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What’s On Calendar
August 3–5, 2018

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

The Peacock’s Tale

Friday, August 3, 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.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, August 3, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Friday, August 3, 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.

Our Desires Fail Us

Friday, August 3, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Friday, August 3, 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

Friday, August 3, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Forty-Four

Friday, August 3, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

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

Friday, August 3, 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.

Lakeview Market

Friday, August 3, 2018
6:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Black Reaction

Friday, August 3, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Black Reaction is an award winning soundcrew from Toronto known for their original speeches and on-point mixing.

Nana McLean

Friday, August 3, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

With such hits as “Nana’s Medley,” “Let Me Cover You” and “I Will Follow You,” JUNO Award-winning artist Nana McLean is Canada’s Queen of Reggae.

Black Reaction

Friday, August 3, 2018
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Black Reaction is an award winning soundcrew from Toronto known for their original speeches and on-point mixing.

Gyptian & Friends

Friday, August 3, 2018
9:30pm –11:00pm

This event has been cancelled.

Willi Williams

Friday, August 3, 2018
9:30pm –11:00pm

Enjoy a high-impact, international flavour performance featuring music from an original foundation member of the reggae genre!

The Peacock’s Tale

Saturday, August 4, 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.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Saturday, August 4, 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.

Our Desires Fail Us

Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, August 4, 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

Saturday, August 4, 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, August 4, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Family Crafts

Saturday, August 4, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Create your own clothespin carnival characters and Afro-Caribbean inspired necklaces and accessories with artist Karen Bell-Higgins.

Lakeview Market

Saturday, August 4, 2018
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

Forty-Four

Saturday, August 4, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

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

Saturday, August 4, 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.

Afiwi Groove Presents WE ARE with Sanaaj Mirrie

Saturday, August 4, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Come groove, with live drumming and dance as you affirm and express yourself through West African movements.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Saturday, August 4, 2018
3:00pm – 6:00pm

With specially designed short training stilts sized for children, this hands-on workshop is an elementary introduction to the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing spirit of the forest.

The Recipee Band

Saturday, August 4, 2018
3:00pm – 4:30pm

With more than 20 years of professional experience among them, The Recipee Band continues to wow audiences with the “perfect recipee” of rock, soul, funk, country, jazz, reggae and blues sounds.

Afiwi Groove Presents WE ARE with Sanaaj Mirrie

Saturday, August 4, 2018
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Come groove, with live drumming and dance as you affirm and express yourself through West African movements.

Kirk Diamond

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Kirk Diamond, winner of Reggae Recording of the Year for Greater at the 2018 JUNO Awards, performs on the Concert Stage.

Caribbean Star

Saturday, August 4, 2018
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Enjoy one of the finest fire shows in Canada! Originating from St. Lucia and set to lively soca music, this show begins with the Master of Fire blowing dragon shaped swirls of fire while dancing and fire baton twirling.

Lady G & Leroy Gibbon

Saturday, August 4, 2018
9:30pm –11:00pm

Witness history in the making as Lady G and Leroy Gibbon – two living legends who embody decades of hard work in the dancehall reggae arena – take the stage together for the very first time!

Island Soul Late Night

Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00pm – 2:00am

“Tun up” at the city's hottest roots-reggae after-party with the DJ talents of Noble Works Entertainment! 19+ licensed event.

The Peacock’s Tale

Sunday, August 5, 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.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Sunday, August 5, 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.

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Sunday, August 5, 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

Sunday, August 5, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, August 5, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

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

Lakeview Market

Sunday, August 5, 2018
12:00pm –11:00pm

The Lakeview Market features fab finds from all corners of the globe including old world crafts and new, unique designs.

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

Sunday, August 5, 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.

Forty-Four

Sunday, August 5, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Family Crafts

Sunday, August 5, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Create your own clothespin carnival characters and Afro-Caribbean inspired necklaces and accessories with artist Karen Bell-Higgins.

Moko Jumbie Stilt Dancing Workshop

Sunday, August 5, 2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm

With specially designed short training stilts sized for children, this hands-on workshop is an elementary introduction to the traditions of Moko Jumbie, a stilt-dancing spirit of the forest.

Pan Fantasy

Sunday, August 5, 2018
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Enjoy family steel pan workshops from one of the leading pan bands in the country, and stay until their last set for a special performance!

Afiwi Groove Presents I AM with Sanaaj Mirrie

Sunday, August 5, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Come groove, affirm and express yourself through west African dance movements.

Sunday Scene: Chelsea Rothman

Sunday, August 5, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Chelsea Rochman is an Assistant Professor in Ecology at the University of Toronto. Chelsea has been researching the sources, sinks and ecological implications of plastic debris in marine and freshwater habitats for the past decade. She has published dozens of scientific papers in respected journals and has led international working groups about plastic pollution. In addition to her research, Chelsea works to translate her science beyond academia. Rothman will discuss Ellen Gallagher's exhibition Nu-Nile.

Calypso Stars

Sunday, August 5, 2018
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Calypso Stars, a community collaboration between Harbourfront Centre and the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA), is the premiere stage for original and innovative Canadian calypso and soca.

Power Kids: Family Features

Sunday, August 5, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Many of the works in Grada Kilomba’s exhibition, Secrets to Tell, explore language and its effect on how we see ourselves. In this FREE kids workshop, families are invited to choose three words or phrases that best describe their family and then illustrate them using paper, paint and markers to create triptychs.

Pan Fantasy

Sunday, August 5, 2018
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Enjoy family steel pan workshops from one of the leading pan bands in the country, and stay until their last set for a special performance!

Pan Fantasy

Sunday, August 5, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy family steel pan workshops from one of the leading pan bands in the country, and stay until their last set for a special performance!

The Recipee Band

Sunday, August 5, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm

With more than 20 years of professional experience among them, The Recipee Band continues to wow audiences with the “perfect recipee” of rock, soul, funk, country, jazz, reggae and blues sounds.

After Mas

Sunday, August 5, 2018
8:45pm – 9:15pm

After Mas tells the story of a love that flourishes under the cover of darkness during the festival of J’ouvert on the streets of Port-of-Spain.

DJ Tasha Rozez

Sunday, August 5, 2018
9:00pm –10:30pm

Get ready to rocksteady as DJ Tasha Rozez gets you into the Island Soul weekend vibe!

Bazodee

Sunday, August 5, 2018
9:15pm –11:00pm

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival is proud to present Light It Up! Carnival Edition. Featuring steamy Trinidadian romance musical Bazodee with Machel Montano and a series of Carnival-themed shorts.

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