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What’s On Calendar
August 4–6, 2017

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Friday, August 4, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Lakeview Market

Friday, August 4, 2017
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.

Food Vendors

Friday, August 4, 2017
6:00pm –11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

Dominica Culture Show

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:00pm – 7:30pm

The Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association present a cultural cabaret with traditional quadrille heal and toe dances, bélé dancing, drumming, traditional songs and a Creole fashion show.

Super L & Levitasyon

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Specializing in French-Creole Caribbean Zouk & Kompa rhythms, Levitasyon puts on a high energy show that guarantees you'll get you up, dance and celebrate the pulse of the Caribbean.

Caribbean Star

Friday, August 4, 2017
8:30pm – 9:00pm

Caribbean Star is back for another exciting performance at Island Soul. Don't miss an extravagant fire and limbo dance performance.

KI & The Band

Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00pm –10:30pm

One of the most influential and successful Chutney Soca bands – and three-time International Chutney Soca Monarch Band – KI & The Band – brings its signature sound to the waterfront.

CaribbeanTales Outdoor Screenings

Friday, August 4, 2017
9:00pm –11:00pm

Enjoy several short films outdoors curated by CaribbeanTales.

J’ouvert Rhythms

Friday, August 4, 2017
10:30pm –11:00pm

Join Jayson Perez and his crew for some traditional style j’ouvert rhythms to start up your Island Soul weekend.

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 5, 2017
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.

Food Vendors

Saturday, August 5, 2017
12:00pm –11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Saturday, August 5, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Reelworld VR: A History of Cuban Dance

Saturday, August 5, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

This live-action VR documentary was filmed on location in Cuba and features Ballet de la Television Cubana.

Games, Games, Games!

Saturday, August 5, 2017
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games – checkers, chess, dominoes and more!

Riddim & Jazz Crew

Saturday, August 5, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Riddim & Jazz Crew grace the Stage in the Round for their Harbourfront Centre debut.

Oware Games

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Join the excitement as Oware, one Africa's popular board games played in the many Caribbean Islands and around the world, comes to Island Soul.

Stories of Coming to Canada

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

As part of our exploration of oral histories Sandra Whiting and guests present their uniquely Caribbean stories of coming to Canada.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00pm – 6:00pm

An elementary stilt dance workshop for children of all ages and an introduction to Moko Jumbie.

Groove with Sanaaj! West African Dance

Saturday, August 5, 2017
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Groove with Sanaaj, dancer and founder of Afiwi Groove school, as she takes us through West African dance steps in the Lakeside Terrace.

Afro Soca dancing with Sanaaj & Alivia Comrie

Saturday, August 5, 2017
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Groove with Sanaaj, dancer and founder of Afiwi Groove School, and Alivia Comrie as they bring Afro soca dance to the Lakeside Terrace.

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Saturday, August 5, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Pan Fantasy Steelband brings together Toronto’s Caribbean communities to an impressive collective of vibrant musicians.

CaribbeanTales: Films by Nicole Brooks

Saturday, August 5, 2017
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Join director Nicole Brooks for a talk back after the screening of her films, The Orisha Suite and The Sistah Concert.

Drew Gonsalves

Saturday, August 5, 2017
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Drew Gonsalves, the lead singer and songwriter from Kobotown, takes us on a journey of calypso song writing.

Canadian Caribbean Artist Talkshow: Michael Williams with Eric Mercury and Jay Douglas

Saturday, August 5, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Canadian broadcaster Micheal Williams talks with West Indian musicians Eric Mercury and Jay Douglas about music making in the US and Canada past present and future.

Hummingbird Tassa Drummers

Saturday, August 5, 2017
6:15pm – 7:00pm

Toronto’s premier tassa drumming group brings their sharp rhythms to Harbourfront Centre.

The Arsenals featuring Sonia Collymore

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Arsenals, featuring Sonia Collymore, take us on a journey through the history of Jamaican music, from its beginnings to its influence in the world of pop music today.

Moko Jumbie SwizzleStick Theatre

Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

SwizzleStick Theatre animates the site with Moko Jumbie stilt dancers.

Exco Levi

Saturday, August 5, 2017
8:00pm – 9:15pm

Exco Levi, backed by High Priest, returns to Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage as the winner of the 2017 Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year.

Johnny Osbourne & Sister Nancy

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:30pm –11:00pm

Johnny Osbourne, one of the greatest reggae singers of all time, takes the stage alongside Sister Nancy, the original dancehall muma, to bring us early dancehall sounds in their Island Soul debut.

