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What’s On Calendar
August 18–20, 2017

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 Exhibitions Summer 2017

Friday, August 18, 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.

LeiLa Dey

Friday, August 18, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

LeiLa Dey’s smooth and soulful vocals mix with her own blend of R&B, soul and hip-hop.

Above Top Secret with Witch Prophet

Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Don't miss an experimental, rap-electro-dub hop mashup infused with feminist politics. May contain mature subject matter. Parental discretion advised.

Boots Boogie – Shake the Lake DJ Competition Winner

Friday, August 18, 2017
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Winner of Harbourfront Centre’s SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition, Boots Boogie showcases his winning talents on the Concert Stage.

Dead Obies

Friday, August 18, 2017
9:30pm –10:45pm

This experimental hip-hop band from Montreal will spin their nouveau beats along with signature enigmatic and innovative bilingual hybrid rap.

WAVES Afterparty – The Revolution of the Queer Dancefloor

Friday, August 18, 2017
10:30pm – 3:00am

At this afterparty you will dance! WAVES explores the evolution of the queer dancefloor and its many roots: ballroom & vogueing, dancehall, house, disco, techno, soca, afrobeat and hip-hop.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Saturday, August 19, 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.

Hula Hoop Jam

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Grab your friends and join the fun at the Hula Hoop Jam with the Sugar Hoops.

Ceramic Sculpture / Cyber Artifacts with Kaley Flowers, Artist-in-Residence

Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Artist-in-Residence Kaley Flowers will be in the Craft & Design studio as part of Beats, Breaks & Culture, answering questions about her craft and creative processes, and sharing info about her “cyber artifacts.”

Boom Bike

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

General Eclectic spins around the site with his slick mobile Boom Bike.

Play De Academy

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

Dance Workshop with The Male Initiative

Saturday, August 19, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Learn some fresh moves from the next-gen leaders in Canadian contemporary dance during interactive workshops and demos.

Play De Academy

Saturday, August 19, 2017
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

Mackenta

Saturday, August 19, 2017
5:00pm – 5:20pm

Mackenta's mix of hip-hop and electro-soul calls for a movement of female empowerment.

Xolisa

Saturday, August 19, 2017
5:20pm – 6:00pm

Xolisa presents hip-hop with a message of resilience, political awareness and spirituality.

Play De Academy

Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

Rae Spoon

Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist musician and writer who melds a plethora of elements, including electronic-influenced indie rock and folk punk. Come prepared for a singalong and danceathon.

Syv de Blare

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00pm – 8:10pm

Syv de Blare’s neo-noir realm celebrates a cyberblues sound, alternative tracks that are undeniably pop, yet feel part of anyone’s underground.

Harrison

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:15pm – 9:00pm

Harrison’s funk-influenced, whimsical tracks feel perfectly suited to a summer night on the lake. Special live guest vocals by Young Guv.

Austra

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:30pm –10:45pm

Austra's synth-pop anthems speak to a utopian future, a personal and political manifesto through next-wave electronica.

FUTURESound Afterparty

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:30pm – 3:00am

A late-night dance party featuring the next generation of Canadian world-electro talent, including the Toronto debut of live DJ duo AfrotroniX futuristic sensory universe.

Visual Arts Exhibitions Summer 2017

Sunday, August 20, 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.

Hula Hoop Jam

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Grab your friends and join the fun at the Hula Hoop Jam with the Sugar Hoops.

Ceramic Sculpture / Cyber Artifacts with Kaley Flowers, Artist-in-Residence

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Artist-in-Residence Kaley Flowers will be in the Craft & Design studio as part of Beats, Breaks & Culture, answering questions about her craft and creative processes, and sharing info about her “cyber artifacts.”

Play De Academy

Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

Boom Bike

Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00pm – 5:00pm

General Eclectic spins around the site with his slick mobile Boom Bike.

Aiko Tomi

Sunday, August 20, 2017
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Aiko Tomi’s melodies flow forth over a backdrop of 80s nostalgia and minimal synth pop. She and her keytar love making music together.

Play De Academy

Sunday, August 20, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Play De Academy instructors lead a special workshop series focusing on both the performance and production of music. Explore new technology in the world of DJing.

Vincent Lauzer and Madeleine Owen: Passaggi

Sunday, August 20, 2017
4:00pm

Exuberant music from the early Italian Baroque performed by Vincent Lauzer (recorder) and Madeleine Owen (theorbo and Baroque guitar).

Scott Hardware

Sunday, August 20, 2017
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Inspired by the club, Scott Hardware has one foot still in indie pop. Chunky drum machine sounds, synth washes and house music pianos act as tools to frame his vocals.

Seán Savage: SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition Finalist

Sunday, August 20, 2017
5:15pm – 5:45pm

Finalist in Harbourfront Centre’s SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition, Seán Savage takes to the decks to showcase his amazing skills.

Phèdre

Sunday, August 20, 2017
5:45pm – 7:00pm

This melted-pop duo makes music for escaping with bright colours and psychedelic textures.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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