saturday, August 11, 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.

August 10–19,2012

NOT SO FAST

Saturday, August 11, 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!

August 10–19,2012

Not Forgetting

Saturday, August 11, 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.

August 10–19,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 11, 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

Jewellery - Band Ring

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:30am– 5:30pm

No experience required! In this one-day class, students will learn how to make a sterling silver ring from a sheet of metal.

August 11, 2012

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

August 11–12,2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am–10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

August 11–19,2012

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm– 6:00pm

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.

August 10–18,2012

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm– 8:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

August 11–12,2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - The Breaking Wind

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:30pm– 2:30pm

August 11, 2012

Rain Plan - CerAmony

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

A performance by the musical ambassadors of the Cree people of James Bay.

August 11, 2012

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm– 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

August 11–19,2012

This We Know... Students of the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD Artists' Talk

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Join the students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD as they talk about their work and the exhibition This We Know....

August 11, 2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - New Credit Showcase

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

August 11, 2012

Matthew Andrae

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Formidable guitarist Matthew Andrae performs.

August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Jani Lauzon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Jani Lauzon performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

August 11, 2012

A Tribe Called Red - Video & Music Mixing Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:30pm– 4:30pm

A Tribe Called Red engages the audience in a video and music workshop discussing their craft.

August 11, 2012

Pacific Curls

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

With their "world"-ribbed sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs, New Zealand's Pacific Curls make music that is both worldly and enthralling.

August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring David West

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Ecuadorian multi-string and vocal prodigy Dave West performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

August 11, 2012

Write Your Own Story - Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Learn how to write your own story through songwriting, hip hop and poetry through inspiring, creative exploration.

August 11, 2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Goombine

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:30pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs on the Outdoor Stage at Woodland Cultural Centre.

August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Rebecca Miller

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 5:45pm

Six Nations country music singer Rebecca Miller performs.

August 11, 2012

Beading Workshop - Naomi Smith

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Create your own beaded ankle or wrist bracelet using a basic stringing technique and traditional materials.

August 11, 2012

Black Indians

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:30pm– 6:30pm

Black Indians is a film directed by Chip Richie, exploring the histories of Native Americans and African-Americans as parallel tracks of tragedy.

August 11, 2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Six Nations Women Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Haudenosaunee vocal ensemble Six Nations Women Singers perform live.

August 11, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Donna's Boy

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm– 6:45pm

Donna's Boy, an exciting new country band fronted by award-winning Mi'k Ma'q Actor Glen Gould, performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

August 11, 2012

Emerging MC’s featuring DJ Robinson and Q-Rock

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:30pm– 8:00pm

DJ Robinson and Q-Rock will keep the beats tight and the audience energized with their hooks and rhymes.

August 11, 2012

Authors at Harbourfront Centre - Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Brian Wright-McLeod

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:30pm

A trio of writers present their works during a special Planet IndigenUS Reading.

August 11, 2012

Music Workshop: Focus on Blues

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Featuring Jani Lauzon and Dave West, this workshop will explore the Blues influence in each artist's music.

August 11, 2012

Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Eagle Flight Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm– 8:00pm

This London, Ontario-based pow wow drumming group brings forth the essential sound of the drum and what it means to First Nations people as the heartbeat of a nation.

August 11, 2012

Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Kinnie Starr will be co-headlining along with Digging Roots in an evening of Indigenous beats, blues and rhythms.

August 11, 2012

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Hanggai

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm– 9:00pm

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

August 11, 2012

I, George Nepia

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm– 9:30pm

I, George Nepia celebrates the life of an East Coast boy who rose from humble beginnings and became one of world rugby's first superstars.

August 11–12,2012

Heck Init Comedy Night

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm–10:30pm

A night of comedy that pokes fun at stereotypes and political issues.

August 11, 2012

Wabs Whitebird

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

Rap artist Wabs Whitebird performs.

August 11, 2012

Cancelled - Planet IndigenUS Music Videos

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm–10:30pm

Featuring various music videos from many of the musical artists performing at Planet IndigenUS.

August 11, 2012

Digging Roots

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

Digging Roots will be co-headlining with Kinnie Starr in an evening of Indigenous beats, blues and rhythms!

