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What’s On Calendar
July 13–15, 2018


Harbourfront Centre is disappointed to announce that serious infrastructure issues have forced the closure of its iconic outdoor waterfront rink this winter.

We are also deeply disappointed that we must cancel our 2020–21 skating season, including our Learn to Skate program, as we were all looking forward to getting outside and skating on one of the most beautiful rinks in the city. Learn more here.

Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

John Waters Movie Marathon: Cecil B. DeMented

Friday, July 13, 2018

An insane filmmaker of guerilla-production proportions kidnaps a Hollywood star and turns her into a cult movie heroine.

He Hated Pigeons with Jane Siberry

Friday, July 13, 2018

Hosted by Jane Siberry and accompanied by musicians from the CFC Slaight Music Residency, He Hated Pigeons is a simple love letter to Chile that follows a young Santiago man as he embarks on a solo trip after the death of his boyfriend.

Double Bill: The Room and The Disaster Artist

Friday, July 13, 2018
8:30pm –12:15am

This is your chance to be able to say you've seen the absolute worst movie in cinematic history. Bring your own spoon! Licensed event 19+.

John Waters Movie Marathon: Desperate Living

Friday, July 13, 2018

A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, they escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.

John Waters Movie Marathon: A Dirty Shame

Friday, July 13, 2018

This trip through the salacious subconscious of our society demonstrates that everyone is a potential pervert.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Saturday, July 14, 2018

This children’s classic was such a failure on its cinematic release, Paramount actually let the film rights expire.

John Waters Movie Marathon: Pecker

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A young Baltimore photographer (Edward Furlong) finds fame and snobbery, after being dragged into the New York art scene.

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

Saturday, July 14, 2018
3:00pm – 8:00pm

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Although this film has made millions of dollars, it started off as a giant box-office flop.

John Waters Movie Marathon: Cry-Baby

Saturday, July 14, 2018

In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold (Johnny Depp) wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

John Waters Triple-D: Female Trouble / Polyester / Pink Flamingos

Saturday, July 14, 2018
6:30pm –12:10am

The quintessential Waters experience sees the infamous Divine in three back-to-back-to-back trash classics.

John Waters Movie Marathon: Hairspray

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ricki Lake delivers a star-making turn as Tracy Turnblad, whose determination to win a regular slot on a twee Baltimore dance TV show sees her become an unwitting figurehead for the local civil rights movement.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

An intelligent teen teams up with a sociopath to kill the cruel, cool kids in this classic 80s black comedy.

Mama Mihirangi and the Mareikura

Saturday, July 14, 2018

New Zealand live loop artist Māmā Mihi reclaims her roots, celebrating female power through culture, music and dance.

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

Sunday, July 15, 2018
2:00pm – 6:00pm

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

Interactive Haka and Mau Rakau Workshop with Mama Mihirangi and the Mareikura

Sunday, July 15, 2018

New Zealalnd’s Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura share the fundamentals of traditional Maori dancing.

John Waters Movie Marathon: Serial Mom

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Settle in for a near-perfect, pitch-black send-up of celebrity culture and social conservatism from John Waters.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

The cult classic that almost never was. The film did not break even at the box office but Gilliam was finally able to release his director’s cut on home video and the Criterion Collection has released it five times on multiple formats since 1996.

The Breadwinner featuring Live Music by Qais Essar

Sunday, July 15, 2018

An intricately woven sonic tapestry of Afghan music performed by Qais Essar introduces a screening of The Breadwinner.

Dazed and Confused

Sunday, July 15, 2018

“All right, all right, all right.” Discover Richard Linklater’s characters and their last day of high school shenanigans – all set to a killer soundtrack.

Donnie Darko

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The film that helped launch Jake Gyllenhaal’s career was a huge flop when it came out in theatres, but has become a sleeper cult hit.

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