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February 2012

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

Open Daily
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Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

Making Musical Instruments

Saturday, February 4, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Hey kids! Come on down to the craft zone where you can make your very own musical instruments.

A Celebration of Afro-Diasporic Tradition Through Storytelling

Saturday, February 4, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of tales that celebrates the African Diaspora. Featuring Itah Sadu and special guests Sandra Whiting and Sojourner San Vicente.

Fashion Blackout

Saturday, February 4, 2012
2:00pm

A film, discussion and symposium that shines a spotlight on black and diverse designers, models, and taste-makers in the fashion industry. Strut your stuff in TV personality and supermodel Stacey McKenzie’s “Walk this Way” workshop! With journalist Sarah Nicole Prickett, Montreal’s Miss Sly and Norwayne Anderson. Moderated by CBC Television personality Anne-Marie Mediwake.

Lua Shayenne: Afro-Roots Dance Workshop and Performance

Saturday, February 4, 2012
3:00pm

Instructor Lua Shayenne presents traditional African and Afro-contemporary dance works that explore current subject matters with the aim to be a vehicle for spiritual and social progress.

Oware: The World's Oldest African Board Game

Saturday, February 4, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Learn to play the hugely popular traditional African board game Oware.

Canada vs. USA Comedy Clash

Saturday, February 4, 2012
7:00pm

Comics from both countries square off in a serious battle of humour. Featuring Jay Martin, Sheldon Johnson, Trixx and Zack Johnson!

A Celebration of Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence Through Reggae with Clive Chin

Saturday, February 4, 2012
8:00pm – 9:30pm

To commemorate Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence, Clive Chin presents an exclusive DJ workshop on the history of Jamaican music as seen through his eyes. Moderated by CBC Radio 1 personality Garvia Bailey.

The Known (Un)Known with Tika Simone

Saturday, February 4, 2012
9:30pm

One of Toronto’s most buzz-worthy, all-ages artist events showcasing the urban music stars of tomorrow. Featuring Rochelle Jordan, Shi Wisdom, 88 Days of Fortune's KJ, Spek Won, and Abstract Random.

Making Musical Instruments

Sunday, February 5, 2012
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Hey kids! Come on down to the craft zone where you can make your very own musical instruments.

Rhythms of Guinea

Sunday, February 5, 2012
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn drum-playing techniques with Alpha Rhythm Roots.

SUNDAY SCENE / Anastasia Hare & Julia Paoli

Sunday, February 5, 2012
2:00pm

Anastasia Hare & Julia Paoli are Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant.

A Celebration of Afro-Diasporic Tradition Through Storytelling

Sunday, February 5, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of tales that celebrates the African Diaspora. Featuring Itah Sadu and special guests Sandra Whiting and Sojourner San Vicente.

Identify and Address

Sunday, February 5, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

An engaging panel, in partnership with the Congress of Black Women of Canada, discussing issues that black women face.

P.E.A.C.E. Youth Workshop and Performance featuring Testament

Sunday, February 5, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

A youth workshop and hip hop performance that centres on hip hop's healing properties and its capacity to connect with youth and people worldwide.

Oware: The World's Oldest African Board Game

Sunday, February 5, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Learn to play the hugely popular traditional African board game Oware.

Intact Insurance Day on Skates

Saturday, February 11, 2012
11:00am – 4:00pm

Learn more about speed skating and meet the sport's Olympic medalists at the Intact Insurance Day on Skates!

Reggae Revolution

Saturday, February 11, 2012
8:00pm

DJ Patrick Roots and his crew fuse the familiar sounds of reggae with cool city nights for some hot culture in the dead of winter. Lace up and stay warm!

Intact Insurance Day on Skates

Sunday, February 12, 2012
11:00am – 4:00pm

Learn more about speed skating and meet the sport's Olympic medalists at the Intact Insurance Day on Skates!

SUNDAY SCENE / David Balzer

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00pm

David Balzer is a Toronto-based author, editor and teacher. His writing on art and film has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Believer, Artforum.com, and Border Crossings.

Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows - Everything Under the Moon

Saturday, February 18, 2012
7:00pm

World premiere. A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. Presented in association with The Power Plant.

