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A festival that captures the international zeitgeist in music, dance and food, exploring what's "hot" from a global perspective. Crank up the heat with smokin' artists and tomorrow's trendsetters. Check this page regularly for updates.

Discipline:

Venue:

Stand Up Dance

12:00pm –11:00pm

Dance

Expect the unexpected as Stand Up Dance transforms the Harbourfront Centre site when you least expect it.

Redpath Kids Crafts

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids stay on top of the weather by making their own windsocks!

Kissed By Lightning

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Film

“Kissed By Lightning” is the feature film directorial debut of celebrated Mohawk filmmaker and visual artist, Shelley Niro. The director will be in attendance.

Diabolo Juggling featuring Véronique Provencher

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Theatre

Family

Originating in China thousands of years ago, the diabolo has become a staple in the local juggling and circus communities. We present one of the hottest Canadian performers of this exhilarating art form.

Feature Flamenco presentation from Spain: Paloma Gomez

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Dance

Flamenco dance at its best! Watch as our stage ignites!

Jazz Mafia Symphony: Brass, Bows & Beats

9:00pm –11:00pm

Music

This dizzying array of fearless musical innovators seamlessly combine Latin poly-rhythms, boom-bap rhymes, ballads, swinging jazz and blistering solos into one of the most exciting contemporary musical projects!

Jazz Mafia Circus featuring The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Joe Bagale, Dublin and Supertaster

11:00pm – 1:00am

Music

Dance

Let your hair down and celebrate at this late-night after-party following Brass, Bows & Beats!

Stand Up Dance

12:00pm –11:00pm

Dance

Expect the unexpected as Stand Up Dance transforms the Harbourfront Centre site when you least expect it.

Redpath Kids Crafts

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids stay on top of the weather by making their own windsocks!

Longo’s Canadian Iron Chef Competition

2:00pm

Food

Canadian chefs of global repute who remain devoted to local food practices fight for the title of 2010 Longo's Canadian Iron Chef Champion - a truly hot idea!

Flamenco Dance Workshop for Kids

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learning

Dance

Family

Kids learn the basics of flamenco from one of Canada’s most exciting dancers and teachers.

Toronto International Flamenco Festival – Canadian Showcase

3:00pm

Music

Dance

Dozens of flamenco dancers and companies bring a hot global tradition to an all-Canadian showcase!

Toronto premiere of Terra Madre followed by Q-and-A

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Film

A stunning documentary that highlights the importance of biodiversity, respect for the environment and the dignity of food.

Longo’s Canadian Iron Chef Competition

5:00pm

Food

Canadian chefs of global repute who remain devoted to local food practices fight for the title of 2010 Longo's Canadian Iron Chef Champion - a truly hot idea!

Adult Flamenco Dance Workshop with Paloma Gomez

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Learning

Dance

Learn from the best! Flamenco dance instruction taught by the great Paloma Gomez.

Toronto International Flamenco Festival – Canadian Showcase

7:00pm

Music

Dance

Dozens of flamenco dancers and companies bring a hot global tradition to an all-Canadian showcase!

Excerpts of When the Drum is Beating hosted by director Whitney Dow followed by Q-and-A

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Film

Preview excerpts of director Whitney Dow’s yet-to-be-released documentary about Haiti’s musical treasure, L’Orchestre Septentrional.

Vandana Vishwas

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Music

Vandana Vishwas’s forte is rendering expressive Ghazals, Bhajans and Geet, the light classical vocal genre of south Asian music.

L'Orchestre Septentrional

9:30pm –11:00pm

Music

As one of Haiti's most senior cultural ambassadors, L'Orchestre Septentrional is poised to give voice to a country with the world's attention at its doorstep; a true Hot Spot in 2010.

Mélissa Laveaux

11:00pm –12:30am

Music

This 23-year-old Haitian-Canadian is making major waves on the singer-songwriter circuit.

Stand Up Dance

12:00pm –11:00pm

Dance

Expect the unexpected as Stand Up Dance transforms the Harbourfront Centre site when you least expect it.

Redpath Kids Crafts

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Craft

Family

Kids stay on top of the weather by making their own windsocks!

Longo’s Canadian Iron Chef Competition

2:00pm

Food

Canadian chefs of global repute who remain devoted to local food practices fight for the title of 2010 Longo's Canadian Iron Chef Champion - a truly hot idea!

Diabolo Juggling featuring Véronique Provencher

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Theatre

Family

Originating in China thousands of years ago, the diabolo has become a staple in the local juggling and circus communities. We present one of the hottest Canadian performers of this exhilarating art form.

Zumba Dance Workshop

3:30pm

Learning

Dance

Dione Mason is dedicated to inspiring others to achieve optimal wellness through fine art of Zumba dance!

Moda Eterna

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Music

Consisting of some of the most on-demand musicians in Toronto, Moda Eterna performs a classic salsa repertoire that’s not to be missed!

La-33

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Music

These “rockers of salsa” combine the true swing and flavour of a classic salsa orchestra with a rock ’n roll edge.