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August 17–19, 2018

Free Skating on the Natrel Rink

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Skating

Set against the beautiful shoreline of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! Skate & helmet rentals available. Call the Rink Hotline at 416 954 9866 to confirm today’s hours.

The Peacock’s Tale

Friday, August 17, 2018
Accessible onsite 24/7

Kazakhstan-Canadian illustrator Ola Volo deep-dives into the subtleties of human nature, celebrating life’s little surprises along the way.

Our Desires Fail Us

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

For every success like the iPhone, the VCR and the Ford Mustang, there are the Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Friday, August 17, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Forty-Four

Friday, August 17, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Exchanges: Dialogue, Hesitation & Creation – An exhibition of work from the Feminist Photography Network’s Online Residency

Friday, August 17, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

This showcase of work by woman-identified photographers underlines how the mess of daily life can both inspire and crush the spirit of art.

The Peacock’s Tale

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Accessible onsite 24/7

Kazakhstan-Canadian illustrator Ola Volo deep-dives into the subtleties of human nature, celebrating life’s little surprises along the way.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Our Desires Fail Us

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am –11:00pm

For every success like the iPhone, the VCR and the Ford Mustang, there are the Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Exchanges: Dialogue, Hesitation & Creation – An exhibition of work from the Feminist Photography Network’s Online Residency

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

This showcase of work by woman-identified photographers underlines how the mess of daily life can both inspire and crush the spirit of art.

Forty-Four

Saturday, August 18, 2018
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Panel Conversation: WOMAD 30

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00pm

Gain insight into the climate that launched a community-based international festival and changed the perception of music in Toronto. Participants include Denise Donlon (Moderator), Ann MacKeigan, Lillian Allen, Rob Bowman and Derek Andrews.

Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:00pm

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

The Peacock’s Tale

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Accessible onsite 24/7

Kazakhstan-Canadian illustrator Ola Volo deep-dives into the subtleties of human nature, celebrating life’s little surprises along the way.

Abbas Akhavan: variations on a landscape

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

For the fourth iteration of the Fleck Clerestory Commission Program, The Power Plant has invited Abbas Akhavan to develop a new work for this specific site.

Our Desires Fail Us

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 9:00pm

In a series confronting our disconnected relationship with the vast amount of waste generated by consumer culture, JP King and Sean Martindale share large-format photographs shot within waste management facilities across the GTA.

Ellen Gallagher: Nu-Nile

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

Encompassing paintings, drawings and films, The Power Plant presents Ellen Gallagher’s first exhibition in Canada.

Pop-Up! Museum of Failure

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 9:00pm

For every success like the iPhone, the VCR and the Ford Mustang, there are the Apple Newtons, Betamaxes and Edsels that crashed and burned.

Grada Kilomba: Secrets to Tell

Sunday, August 19, 2018
10:00am – 6:00pm

The Power Plant presents Grada Kilomba's first solo exhibtion in North America.

Exchanges: Dialogue, Hesitation & Creation – An exhibition of work from the Feminist Photography Network’s Online Residency

Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

This showcase of work by woman-identified photographers underlines how the mess of daily life can both inspire and crush the spirit of art.

Forty-Four

Sunday, August 19, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Explore the 44 year connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College at this group exhibition.

Éthiopiques – Revolt of the Soul

Sunday, August 19, 2018
1:00pm

This documentary tells the story of French music journalist Francis Falceto, who masterminded the famous "Éthiopiques" series of CDs that first introduced Ethiopia to the Western world.

Sunday Scene: Nilou Salimi

Sunday, August 19, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Nilou Salimi is a Gallery Attendant at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. An artist and educator based in Toronto, her work is primarily in contemporary drawing. She holds a BFA from OCAD U and an MFA from Western University. Salimi will discuss Abbas Akhavan’s exhibition variations on a landscape.

Power Kids: On Wishes and Fountains

Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Throughout history, fountains have provided running water for cities and have been sites for gathering, rituals and making wishes. Participants in this FREE workshop will learn how to create their own mini wishing fountains using clay and paint.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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