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July 19–21, 2013

Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Friday, July 19, 2013
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Power Plant is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert, questioning the limits of his body, of the media he uses, of our understanding of exhibitions, and the various disciplines his work encompasses. Curated by Julia Paoli.

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Friday, July 19, 2013
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Power Plant is proud to present a group exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, installation, video and works on paper from the 1960s to the present by over fifty artists and writers exploring the artistic possibilities of language.

The Third Space

Friday, July 19, 2013
12:00pm – 8:00pm

The Third Space is a group exhibition focused on work that navigates the terrains of cultural transience. Canadian premiere!

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Seven new exhibitions, all of which explore the idea of "terrain" through an artistic lens. Our exhibitions run site-wide, indoors and out, giving you an up-close and personal perspective.

World Café

Friday, July 19, 2013
6:00pm –12:00am

The best cuisine from around the world, offering unique and fun dining experiences!

Rana Mansour and Karmandaan

Friday, July 19, 2013
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Rana Mansour and Erwin Khachikian proudly present their artistic collaboration at this year's Tirgan Festival. Rana and Erwin will perform their original songs backed by the band Karmandan, Khachikian’s theatrical innovation. Canadian premiere!

Love Stories of the Shahnameh

Friday, July 19, 2013
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Love Stories of the Shahnameh is based on epic poems from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (“Book of Kings” – Iranian National Epic), one of the masterpieces of Persian literature, retelling the tales of “Shirin & Khosrow,” “Bahram & Arezoo” and “Sohrab & Gordafarid.”

Sepideh Raissadat and Magham Ensemble

Friday, July 19, 2013
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Magham is a musical term; considered to have two different meanings in the eastern world: “Song” and “Mode”. To create their repertoire Sepideh and the Magham Ensemble have concentrated on the latter concept, musical modes of Iranian regional music, rather than the songs.

Maneli Jamal

Friday, July 19, 2013
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Maneli Jamal is a guitar virtuoso who combines his nomadic life stories into musical movements while trying to make his solo guitar sound like multiple instruments.

Ajam

Friday, July 19, 2013
9:30pm –10:30pm

Ajam's live performance will encapsulate a variety of performance styles inspired by music and rituals that are rooted in Iran. Canadian premiere! Claire Martin, award winning senior meteorologist for CBC News Toronto and The National, will host.

Saye Sky

Friday, July 19, 2013
10:30pm –11:00pm

Saye Sky is an Iranian rap artist and LGBTQ rights activist.

Neemeha

Friday, July 19, 2013
11:00pm –11:45pm

Neemeha will perform a collection of energetic and exotic pop songs.

DJ Taba - Radio Javan

Friday, July 19, 2013
11:45pm – 2:00am

Radio Javan will host two nights of high-energy dance events with one of its most popular DJs, DJ Taba.

Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Saturday, July 20, 2013
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Power Plant is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert, questioning the limits of his body, of the media he uses, of our understanding of exhibitions, and the various disciplines his work encompasses. Curated by Julia Paoli.

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Saturday, July 20, 2013
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Power Plant is proud to present a group exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, installation, video and works on paper from the 1960s to the present by over fifty artists and writers exploring the artistic possibilities of language.

Traditional Tea House

Saturday, July 20, 2013
12:00pm –10:00pm

Step into our exotic Persian traditional teahouse and be transported all the way to Iran!

World Café

Saturday, July 20, 2013
12:00pm –12:00am

The best cuisine from around the world, offering unique and fun dining experiences!

The Third Space

Saturday, July 20, 2013
12:00pm – 8:00pm

The Third Space is a group exhibition focused on work that navigates the terrains of cultural transience. Canadian premiere!

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Seven new exhibitions, all of which explore the idea of "terrain" through an artistic lens. Our exhibitions run site-wide, indoors and out, giving you an up-close and personal perspective.

Mayn Zard Dance Group

Saturday, July 20, 2013
12:30pm – 1:00pm

A must-see performance by the renowned Mayn Zard Dance Group!

Persian Cooking Demonstration with Najmieh Batmanglij

Saturday, July 20, 2013
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn how to make classic, seasonal Persian dishes from Najmieh Batmanglij, the guru of Persian cooking.

Vancouver Pars National Ballet

Saturday, July 20, 2013
3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Vancouver Pars National Ballet will present a variety of folk and traditional Iranian dances.

Love Stories of the Shahnameh

Saturday, July 20, 2013
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Love Stories of the Shahnameh is based on epic poems from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (“Book of Kings” – Iranian National Epic), one of the masterpieces of Persian literature, retelling the tales of “Shirin & Khosrow,” “Bahram & Arezoo” and “Sohrab & Gordafarid.”

Shahnameh - The Epic of the Persian Kings

Saturday, July 20, 2013
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Hamid Rahmanian (illustrator, designer) takes the audience, via Power Point presentation, to the journey of making the illustrations of the new edition Shahnameh. Canadian premiere!

Persian drum workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashayee

Saturday, July 20, 2013
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents two highly educational and entertaining daf (Persian drum) workshops at a beginner level to music enthusiasts of all ages!

Hamed Nikpay and Ensemble

Saturday, July 20, 2013
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Hamed Nikpay's performance will include highlights from all of his body of work reflected in his albums as well as impromptu improvisation with some of the members of the ensemble.

Conference of the Birds

Saturday, July 20, 2013
5:30pm – 6:30pm

A workshop presentation of The Conference of the Birds based on a 12th-century Sufi poem by Farid ud-Din Attar.

Rana Mansour and Karmandaan

Saturday, July 20, 2013
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Rana Mansour and Erwin Khachikian proudly present their artistic collaboration at this year's Tirgan Festival. Rana and Erwin will perform their original songs backed by the band Karmandan, Khachikian’s theatrical innovation. Canadian premiere!

