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August 2011

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Sweat B4 U Sweat Dance Workout

Monday, August 1, 2011
1:00pm

An exciting, energetic and body-sculpting workout that uses Caribbean and urban dance movements to tone and shape all the right areas.

Make Your Own Island Soul Riddim Shakers!

Monday, August 1, 2011
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Want to keep the riddim wit you everywhere you go? Come make some colorful and fun riddim music shakers and make your own riddims to take with you!

Socacize Jam Session with DJ DOC!

Monday, August 1, 2011
1:30pm – 3:00pm

A vigorous and exciting Caribbean workout featuring Toronto’s hottest export, DJ DOC!

Calypso Buds on the Maple Tree

Monday, August 1, 2011
2:00pm – 2:30pm

A children’s showcase that features Canadian youngsters involved in carrying on a Caribbean Calypso tradition.

Pan Fantasy

Monday, August 1, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Presenting steel pan music at its best for the past 25 years!

Panatics

Monday, August 1, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Be moved by the rhythmic melodies of steel pan from some of the best in the city!

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 2, 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

Wednesday, August 3, 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

Thursday, August 4, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Habeeba's Egyptian Belly Dance Studio presents Egyptian Belly Dance

Thursday, August 4, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Learn the intoxicating moves behind Egyptian belly dancing.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, August 5, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Discover What’s Classical

Friday, August 5, 2011
6:00pm –10:00pm

Join us in asking What's Classical? at the weekend long exhibit that explores the cross-pollination between classical and popular music.

Rhythm & Motion Tango Lesson

Friday, August 5, 2011
6:30pm – 7:00pm

The artistic director of Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio, Elizabeth Sadowska, teaches the introductory basics to dancing the most romantic dance in the world - the Tango.

Rhythm & Motion Tango Demonstration

Friday, August 5, 2011
7:00pm

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio provides a dance demonstration that traces the variety and history of the tango from the clubs of Buenos Aires to Toronto.

An Evening of Tango featuring Quartango

Friday, August 5, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

A full hour of Nuevo Tango-inspired music by Montreal quartet, Quartango.

An Evening of Tango featuring Tango Soul

Friday, August 5, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Traditional Argentinean tango dancers, Bryant and Faye Lopez of Tango Soul, are featured guests for An Evening of Tango, performing with Quartango.

Rhythm & Motion Tango Demonstration

Friday, August 5, 2011
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio provides a dance demonstration that traces the variety and history of the tango from the clubs of Buenos Aires to Toronto.

Film: El día que me quieras

Friday, August 5, 2011
9:00pm –11:00pm

A film screening of El día que me quieras featuring Carlos Gardel, the first great singer of the Tango.

An Evening of Tango featuring Art of Time Ensemble

Friday, August 5, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

A programme of jazz, pop and classical tangos by Art of Time Ensemble, one of Canada's most innovative and artistically accomplished music ensemble.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Saturday, August 6, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Discover What’s Classical

Saturday, August 6, 2011
12:00pm –10:00pm

Join us in asking What's Classical? at the weekend long exhibit that explores the cross-pollination between classical and popular music.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory of Music will be featuring some of their rising stars in a classical music showcase that focuses on gifted musicians aged nine to 18.

Classical Music Crafts

Saturday, August 6, 2011
1:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us in the HarbourKIDS Zone Tent and learn how to make an easy-to-play musical instrument – the tambourine!

Now & Then: Music from the Middle East featuring Bassam Bishara

Saturday, August 6, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Begin your afternoon with classical music pieces from Iraqi, Syrian and Egyptian repertoires by Bassam Bishara.

The Story of Babar narrated by Steven Page

Saturday, August 6, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Babar comes to life with a new energy featuring Steven Page as narrator and accompaniment by Serouj Kradjian performing music by French composer Francis Poulenc.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
3:00pm – 3:30pm

The Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory of Music will be featuring some of their rising stars in a classical music showcase that focuses on gifted musicians aged nine to 18.

Strolling Musicians

Saturday, August 6, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Classical, jazz and world musicians are put to the task of creating their own version of Leonard Cohen songs.