Island Soul Late Night Reggae

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:30pm – 3:00am

Tun up at the city's hottest roots-reggae afterparty!

Ydessa Hendeles: The Milliner's Daughter

Sunday, August 6, 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Ydessa Hendeles' first retrospective exhibition at a public institution.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Lakeview Market

Sunday, August 6, 2017
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.

Food Vendors

Sunday, August 6, 2017
12:00pm –11:00pm

Grab some food and take in the view. Our food vendors are an extension of some of the busiest kitchens in the GTA, and an important complement to the summer festival season at Harbourfront Centre.

HarbourKIDS Arts & Crafts

Sunday, August 6, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore your inner artist and get your creative juices flowing, making exciting, unique arts and crafts. Fun for everyone!

Reelworld VR: A History of Cuban Dance

Sunday, August 6, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

This live-action VR documentary was filmed on location in Cuba and features Ballet de la Television Cubana.

Games, Games, Games!

Sunday, August 6, 2017
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Have fun playing life-sized games – checkers, chess, dominoes and more!

Sunday Scene: Rui Amaral

Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Rui Mateus Amaral is Director and Curator at Scrap Metal in Toronto, Canada. In this role, Amaral has produced We are safe and all is well in our world in 2017, The Sophie La Rosiere Project in 2016 and Autocontusion, also in 2016. He holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Studies at OCAD University. Mateus Amaral will discuss Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter.

Oware Games

Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Join the excitement as Oware, one Africa's popular board games played in the many Caribbean Islands and around the world, comes to Island Soul.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Sunday, August 6, 2017
2:30pm – 5:30pm

An elementary stilt dance workshop for children of all ages and an introduction to Moko Jumbie.

Afro-Fusion Workshop with Percy Anane-Dwumfour

Sunday, August 6, 2017
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Get ready for some afro-fusion dance movement in the Lakeside Terrace!

Pass The Torch

Sunday, August 6, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

The children and youth of Pass The Torch keep traditions alive with a little calypso magic.

Afro-Fusion Workshop with Percy Anane-Dwumfour

Sunday, August 6, 2017
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Get ready for some afro-fusion dance movement in the Lakeside Terrace!

Drumming Workshop with Hudson Forde

Sunday, August 6, 2017
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Hudson Forde, of Kommotion, takes the public through the percussion and rhythms of Trinidad and Tobago.

Jay Douglas & The All Stars

Sunday, August 6, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Fresh off a new musical release, Jay Douglas graces the Concert Stage with his golden voice.

CaribbeanTales: A Winter Tale & Talk-Back with Frances-Anne Solomon

Sunday, August 6, 2017
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Caribbean Tales Film Festival screens Frances-Anne Solomon’s elegiac A Winter Tale with a talk-back with director post-film.

Bahamas Junkanoo Legends

Sunday, August 6, 2017
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Dressed in stunning crepe paper, felt, sequinned and feathered costumes, the Bahamas Junkanoo Legends bring their carnival rhythm and playfulness to Harbourfront Centre.

Canadian Caribbean Artist Talkshow: Danae Peart with Jayson Perez and Roger Gibbs

Sunday, August 6, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Danae Peart talks with Toronto calypsonians John Jayson Perez and Roger Gibbs about the past, present and future of music making in Caribbean genres.

Guaracha y Son

Sunday, August 6, 2017
6:30pm – 7:30pm

This all-Cuban, Toronto-based quartet performs classic son montuno, guaracha, bolero, changüí and guajira from the 30s to 60s as well original compositions.

Moko Jumbie SwizzleStick Theatre

Sunday, August 6, 2017
6:30pm – 7:30pm

SwizzleStick Theatre animates the site with Moko Jumbie stilt dancers.

Connector: Joel Davis

Sunday, August 6, 2017
7:30pm – 8:00pm

Don't miss a special performance by Connector aka Joel Davis, a passionate performer of calypso music.

Kommotion

Sunday, August 6, 2017
8:00pm – 9:00pm

An amazing new group of Afro-Caribbean drummers and dancers makes its Harbourfront Centre debut.

CaribbeanTales Outdoor Screenings

Sunday, August 6, 2017
9:00pm –11:00pm

Enjoy several short films outdoors curated by CaribbeanTales.

David Rudder

Sunday, August 6, 2017
9:30pm –11:00pm

A crown prince of Calypso, David Rudder brings his sweet island sounds to the Concert Stage for a grand performance.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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