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What’s On Calendar
August 19–25, 2019

Love Boats

Monday, August 19, 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.

Summer Camps

Monday, August 19, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Monday, August 19, 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.

Love Boats

Tuesday, August 20, 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.

Summer Camps

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Tuesday, August 20, 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.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Love Boats

Wednesday, August 21, 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.

Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Wednesday, August 21, 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.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Love Boats

Thursday, August 22, 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.

Summer Camps

Thursday, August 22, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Thursday, August 22, 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.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Thursday, August 22, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Something Old, Something New

Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:00pm

Cello duo VC2 performs music from 18th century Europe and contemporary Canada, including the world premiere of a new work by Kelly-Marie Murphy . Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Dancing on the Pier: Latin Rhythms

Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Azusa and Frank Bishun show you how to Merengue, then practice your moves all night with live music from Latin Fusion band, La República!

Love Boats

Friday, August 23, 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.

Summer Camps

Friday, August 23, 2019
9:00am – 4:30pm

Our 2019 Summer Camps season features Sailing, Canoe & Kayaking, Circus Arts, Leadership & Overnight, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Sports, Exploratory and Specialty & Science Camps. Register today!

Compositions

Friday, August 23, 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.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Friday, August 23, 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.

Festival Vendors

Friday, August 23, 2019
6:00pm –11:00pm

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

Celebrate Women: Symphony Concert by Maestro Ken Hsieh

Friday, August 23, 2019
8:30pm –10:00pm

Join us for an evening with the TAIWANfest Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Ken Hsieh, and enjoy compositions about, produced, or composed by women.

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.

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.

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!

Love Boats

Sunday, August 25, 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.

Compositions

Sunday, August 25, 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.

Museum of Broken Relationships

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Taiwan New DNA

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Friendship Kitchen: Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng - Hanoi Celebrity Chef

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 1:30pm

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!

The Courage – Tong Zhou

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Festival Vendors

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:00pm – 7:00pm

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

Taiwan Stage

Sunday, August 25, 2019
12:30pm – 5:30pm

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!

TAIWANfest Kids Zone

Sunday, August 25, 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!

Hope Talk: The Value of Democracy: The Taiwan story of a Chinese Girl – Alison Zhao

Sunday, August 25, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The activist shares her story about her work on the Chinese struggle for human rights and the feminist movement.

Friendship Kitchen: Allie Huang - The Alley No. 11

Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:15pm – 3:45pm

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.

TAIWANfest Kids Zone

Sunday, August 25, 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!

Music and My Journey of Identities

Sunday, August 25, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Taiwanese Indigenous musician Suana Emuy Cilangasay and Canadian pop artist Moulann meet for the first time and exchange their stories through music.

Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada: Haneum – Korean Music and Percussion

Sunday, August 25, 2019
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Join us for a preview of TAIWANfest 2020 and enjoy John Lee perform traditional Korean music and rhythms on the daegeum and janggu.

Duetto Violoncello

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:00pm

Baroque cellists Elinor Frey and Phoebe Carrai perform delightful 18th-century duos, and Bach’s Suite no. 1 in G Major for solo cello. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Island Scream: Sorry Youth Band

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Are you ready to rock? Sorry Youth make their Canadian debut in the hope of inspiring and expressing personal and social conflicts, and supporting a balance between dreams and reality in life.

Friendship Kitchen: Josie Chang - Petit Été

Sunday, August 25, 2019
4:30pm – 6:00pm

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.

TAIWANfest Kids Zone

Sunday, August 25, 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!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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