Now & Then: Music from the Middle East featuring Doula

Saturday, August 6, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Experience the musical heritage of the Middle East including Sufi devotional love songs by Doula

Strolling Musicians

Saturday, August 6, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Classical, jazz and world musicians are put to the task of creating their own version of Leonard Cohen songs.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:00pm – 6:30pm

The Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory of Music will be featuring some of their rising stars in a classical music showcase that focuses on gifted musicians aged nine to 18.

Exploring What's Classical: A Dynamic Conversation Between Festival Artists

Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Moderator Andrew Burashko leads a discussion with artists performing at the festival.

John Kameel Farah

Saturday, August 6, 2011
6:30pm – 7:30pm

John Kameel Farah is a Toronto-based composer, pianist and visual artist who creatively blends improvisation, composition and electronic music.

Young Artists Performance Academy

Saturday, August 6, 2011
7:30pm – 8:00pm

The Young Artists Performance Academy of The Royal Conservatory of Music will be featuring some of their rising stars in a classical music showcase that focuses on gifted musicians aged nine to 18.

Joe Trio

Saturday, August 6, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Amply witty, charming and tremendously musical, Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music.

John Kameel Farah

Saturday, August 6, 2011
9:00pm

John Kameel Farah is a Toronto-based composer, pianist and visual artist who creatively blends improvisation, composition and electronic music.

Sarah Slean

Saturday, August 6, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm

With help from a 21-piece orchestra, this will be the first performance of its kind by a pop writer with classical training.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Sunday, August 7, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Discover What’s Classical

Sunday, August 7, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us in asking What's Classical? at the weekend long exhibit that explores the cross-pollination between classical and popular music.

Now & Then: Music from South Asia featuring Classical India 3

Sunday, August 7, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

An afternoon performance of pure, traditional ragas with Samidha Joglekar, Ravi Naimpally and George Koller.

Classical Music Crafts

Sunday, August 7, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us in the HarbourKIDS Zone Tent and learn how to make an easy-to-play musical instrument – the tambourine!

Little Ustaads

Sunday, August 7, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Children and parents to discover and appreciate the world of Indian classical music through rhythmic tunes, rich vocals, mini instruments and vibrant visuals.

Joe Trio’s Carl Stalling Lecture and Performance

Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Joe Trio presents a workshop/lecture on the cartoon music of composer Carl Stalling.

Strolling Musicians

Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Classical, jazz and world musicians are put to the task of creating their own version of Leonard Cohen songs.

Now & Then: Music from South Asia featuring Indian West Fusion

Sunday, August 7, 2011
2:15pm – 3:15pm

Fusion at its finest! Eastern ornamented melody soars over western harmony on a mixed foundation of eastern and western rhythm featuring George Koller, Ravi Naimpally, Samidha Joglekar, Pat Murray and Sundar Viswanathan.

The Story of Babar narrated by Steven Page

Sunday, August 7, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Babar comes to life with a new energy featuring Steven Page as narrator and accompaniment by Serouj Kradjian performing music by French composer Francis Poulenc.

Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders

Sunday, August 7, 2011
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Inspired by folk dances from around the world, Jayme Stone’s Room of Wonders includes music from Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy and North America. See him perform it live!

Reed Blowout in the Music Garden

Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:00pm

Two reed virtuosi – clarinetist Kornel Wolak and accordionist Joseph Macerollo – team up for an entertaining, sometimes dramatic, musical reunion of these two distant relatives of the reed family.

Exploring What's Classical: A Dynamic Conversation Between Festival Artists

Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Moderator Andrew Burashko leads a discussion with artists performing at the festival.

Strolling Musicians

Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Classical, jazz and world musicians are put to the task of creating their own version of Leonard Cohen songs.

Time For Three

Sunday, August 7, 2011
5:00pm – 6:30pm

The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 9, 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

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

FILM / Wilhelm Sasnal

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
7:00pm

Screening of Wilhelm Sasnal's work, including his 35mm feature film Swineherd preceded by a selection of his short Super-8 films.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Thursday, August 11, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Urbanesque Dance presents a Modern Spin on Burlesque

Thursday, August 11, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Bare your souls on the dance floor with this modern take on the classical style of burlesque.

