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August 14-20,2017
Week 33 of Year 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6:30pm– 8:00pm

In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, The Power Plant will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's Son of a Smaller Hero. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.

August 15, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00am– 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
11:00am–11:45am

Our popular garden tours return for another season! Learn about the garden's unique design and history on a free, guided 45-minute tour led by a volunteer guide from Toronto Botanical Garden.

August 16 – September 27, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Free Flicks: How She Move

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
9:00pm–11:00pm

No, there aren’t too many dance-competition dramas made in Toronto – but this one, starring Rutina Wesley as a teen dancer determined to win a $50,000 cash prize to pay for her education – suggests Toronto holds its own on the dance floor. Plus! Tonight’s Reelworld Super Short Shorts: Our Canada My Story: Thomas Poulsen.

August 16, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Thursday, August 17, 2017
10:00am– 8:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Local Food Market

Thursday, August 17, 2017
2:00pm– 8:00pm

This summer, stop by Harbourfront Centre on Thursdays to eat delicious food and buy quality, local goods directly from the people who produce them.

August 10 – October 5, 2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Thursday, August 17, 2017
3:30pm– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

August 17 – September 4, 2017

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:30pm– 6:15pm

Our popular garden tours return for another season! Learn about the garden's unique design and history on a free, guided 45-minute tour led by a volunteer guide from Toronto Botanical Garden.

August 16 – September 27, 2017

Taktus: Mirrored Glass

Thursday, August 17, 2017
7:00pm

Taktus marimba duo returns with new arrangements of music by iconic minimalists Ann Southam and Philip Glass.

August 17, 2017

Dancing on the Pier: DJ Lissa Monet

Thursday, August 17, 2017
7:00pm–10:00pm

Get a head start on some new dance moves with Tricky Troubles and DJ Lissa Monet, in preparation for our Beats, Breaks & Culture weekend.

August 17, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Friday, August 18, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017
12:00pm– 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Friday, August 18, 2017
3:30pm– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

August 17 – September 4, 2017

miniPong

Friday, August 18, 2017
6:00pm–11:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a playful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone!

August 18–20,2017

Lakeview Market

Friday, August 18, 2017
6:00pm–11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

August 18–20,2017

Food Vendors

Friday, August 18, 2017
6:00pm–11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

August 18–20,2017

LeiLa Dey

Friday, August 18, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

LeiLa Dey’s smooth and soulful vocals mix with her own blend of R&B, soul and hip-hop.

August 18, 2017

Above Top Secret with Witch Prophet

Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00pm– 9:00pm

Don't miss an experimental, rap-electro-dub hop mashup infused with feminist politics. May contain mature subject matter. Parental discretion advised.

August 18, 2017

Boots Boogie – Shake the Lake DJ Competition Winner

Friday, August 18, 2017
9:00pm– 9:30pm

Winner of Harbourfront Centre’s SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition, Boots Boogie showcases his winning talents on the Concert Stage.

August 18, 2017

Dead Obies

Friday, August 18, 2017
9:30pm–10:45pm

This experimental hip-hop band from Montreal will spin their nouveau beats along with signature enigmatic and innovative bilingual hybrid rap.

August 18, 2017

WAVES Afterparty – The Revolution of the Queer Dancefloor

Friday, August 18, 2017
10:30pm– 3:00am

At this afterparty you will dance! WAVES explores the evolution of the queer dancefloor and its many roots: ballroom & vogueing, dancehall, house, disco, techno, soca, afrobeat and hip-hop.

August 18, 2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00am– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

August 17 – September 4, 2017

Silver or Gold Ring (1 day)

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn basic jewellery techniques to complete a hand-fabricated band ring.

August 19 – October 21, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Hula Hoop Jam

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Grab your friends and join the fun at the Hula Hoop Jam with the Sugar Hoops.

August 19–20,2017

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Set the kids free at the HarbourKIDS Zone, where they can create at their hearts content!

August 19–20,2017

A Tribe Called Red – Indian City 360°: VR with Reelworld

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Remix a Tribe Called Red track using only your eyes in an interactive VR video!

August 19–20,2017

Graffiti BoxMen Project

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm– 9:00pm

Toronto's Graffiti BoxMen Project brings their 15-foot cardboard canvas to Harbourfront Centre with seven brilliant guest graffiti artists, and a small BoxMan that children are welcome to tag and paint with an event facilitator.

August 19, 2017

Ceramic Sculpture / Cyber Artifacts with Kaley Flowers, Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Artist-in-Residence Kaley Flowers will be in the Craft & Design studio as part of Beats, Breaks & Culture, answering questions about her craft and creative processes, and sharing info about her “cyber artifacts.”

August 19–20,2017

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

August 18–20,2017

Food Vendors

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm–11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

August 18–20,2017

miniPong

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00pm–11:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a playful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone!

August 18–20,2017

Boom Bike

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00pm– 5:00pm

General Eclectic spins around the site with his slick mobile Boom Bike.

August 19–20,2017

Games, Games, Games!

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games - chess, dominoes and more!

