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What’s On Calendar
March 28 – April 3, 2011

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all of 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 close our doors to the public as of March 16 at 5pm through to at least April 5, 2020. Learn more here.

Aboriginal Women in the Arts: Using Art to Reclaim Traditional Roles

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

A two-hour showcase featuring a film screening, reading and musical performance, followed by a panel discussion. Part of our View Points forum series.

Poetry NOW: 3rd annual Battle of the Bards

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

1 stage. 20 authors. 1 winner.

LIVE / Ellie Ga: The Fortunetellers

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Fortunetellers is a performative lecture involving video, sound and overhead/slide projection.

On the Heels of the Hound read by Clare Muireann Murphy

Sunday, April 3, 2011
11:00am –12:00pm

One brave scealaí (myth-teller) will lure you into the fantastical world of Ancient Ireland.

Story Jam Stage

Sunday, April 3, 2011
12:00pm – 1:30pm

A celebration of Toronto’s finest young storytellers featuring students from the Toronto District School Board.

Storytelling with Garry Sault

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Using old legends, Garry Sault recreates a magical time when the earth was brand new and strange and mystical creatures ruled the land!

Selections from The Batoche Musical read by Maureen Belanger

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Listen as Maureen Belanger tells the story of Alphonse and Ernestine Pilon, the first couple to marry after the Battle of Batoche. Belanger will also be joined by the ANDPVA Indigenous Youth Leadership Team who will perform shadow puppetry.

The Backseat Balladeers

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Passing on the oral tradition in both English and French, The Backseat Balladeers share stories through Canadian ballads and folksongs. Audience participation is encouraged!

Mahadevi Akka read by Rubena Sinha

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Through storytelling, poetry and live music, the tale of a woman who defied the rules of society to become a spiritual seeker, mystic and teacher in 12th century India will unfold.

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out read by Itah Sadu & Phyllis Walker

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Gather round as storytellers Itah Sadu & Phyllis Walker regale you with a collection of folk tales.

Generations of Stories on Wings and Waves read by Summi Siddiqui & Heather Whaley

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Two storytellers from very different walks of life will touch your hearts with insightful tales brought to you from their traditions and travels.

Mangoes on the Beach read by Peter Chand

Sunday, April 3, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Storyteller Peter Chand takes the story of his parent’s journey to Britain in the 1950s and weaves it with four traditional Indian tales.

Land of the Trees read by Brian Hetherington

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Journey to the “Land of the Trees,” the Gaelic nickname for Canada, in this set of stories of Gaelic immigration.

Queers In Your Ears

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Queers are in Your Ears once again, bringing tales of guilty pleasures and sensual desires.

Tall Tales and True: Women of Courage

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Sluefoot Sue, Marguerite de Robervale, Oona McCool and Anna Jameison leave a legacy of brave deeds for the future – whether real or imagined.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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