LIVE / Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows: Everything Under the Moon

Saturday, February 18, 2012
7:00pm

Everything Under the Moon is the old-time shadow play re-imagined; a fantastical work of theatre for all ages told through projected image and narrative song.

Ladies' Night

Saturday, February 18, 2012
8:00pm

Hey ladies! Get those skates ready! DJ MelBoogie & JJ Rock play the perfect mix of hip hop, R&B, and classic rollerskating jams fused with dancehall, reggae and soca!

Skateboard-Making demos with Oasis Skateboard Factory

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Now you can find out, as students from Oasis Alternative Secondary School create a brand new skateboard from scratch, right before your eyes.

LEGO® Fun!

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ice sculptors create beautiful art using only a block of ice. What can you create using only blocks of LEGO®?

Ice Cave Aurora Borealis

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Experience the Northern Lights without having to freeze your toes!

Design with the Drop

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Come inside, warm up and learn about the province's newest recycling programme, Orange Drop!

Junkestra - A Celebration of Sustainable Music and Architecture

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

This amazing sound sculpture is a visual delight and can be played to create a series of wondrous musical sounds!

The Natrel® Rink

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Come down for a skate on the city's winter gem by the lake!

Ryan Gladstone: The Natrel® Rink Host

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Funnyman Ryan Gladstone is back as our resident “Ice Host” on The Natrel® Rink.

Winter Collage Buttons with Becky Johnson

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join crafty artist Becky Johnson who will help you to make your own wintry button using collage and adding your own artwork.

Arts for Children and Youth

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Arts for Children and Youth partner with HarbourKIDS for the second year in a row and they're offering a variety of ways for you to express yourself through the arts!

Hockey Masks

Sunday, February 19, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Using pre-made hockey mask cut-outs, kids can design their own hockey mask to wear around the site for the day.

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Princess Bride

Sunday, February 19, 2012
12:00pm

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the cult classic film, The Princess Bride.

Le Patin Libre

Sunday, February 19, 2012
12:30pm

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

Bidiniband

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm

We celebrate hockey, winter, and all things Canadian with one of Toronto’s liveliest rock bands.

Everything Under the Moon - Shary Boyle & Christine Fellows

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm

A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. In association with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. A Harbourfront Centre Fresh Ground new work commission.

LIVE / Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows: Everything Under the Moon

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm

Everything Under the Moon is the old-time shadow play re-imagined; a fantastical work of theatre for all ages told through projected image and narrative song.

SUNDAY SCENE / David McIntosh

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm

David McIntosh is a Toronto-based writer, curator, educator, and artist.

Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows - Everything Under the Moon

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:00pm

World premiere. A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. Presented in association with The Power Plant.

The Natrel® Slo-Skate Zone

Sunday, February 19, 2012
2:30pm – 5:00pm

A special area where little guys can try skating for the first time and move as slowly as they want.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Sunday, February 19, 2012
3:00pm

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Neverending Story

Sunday, February 19, 2012
3:00pm

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the classic fantasy film, The Neverending Story.

Le Patin Libre

Sunday, February 19, 2012
3:00pm

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

Hockey Masks

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Using pre-made hockey mask cut-outs, kids can design their own hockey mask to wear around the site for the day.

Junkestra - A Celebration of Sustainable Music and Architecture

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

This amazing sound sculpture is a visual delight and can be played to create a series of wondrous musical sounds!

Winter Collage Buttons with Becky Johnson

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join crafty artist Becky Johnson who will help you to make your own wintry button using collage and adding your own artwork.

Design with the Drop

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Come inside, warm up and learn about the province's newest recycling programme, Orange Drop!

Ice Cave Aurora Borealis

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Experience the Northern Lights without having to freeze your toes!

LEGO® Fun!

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ice sculptors create beautiful art using only a block of ice. What can you create using only blocks of LEGO®?

Skateboard-Making demos with Oasis Skateboard Factory

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ever wonder how skateboards are made? Now you can find out, as students from Oasis Alternative Secondary School create a brand new skateboard from scratch, right before your eyes.

Arts for Children and Youth

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Arts for Children and Youth partner with HarbourKIDS for the second year in a row and they're offering a variety of ways for you to express yourself through the arts!

