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What’s On Calendar
July 23–29, 2018

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Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Monday, July 23, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Monday, July 23, 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.

Sean Martindale

Monday, July 23, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Tuesday, July 24, 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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Tuesday, July 24, 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.

Sean Martindale

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Wednesday, July 25, 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.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Wednesday, July 25, 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.

Sean Martindale

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Thursday, July 26, 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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Thursday, July 26, 2018
10:00am – 8:00pm

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

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Thursday, July 26, 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, July 26, 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.

Sean Martindale

Thursday, July 26, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Slow Art Tour

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Pivoting off of the global event Slow Art Day, this program seeks to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art by encouraging visitors to look at art slowly, and then meet to talk about their experiences. While we share personal associations with the art, we can also make interpersonal connections with other participants.

Blythwood Winds: Flights of Fancy

Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Blythwood Winds present a program spanning the last century, from Elliot Carter to Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Havana Nights

Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00pm –10:00pm

Toronto-favourite ensemble Changui Havana set the stage with live music by the waterfront, while members of Baila Boogaloo Dance Company guide you through classical Latin dance moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

Bassem Youssef: The Joke Is Mightier than the Sword

Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:30pm

Forced to flee his home country, Bassem Youssef proves the only way to be a satirist in Egypt is to be a satirist outside Egypt. Even Jon Stewart raves.

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Friday, July 27, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Friday, July 27, 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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, July 27, 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, July 27, 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, July 27, 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.

Sean Martindale

Friday, July 27, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

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

Friday, July 27, 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.

Human Flow

Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00pm

Human Flow is an epic film journey, a powerful visual expression of the recent refugee crisis.

nêhiyawak

Friday, July 27, 2018
8:00pm

nêhiyawak hails from amiskwaciy (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Comprised of Kris Harper, Matthew Cardinal, and Marek Tyler - three Indigenous musicians coalescing at the intersection between traditional and contemporary music.

Ramy Essam

Friday, July 27, 2018
9:30pm

This event has been cancelled.

Wesli

Friday, July 27, 2018
9:30pm

Musician and songwriter Wesli takes Haitian traditions like voodoo and street styles like rara, and finds links with everything from reggae to quirky Acadian hip hop.

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00am – 5:30pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, July 28, 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, July 28, 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, July 28, 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.

Sean Martindale

Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

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

Saturday, July 28, 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.

Trophy

Saturday, July 28, 2018
12:00pm –10:00pm

Audience reaction helps weave the insightful tales of this walk through a pop-up city of stories.

Friends of the BRAVE

Saturday, July 28, 2018
12:00pm –11:00pm

Learn more about service organizations making a difference during our final BRAVE weekend.

Junkestra

Saturday, July 28, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Create your own musical instrument and save the planet at the same time! Learn how to turn paper rolls, cans and plastic jars into kazoos, drums and maracas.

Dorjee Tsering

Saturday, July 28, 2018
2:00pm

Dorjee Tsering has devoted his life to learning the ancient ways of Tibetan music and sharing these traditions with as many people as he can.

Migrant Dreams

Saturday, July 28, 2018
2:30pm

This powerful documentary tells the under-told story of migrant agricultural workers battling Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

Saturday, July 28, 2018
3:00pm – 9:30pm

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

Methal

Saturday, July 28, 2018
4:00pm

Singing in English and Arabic, this creative singer/songwriter from Yemen uses her haunting melodies to help effect change.

Moskitto Bar

Saturday, July 28, 2018
7:00pm

Toronto-based Moskitto Bar will take you on a unique musical journey from the Middle-Eastern desert to the Celtic plains of France, via the Carpathian Mountains of the Balkans

OKAN

Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:00pm

Blending jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical with world rhythms, OKAN takes inspiration from the roots of Cuban music.

Ana Tijoux Presents Roja y Negro

Saturday, July 28, 2018
9:30pm

Renowned Grammy-winning French-Chilean musician Ana Tijoux reconnects with her roots, championing disenfranchised Latinos everywhere.

Exiled at Night

Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:30pm – 3:00am

Experience a multi-sensory late-night party extravaganza taking over the entire Artport building for one night only.

Ola Volo – The Peacock's Tale

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Accessible 24/7

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Sunday, July 29, 2018
10:00am – 9:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, July 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

Sunday, July 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

Sunday, July 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.

Sean Martindale

Sunday, July 29, 2018
10:00am

Award-winning interdisciplinary artist Sean Martindale, known for his contemporary interventions in public spaces, activates Harbourfront Centre for BRAVE.

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Friends of the BRAVE

Sunday, July 29, 2018
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Learn more about service organizations making a difference during our final BRAVE weekend.

Junkestra

Sunday, July 29, 2018
12:00pm – 4:30pm

Create your own musical instrument and save the planet at the same time! Learn how to turn paper rolls, cans and plastic jars into kazoos, drums and maracas.

Trophy

Sunday, July 29, 2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Audience reaction helps weave the insightful tales of this walk through a pop-up city of stories.

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

Sunday, July 29, 2018
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

They Will Have to Kill Us First

Sunday, July 29, 2018
2:00pm

This award-winning documentary follows Mali musicians in the wake of a jihadist takeover and the subsequent banning of music.

Sunday Scene: Kwame McKenzie

Sunday, July 29, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dr. McKenzie is Director of Health Equity at CAMH. As a physician, psychiatrist, researcher and policy advisor, Dr. McKenzie has worked to identify the causes of mental illness, particularly in cross-cultural health, for over two decades. McKenzie will discuss Grada Kilomba’s exhibition Secrets to Tell.

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, July 29, 2018
3:00pm

Enjoy a musical journey from East to West as ancient African rhythms blend with contemporary jazz arrangements.

Moskitto Bar: From Baghdad to Brittany

Sunday, July 29, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Toronto-based Moskitto Bar will take you on a musical journey from the Middle-East desert to the Celtic plains of France, via the Carpathian Mountains of the Balkans. Part of Summer Music in the Garden.

Tickling Giants

Sunday, July 29, 2018
4:00pm

Witness the behind-the-scenes essence of surgeon-turned-comedian Bassem Youssef, the “Jon Stewart of Egypt.”

Daby Touré

Sunday, July 29, 2018
4:00pm

Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and original songs.

Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited

Sunday, July 29, 2018
5:30pm

One of the best-known artists in African music is a musical-political force in the struggle for self-rule in Zimbabwe.

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