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July 2–8, 2012

Canada Day: Going Global Crafts

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Canada Day is all about celebrating our nation and what could be more fun than taking a little piece of our country home with you - maple leaf sun glasses!

Giant Chess, Checkers, Connect Four & Snakes and Ladders

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Test your mettle on a larger scale with our super-size version of chess, checkers, Connect Four & Snakes and Ladders.

SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Tent

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Canada Day: Going Global festival partners with SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival to bring a preview to all things a capella!

Family Breakdancing Workshop with Benzo from Bag of Trix

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The whole family can enjoy and learn some b-boy and b-girl moves from the Canada’s own Corrie Daniels a.k.a. Benzo!

Interactive Dance Activities

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Bring the family down and get hip to all of the social all-ages dance activities we have to offer!

Games from around the World

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Bring the family by to enjoy and learn some children's games from around the world!

Redpath Stage Host: Martin Samuels

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 5:30pm

Host Martin Samuels keeps things orderly on the Redpath Stage all weekend long!

Global Passports

Monday, July 2, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Families and children of all ages can create global passports and begin their journey around the world!

Spectrum: Global Bollywood - Bollywood Dance Workshop

Monday, July 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Global Bollywood, a part of the Spectrum collaborative, hosts a Bollywood dance workshop in Lakeside Terrace.

DJ Manifest

Monday, July 2, 2012
2:30pm

DJ Manifest will be accompanying Dance Xpression on the Redpath Stage for the Come Dance with Me, Canada workshops and interactive performances all weekend long!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Monday, July 2, 2012
2:30pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

The CALL OUT

Monday, July 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:30pm

The CALL OUT is reaching out to all b-boy/b-girl crews across the globe to meet in one destination to create an urban cultural collision amongst the dance community. Spread the word! Hosted by Benzo from Bag of Trix.

Spectrum: Global Bollywood Music

Monday, July 2, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Spectrum is an exciting new initiative in programming, highlighting the global influences of Toronto’s dance and musical landscape.

Arabesque Bellydancing Workshop with Yasmina Ramzy

Monday, July 2, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Arabesque artistic director Yasmina Ramzy, accompanied by Arabesque percussion director Suleiman Warwar, lead a workshop that explores a fascinating journey of experiencing a new way of connecting with one's body and the rich ancient culture of the Middle East.

DJ Manifest

Monday, July 2, 2012
4:30pm

DJ Manifest will be accompanying Dance Xpression on the Redpath Stage for the Come Dance with Me, Canada workshops and interactive performances all weekend long!

Come Dance with Me, Canada featuring Dance Xpression

Monday, July 2, 2012
4:30pm

Are you ready to learn the hottest dance moves from two of the dance industry's leading choreographers and dancers. Get ready because the founders of Dance Xpression, Kay-Ann Ward and MsToya Robinson, are here to teach you everything you need to know about dance!

Toronto All Star Big Band

Monday, July 2, 2012
5:30pm

Spend the Canada Day long weekend listening to your favourites, including Glenn Miller, Lee Dorsey, and Benny Goodman, and the songs of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and The Andrews Sisters!

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Free Flicks - Office Space

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
9:00pm

A team of unlikely rebels decide to take on their company and receive their due in this cult-classic comedy.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Fiddlers and Firebrands: Music from Old Ontario

Thursday, July 5, 2012
7:00pm

To mark the bicentenary of the War of 1812, Canadian music legends Muddy York and friends regale us with songs and dance tunes from early Ontario. Thanks to Phyllis & Bill Waters.

Dancing on the Pier: Line Dancing and Two-Step

Thursday, July 5, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing on the Pier is a social dancer's dream come true!

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

BRAFFTV Film Series: Listening the River: A Sound Sculpture by Cildo Meireles

Friday, July 6, 2012
6:00pm

This film follows the work of Cildo Meireles, an artist, while he searches for the sound of the main Brazilian hydro banks and "processed" waters.

