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What’s On Calendar
April 2012

Festival Lounge Area

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am – 4:00pm

Take advantage of our lounge area for festival attendees.

Unwed Mothers, Then and Now

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –10:30am

A century separates the accounts of two pregnant teens: a tapestry of personal and historical stories. Featuring storyteller Harriet Xanthakos.

Ring Around Our Country

Sunday, April 1, 2012
10:00am –11:00am

Well-known playground singing games like "Ring Around the Rosie" receive The Backseat Balladeer treatment during this examination of rhymes and chants of Canadian youth.

Same Story, Different Tongue

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:00am –12:00pm

Storytellers recite the same fairytale in three different languages. Featuring readings by Mariella Bertelli, Rico Rodriguez, Erol Boran (pictured).

A Canadian Journey

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:30am – 1:30pm

Students from the new Storytelling Toronto course "Storytelling II: Further Explorations" share stories as they traverse the Canadian landscape.

Same Donkey, Different Saddle

Sunday, April 1, 2012
11:30am –12:30pm

For over 30 years Aubrey Davis has told stories to people of all ages. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear one of his tales.

The Memory of Water

Sunday, April 1, 2012
12:30pm – 1:30pm

For Robert Seven-Crows the sharing of stories and legends, with the sound of traditional songs, drum and guitar, is a way to share the wealth and the tradition of his roots.

A Shadow Incomplete

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

A 17th-century Indian love story about tragedy and loss. Featuring Summi Siddiqui.

Being Queer - Canadian-Style

Sunday, April 1, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Queers in your Ears returns with a set of exciting stories about the intersection between queerness and being Canadian. Featuring storytellers Jeffrey Canton, Clare Nobbs (pictured) and Ricardo Rodriguez.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Because God Loves Stories

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Because God Loves Stories is a storyteller's perspective on politics, fishing, and fatherhood. Featuring storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

SUNDAY SCENE / Meghan Sutherland

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:00pm

Meghan Sutherland is Associate Professor of Cinema and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto and she will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

Pansori Storytelling Concert

Sunday, April 1, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Come and enjoy this traditional Korean storytelling experience. Featuring storyteller Seung Ah Kim.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
3:00pm

Miss Lou's Room is animated with volunteer storytellers bringing their passion for the spoken word with stories from diverse cultural traditions.

Legless Stocking: Canadian Eh?

Sunday, April 1, 2012
4:00pm – 6:30pm

The Legless Stocking Company combines various art forms along with the ancient art of storytelling to explore different themes and ideas. Featuring performances by Lorne Brown, Jim Blake, Ivan Coyote, and Itah Sadu.

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Chen Tamir on Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy

Sunday, April 8, 2012
2:00pm

Chen Tamir will discuss The Power Plant exhibition Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy: Collaborative Works (2000) as part of The Power Plant's 25th anniversary programming.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Heather Birrell, John Boyne, Yejide Kilanko

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Readings by Heather Birrell (Mad Hope), John Boyne (The Absolutist), Yejide Kilanko (Daughters Who Walk This Path).

SUNDAY SCENE / Ahlia Moussa & Jessica Simas

Sunday, April 15, 2012
2:00pm

Ahlia Moussa and Jessica Simas are both Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant who will respond to the current exhibitions.

Human Rights Watch Book Series

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Featuring a conversation about women’s rights in the world today with Rosemary McCarney of Plan International's Canadian operations, author Erna Paris, and Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch.

Pecha Kucha Night

Friday, April 20, 2012
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Seven artists who work primarily in photography discuss their most recent projects.

FROM THE ARCHIVES / Matthew Hyland & Gabrielle Moser on Andrea Bowers

Sunday, April 22, 2012
2:00pm

Former Curatorial Interns Matthew Hyland and Gabrielle Moser will discuss The Power Plant exhibition Andrea Bowers: The Weight of Relevance (2007–08) as part of The Power Plant's 25th anniversary programming.

IN CONVERSATION / FASTWÜRMS & Philip Monk

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:00pm

Philip Monk, former Curator at The Power Plant from 1995-2004, engages in a conversation with FASTWÜRMS, a Creemore-based duo of artists who has been included in The Power Plant exhibitions in 2010 and 1997.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Sadie Jones, Owen Laukkanen, Liza Marklund

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Readings by Sadie Jones (The Uninvited Guests), Owen Laukkanen (The Professionals), Liza Marklund (Vanished).

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: TransMigration Artist Salon

Thursday, April 26, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Artist Salon is a first-hand, exclusive look at the creative process behind TransMigration. Meet the artists, discover the work-in-progress and share your thoughts and ideas on creativity, contemporary arts, First Nations arts and the impact of Norval Morrisseau’s paintings and life.

Soul Journey to Bulgaria

Saturday, April 28, 2012
2:00pm – 9:30pm

Experience a "Soul Journey to Bulgaria," featuring a unique blend of traditional Bulgarian culture and modern artistic expression. Co-produced by Bulgarian Arts Festival.

SUNDAY SCENE / Brian Price

Sunday, April 29, 2012
2:00pm

Brian Price is Associate Professor of Film and Visual Studies at the University of Toronto who will respond to the current exhibitions at The Power Plant.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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