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What’s On Calendar
August 6–12, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, August 6, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Play Ludi by the Water

Monday, August 6, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Play the original Ludi game with family and friends in the breezy shade by the water on our custom-made game boards.

Joy Lapps Project

Monday, August 6, 2012
1:00pm

Joy Lapps, the "Princess of Pan," brings her tenor pan and diverse performance range to Island Soul.

Caribbean Faces

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:00pm

Have fun with the best face painting based on Caribbean children stories by master face painter Christopher Pinheiro.

Reggaerobics Workshop with Tamla Matthews

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Tamla Matthews leads an aerobics class that uses only reggae/dancehall and calypso/soca music to fuel stretching, cardio and toning.

Moko Jumbie: The Dancing Spirits of Trinidad (For Kids!)

Monday, August 6, 2012
3:00pm – 6:00pm

An introductory workshop for kids on the traditions of Moko Jumbie (stilt-dancing spirit of the forest) and all of its transitions from Africa to the Caribbean and Canada.

Caribbean Folk Performers

Monday, August 6, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Incorporating diverse styles, cultures and costumes, Caribbean Folk Performers will regale you with bold colours, breathtaking moves, uplifting drumming and engaging storytelling!

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Monday, August 6, 2012
5:00pm

Performing steel pan music at it’s best for the past 25 years!

Calypso Stars

Monday, August 6, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

The Calypso Stars showcase is a two-and-a-half hour Caribbean music concert featuring popular calypso singers performing original songs from the annual Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS). Top Canadian soca artists and special guests round out the event.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Thursday, August 9, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Dancing on the Pier: Afro Caribbean, Zouk and Cumbia

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Cancelled - Arcadian Visions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm

Montreal violist Pemi Paull performs visionary music from the 17th century to today, by Heinrich Biber, Michael Oesterle, Katia Tiutiunnik, Georges Enescu and Gustav Mahler. Thanks to Vivian and David Campbell.

In My Own Eyes: Photostories by Aboriginal Youth

Friday, August 10, 2012
5:00am –11:30pm

Aboriginal youth share their stories with people across Ontario in the photographic exhibition In My Own Eyes (July 1 - September 30, 2012).

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Not Forgetting

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Café with Eddy Robinson

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

An intimate and interactive evening featuring stories and songs. Hosted by Eddy Robinson.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Tulali

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Experience the breathtaking harmony and vocal fierceness of Tulali, part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Dallas Arcand

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dallas Arcand, a high energy Aboriginal Entertainer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, performs.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Jennifer Kreisberg

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jennifer Kreisberg of the renowned native women's acapella trio Ulali performs.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Hanggai

Friday, August 10, 2012
8:30pm – 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

Celebrating the Crossroads - Opening Night Spectacle

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Join us for the exciting opening night for Planet IndigenUS incorporating diverse and contemporary Indigenous performers from around the globe.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Plex

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Award-winning Hip Hop artist and producer Plex performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring George Leach

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Sta’atl’imx singer-songwriter George Leach performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

In My Own Eyes: Photostories by Aboriginal Youth

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00am –11:30pm

Aboriginal youth share their stories with people across Ontario in the photographic exhibition In My Own Eyes (July 1 - September 30, 2012).

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Not Forgetting

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Jewellery - Band Ring

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:30am – 5:30pm

No experience required! In this one-day class, students will learn how to make a sterling silver ring from a sheet of metal.

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Elder's Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm – 9:00pm

Take a relaxing break and rest your feet for a while in our Elder's Tent, an area for elders and their family to recharge their spirits and promote community relationships.

Rain Plan - CerAmony

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

A performance by the musical ambassadors of the Cree people of James Bay.

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

This We Know... Students of the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD Artists' Talk

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join the students in the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD as they talk about their work and the exhibition This We Know....

Rain Plan - Joe Harawira

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller, expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - New Credit Showcase

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Artists from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation dazzle with an array of talent from their community.

Matthew Andrae

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Formidable guitarist Matthew Andrae performs.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Jani Lauzon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Jani Lauzon performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

A Tribe Called Red - Video & Music Mixing Workshop

Saturday, August 11, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

A Tribe Called Red engages the audience in a video and music workshop discussing their craft.

Pacific Curls

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

With their "world"-ribbed sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs, New Zealand's Pacific Curls make music that is both worldly and enthralling.

Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring David West

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Ecuadorian multi-string and vocal prodigy Dave West performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Write Your Own Story - Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Learn how to write your own story through songwriting, hip hop and poetry through inspiring, creative exploration.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Goombine

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm – 5:30pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs on the Outdoor Stage at Woodland Cultural Centre.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Rebecca Miller

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm – 5:45pm

Six Nations country music singer Rebecca Miller performs.

Beading Workshop - Naomi Smith

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Create your own beaded ankle or wrist bracelet using a basic stringing technique and traditional materials.

Black Indians

Saturday, August 11, 2012
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Black Indians is a film directed by Chip Richie, exploring the histories of Native Americans and African-Americans as parallel tracks of tragedy.

Rain Plan - Joe Harawira

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Harawira is a storyteller, expert in tikanga (protocols) and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Six Nations Women Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Haudenosaunee vocal ensemble Six Nations Women Singers perform live.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Donna's Boy

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:00pm – 6:45pm

Donna's Boy, an exciting new country band fronted by award-winning Mi'k Ma'q Actor Glen Gould, performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Emerging MC’s featuring DJ Robinson and Q-Rock

Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:30pm – 8:00pm

DJ Robinson and Q-Rock will keep the beats tight and the audience energized with their hooks and rhymes.

