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September 2012

Harbourfront Centre strictly adheres to Ontario Public Health guidelines, ensuring a safe return for our audiences and artists.

World Café

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Lifestyle Zone

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am –12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

World Café

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Lifestyle Zone

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm – 1:00am

Revive your spirit with late-night dancing under the stars to music so quiet you can hear the dancers’ feet scrape the boardwalk.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
10:00am –12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

World Café

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Lifestyle Zone

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 5:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:30pm

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Friday, September 7, 2012
4:00pm – 9:00pm

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2012
12:00pm – 9:00pm

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Sunday, September 9, 2012
12:00pm – 7:00pm

The largest of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:30pm

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Paper Lantern-Making Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the whole family out for some arts and crafts fun!

Moon Cake Tasting Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

Come taste a sweet bite of tradition by sampling delicious moon cakes, and witness the making of soft moon cakes through a booth demonstration!

World Café

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

This year, take this chance to try new cultural foods by visiting our festival food vendors to taste delicious Vietnamese cuisine. You will be sure to be astounded by the unique, healthy, and colourful dishes we have to offer you at this festival!

Vietnamese Food Demonstrations

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm

Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and this year we'll show you how to incorporate Vietnamese cuisine into a healthy lifestyle through a series of cooking shows.

Tea Tasting Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

Learn some interesting facts about a variety of different tea leaves, then sit down at our mini-café to enjoy a cup of tea while sampling mooncakes!

Community Organization Booths

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

This year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival will feature booths from community partner organizations. Get connected with resources in your community by visiting these organization booths to see what informational resources and services each of them has to offer!

Vietnamese Food Demonstrations

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:00pm

Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and this year we'll show you how to incorporate Vietnamese cuisine into a healthy lifestyle through a series of cooking shows.

Vietnamese Food Demonstrations

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:00pm

Vietnamese food is often ranked as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world, and this year we'll show you how to incorporate Vietnamese cuisine into a healthy lifestyle through a series of cooking shows.

Fortune Cooking Host - Theo Steryannis

Saturday, September 15, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Theo Steryannis hosts Movie Night at Fortune Cooking on Saturday and the Redpath Stage performances on Sunday.

Street Food Spotlight

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Get your taste buds travelling as Fortune Cooking takes you on a journey to the world of Pan Asian street food.

World Café

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 7:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Street Food Spotlight: Shirley Lum

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join culinary historian Shirley Lum as she demonstrates a street food dish popular throughout Asia: Bean Curd Roll Stuffed with Cloud Ear, Silk Squash & Long Beans.

Fortune Cooking Host - Theo Steryannis

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Theo Steryannis hosts Movie Night at Fortune Cooking on Saturday and the Redpath Stage performances on Sunday.

Fortune Cooking Host - Chris Trussell

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Chris Trussell hosts the Street Food Spotlight series in Zone 6.

A Taste of Ontario Produce at Fortune Cooking

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Meet local Ontario growers and shop for a variety of fresh produce at this mini pop-up Farmers' Market as part of Fortune Cooking.

Kids’ Cooking Workshop with The Cookerydoo

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

In this fantastic family food workshop lead by The Cookerydoo, kids will learn to make a yummy coconut, ginger sticky rice pudding recipe!

Harvest Time Cooking Demonstration: Toronto Garlic Festival with Chef Sanjiz Mathews

Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Toronto Garlic Festival presents The Spice Chef Sanjiz Mathews from Incredible Spice, preparing Chicken Manchurian.

Fortune Cooking Host - Tricia Williams

Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tricia Williams hosts the Harvest Time Cooking Demonstrations in the Lakeside Terrace.

Asian Appetizers with Florence Kwok

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Join chef and culinary instructor Florence Kwok as she guides you through quick demonstrations of popular Asian appetizers.

Street Food Spotlight: Sang Kim

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join kimchi connoisseur Sang Kim as he demonstrates a Korean street food delicacy: Duk Bok Gee - Stir-fried Rice Cakes with Kimchi.

Harvest Time Cooking Demonstration: Chef Ryo Ozawa of EDO

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join Executive Chef of EDO, Ryo Ozawa, as he guides you through the tastes and flavours of harvest time Japanese cuisine.

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Street Food Edition

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Experience a one-day sampler of our ever-popular Fortune Cooking Iron Chef competition!

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Elizabeth Baird (Judge)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Baird joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Andrew Chase (Judge)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Andrew Chase joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Mary Ito (Judge)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Mary Ito joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Christian Pritchard (Host)

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Christian Pritchard hosts our Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition.

Street Food Spotlight: Rudy Boquila of Lamesa Filipino Kitchen

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join Chef Rudy Boquila as he guides you through the creation of a delicious Filipino street food dish.

Asian Appetizers with Florence Kwok

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Join chef and culinary instructor Florence Kwok as she guides you through quick demonstrations of popular Asian appetizers.

Harvest Time Food Demonstration: Chef Frederick Oh

Sunday, September 16, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join Chef Frederick Oh, founder of the Richmond Hill Culinary Arts Centre, as he demonstrates a dish from Thailand where harvest happens throughout the year: Rubies in Coconut Cream.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: David Byrne and Cory Doctorow: Wassup Internet?!—Music in the Digital Landscape

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

David Byrne (How Music Works) in conversation with Cory Doctorow.

Jamaica 50: A Literary Legacy

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

As Jamaica celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, Authors at Harbourfront Centre (AUTHORS) hosts an evening of discussion with renowned writers and scholars.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Zadie Smith

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
7:30pm – 9:00pm

A reading by Zadie Smith (NW), followed by an interview with Eleanor Wachtel. This event is sold out.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

POWER KIDS / The Clock

Sunday, September 30, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Inspired by artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010), kids will learn collage techniques using various artistic and found materials to make their own creative functioning clock in this FREE workshop. For children ages 8 – 12 and their younger siblings and adult companions.

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