August 19–20,2017

Play De Academy

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00pm– 2:00pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

August 19–20,2017

Writing Workshop: Outside In

Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00pm– 4:30pm

Outside In is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. After a tour and discussion of Hendeles’ exhibition, writers will be invited to create and share new pieces of flash fiction, poetry or memoir in response to open-ended exercises. The workshop’s supportive structure encourages writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment. The workshop is open to writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

August 19, 2017

Dance Workshop with The Male Initiative

Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00pm– 3:30pm

Learn some fresh moves from the next-gen leaders in Canadian contemporary dance during interactive workshops and demos.

August 19, 2017

Play De Academy

Saturday, August 19, 2017
3:30pm– 4:30pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

August 19–20,2017

Mackenta

Saturday, August 19, 2017
5:00pm– 5:20pm

Mackenta's mix of hip-hop and electro-soul calls for a movement of female empowerment.

August 19, 2017

Xolisa

Saturday, August 19, 2017
5:20pm– 6:00pm

Xolisa presents hip-hop with a message of resilience, political awareness and spirituality.

August 19, 2017

Play De Academy

Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:00pm– 7:00pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

August 19–20,2017

Rae Spoon

Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:00pm– 8:00pm

Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and writer who melds a plethora of elements, including electronic-influenced indie rock and folk punk. Come prepared for a singalong and danceathon.

August 19, 2017

Syv de Blare

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00pm– 8:10pm

Syv de Blare’s neo-noir realm celebrates a cyberblues sound, alternative tracks that are undeniably pop, yet feel part of anyone’s underground.

August 19, 2017

Harrison

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:15pm– 9:00pm

Harrison’s funk-influenced, whimsical tracks feel perfectly suited to a summer night on the lake. Special live guest vocals by Young Guv.

August 19, 2017

Austra

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:30pm–10:45pm

Austra's synth-pop anthems speak to a utopian future, a personal and political manifesto through next-wave electronica.

August 19, 2017

FUTURESound Afterparty

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:30pm– 3:00am

A late-night dance party featuring the next generation of Canadian world-electro talent, including the Toronto debut of live DJ duo AfrotroniX futuristic sensory universe.

August 19, 2017

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Sunday, August 20, 2017
10:00am– 8:00pm

Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk.

August 17 – September 4, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, August 20, 2017
10:00am– 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

June 27 – September 4, 2017

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

June 24 – September 17, 2017

Hula Hoop Jam

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 5:00pm

Grab your friends and join the fun at the Hula Hoop Jam with the Sugar Hoops.

August 19–20,2017

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Set the kids free at the HarbourKIDS Zone, where they can create at their hearts content!

August 19–20,2017

A Tribe Called Red – Indian City 360°: VR with Reelworld

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Remix a Tribe Called Red track using only your eyes in an interactive VR video!

August 19–20,2017

Ceramic Sculpture / Cyber Artifacts with Kaley Flowers, Artist-in-Residence

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 6:00pm

Artist-in-Residence Kaley Flowers will be in the Craft & Design studio as part of Beats, Breaks & Culture, answering questions about her craft and creative processes, and sharing info about her “cyber artifacts.”

August 19–20,2017

Lakeview Market

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

August 18–20,2017

Food Vendors

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm– 7:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

August 18–20,2017

Play De Academy

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:30pm– 1:30pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

August 19–20,2017

miniPong

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Table tennis in miniature, miniPong is portable and versatile, and makes Harbourfront Centre's North Orchard a playful experience. Open to all ages and abilities, miniPong is fun for everyone!

August 18–20,2017

Boom Bike

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00pm– 5:00pm

General Eclectic spins around the site with his slick mobile Boom Bike.

August 19–20,2017

Games, Games, Games!

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00pm– 7:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games - chess, dominoes and more!

August 19–20,2017

Aiko Tomi

Sunday, August 20, 2017
2:00pm– 3:00pm

Aiko Tomi’s melodies flow forth over a backdrop of 80s nostalgia and minimal synth pop. She and her keytar love making music together.

August 20, 2017

Play De Academy

Sunday, August 20, 2017
3:00pm– 4:00pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

August 19–20,2017

Vincent Lauzer and Madeleine Owen: Passaggi

Sunday, August 20, 2017
4:00pm

Exuberant music from the early Italian Baroque performed by Vincent Lauzer (recorder) and Madeleine Owen (theorbo and Baroque guitar).

August 20, 2017

Scott Hardware

Sunday, August 20, 2017
4:30pm– 5:30pm

Inspired by the club, Scott Hardware has one foot still in indie pop. Chunky drum machine sounds, synth washes and house music pianos act as tools to frame his vocals.

August 20, 2017

Seán Savage: SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition Finalist

Sunday, August 20, 2017
5:15pm– 5:45pm

Finalist in Harbourfront Centre’s SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition, Seán Savage takes to the decks to showcase his amazing skills.

August 20, 2017

Phèdre

Sunday, August 20, 2017
5:45pm– 7:00pm

This melted-pop duo makes music for escaping with bright colours and psychedelic textures.

August 20, 2017

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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