Music Workshop: Focus on Blues

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Featuring Jani Lauzon and Dave West, this workshop will explore the Blues influence in each artist's music.

Part of Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Eagle Flight Singers

Saturday, August 11, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

This London, Ontario-based pow wow drumming group brings forth the essential sound of the drum and what it means to First Nations people as the heartbeat of a nation.

Kinnie Starr

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Kinnie Starr will be co-headlining along with Digging Roots in an evening of Indigenous beats, blues and rhythms.

Power of the Voice, Heart of the Drum - Hanggai

Saturday, August 11, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

Wabs Whitebird

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Rap artist Wabs Whitebird performs.

Cancelled - Planet IndigenUS Music Videos

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:00pm –10:30pm

Featuring various music videos from many of the musical artists performing at Planet IndigenUS.

Digging Roots

Saturday, August 11, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Digging Roots will be co-headlining with Kinnie Starr in an evening of Indigenous beats, blues and rhythms!

A Tribe Called Red In Concert

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

Fresh off of their national tour and the release of their self-titled debut album, DJ Bear Witness, DJ NDN and DJ Shub bring their infectious mix of traditional drums, Jamaican dub and urban beats back to Toronto.

In My Own Eyes: Photostories by Aboriginal Youth

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00am –11:30pm

Aboriginal youth share their stories with people across Ontario in the photographic exhibition In My Own Eyes (July 1 - September 30, 2012).

Teiotiokwaonháston / Deyodyogwaǫháhs:dǫh (Encircles Everything)

Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00am – 5:00pm

Elizabeth Doxtater's solo work is a breathtaking homage made from corn husks.

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Not Forgetting

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 12, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Sunday, August 12, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Tools for Conviviality

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake

Sunday, August 12, 2012
12:34pm

Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal.

Miss Lou's Room - Rene Meshake

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Sometimes traditions, stories and languages get renewed within a generation. Rene Meshake exemplifies this renewal.

Workshop: Longbow Guitars - Design Your Own Guitar

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ related to designing and constructing your own musical creations.

Tattoo Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Explore the mystery of tattooing, learn what the symbols mean and how we can honour our own beliefs and lives using this ancient art form.

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Elder's Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Take a relaxing break and rest your feet for a while in our Elder's Tent, an area for elders and their family to recharge their spirits and promote community relationships.

Family Fun Tent

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The Family Fun Tent is a space where families can create art and learn more about First Nations culture.

SUNDAY SCENE / Emelie Chhangur

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm

Emelie Chhangur is an artist, curator and writer based in Toronto, where she is Assistant Director / Curator of the Art Gallery of York University. She will respond to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

Storytelling in the Wiijiiniijii* Lodge

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Join us for poetry and storytelling featuring Marcie Riel, Eva Rose, and Josh Peltier.

IndigenUS Short Films Series

Sunday, August 12, 2012
2:30pm – 4:00pm

A trio of short films explore the Inuit experience.

OKA

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 4:30pm

OKA bring a "worldview" to their musical landscape as they explore and embrace new technologies in the creation of their sound.

POWER KIDS / Geoffrey Farmer's Figure

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

This FREE workshop offers kids a chance to activate artist Geoffrey Farmer's new interactive installation for Tools for Conviviality by adding to and transforming a sculptural figure over the course of the exhibition.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Goombine

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Multi-talented artist Goombine performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Miss Lou's Room - Lise Menard

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Using facial expressions and body language, Lise Menard tells stories not only about traditional legends also about events that really happened.

Hanggai Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for an engaging music workshop with China's Hanggai, a Mongolian folk/punk ensemble.

Maori Day - Joe Harawira

Sunday, August 12, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Born and bred in Whakatane in the north island of New Zealand, Joe Harawira is a storyteller and expert in tikanga (protocols), and is a passionate teacher and performer of kapahaka (performing arts).

Among Friends

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm

The Cecilia String Quartet performs music by the young Beethoven, and teams up with clarinetist Peter Stoll to perform Mozart’s sublime Clarinet Quintet and three preludes by George Gershwin. Thanks to Eli & Phil Taylor.

WiijiiNiijii Lodge* featuring Sean Conway

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Curve Lake First Nation singer-songwriter Sean Conway performs in the WiijiiNiijii Lodge.

Curatorial Panel

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Curators, artists, and festival directors explore cultural arts and expression within a thematic context addressing questions surrounding concept, audience, research, production, and space.

Storytelling

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Join us for storytelling!

Brock Stonefish

Sunday, August 12, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Blues artist Brock Stonefish performs.

Maori Day - Pacific Curls

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

New Zealand's Pacific Curls perform music that is both worldly and enthralling.

Didge 101

Sunday, August 12, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

How do you make that sound? Learn the varying complexity of the didgeridoo.

Maori Day - Pacific Curls Workshop

Sunday, August 12, 2012
6:30pm – 7:30pm

A musical workshop featuring New Zealand's Pacific Curls.

Maori Day - Whale Rider and Boy

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Bring your lawn chair and blankets, sprawl out on the grass and join us for a night of movie magic with double feature of two award-winning films.

One World, One Sky

Sunday, August 12, 2012
7:30pm –10:00pm

Join the Summer Star Party for activities on the cosmos, night sky observing, and the Perseid Meteor Shower!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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