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What’s On Calendar
July 22–24, 2011

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, July 22, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Visions of Eternity

Friday, July 22, 2011
6:00pm –11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Persianissimo: Iranian Poster Design Exhibition

Friday, July 22, 2011
6:00pm –10:00pm

Come see 10 exhibitions of works from 34 of Iran's contemporary poster designers and 10 honorary artists.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm – 7:30pm

An up-and-coming emcee who’s seamlessly shared stages with hip hop heavyweights (KRS-One, Souls of Mischief) and contemporary buzz bands (Thunderheist).

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

The winners of Tirgan Short Story and Short Film contests will be announced and the awards will be presented.

Heart to Heart

Friday, July 22, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, Sadreddin Zahed, and Hamid Reza Javdan in a conversation with the audience.

King Raam

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:00pm

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

Sarv Ensemble

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:30pm –10:30pm

Sarv Ensemble presents both traditional contexts, as well as collaborations with artists from different traditions and disciplines.

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Friday, July 22, 2011
10:30pm –11:30pm

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Friday, July 22, 2011
11:30pm – 2:00am

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

Visions of Eternity

Saturday, July 23, 2011
12:00pm –11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Saturday, July 23, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Persianissimo: Iranian Poster Design Exhibition

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm –10:00pm

Come see 10 exhibitions of works from 34 of Iran's contemporary poster designers and 10 honorary artists.

Rising Talents

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Performances by superstars of tomorrow.

Vesal Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

A performance by the Vesal Ensemble, conducted by Arjang Seyfizadeh.

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Vahid Monji

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Vahid Monji performs Persian pop music with Aria Heidarian and Artin Yeganeh.

Sepideh Raissadat

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Professor Mohammad Estelami delivers a talk in Persian on the concept of “eternity” in Persian literature.

Film Screening: Tall Shadows of the Wind followed by a Q-and-A

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Based on a short story by legendary Iranian writer Houshang Golshiri, Tall Shadows of the Wind is the second adaptation of a literary work by Bahman Farmanara. A Q-and-A with the director follows the screening.

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

Demonstration and Talk on Tar with Arjang Seyfizadeh

Saturday, July 23, 2011
6:00pm – 6:30pm

Arjang Seyfizadeh will provide a talk/demo on tar for children of all ages (in English).

Radio Tehran

Saturday, July 23, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Radio Tehran is a rock band from Tehran, Iran. This performance marks the band's Canadian debut!

King Raam

Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:00pm – 9:30pm

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

Film Screening: Death of the King

Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:30pm –11:30pm

A screening of the 1982 film, Death of the King.

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Saturday, July 23, 2011
10:30pm –11:30pm

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011
11:30pm – 2:00am

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Sunday, July 24, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out our Summer 2011 Exhibitions. FREE Public Opening Reception: Friday 17 June, 6-10pm.

Persianissimo: Iranian Poster Design Exhibition

Sunday, July 24, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come see 10 exhibitions of works from 34 of Iran's contemporary poster designers and 10 honorary artists.

Visions of Eternity

Sunday, July 24, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Storytelling with Gordafarid

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Storyteller Gordafarid’s stunning capability in capturing the imagination of audience has drawn large crowds to her numerous performances both inside Iran and abroad.

Storytelling with Ava Homa

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm

Writer, story teller and story writing teacher, Ava Homa, tells Persian folk tales in English for children of all ages. In English.

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Sepideh Raissadat

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

Erin Canning & Marino Imperio are Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant.

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

The Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant offer their responses to the current exhibitions.

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:30pm

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

Storytelling with Ariel Balevi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ariel Balevi is a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Film Screening: The White Meadows

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:00pm – 6:00pm

The White Meadows recounts the story of an elderly man who collects the tears of souls in pain.

Drumming on the Brightside

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:00pm

TorQ Percussion Quartet takes you on a riveting rhythmic journey from American minimalism to the Middle East.

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Professor Bastani Parizi presents a talk in Persian followed by a Q-and-A period.

A Presentation of Persian Dance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Nima Kiann, founder of Les Ballet Persans, presents a talk on Persian dance. The language of presentation will be Persian.

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

A tribute to Nobel Prize in Literature-nominee Simin Behbanani. Featuring Abbas Maroufi, Asef Fekrat and Dr. Mohammad Estelami.

Baarbad Music

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

The music genres of Baarbad Music extend from Persian classical to the folklore music of Central Asia to Western classical music.

Choral Performance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Iranian National Choir presents a choral performance of all-time favourite Persian tunes.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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