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What’s On Calendar
May 16–22, 2011

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

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Greg Tarlin

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

This former Canadian juggling champion can juggle just about anything. Don’t get too close, or he just might juggle you!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring the National Circus School

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Class is in session for the only school to provide advanced circus arts training in North America!

Site Animators

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 4:00pm

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Take-A-Bow Buttons

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Design with the Drop

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

LEGO® Funhouse

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

The Everyday Talent Display

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

Cirque Dirt: Outer Space Under Ground

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Garden Jane is back to teach you about why the earth rains – not the sky – and other interesting environmental facts!

Hoop-A-Loop

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Practice the fine art of the hula hoop with some loopy experts!

Balloon Virtuosos!

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Check out the crazy balloon sculptures from Zero Gravity Circus!

Canadian Family Fun Zone

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join our cupcake celebration with Canadian Family magazine as they kick off their 15th year!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel™ Pond

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel™ Pond all weekend long!

Canadian National Youth Circus

Saturday, May 21, 2011
11:45am

Come see what these talented young performers have accomplished as they remind kids everywhere that anything is possible once they let their imaginations soar.

The Giant Magician by Panadream Theatre

Saturday, May 21, 2011
12:00pm

Enter the realm of The Giant Magician – a string marionette comedy that incorporates clowning, magic and puppetry.

Vague de Cirque

Saturday, May 21, 2011
1:00pm

A not-to-miss spectacle incorporating amazing acrobatic feats and endearing colourful characters!

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

Saturday, May 21, 2011
2:00pm

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

Saturday, May 21, 2011
2:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

Saturday, May 21, 2011
3:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

Saturday, May 21, 2011
3:30pm

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

C!RCA: 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes

Saturday, May 21, 2011
4:00pm

Last at World Stage in ’08 and direct from Brisbane, Australia! You won't believe your eyes when these multi-skilled performers cram the most circus acts possible into the least amount of time.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

Saturday, May 21, 2011
4:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring DynaMike

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

He's Dynamic! He's Mike! He's DynaMike – a feel-good comedy stuntman with the energy of a six-year-old on a sugar high.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Greg Tarlin

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

This former Canadian juggling champion can juggle just about anything. Don’t get too close, or he just might juggle you!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring the National Circus School

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Class is in session for the only school to provide advanced circus arts training in North America!

Site Animators

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 4:00pm

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Take-A-Bow Buttons

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Design with the Drop

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

LEGO® Funhouse

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

The Everyday Talent Display

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

Cirque Dirt: Outer Space Under Ground

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Garden Jane is back to teach you about why the earth rains – not the sky – and other interesting environmental facts!

Hoop-A-Loop

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Practice the fine art of the hula hoop with some loopy experts!

Balloon Virtuosos!

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Check out the crazy balloon sculptures from Zero Gravity Circus!

Canadian Family Fun Zone

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join our cupcake celebration with Canadian Family magazine as they kick off their 15th year!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel™ Pond

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel™ Pond all weekend long!

Canadian National Youth Circus

Sunday, May 22, 2011
11:45am

Come see what these talented young performers have accomplished as they remind kids everywhere that anything is possible once they let their imaginations soar.

The Giant Magician by Panadream Theatre

Sunday, May 22, 2011
12:00pm

Enter the realm of The Giant Magician – a string marionette comedy that incorporates clowning, magic and puppetry.

Vague de Cirque

Sunday, May 22, 2011
1:00pm

A not-to-miss spectacle incorporating amazing acrobatic feats and endearing colourful characters!

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

Sunday, May 22, 2011
2:00pm

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

Sunday, May 22, 2011
2:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

Sunday, May 22, 2011
3:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

Sunday, May 22, 2011
3:30pm

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

C!RCA: 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes

Sunday, May 22, 2011
4:00pm

Last at World Stage in ’08 and direct from Brisbane, Australia! You won't believe your eyes when these multi-skilled performers cram the most circus acts possible into the least amount of time.

All About Miss Lou… What’s Your Story?

Sunday, May 22, 2011
4:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” (how do you do and thank you) for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

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