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June 2018

Canada’s National Ballet School’s Sharing Dance Day 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

NBS Sharing Dance Day 2018 unites Canadians and their communities together by empowering them to enjoy the physical, social, emotional and cultural benefits of dance.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Friday, June 1, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018
8:00pm

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of contemporary Indigenous expression and its connection to Indigenous knowledge and ways of life.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Saturday, June 2, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Nagata Shachu with Masahiro Nitta

Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00pm

Immerse yourself in Japanese music at its highest calibre, as Nagata Shachu performs with one of the world’s most respected players of the shamisen, Masahiro Nitta.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018
8:00pm

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of contemporary Indigenous expression and its connection to Indigenous knowledge and ways of life.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Sunday, June 3, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018
5:00pm

Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of contemporary Indigenous expression and its connection to Indigenous knowledge and ways of life.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Thursday, June 7, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Friday, June 8, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

ChessFest

Saturday, June 9, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm

Celebrate everything chess! Chess Institute of Canada and Annex Chess Club provide two days of chess programming for all ages and skill levels.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Saturday, June 9, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

ChessFest

Sunday, June 10, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm

Celebrate everything chess! Chess Institute of Canada and Annex Chess Club provide two days of chess programming for all ages and skill levels.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Sunday, June 10, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Canadian Writers' Summit

Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00am – 9:00pm

The Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018) is a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada. Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with IFOA, the Book Summit opens the first day of the #CWS2018. #CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018.

Book Summit 2018: Disrupt Your Publishing Game

Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00am – 5:30pm

Presented by the Book and Periodical Council and Humber College in association with IFOA. Book Summit is taking place in conjunction with the Canadian Writers’ Summit.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Thursday, June 14, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

CWS 2018 presents d’bi.young anitafrika

Thursday, June 14, 2018
8:00pm –10:00pm

d’bi.young anitafrika will be reading from her fresh off the press autobiography, Memoir of An Ugly Duckling: My Life, Art & Method, and her keynote will focus on the artist’s accountability and responsibility.

Canadian Writers' Summit

Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00am – 9:00pm

The Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018) is a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada.#CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Friday, June 15, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Tomson Highway: The Margaret Laurence Lecture

Friday, June 15, 2018
8:00pm –10:00pm

For more than 30 years, the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Margaret Laurence Lecture Series has invited Canada’s most prominent authors to discuss the theme of “A Writer’s Life.” Intimate in tone, frank, and revealing, the lectures give us unprecedented access to the heroes and heroines of Canadian literature. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Tomson Highway, a renowned playwright, novelist, and musician, and a trailblazer in the Indigenous creative artist community.

Canadian Writers' Summit

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:00am – 9:00pm

The Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018) is a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada. #CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Saturday, June 16, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

CWS 2018 presents Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau

Saturday, June 16, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau will discuss the recent surge of francophone Indigenous writers in Québec; she’ll explore their writing, and the critical responses to it. She’ll also share with us her own work in the form of literary fiction and poetry.

Canadian Writers' Summit

Sunday, June 17, 2018
9:00am – 9:00pm

The Canadian Writers’ Summit (#CWS2018) is a super-conference jointly hosted by a cohort of Canadian writer organizations. Members of all of these organizations are especially encouraged to attend, but #CWS2018 welcomes everyone and anyone interested in writing and publishing in Canada. #CWS2018 takes place June 14–17, 2018.

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Sunday, June 17, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our newest exhibitions include solo works by Daniel Alexander and Tess Roby, presented as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; and Luke Painter, presented as part of Junior.

Luminato: Out the Window

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Luminato: Out the Window

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Luminato: Out the Window

Thursday, June 21, 2018
7:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Luminato: Out the Window

Friday, June 22, 2018
7:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, June 23, 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, June 23, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Saturday, June 23, 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, June 23, 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.

Franco-Fête de Toronto

Saturday, June 23, 2018
12:30pm –10:30pm

In Conversation: Grada Kilomba

Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Grada Kilomba will engage in lively conversation with The Power Plant’s Director, Gaëtane Verna, about her career as a writer and artist and Secrets to Tell, her exhibition at The Power Plant. In a co-presentation with the Black Artists' Network Dialogue (B.A.N.D.), we will also screen the North American debut of the first entry in Kilomba's ILLUSIONS film series during this program. B.A.N.D. is dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally, connecting Black culture to communities to inspire, enlighten and educate through the arts.

