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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Love Boats

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Accessible onsite 24/7

Nadira Narine – who was raised in Panama City and has lived in Canada for the last 7 years – explores objects and memories from her childhood.

Silkscreen Printing (1 Day)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm

Students learn how to make screen positives, coat and shoot silkscreens. Students take home their own original screen prints at the end of the day.

Compositions

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Ever mindful of the visual conversation between form and surface, Kristian Spreen creates thoughtful objects redolent with spontaneity and restraint.

Magical, Material Thinking

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am –11:00pm

Artist April Martin and designer-maker Natalie Sirianni present an exhibition of curious objects and installations infused with the alchemical nature of materials, process and thought.

Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Saturday, August 24, 2019
11:00am – 9:00pm

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

Museum of Broken Relationships

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Don't miss one of Europe's most innovative and daring museums, curated by the public with mementos of past loves.

Let’s Savour Taiwan – The Soy Sauce Test

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Do you know where your food comes from? Explore farmers’ best practices to help our environment and sample Taiwanese flavours!

Taiwan New DNA

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Shih Chien University invited elders from the Atayal tribes to share their knowledge on traditional textiles. This exhibition features the creations of the students who participated.

Home Winds – Bao Khanh

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Bao Khanh uses his lens to record his hometown. Evoking tenacity and courage, his work shows the resilience of Vietnam.

The Courage – Tong Zhou

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in 2019. Chinese-Canadian designer Tong Zhou created portraits of 6 important activists who have made significant contributions to LGBT rights in Taiwan

Puppeteer Workshop – Taiwan’s Glove Puppet

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

The puppet show is something that is well-rooted within Taiwanese society. Experience this magical, storied art in the palm of your hand at TAIWANfest!

Puppeteer Workshop – Vietnam’s Water Puppet

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

You don’t have to venture all the way to Hanoi to experience the thousand-year history of Vietnamese water puppets – you can be a puppeteer at TAIWANfest!

Pig Hero Ring Toss

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

The little Pig Heroes began their journey at LunarFest last winter. Now they continue their quest for those with the most precise touch at TAIWANfest!

Taiwan Bookstore – Women Inspired

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

When women write about the world, its history and current events, do we understand humanity better? Explore more at the Taiwan Bookstore.

Festival Vendors

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:00pm –11:00pm

There’s lots to shop and eat during this year’s TAIWANfest. Check out the vendors we’re expecting this weekend.

Taiwan Stage

Saturday, August 24, 2019
12:30pm – 7:00pm

From performing to ancestors in a graveyard to a bustling night market, Stage cars are a staple in Taiwan. Experience Taiwan Stage with our Robot Prince Dancers!

Huong Viet Group

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00pm – 1:30pm

Performances by Huong Viet Group aim to protect & prolong original Vietnamese cultures, arts and literacy among Vietnamese across Canada.

TAIWANfest Kids Zone

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Put your creative hats on and join us for unique paper crafts – from paper flowers to dog houses, a masterpiece is waiting to be created!

Cinematic Taiwan: Manfei

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

TAIWANfest presents a documentary about Lo Man Fei, known for her work with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and her role as a choreographer and mentor for a generation of dancers.

Friendship Kitchen: Josie Chang - Petit Été

Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:15pm – 2:45pm

TAIWANfest invites you to join Josie’s cooking class, and through her stories, visit the bridge of friendship between two countries she has built through food.

Hope Talk – Taiwan Refocus: Wen Cheng Lee

Saturday, August 24, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Wen Cheng Lee uses animation to illustrate common Taiwanese scenery such as store signs and building structures, transforming the urban monster as archetypes of human desires.

Tre Viet Performing Arts Group - Vietnamese Traditional Melodies

Saturday, August 24, 2019
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Tre Viet Group, a Vietnamese musical group based in Mississauga, specializes in folk songs and music of the old imperial courts, using traditional Vietnamese instruments.

TAIWANfest Kids Zone

Saturday, August 24, 2019
2:45pm – 3:45pm

Put your creative hats on and join us for unique paper crafts – from paper flowers to dog houses, a masterpiece is waiting to be created!

Friendship Kitchen: Allie Huang - The Alley No. 11

Saturday, August 24, 2019
3:45pm – 5:15pm

Allie Huang brings her story and her food to Canada, where you’ll see firsthand how much Taiwanese chefs and farmers cherish the environment, cultures, peoples,and land.

Hope Talk: My Journey in Taiwan as a Newcomer from Vietnam – Caroline Nguyen

Saturday, August 24, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

How did an overseas student studying Mandarin in Taiwan become a YouTuber? Caroline brings the stories of her journey to Canada to TAIWANfest.

Moulann - Straight Up

Saturday, August 24, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Toronto-based vocalist, songwriter, and producer Moulann comes armed with keytar and a blazing set of brainy bangers – forging ahead in her lifelong musical quest for love, beauty, and truth.

TAIWANfest Kids Zone

Saturday, August 24, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Put your creative hats on and join us for unique paper crafts – from paper flowers to dog houses, a masterpiece is waiting to be created!

Hope Talk – Taiwan Street Arts: Milkfish Man

Saturday, August 24, 2019
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Meet Milkfish Man, a famous Taiwanese graphic designer, visual artist, owner of two bookstores and now the fourth member of Sorry Youth, in charge of the bubble machine during performances.

Cinematic Taiwan: The Immortal’s Play

Saturday, August 24, 2019
5:45pm – 7:45pm

How did a star of the Vietnamese National Circus become a star in traditional Taiwanese opera? TAIWANfest presents a documentary about the remarkable journey of Annie Nguyen.

Friendship Kitchen: Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng - Hanoi Celebrity Chef

Saturday, August 24, 2019
6:15pm – 7:45pm

In Chef Nguyễn’s cooking class, you don’t just copy notes and learn to cook – you follow him through the crowded streets of Hanoi and explore the city with heart!

Ao Dai Canada - The Spirit of Vietnam

Saturday, August 24, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Ao Dai Canada showcases traditional and modern dance and fashion from the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

Stunning Virtuosity - Percussion Quintet by Ju Percussion Group

Saturday, August 24, 2019
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Rhythm is like a heartbeat. Join world-renowned Ju Percussion Group as they take the stage blending Western and Eastern percussion instruments for one night only!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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