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Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Peacock’s Tale

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Accessible onsite 24/7

Kazakhstan-Canadian illustrator Ola Volo deep-dives into the subtleties of human nature, celebrating life’s little surprises along the way.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Our Desires Fail Us

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

For every success like the iPhone, the VCR and the Ford Mustang, there are the Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned.

Forty-Four

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Exchanges: Dialogue, Hesitation & Creation – An exhibition of work from the Feminist Photography Network’s Online Residency

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

This showcase of work by woman-identified photographers underlines how the mess of daily life can both inspire and crush the spirit of art.

Writing Workshop: The Gathering Place

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Gathering Place is a writing workshop connected with Abbas Akhavan’s site-specific installation at The Power Plant. First, we will consider Akhavan’s re-imagining of the gallery’s Clerestory through a guided tour and discussion. Creative writing exercises inspired by Akhavan’s work will follow. Some pieces will be written independently; others in collaboration or groups. All the exercises will be completed in a safe, non-critical environment suitable for writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

Panel Conversation: WOMAD 30

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm

Gain insight into the climate that launched a community-based international festival and changed the perception of music in Toronto. Participants include Denise Donlon (Moderator), Ann MacKeigan, Lillian Allen, Rob Bowman and Derek Andrews.

Sahba Motallebi and Naghmeh Farahmand

Saturday, August 18, 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Two remarkable rising stars of Persian classical music, among the few women performing it, modern tar and setar virtuoso Sahba Motallebi and renowned percussionist Naghmeh Farahmand. Get your tickets today!

Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

Kalŕscima (Italy)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

One of Italy's hottest bands, Kalŕscima is rocking the ancient trance rhythms of tarantella squarely into the 21st century.

La Dame Blanche (Cuba, France)

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30pm –10:45pm

With her explosive mix of hip-hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae, Cuban artist Yaite Ramos Rodriguez delivers a powerful and compelling sound during her Toronto debut.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details, inquire at the Info Desk or call 416 973 4000.

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