August 11, 2012

A Tribe Called Red In Concert

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

Fresh off of their national tour and the release of their self-titled debut album, DJ Bear Witness, DJ NDN and DJ Shub bring their infectious mix of traditional drums, Jamaican dub and urban beats back to Toronto.

August 11, 2012

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

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

August 10–19,2012

NOT SO FAST

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

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!

August 10–19,2012

Not Forgetting

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am– 9:00pm

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

August 10–19,2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 12, 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

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am– 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

August 11–12,2012

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am– 3:00pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

August 11–19,2012

Workshop: Longbow Guitars - Design Your Own Guitar

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 2:30pm

Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ related to designing and constructing your own musical creations.

August 12, 2012

Tattoo Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Explore the mystery of tattooing, learn what the symbols mean and how we can honour our own beliefs and lives using this ancient art form.

August 12, 2012

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 6:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

August 11–12,2012

Indigenous Voices - Global Space: A Theatre Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

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

August 11–12,2012

Family Fun Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

August 11–19,2012

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Share a young woman's journey to ncover the mystery and meaning behind Inuit traditional face tattoos.

August 12, 2012

SUNDAY SCENE / Emelie Chhangur

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm

Emelie Chhangur is an artist, curator and writer based in Toronto, where she is Assistant Director / Curator of the Art Gallery of York University. She will respond to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

August 12, 2012

I, George Nepia

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 3:30pm

I, George Nepia celebrates the life of an East Coast boy who rose from humble beginnings and became one of world rugby's first superstars.

August 11–12,2012

Storytelling in the Wiijiiniijii* Lodge

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm– 2:45pm

Join us for poetry and storytelling featuring Marcie Riel, Eva Rose, and Josh Peltier.

August 12, 2012

IndigenUS Short Films Series

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:30pm– 4:00pm

A trio of short films explore the Inuit experience.

August 12, 2012

OKA

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:30pm

OKA bring a "worldview" to their musical landscape as they explore and embrace new technologies in the creation of their sound.

August 12, 2012

POWER KIDS / Geoffrey Farmer's Figure

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 5:00pm

This FREE workshop offers kids a chance to activate artist Geoffrey Farmer's new interactive installation for Tools for Conviviality by adding to and transforming a sculptural figure over the course of the exhibition.

August 12, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Goombine

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 3:45pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

August 12, 2012

Miss Lou's Room - Lise Menard

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Using facial expressions and body language, Lise Menard tells stories not only about traditional legends also about events that really happened.

August 12, 2012

Hanggai Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Join us for an engaging music workshop with China's Hanggai, a Mongolian folk/punk ensemble.

August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Joe Harawira

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:30pm– 5:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols), and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

August 12, 2012

Among Friends

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm

The Cecilia String Quartet performs music by the young Beethoven, and teams up with clarinetist Peter Stoll to perform Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet and three preludes by George Gershwin. Thanks to Eli & Phil Taylor.

August 12, 2012

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Sean Conway

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm– 4:45pm

Curve Lake First Nation singer-songwriter Sean Conway performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

August 12, 2012

Curatorial Panel

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm– 5:00pm

Curators, artists, and festival directors explore cultural arts and expression within a thematic context addressing questions surrounding concept, audience, research, production, and space.

August 12, 2012

Storytelling

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm– 5:00pm

Join us for storytelling!

August 12, 2012

Brock Stonefish

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Blues artist Brock Stonefish performs.

August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Pacific Curls

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

New Zealand's Pacific Curls perform music that is both worldly and enthralling.

August 12, 2012

Te Toki Haruru

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

Experience the first work of the Tūāhu performance series by Te Toki Haruru director and choreographer Charles Koroneho.

August 12, 2012

Didge 101

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm– 6:00pm

How do you make that sound? Learn the varying complexity of the didgeridoo.

August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Pacific Curls Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
6:30pm– 7:30pm

A musical workshop featuring New Zealand's Pacific Curls.

August 12, 2012

Maori Day - Whale Rider and Boy

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:00pm–11:00pm

Bring your lawn chair and blankets, sprawl out on the grass and join us for a night of movie magic with double feature of two award-winning films.

August 12, 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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