BRAFFTV Film Series

Friday, July 6, 2012
6:00pm –11:00pm

The BRAFFTV Film Series features great Brazilian films selected and curated by award-winning director of photography, Katia Coelho.

Brazil: Many Eyes, Different Visions

Friday, July 6, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

A visual arts exhibition showcasing different artists and their diverse styles.

Photo Exhibit: Brasilia, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Friday, July 6, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Ronaldo Silva's highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers.

Axe Capoeira

Friday, July 6, 2012
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial art created mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences in the beginning of the 16th century.

Tio Chorinho

Friday, July 6, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Tio Chorinho is a new Toronto ensemble dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music in the tradition of the great mandolin master, Jacob do Bandolim.

BRAFFTV Film Series: The Oyster and the Wind

Friday, July 6, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

A fantasy/mystery film about the disappearance of a lighthouse owner and his daughter.

Brothers of Brazil - CANCELLED

Friday, July 6, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Please note that this performance has been cancelled. It's probably safe to say that you've never heard anything like Brothers of Brazil before. The brotherly duo makes some of the most original songs around, combining elements of Bossa Nova and samba with rock and funk.

Matuto

Friday, July 6, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Matuto blends high-energy Brazilian percussion, blues-drenched vocals, telecaster twang, accordion acrobatics and folksy fiddle tunes, resulting in an organic, animated new sound.

Shake it Up with DJ Fabio Lima and DJ V

Friday, July 6, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

Shake it up as DJ Fabio Lima and DJ Vilton spin the hottest rhythms from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo!

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Brazil: Many Eyes, Different Visions

Saturday, July 7, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

A visual arts exhibition showcasing different artists and their diverse styles.

Photo Exhibit: Brasilia, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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

Ronaldo Silva's highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers.

Santa Catarina's Carnival Photo Exhibit

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

Photographer and teacher Daniel Babinksi has a collection of 7,000 photos of Carnival in Santa Catarina – a southern region of Brazil. A selection will be on display during Expressions of Brazil.

Toys Made with Recyclables Workshop with Baby Steinberg

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

Learn how to make toys using recyclable material with Baby Steinberg.

Soccer Workshop with the Brazilian Soccer Academy

Saturday, July 7, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Coaches demonstrate, for kids, the "Brazilian style" of soccer through kicks, passes and juggling, and will develop soccer skills through fun activities and mini soccer games.

Zé Fuá

Saturday, July 7, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Zé Fuá delivers a blast of energy and excitement in authentic pernambuco-style forró.

Peteka

Saturday, July 7, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Originally from Brazil, peteka is played similarly to volleyball and badminton but using only the palms of your hands. Great for players of any age or physical fitness!

Samba de Gafieira Workshop with Brazil Dance World

Saturday, July 7, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn all about Samba de Gafieira, an elegant partner ballroom dance based on the samba musical rhythm. Facilitated by Brazil Dance World.

Bruno Capinan and Band

Saturday, July 7, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Toronto-based singer and songwriter Bruno Capinan brings samba, bossa nova and the tropicalia to Expressions of Brazil!

Capoeira Workshop with Mestre Marcio Mendes

Saturday, July 7, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Learn all about capoeira, a type of martial art that combines self-defense with music and acrobatics! Facilitated by Mestre Marcio Mendes.

Betty Santos and Friends

Saturday, July 7, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join Betty Santos and her friends - including Digue Braga, Geovanni Cordeiro and the Group Sambalanco (Carlinhos Pernambuco, Andre Cabral, Mike Silva, Geovane Lopes and Mauro Pandeiro) - for traditional Brazillian music and more!

BRAFFTV Film Series: Estamira

Saturday, July 7, 2012
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Estamira follows the life of a schizophrenic woman in search of the truth.

BRAFFTV Film Series

Saturday, July 7, 2012
5:00pm –11:00pm

The BRAFFTV Film Series features great Brazilian films selected and curated by award-winning director of photography, Katia Coelho.