Ryan Gladstone: The Natrel® Rink Host

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Funnyman Ryan Gladstone is back as our resident “Ice Host” on The Natrel® Rink.

The Natrel® Slo-Skate Zone

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

A special area where little guys can try skating for the first time and move as slowly as they want.

The Natrel® Rink

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Come down for a skate on the city's winter gem by the lake!

RBC Play Hockey Activities

Monday, February 20, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

Meet three-time Olympic ice hockey gold medalist Jennifer Botterill, practice your shot, and enjoy other activites at The Natrel® Rink.

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Princess Bride

Monday, February 20, 2012
12:00pm

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the cult classic film, The Princess Bride.

Le Patin Libre

Monday, February 20, 2012
12:30pm

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Monday, February 20, 2012
2:00pm

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

Everything Under the Moon - Shary Boyle & Christine Fellows

Monday, February 20, 2012
2:00pm

A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. In association with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. A Harbourfront Centre Fresh Ground new work commission.

Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows - Everything Under the Moon

Monday, February 20, 2012
2:00pm

World premiere. A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. Presented in association with The Power Plant.

Toronto All-Star Big Band

Monday, February 20, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Grab a hot drink and join us inside, or skate to swing-era tunes as the Toronto All-Star Big Band performance in the Lakeside Terrace is transmitted live to The Natrel® Rink.

LIVE / Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows: Everything Under the Moon

Monday, February 20, 2012
2:00pm

Everything Under the Moon is the old-time shadow play re-imagined; a fantastical work of theatre for all ages told through projected image and narrative song.

Family Film Time Capsule featuring The Neverending Story

Monday, February 20, 2012
3:00pm

Step into the Family Film Time Capsule and be transported back in time with the classic fantasy film, The Neverending Story.

All About Miss Lou: What's Your Story - Winter Stories from Around the World

Monday, February 20, 2012
3:00pm

Hear winter stories from Sweden, Iceland and New Zealand. Part of our ongoing programme of storytelling in Miss Lou’s Room, every Saturday and Sunday, all year round.

Le Patin Libre

Monday, February 20, 2012
3:00pm

Quebec's Le Patin Libre heats up the rink with their flashing blades. Daily performances followed by games and challenges for the whole family.

Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows - Everything Under the Moon

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
7:00pm

World premiere. A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. Presented in association with The Power Plant.

Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows - Everything Under the Moon

Thursday, February 23, 2012
7:00pm

World premiere. A brand new narrative music-projection spectacle by visual artist Shary Boyle and singer/songwriter Christine Fellows. Presented in association with The Power Plant.

LIVE / Shary Boyle and Christine Fellows: Everything Under the Moon

Thursday, February 23, 2012
7:00pm

Everything Under the Moon is the old-time shadow play re-imagined; a fantastical work of theatre for all ages told through projected image and narrative song.

Neighbourhood Arts Network: EMERGENCE - A Symposium on Community Arts Practice

Friday, February 24, 2012
8:00am – 5:30pm

The Emergence Symposium is an engaging, day-long conference that explores the direction and diversity of forms in the discipline of community arts.

Electro Swing

Saturday, February 25, 2012
8:00pm

Having sizzled skaters last season with his electric blend of world beat and ethno groove, DJ medicineman joins us again to dazzle the rink with his latest passion, electro swing.

SUNDAY SCENE / Lise Beaudry

Sunday, February 26, 2012
2:00pm

Lise Beaudry is a Franco-Ontarian artist whose work has shown widely. She is also Director of Gallery 44 and a professor in the Art and Art History program at Sheridan College and University of Toronto in Mississauga.

POWER KIDS / Portraits

Sunday, February 26, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Inspired by the Malabar People, the dramatic portrait series by Stan Douglas currently on view at The Power Plant, this workshop will explore creative drawing and collage approaches to portraiture.

LECTURE / Mieke Bal on Stan Douglas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
7:00pm

Bal will speak on Stan Douglas’s work (currently on view at The Power Plant), examining how he practices a re-examination of cultural history that actualizes the relevance today of both media and stories — the one through the other.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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