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What’s On Calendar
August 3–5, 2012

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

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

Friday, August 3, 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

Friday, August 3, 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.

World Café

Friday, August 3, 2012
6:00pm –12:00am

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.

Jouvay 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

We begin the Island Soul festival with Jouvay, an interactive parade around the grounds of Harbourfront Centre.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 4, 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, August 4, 2012
12:00pm –12:00am

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.

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 4, 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.

Play Ludi by the Water

Saturday, August 4, 2012
2:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre

Saturday, August 4, 2012
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Don't miss the spectacular performance put on by the boys and girls of Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre!

Moko Jumbie

Saturday, August 4, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Jump for Jamaica

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Learn the Jump for Jamaica dance!

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 5, 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.

World Café

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

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.

Tools for Conviviality

Sunday, August 5, 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.

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
1:30pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

SUNDAY SCENE / Valerie Velardo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm

Valerie Velardo is Curatorial Intern at The Power Plant, and she will respond to the current exhibition, Tools for Conviviality.

Play Ludi by the Water

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm – 8:00pm

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

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

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm – 5:00pm

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 Faces

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm

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

Miss Lou's Room Five Year Celebration

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for the fifth anniversary of celebrating the stories of Miss Lou at Harbourfront Centre.

Drums and Dancers from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:30pm

An amalgamation of some of the top dancers and drummers direct from Tobago!

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
4:00pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

SPEECHIFIERS

Sunday, August 5, 2012
5:30pm

Four performers specialized in griot-type performances of speech, which is accompanied by tambrin music and a particular dance form.

Moko Jumbie

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:30pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

Aquisia and Fire Limbo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:00pm

Aquisia Frederick brings the fun of fire limbo dance to Island Soul!

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