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February 2018

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
Hours may vary

Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

Power Kids: Spaces In-Between

Sunday, February 4, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

In this workshop - inspired by Kader Attia's exhibition - we will select photographic images, tear them apart, and then “repair” the gaps in between with our own creative mixed-media drawing.

IFOA Celebrates Black History Month

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:30pm – 8:30pm

As part of Kuumba 2018, the IFOA is proud to host a thought-provoking discussion with authors Simone Dalton, Rinaldo Walcott and Whitney French, who will talk about writing and authorship, opportunities and impediments to success in the book industry. David Bradford hosts.

Cancelled – The Trans Sounds of Black Liberation with Michael Roberson Maasai Milan

Friday, February 9, 2018
8:00pm

**CANCELLED** Michael Roberson Maasai Milan explores the history of the house ballroom community and its use of the art of performance to situate its history in mobilizing as a resistance to oppression. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Womanism, Black Feminism and The Politics of Love: A conversation around liberation for Black women

Saturday, February 10, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm

A cross-border conversation around Black Womanism and Self Love, featuring different Black women's perspectives as they speak about their experiences moving through this world in their bodies. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Am I not a Black Man? Black masculinity, male sexuality and respectability politics

Saturday, February 10, 2018
3:00pm – 4:30pm

A trans-national dialogue exploring Black masculinities across borders, examining topics ranging from respectability politics and self-love to heteronormativity and homophobia and how they relate to liberation for Black men. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

HIV and Black People in the Americas / parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles

Saturday, February 10, 2018
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore and discuss meth addiction within the Black LGBTQ community and participate in a broader conversation around HIV in Black communities in North and South America. Preceded by the debut screening of documentary parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles, from director Micheal Rice. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Ice Sculpture Carving

Monday, February 19, 2018
10:00am – 3:00pm

Watch carvers create a beautiful, detailed sculpture from a plain block of ice!

Family Day at Harbourfront Centre

Monday, February 19, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm

Spend Family Day at Harbourfront Centre! Featuring free skating lessons, rinkside dance breaks, emerging DJs, icy activities, a fireside outdoor lounge and more!

Upcycling Crafts

Monday, February 19, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm

Come give a new life to objects and get a chance to discover some of Harbourfront Centre's most exciting activities that are offered under our Camps programs!

FREE Learn to Skate Lessons

Monday, February 19, 2018
10:30am – 3:30pm

If you've been watching this winter fly by and still haven’t learnt to skate, then Family Day is the day for you! Sign up for a FREE 1 hour lesson with our skilled instructors.

Dance Breaks with The Male Initiative

Monday, February 19, 2018
11:45am –12:00pm

Dancers add some heat along the edge of Natrel Rink with pop-up, flash-mob inspired dance breaks throughout the day, and you can join along!

We Are Family: DJ Skate

Monday, February 19, 2018
12:00pm – 4:00pm

"We Are Family" is an invitation to kids of all ages to experience the splendour of the most Canadian of winter activities... Ice Skating! Featuring 10-year-old DJ Brandan Duke with Jester.

Dance Breaks with The Male Initiative

Monday, February 19, 2018
12:30pm –12:45pm

Dancers add some heat along the edge of Natrel Rink with pop-up, flash-mob inspired dance breaks throughout the day, and you can join along!

Power Kids: Felted Friends

Monday, February 19, 2018
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Inspired by Kader Attia’s interest in the act of repair, this workshop invites participants to create a pair of mini plush toys using felt, string and other textiles. After creating their plush toys, participants are encouraged to gift one of their creations to someone experiencing sadness or loss.

Dance Breaks with The Male Initiative

Monday, February 19, 2018
2:00pm – 2:15pm

Dancers add some heat along the edge of Natrel Rink with pop-up, flash-mob inspired dance breaks throughout the day, and you can join along!

Reelworld Film Festival New Perspectives presents 'Black History - A Journey Through Hip Hop'

Monday, February 19, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Reelworld will showcase the diverse voices and perspectives of three Toronto-based black music video filmmakers: Alison Duke, Cazhmere, and performer Renee 'Shi' Wisdom.

Dance Breaks with The Male Initiative

Monday, February 19, 2018
3:15pm – 3:30pm

Dancers add some heat along the edge of Natrel Rink with pop-up, flash-mob inspired dance breaks throughout the day, and you can join along!

Lit Jam 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Get ready for an interactive night of storytelling where teams comprised of emerging writers from various creative writing programs from across the city will compete by improvising stories on stage. The audience will lead them with story starters and scenarios! CBC’s Gill Deacon will emcee.

Power Kids: Painting the True North

Sunday, February 25, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Emeka Ogboh’s The Song of the Germans features ten different voices singing the German national anthem in 10 different African languages. After exploring the history of Canada’s national anthem, we will consider the images and symbols evoked by its lyrics, and translate them into personal, handmade booklets.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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