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Saturday, September 1, 2012


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.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 1, 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.

World Café

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Lifestyle Zone

Saturday, September 1, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

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

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Rexite on the Radio: The Golden Age of Yiddish American Music

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Yiddish radio matinee idol Seymour Rexite is brought to life in this entertaining retrospective by singer, actor and former Ashkenaz artistic director, Mitch Smolkin, accompanied by renowned pianist and composer Nina Shapilsky.

Veretski Pass - The Klezmer Shul

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Virtuosic musicianship and raw energy come together in an exciting combination of old country Ottoman-era music.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo and Jerusalem, this award-winning ensemble breathes new life into old Sephardi songs.

Ira Moskowitz: Mystical Routes

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

The dazzling visual diary of Ira Moskowitz is presented in this gallery exhibition of his paintings, drawings and prints.


Saturday, September 1, 2012
8:00pm – 9:15pm

Canada’s first Klezmer revival band celebrates the 30th anniversary of their founding with a very special reunion concert.

Café Noah

Saturday, September 1, 2012
8:30pm – 9:00pm

A compelling documentary about Jewish-Arabic musicians who emigrated to Israel in 1948 to find that their music was not valued in their new homeland.

Festival Havdallah featuring The Abayudaya

Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:15pm – 9:45pm

Ashkenaz marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of weekend festival events with the one of the most beloved Jewish rituals, Havdallah.


Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:45pm –11:00pm

Mixing sounds from his own history into sample-based beats, the music of Socalled is catchy, smart, hilarious, emotional and timeless.

When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: Di Schaechter Techter on Stage

Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00pm –11:00pm

Attracting a new generation to Yiddish song, the dynamic Schaechter Sisters bring to life the youth of their grandparents in Eastern Europe. Directed by Josh Waletzky.

Global Shtetl Cabaret Hosted By Aviva Chemick

Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00pm – 1:00am

An eclectic stage showcasing the diversity and vibrance of Jewish music traditions from all around the world. Hosted by Toronto’s Aviva Chernick.


Saturday, September 1, 2012
11:00pm – 1:00am

Post-Soviet klezmer and pop collides with reggae, ska, funk and rock in the electrifying music of Opa!, Russia’s hottest new World music party band.

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