Da Kink in my Hair

Thursday, August 11, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, August 12, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

(Not) Just Desserts Market

Friday, August 12, 2011
6:00pm –11:00pm

The (Not) Just Desserts Market is the place for Harbourfront Centre visitors to purchase an eclectic variety of Pan-Asian culinary offerings from sweets to sauces to cook books and more!

CONTEST: Cooking Dinner with Chef Jonathan Cheung

Friday, August 12, 2011
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Three lucky families will get to cook dinner with Chef Jonathan Cheung!

The Artful Knife of Teppanyaki with Chef Michael Tan from The Fairmont Royal York's Benihana Japanese Steakhouse

Friday, August 12, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

A fast-paced performance of chopping and juggling creates an exciting teppanyaki-style experience.

Da Kink in my Hair

Friday, August 12, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Singapore Shiok: Rice Rhapsody

Friday, August 12, 2011
9:00pm –11:00pm

An outdoor screening of this multi-award winning dramatic comedy.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Saturday, August 13, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

(Not) Just Desserts Market

Saturday, August 13, 2011
12:00pm –11:00pm

The (Not) Just Desserts Market is the place for Harbourfront Centre visitors to purchase an eclectic variety of Pan-Asian culinary offerings from sweets to sauces to cook books and more!

Tasty Little Journeys

Saturday, August 13, 2011
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Bring the whole family down and embark on many Tasty Little Journeys!

Cooking Demo with Chef Manh Nguyen of Supermarket

Saturday, August 13, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Once named one of the "Top 10 New Chefs" in Toronto, Chef Manh Nguyen's food demo is not to be missed!

Tasting Table

Saturday, August 13, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Come taste Asian and South Asian produce that is both fresh and locally-grown!

Longo's Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals

Saturday, August 13, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Skill and creativity combine as chefs from Toronto’s hot spots of contemporary Asian cuisine compete.

Da Kink in my Hair

Saturday, August 13, 2011
2:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Singapore Shiok: Hainanese Chicken Rice

Saturday, August 13, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Chef Amy Lam from Gourmet Garden Malaysian and Singaporean Cuisine demonstrates how to make this humble yet exquisite dish, featured in the film Rice Rhapsody.

Pan Asian Sweets

Saturday, August 13, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your curiosity as local Asian dessert purveyors prepare delicious sweets before your very own eyes. Enjoy a taste!

Mi Young Kim Dance Company

Saturday, August 13, 2011
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Enjoy a mesmerizing performance of Korean dance by Mi Young Kim Dance Company.

Longo's Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals

Saturday, August 13, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Skill and creativity combine as chefs from Toronto’s hot spots of contemporary Asian cuisine compete.

Kollaboration 2011 Showcase

Saturday, August 13, 2011
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Kollaboration presents a showcase of some of their top finalists from 2011. Enjoy performances by Ally & Kevin, Aron John, Pat Simeon, and I Rock With The One.

Cooking Demo: Korean Cuisine with John Lee

Saturday, August 13, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

An exploration of Korean Cuisine through local ingredients and flavours with Chef John Lee. In partnership with Slow Food Toronto.

Yakudo

Saturday, August 13, 2011
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Yakudo has been thrilling people worldwide for over 15 years, with their dynamic and energetic performances combining the spiritual sound of the Taiko (Japanese drums), with martial arts-like choreography and contemporary music.

A Photographer and Filmmaker's View of the Chinese Restaurant

Saturday, August 13, 2011
6:30pm – 7:00pm

Photographer Morris Lum presents a lecture based around a series of photographs of Chinese restaurants.

Da Kink in my Hair

Saturday, August 13, 2011
7:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Tutored Tasting: Exploring Asian Produce

Saturday, August 13, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Andrew Chase guides you through the incredibly diverse—and delicious!—world of Asian produce.

The Wickalows

Saturday, August 13, 2011
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Witness the pop-electronic wizardry of The Wickalows!

Cooking Demo: Chef Matthew Kimura of CBC's Best Recipes Ever

Saturday, August 13, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy a taste of Japanese cuisine with Chef Matthew Kimura from CBC's Best Recipes Ever!

