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July 18–24, 2011

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Lake Ontario Evenings: Beaches Edition

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm

This new speakers’ series attracts a committed audience. Come out and join in the discussion!

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

LECTURE / Christopher Eamon on Rearview Mirror

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
7:00pm

Come see Rearview Mirror and then hear guest curator Christopher Eamon discuss his thinking behind the exhibition, focusing on how Eastern Europe has been figured in the Western imagination.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Thursday, July 21, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

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.

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.

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.

Visions of Eternity

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

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Iranian Arts and Craft

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

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.

Zohreh and Monoochehr

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

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam directs and acts in the musical comedy Zohreh & Manoochehr by Iraj Mirza. The cast includes two legendary figures of Iranian theatre, Sadreddin Zahed and Hamid Reza Javdan.

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.

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.

Golden Puppet Theatre

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Visions of Eternity

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

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

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

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.

Iranian Arts and Craft

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

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.

Dance Workshop with Minou Akhlaghi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Minou Akhlaghi holds dance workshops for children 6-12 where they’ll learn basic movements, use of props (dayereh), and sequence of phrases before performing it in front of an audience.

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.

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.

Golden Puppet Theatre

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Vida Ghahreman, brings puppets to life.

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.

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.

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.

Zohreh and Monoochehr

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam directs and acts in the musical comedy Zohreh & Manoochehr by Iraj Mirza. The cast includes two legendary figures of Iranian theatre, Sadreddin Zahed and Hamid Reza Javdan.

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.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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