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What’s On Calendar
July 3–9, 2017

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Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Rhythm & Poetry with Test Their Logik

Monday, July 3, 2017
1:30pm – 2:15pm

Join Test Their Logik and experience hip-hop that inspires political resistance and supporting social movements and freedom fighters at the frontlines of struggles for social and environmental justice.

Richard Inman

Monday, July 3, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm

With a butter-rich voice, relatable lyrics and gentle musical touch, Prairie gem songwriter Richard Inman shares his folk and country songs.

Leonard Sumner

Monday, July 3, 2017
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Effortlessly moving between hip-hop, spoken word, country, roots, and R&B, singer-songwriter Leonard Sumner's music is an expression of medicine that is both vulnerable and fragile, yet powerful and healing.

Digging Roots

Monday, July 3, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Fronted by husband and wife duo Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish, the JUNO Award-winning power couple traverse folk, rock, blues, and pop.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Dancing on the Pier: West

Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00pm –10:00pm

Embrace the wild west of Canada at your local line dance party on the waterfront! From the Red River Valley to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, we highlight the rich diversity of Canada's West, leading us into the Prairie to Pacific Festival.

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures: When Felix Met Django

Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:00pm

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures marry the poetry of Quebec chansonnier Felix Leclerc and the swing guitar of Django to create an exuberant tribute to two musical legends.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

Dwell featuring Diyan Achjadi and Jocelyn Reid

Friday, July 7, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

In this exhibition, eight artists examine dwelling as both a physical and psychological concept and how that effects our relation to objects, space and the body.

Desirée Dawson

Friday, July 7, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Desirée Dawson takes her audience on an acoustic journey with her soulful voice and baritone ukulele. Her sound will have you hugging your loved one and dancing carefree.

My Prairie Home: Documentary Screening & Talk-Back

Friday, July 7, 2017
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey about their queer and musical coming of age in this feature documentary-musical by Chelsea McMullan.

Tanika Charles

Friday, July 7, 2017
8:00pm – 9:00pm

This soul-R&B songstress will be joined by her power-house band to show what all the buzz is about. Her songs are inherently autobiographical and her punchy live show cannot be missed.

Delhi 2 Dublin

Friday, July 7, 2017
9:30pm –11:00pm

Delhi 2 Dublin is a hybrid live-electronic act that will mash it up, Celtic-Punjabi style. D2D features a heavy electronic backbone with live traditional Indian instruments, fiddle, electric guitar and Punjabi-English vocals.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

The Hit Pickers

Saturday, July 8, 2017
12:00pm – 5:30pm

From blazing breakdowns or a beautifully lonesome ballads, The Hit Pickers take you back to a time long ago with their beautiful bluegrass.

Dwell featuring Diyan Achjadi and Jocelyn Reid

Saturday, July 8, 2017
12:00pm – 8:00pm

In this exhibition, eight artists examine dwelling as both a physical and psychological concept and how that effects our relation to objects, space and the body.

Hoop Dance with Jessica McMann

Saturday, July 8, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Calgary-based Indigenous dancer and choreographer Jessica McMann performs her own interpretation of the graceful and powerful hoop dance.

Hoop Dance Workshop with Jessica McMann

Saturday, July 8, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Calgary-based Indigenous dancer and choreographer Jessica McMann teaches hoop dancing to anyone interested in the practice. Come take part in the dance and learn more about this moving and poignant art form.

Alexis Normand

Saturday, July 8, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Whether performing in English or French, Alexis Normand will charm audiences with her sultry, soulful vocals and jazz-infused folk.

Lee Watson

Saturday, July 8, 2017
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Like a brushstroke across a canvas, Lee Watson’s songwriting sweeps through musical landscapes, warm and knowing.

Rosie & the Riveters

Saturday, July 8, 2017
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Ask these fiercely-talented dames to spin a slinky melody, roll out glinting harmonies, or hammer down a swinging beat with 1940s flair, and you can bet the answer is going to be: "We can do it!"

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

Saturday, July 8, 2017
7:45pm – 9:00pm

This Vancouver-based duo is known for its high-energy, sweaty, dance-floor-boogying shows. Framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ignite Harbourfront Centre with its gritty, blues-rock grooves.

Stop Podcasting Yourself

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:00pm –11:00pm

A live stage version and live recording of Stop Podcasting Yourself, a three-time Canadian Comedy Award winning podcast based out of Vancouver, BC, hosted by Graham Clark and Dave Shumka.

Alex Cuba

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:30pm –10:45pm

Alex Cuba and his band play their Latin Grammy and JUNO Award-winning sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks, and powerful guitar riffs. Catch this taste of new Cuba!

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Our summer exhibitions include Legacies 150, co-presented with the National Film Board of Canada, a collection of stories from Canadians of all walks of life reflecting on legacy and inheritance through photography.

The Hit Pickers

Sunday, July 9, 2017
12:00pm – 4:30pm

From blazing breakdowns or a beautifully lonesome ballads, The Hit Pickers take you back to a time long ago with their beautiful bluegrass.

Dwell featuring Diyan Achjadi and Jocelyn Reid

Sunday, July 9, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

In this exhibition, eight artists examine dwelling as both a physical and psychological concept and how that effects our relation to objects, space and the body.

Interactive Fiddle Workshop & Jam with The Fretless

Sunday, July 9, 2017
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Learn fiddle arrangements with 2017 JUNO-winners The Fretless! Open to all ages and skill levels. Bring your own instrument, and then stick around after the workshop for their 4:30pm concert on the Stage in the Round.

Oh Susanna

Sunday, July 9, 2017
2:30pm – 3:30pm

This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Join us as Oh Susanna graces the stage with her superbly crafted songs.

Power Kids: DIY Wind-Up Toys

Sunday, July 9, 2017
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Ydessa Hendeles’ Aero-Car inspires this STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) program. We will discover how Hendeles speaks to both the past and the future in her work by drawing upon the use of antique toys and futuristic automatons. Each participant will then design and build their own retro-style wind-up toy using springs, thread and cardboard. Once complete, we will wind-up our toys and watch them go zoom!

JindaLee

Sunday, July 9, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm

JindaLee and her band play an indie folk-pop set of dreamy vocals in a labyrinth of emotive instrumental arrangements.

Michael Taylor: Obstinate Beauty

Sunday, July 9, 2017
4:00pm

Countertenor Michael Taylor and The Dansant Baroque Ensemble perform Chaconnes and Passacaglias by Purcell, Merula and Vivaldi.

The Fretless

Sunday, July 9, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30pm

This unique band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements.

Dione Taylor and The Backsliderz

Sunday, July 9, 2017
5:30pm – 6:45pm

Saskatchewan-born Dione Taylor shares her own brand of prairie blues, a rural feeling that runs throughout this thrilling live show with her five-piece band.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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