Luminato: Out the Window

Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Luminato: Out the Window

Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Sunday, June 24, 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.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Sunday, June 24, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, June 24, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Franco-Fête de Toronto

Sunday, June 24, 2018
10:00am – 3:30pm

In Conversation: Ellen Gallagher

Sunday, June 24, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm

With choices curated by Summer 2018 artist Ellen Gallagher, The Power Plant will present a conversation with the artist and poet Natasha Tretheway, to be moderated by Ivy Wilson at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall. This talk will take place at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Jackman Hall.

Luminato: Out the Window

Sunday, June 24, 2018
2:00pm

A lethal real-life incident in Toronto's west end is the launching pad for questions about truth, memory, mental health, law and the theatre in this consistently relevant docudrama.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Thursday, June 28, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Thursday, June 28, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Thursday, June 28, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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

The Venuti String Quartet: Parallel Lives: Music from La Belle Époque in England and France

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00pm

The Venuti String Quartet performs Maurice Ravel's Quartet in F Major and Frank Bridge's Novelletten. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, June 29, 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

Friday, June 29, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Friday, June 29, 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.

Lacey Hill

Friday, June 29, 2018
7:00pm

A true testament of Indigenous soul with honest lyrics and smooth melodies, Lacey Hill shares stories of love, loss and moving forward.

Kim Beggs

Friday, June 29, 2018
8:00pm

Kim Beggs’ songs are as contemporary as they are timeless.

Susan Aglukark

Friday, June 29, 2018
9:30pm

Discover why this singer-songwriter’s pure, clear voice has captivated and inspired listeners from all walks of life.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Saturday, June 30, 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, June 30, 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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, June 30, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Kids Crafts

Saturday, June 30, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the family for hands-on fun this Canada Day. Explore your inner artist and get your creativity flowing as you make exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Boom Bike

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1:00pm – 6:00pm

As a DJ, event producer and graphic designer General Eclectic blends music, art and the intangible to create alluring atmospheres.

Films of our Land – shorts for kids!

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of powerful Canadian stories.

miniPong

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1:00pm –10:00pm

Enjoy an action-packed, mini-sized version of the fan favourite game of ping-pong.

Les Petits Nouveaux

Saturday, June 30, 2018
3:00pm

Toronto-based jazz manouche ensemble Les Petits Nouveaux fuses modern jazz influences with the acoustic "Hot Club" swing stylings of Django Reinhardt. Original compositions and fresh arrangements showcase their unique sound.

Films of our Land – stories of identity, community and artists

Saturday, June 30, 2018
3:45pm – 4:45pm

These short films provide a unique window into the meaning of identity and how we see and define ourselves - in terms of gender, as communities and as artists. The National Film Board of Canada co-presents selections from their invaluable collection of powerful stories.

Irish Mythen

Saturday, June 30, 2018
4:00pm

Coverage in Australian Guitar Magazine, Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications worldwide have helped plant this singer-songwriter firmly on the map of must-see artists.

Les Petits Nouveaux

Saturday, June 30, 2018
5:30pm

Toronto-based jazz manouche ensemble Les Petits Nouveaux fuses modern jazz influences with the acoustic "Hot Club" swing stylings of Django Reinhardt. Original compositions and fresh arrangements showcase their unique sound.

Red Sky Performance: Great Lakes

Saturday, June 30, 2018
6:30pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy live dance and music produced especially for this performance in our Natrel Pond.

Wolf Saga

Saturday, June 30, 2018
7:00pm

With his synth-based, alternative sound, Wolf Saga creates an energy that brings people to their feet.

Pierre Kwenders

Saturday, June 30, 2018
8:00pm

Experience icy R&B and futuristic hip-hop rhythms rooted in lively Congolese rumba – the ubiquitous sound of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Stop Podcasting Yourself

Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:00pm

Don't miss this live stage version and recording of the award-winning podcast hosted by Graham Clark and Dave Shumka.

Jully Black

Saturday, June 30, 2018
9:30pm

This Canadian icon will bring down the house with her powerhouse vocals and boundless energy.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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