Performance: Chai Found Music Workshop

Saturday, August 13, 2011
8:30pm –10:30pm

Enjoy a special performance of Silk and Bamboo by Chai Found Music Workshop, one of the foremost sizhu (Chinese chamber music) ensembles in the world. Direct from Taiwan.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Sunday, August 14, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

(Not) Just Desserts Market

Sunday, August 14, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

The (Not) Just Desserts Market is the place for Harbourfront Centre visitors to purchase an eclectic variety of Pan-Asian culinary offerings from sweets to sauces to cook books and more!

Tasty Little Journeys

Sunday, August 14, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the whole family down and embark on many Tasty Little Journeys!

Tasting Table

Sunday, August 14, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Come taste Asian and South Asian produce that is both fresh and locally-grown!

Cooking Demo: Chef Howard Chew of Restoran Malaysia

Sunday, August 14, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Experience authentic Malaysian cuisine with Chef Howard Chew of Restoran Malaysia!

Da Kink in my Hair

Sunday, August 14, 2011
2:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Longos Iron Chef Competition: Finals

Sunday, August 14, 2011
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Who will walk away as the Longos Iron Chef champ?

Music Demo: Chai Found Music Workshop

Sunday, August 14, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Experience the magical sounds of nature with Chai Found Music Workshop and their traditional Chinese instruments. Direct from Taiwan.

Cooking Demo: Chef Rene Arcueno of Casa Manila

Sunday, August 14, 2011
3:15pm – 4:15pm

Witness the culinary interplay of many cultures in a demonstration of Filipino cuisine courtesy of Chef Rene Arcueno of Casa Manila.

Music from the Back Row

Sunday, August 14, 2011
4:00pm

The four outstanding brass players in Quartico step forward to perform great music written for low brass quartet.

Pan Asian Sweets

Sunday, August 14, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your curiosity as local Asian dessert purveyors prepare delicious sweets before your very own eyes. Enjoy a taste!

Emm Gryner

Sunday, August 14, 2011
4:00pm – 5:30pm

In a career spanning over a decade and a half, Emm Gryner has amazed fans and critics alike with her daring forays into various genres and collaborations and for calling her own shots.

Cooking Demo: Korean BBQ Tacos with Chefs Sang Kim and Jose Hadad

Sunday, August 14, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Invented in Los Angeles, enjoyed in Toronto!

Kollaboration 2011 Showcase

Sunday, August 14, 2011
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Kollaboration presents a showcase of some of their top finalists from 2011. Enjoy performances by Ally & Kevin, Aron John, Pat Simeon, and I Rock With The One.

Da Kink in my Hair

Sunday, August 14, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Da Kink in my Hair

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Da Kink in my Hair

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Thursday, August 18, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

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

Mountain High, River Flow...(without end)

Thursday, August 18, 2011
7:00pm

Vancouver’s Juno-nominated Orchid Ensemble performs a repertoire inspired by mountains and rivers.

DIYAS Arts & Entertainment presents Bollywood Dance

Thursday, August 18, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Are you ready for a new wave of modern Bollywood dance?

Da Kink in my Hair

Thursday, August 18, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Summer 2011 Visual Arts Exhibitions

Friday, August 19, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

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

MMMovies!

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:00pm – 9:30pm

What better way to enjoy films than to watch them again in the company of the stars who are featured in them! MMMovies! provides a retrospective look at the works of Abhay Deol.

Radha Academy of Carnatic Violins

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Subhadra Vijaykumar will demonstrate the intricacies and beauty of carnatic violin.

Da Kink in my Hair

Friday, August 19, 2011
8:00pm

Five years ago, Da Kink in my Hair took Toronto by storm – it broke box office records, charmed critics and wowed audiences! Now it's finally back.

Waheed Soroor and Kice aka Kastro

Friday, August 19, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Afghan-Canadian singer, songwriter, composer and producer Waheed Soroor (pictured) is loved by Central Asian fans all over the world. Kice aka Kastro is the first Canadian/Afghan pop artist to hit the music scene with his unique sound and style. See them both on our WestJet Stage!

Radha Academy of Carnatic Violins

Friday, August 19, 2011
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Subhadra Vijaykumar will demonstrate the intricacies and beauty of carnatic violin.

Bhanging by the Lake

Friday, August 19, 2011
9:30pm –11:00pm