Abanda

Saturday, July 7, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Abanda formed as a result of the music lab at the Casa Grande Foundation, a foundation that uses communications training and youth empowerment to invigorate one of Brazil's poorest regions.

Maria Bonita and The Band

Saturday, July 7, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Maria Bonita and The Band bring the playful rhythms of Forró Pe de Serra from Brazil straight to your backyard.

BRAFFTV Film Series: Foolish Heart

Saturday, July 7, 2012
8:30pm –11:00pm

Foolish Heart documents one man's journey to reconnect with his past.

Aline Morales

Saturday, July 7, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Aline Morales’ days of being Toronto’s best-kept secret are over. The Grid referred to Morales' latest release as "the finest Brazilian album ever produced in Canada."

Brazilian Carnaval Ball

Saturday, July 7, 2012
11:00pm – 2:00am

You can't help but have a great time at this carnaval ball featuring samba, traditional marchinhas, frevos, and much more! The Banda Bracatum and singers Cibele Iglesias and Salviano Pessoa promise an unforgettable party. Sponsored by Brazil Remittance.

Spring Visual Arts Exhibitions 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Six must-see exhibitions explore the private and public events that comprise our country's heritage.

Brazil: Many Eyes, Different Visions

Sunday, July 8, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

A visual arts exhibition showcasing different artists and their diverse styles.

BRAFFTV Film Series: Short Films

Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Sit back and enjoy an afternoon of short films.

Photo Exhibit: Brasilia, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Ronaldo Silva's highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers.

Santa Catarina's Carnival Photo Exhibit

Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Photographer and teacher Daniel Babinksi has a collection of 7,000 photos of Carnival in Santa Catarina – a southern region of Brazil. A selection will be on display during Expressions of Brazil.

Papier Maché Workshop with Solange Escosteguy Cardoso

Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Learn all about papier maché and create anything your imagination can conjure up! Facilitated by Solange Escosteguy Cardoso.

BRAFFTV Film Series

Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:00pm – 5:30pm

The BRAFFTV Film Series features great Brazilian films selected and curated by award-winning director of photography, Katia Coelho.

Salviano Pessoa

Sunday, July 8, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Salviano Pessoa has been noticed for his poetic compositions and original songs. He is, beyond a doubt, one of the great new talents of Brazilian music.

SUNDAY SCENE / Gina Badger

Sunday, July 8, 2012
2:00pm

Gina Badger is an artist and writer working in the expanded field of sculpture and installation, and she will respond to the current exhibition at The Power Plant.

Peteka

Sunday, July 8, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Originally from Brazil, peteka is played similarly to volleyball and badminton but using only the palms of your hands. Great for players of any age or physical fitness!

Maracutu Mar Aberto

Sunday, July 8, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe that plays maracatu de baque virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions. Presented by Uma Nota Só.

Papier Maché Workshop with Solange Escosteguy Cardoso

Sunday, July 8, 2012
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Learn all about papier maché and create anything your imagination can conjure up! Facilitated by Solange Escosteguy Cardoso.

Maracutu Mar Aberto presented by Uma Nota

Sunday, July 8, 2012
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe that plays Maracatu de Baque Virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions.

BRAFFTV Film Series: Tonic Dominant

Sunday, July 8, 2012
4:00pm – 5:30pm

A film for music lovers that documents three days in the life of a young clarinetist who is in love with a violinist.

Bavia Arts Brazilian Drumming Workshop for Kids

Sunday, July 8, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Bavia Arts Studio leads a fun and exciting drumming workshop where kids are allowed to be as loud as they want!

Fashion Show

Sunday, July 8, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Brazil is claiming its place on the global stage and interestingly, fashion is playing a major role in the country’s ascendance. Don't miss our fashion show featuring Baby Steinberg, Clarice Michelon and swimwear by Etc&Tal.

Pedro Quental and Band

Sunday, July 8, 2012
4:30pm – 6:00pm

A double-shot of samba with a "carioca soul" chaser. Don't miss the groove-laden sets of Pedro Quental!

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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