Huri: Flamenco Dance & Music

Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Huri brings to the stage the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms – flamenco. Choreographed and directed by Delara Tiv, an Iranian flamenco dancer based in Madrid. World premiere!

Sepideh Raissadat and Magham Ensemble

Saturday, July 20, 2013
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Magham is a musical term; considered to have two different meanings in the eastern world: “Song” and “Mode”. To create their repertoire Sepideh and the Magham Ensemble have concentrated on the latter concept, musical modes of Iranian regional music, rather than the songs.

Maneli Jamal

Saturday, July 20, 2013
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Maneli Jamal is a guitar virtuoso who combines his nomadic life stories into musical movements while trying to make his solo guitar sound like multiple instruments.

Ajam

Saturday, July 20, 2013
9:30pm –10:30pm

Ajam's live performance will encapsulate a variety of performance styles inspired by music and rituals that are rooted in Iran. Canadian premiere! Claire Martin, award winning senior meteorologist for CBC News Toronto and The National, will host.

Saye Sky

Saturday, July 20, 2013
10:30pm –11:00pm

Saye Sky is an Iranian rap artist and LGBTQ rights activist.

Neemeha

Saturday, July 20, 2013
11:00pm –11:45pm

Neemeha will perform a collection of energetic and exotic pop songs.

DJ Taba - Radio Javan

Saturday, July 20, 2013
11:45pm – 2:00am

Radio Javan will host two nights of high-energy dance events with one of its most popular DJs, DJ Taba.

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Sunday, July 21, 2013
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant is proud to present a group exhibition featuring paintings, sculpture, installation, video and works on paper from the 1960s to the present by over fifty artists and writers exploring the artistic possibilities of language.

Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Sunday, July 21, 2013
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Brussels-based artist Jimmy Robert, questioning the limits of his body, of the media he uses, of our understanding of exhibitions, and the various disciplines his work encompasses. Curated by Julia Paoli.

World Café

Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:00pm – 8:00pm

The best cuisine from around the world, offering unique and fun dining experiences!

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Seven new exhibitions, all of which explore the idea of "terrain" through an artistic lens. Our exhibitions run site-wide, indoors and out, giving you an up-close and personal perspective.

Traditional Tea House

Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Step into our exotic Persian traditional teahouse and be transported all the way to Iran!

The Third Space

Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Third Space is a group exhibition focused on work that navigates the terrains of cultural transience. Canadian premiere!

Persian drum workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashayee

Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents two highly educational and entertaining daf (Persian drum) workshops at a beginner level to music enthusiasts of all ages!

Persian Cooking Demonstration with Najmieh Batmanglij

Sunday, July 21, 2013
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Learn how to make classic, seasonal Persian dishes from Najmieh Batmanglij, the guru of Persian cooking.

Conference of the Birds

Sunday, July 21, 2013
1:00pm – 2:00pm

A workshop presentation of The Conference of the Birds based on a 12th-century Sufi poem by Farid ud-Din Attar.

Vancouver Pars National Ballet

Sunday, July 21, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm

The Vancouver Pars National Ballet will present a variety of folk and traditional Iranian dances.

Huri: Flamenco Dance & Music

Sunday, July 21, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Huri brings to the stage the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world’s most complex and mysterious art forms – flamenco. Choreographed and directed by Delara Tiv, an Iranian flamenco dancer based in Madrid. World premiere!

Eastern Arts of Visualizing Persian Music Through Patterned Movement

Sunday, July 21, 2013
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Katherine St. John will discuss the system developed by Eastern Arts of visualizing Persian music through patterned movement by ballet experts. Canadian premiere!

Iranian National Choir

Sunday, July 21, 2013
3:00pm – 3:30pm

A thrilling performance by the Iranian National Choir!

Shahnameh - The Epic of the Persian Kings

Sunday, July 21, 2013
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Hamid Rahmanian (illustrator, designer) takes the audience, via Power Point presentation, to the journey of making the illustrations of the new edition Shahnameh. Canadian premiere!

Hamed Nikpay and Ensemble

Sunday, July 21, 2013
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Hamed Nikpay's performance will include highlights from all of his body of work reflected in his albums as well as impromptu improvisation with some of the members of the ensemble.

Send Me a Rose

Sunday, July 21, 2013
4:00pm

The Lute Legends Ensemble brings together three ancient plucked string instruments in music from China, the Middle East and Europe, along with the world premiere of Andrew Donaldson's Parable. Lucas Harris (lute), Wen Zhao (pipa) and Bassam Bishara (oud).

Iranian Independent Music with Mohsen Namjoo

Sunday, July 21, 2013
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Hailed as “the Bob Dylan of Iran” by The New York Times, Mohsen Namjoo is a visionary artist who speaks for and touches the souls of today’s youth. Canadian premiere!

Sarv Ensemble

Sunday, July 21, 2013
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Sarv Ensemble will present a program of music from all corners of Iran on traditional instruments including kamanche, tar, robab, gheichak, santour, and more. In addition, they will also perform soulful Armenian melodies sung by vocalist Mona Manoochehri.

Love Stories of the Shahnameh

Sunday, July 21, 2013
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Love Stories of the Shahnameh is based on epic poems from Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (“Book of Kings” – Iranian National Epic), one of the masterpieces of Persian literature, retelling the tales of “Shirin & Khosrow,” “Bahram & Arezoo” and “Sohrab & Gordafarid.”

Emerging Artists from Googoosh Music Academy: Neda Seyedi and Amir Hossein Karimi

Sunday, July 21, 2013
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Catch performances by two emerging artists from the hit Iranian TV show Googoosh Music Academy.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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