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What’s On Calendar
August 5–11, 2019

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
Hours may vary

Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

Love Boats

Monday, August 5, 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

Monday, August 5, 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.

Family Carnival Crafts

Monday, August 5, 2019
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Families come join visual artist Karen Bell-Higgins in making carnival masks and Afro-Caribbean inspired necklaces in the Kids Tent.

Lakeview Market and Food Lab

Monday, August 5, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Monday, August 5, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

You won’t want to miss this high-energy, award-winning youth ensemble as they inspire you to move to the sounds of Calypso, Soca, Raggae, Latin, R&B and more.

Calypso Stars

Monday, August 5, 2019
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us for Calypso Stars, the annual collaboration concert between Harbourfront Centre and the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes.

Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle

Monday, August 5, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Come and experience the journey of Calypso Rose, a militant and authentic woman and the uncontested diva of Calypso music.

Love Boats

Tuesday, August 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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

Wednesday, August 7, 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 7, 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 7, 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

Thursday, August 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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.

From Greece to Granada

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm

Songs by Theodorakis, Federico García Lorca, and Manuel de Falla, performed by Maria Soulis (mezzo-soprano), William Beauvais (guitar, and Tanya Charles Iveniuk (violin). Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Dancing on the Pier: The 20's, 30's and 40's

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00pm –10:00pm

Learn to swing dance with Shonesee Devereux and dance the night away to music from the 20s, 30s and 40s played by the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

Love Boats

Friday, August 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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.

Lakeview Market

Friday, August 9, 2019
6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Kaabi Kouyaté

Friday, August 9, 2019
7:15pm – 8:00pm

Kabiné (Kaabi) Kouyaté continues the tradition, inspired by his late father, of tying the past to the present while thrilling audiences around the world with his charismatic performances.

The Maghreb Project

Friday, August 9, 2019
8:00pm

The Maghreb project brings the desert sounds of the Sahara region of North Africa to life and crosses cultural borders.

Arabesque Dance Canada & Arabesque Earthshakers

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:15pm – 9:45pm

Founded by Yasmina Ramzy, Arabesque Canada has its artistic roots in Egyptian and Syrian culture and lineage.

Zahara

Friday, August 9, 2019
9:45pm –11:00pm

Zahara, birth name Bulelwa Mkutukana, creates original music that blends several musical genres including neo-soul, Afro-pop sounds, traditional Xhosa rhythms, gospel, reggae and blues.

Love Boats

Saturday, August 10, 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 10, 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.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 10, 2019
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Mohamed Diaby & Manding Foli Kan Don

Saturday, August 10, 2019
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Mohamed Diaby brings over 23 year’s experience in multi-disciplines of Guinea’s musical instruments, dance styles and traditions to the stage.

Siraba Drum Workshop with Amadou Kienou

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join Master drummer and griot Amadou Kienou at the Siraba ("the meeting place on the road") as he shares the universal language of the drum. Djembes will be available for participants.

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 10, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

Sangele Headwrap Workshop with Sani Abu

Saturday, August 10, 2019
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Learn the creative art and cultural traditions of "SANGELE", traditional African head-wraps in this interactive workshop led by Sani Abu Mohammed of ijovudu Dance Company. OGE-SISE!

Brian Litvin & Jabulani

Saturday, August 10, 2019
3:30pm – 4:15pm

Based in Toronto, Brian Litvin brings his homegrown blend of Zulu folk music, township jive and Cape Town jazz to audiences across Canada. He has performed as a solo artist and together with his band Jabulani.

aKasha

Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Writer/director Hajooj Kuka takes a self-assured step towards fictional storytelling in this comedy pivoting on an unlikely love triangle between a boy, a girl and an AK-47 in rebel-held areas of Sudan.

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

DJ Moussa & ZahraMoves

Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:30pm – 5:30pm

ZahraMoves perform traditional West African dance as DJ Moussa delivers an intoxicating mix of music.

Afro Fusion Dance with Percy Anane-Dwumfour

Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Afro Fusion is the fusion of African dance genres such as hip hop, house, and jazz. It's a fun workshop that uses Soulful House, Afro House and Hip Hop music to get a killer workout and all out body moving experience.

Elvis Bokosha

Saturday, August 10, 2019
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Elvis Bokosha is a passionate singer, guitarist and songwriter from Zimbabwe. His music styles include Afro-jazz and reggae.He has released a number of albums with popular artists, and his latest release is titled Shanda.

I Am Not A Witch

Saturday, August 10, 2019
7:30pm – 9:00pm

A fictional tale of a nine-year-old girl in Zambia, accused of witchcraft and given a stark choice: to accept her supernatural branding and live a tethered life as a sorceress, or cut her ties with local tradition and be transformed into a goat.

Adam Solomon

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Born in Kenya, this Juno award winner is a masterful guitarist and composer with a unique sound that combines African blues, jazz and popular music spiced with traditional coastal East African rhythms.

Rama Club Dance

Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Rama Club, a non-profit organization focused on promoting Burundian culture through arts and social activities in the GTA, presents the traditional dance, Ikirundi.

Olivier Tshimanga

Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:30pm –11:00pm

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Olivier Tshimanga, considered one of the greatest Congolese guitarists of the 21st century, makes his Toronto debut.

Love Boats

Sunday, August 11, 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 11, 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.

Lakeview Market

Sunday, August 11, 2019
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs. Choose from traditional artifacts, local, artisanal, eco-friendly, fair trade products and more.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing forest spirit, using specially designed kid-sized training stilts.

IZimba Arts

Sunday, August 11, 2019
1:30pm – 2:00pm

IZimba Arts is a collective of African performing artists who pursue art as an instrument for community engagement. The group specializes in performances and workshops that include high-energy traditional and urban dances from Southern Africa

Kalimba Orchestra with Njacko Backo

Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm

In this interactive fun children's workshop, Njacko Backo invites you to join the Kalimba Orchestra – play and create your own sounds!

Yasmina Ramzy Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Yasmina Ramzy is a prolific choreographer and internationally recognized master teacher. Her work is best known for its originality, elaborate staging and full range of emotional expression.

Fig Tree

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Ruth Mathiang

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:15pm – 4:00pm

Ruth Mathiang has quickly become one of the rising stars of African music in Toronto. Her elegant melodic sound has been described as “a mixture of traditional African music with hip hop, afro beat, jazz and reggae-inspired.”

Balafon Village with Adama Daou

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

With simple rhythmic and melodic exercises, Adama Daou will introduce you to the balafon, an African wooden xylophone.

Indian Ocean Roots Dance Workshop

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:45pm – 4:30pm

Indian Ocean Roots is a group of women hailing from islands of the Indian Ocean who got together to represent their region of Africa, including Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar.

Raags of Love and Devotion

Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00pm

Ramneek Singh (voice), Ravi Naimpally (tabla), and Hardeep Chana (harmonium) weave mesmerizing improvisations on Hindustani classical raags. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Benkadi

Sunday, August 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Benkadi presents an authentic experience of West African traditions.

West African Dance Workshop with Mabinty Sylla & Mohamed Diaby

Sunday, August 11, 2019
5:15pm – 6:00pm

Join professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, Mabinty Sylla, and master drummer Mohamed Diaby in a fun and challenging workshop on West African dance, for people of all experiences and skill levels!

Sadakah

Sunday, August 11, 2019
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the ijo vudu Dance International parade to the centre of Habari Africa. Everybody is welcome to join, drum, dance, clap and sing along!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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