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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.
 

What’s On Calendar
May 23–29, 2011

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.

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Monday, May 23, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

The Natrel™ Clown Club w/ Rebecca Northan

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Last year’s hit club returns! Using games, jokes, physical comedy and interaction, kids graduate into bona fide clowns, complete with a diploma!

Cirque Dirt: Outer Space Under Ground

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Garden Jane is back to teach you about why the earth rains – not the sky – and other interesting environmental facts!

Circus Showroom: Past, Present & Future

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Stroll through circus history with this incredible display of old circus posters and photographs, in addition to miniature circus figures.

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 4:00pm

Kids from ages 5-14 can try out aerial and acrobatic equipment with circus professionals from the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre & Circus Training Studio.

Site Animators

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Organ grinders, stilt walkers, clowns and crazy characters of all stripes will be roaming around Harbourfront Centre NOT minding their own business!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Steve Elvay's Magic Show

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

A fast-paced and visual extravaganza of expertly interlaced family friendly comedy, mystifying magic and playful audience participation!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Balanzo!

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Balanzo! is the last surviving member of the legendary Royal Balanzo Family, a troupe of legendary circus performers!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Tim Holland – Puppet Tamer!

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Through cheap trickery and genuine magic, master ventriloquist Tim Holland convinces the audience of the dangers inherent in the taming of ferocious and uncooperative puppets.

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring DynaMike

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

He's Dynamic! He's Mike! He's DynaMike – a feel-good comedy stuntman with the energy of a six-year-old on a sugar high.

PICK-UR-PIC: Blast to Circus Past

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Kids get to dress their families and themselves in traditional circus attire and have their photos taken for an authentic circus flyer.

Take-A-Bow Buttons

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Draw a picture of yourself doing something that you’re proud of and have it made into a button!

Canoe Rides on The Natrel™ Pond

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Our famous canoe rides will be available at The Natrel™ Pond all weekend long!

Canadian Family Fun Zone

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join our cupcake celebration with Canadian Family magazine as they kick off their 15th year!

Balloon Virtuosos!

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Check out the crazy balloon sculptures from Zero Gravity Circus!

Hoop-A-Loop

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Practice the fine art of the hula hoop with some loopy experts!

The Sweet Variety of Circus featuring Bruce Horak – Ringmaster

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ringmaster Bruce Horak is your host for the weekend!

The Everyday Talent Display

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Wiggle your ears? Recite the alphabet backwards? Kids are invited to enter into the ring and showcase their unique and wonky talents!

LEGO® Funhouse

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Have a blast building LEGO® creations and play the new LEGO® board games!

Design with the Drop

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:00am – 5:00pm

Join the Orange Drop team in an interactive workshop perfect for the whole family where kids can design, draw, play and create while learning about Orange Drop materials and what we can do with them!

Canadian National Youth Circus

Monday, May 23, 2011
11:45am

Come see what these talented young performers have accomplished as they remind kids everywhere that anything is possible once they let their imaginations soar.

The Giant Magician by Panadream Theatre

Monday, May 23, 2011
12:00pm

Enter the realm of The Giant Magician – a string marionette comedy that incorporates clowning, magic and puppetry.

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Monday, May 23, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

Vague de Cirque

Monday, May 23, 2011
1:00pm

A not-to-miss spectacle incorporating amazing acrobatic feats and endearing colourful characters!

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

Monday, May 23, 2011
2:00pm

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

The Queen of Paradise’s Garden with storyteller Andy Jones

Monday, May 23, 2011
3:30pm

Told with humour and warmth by Andy Jones, The Queen of Paradise’s Garden follows Jack on his search for a magic fruit to make his parents young again. Puppets by Darka Erdelji.

C!RCA: 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes

Monday, May 23, 2011
4:00pm

Last at World Stage in ’08 and direct from Brisbane, Australia! You won't believe your eyes when these multi-skilled performers cram the most circus acts possible into the least amount of time.

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Howard Norman, Kyran Pittman, Emma Ruby-Sachs

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Readings by Howard Norman (What is Left the Daughter), Kyran Pittman (Planting Dandelions) and Emma Ruby-Sachs (The Water Man's Daughter).

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Thursday, May 26, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Thursday, May 26, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Friday, May 27, 2011
10:00am – 7:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Friday, May 27, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

Break it Down presents: Dare to B b-boy competition

Friday, May 27, 2011
5:30pm – 9:00pm

Come support some of our countries best b-boys as they dance to win the title for their school.

Raagini Dance/Bageshree Vaze | Avatar (9)

Friday, May 27, 2011
8:00pm

In life, humans play many characters. Emotions can determine behaviour or change personality, turning people into different incarnations − avatars − of emotion.

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Saturday, May 28, 2011
11:00am – 6:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Saturday, May 28, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Saturday, May 28, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

If These Walls Could Talk

Saturday, May 28, 2011
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Carlos Celdran, a Philippines-based performance artist, will perform his world-famous walking tour of Intramuros, with the Harbourfront Centre grounds starring as the walled, Spanish-built city.

Raagini Dance/Bageshree Vaze | Avatar (9)

Saturday, May 28, 2011
8:00pm

In life, humans play many characters. Emotions can determine behaviour or change personality, turning people into different incarnations − avatars − of emotion.

Home Sweet Home | CANCELLED

Sunday, May 29, 2011
11:00am – 6:00pm

A performance installation where YOU create a community. CANCELLED

Visual Arts & Craft - Spring 2011 Exhibitions

Sunday, May 29, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Check out the Spring 2011 Visual Arts & Craft Exhibitions at York Quay Centre opening Friday, April 15. Runs Saturday April 16 – Sunday June 12, 2011.

All about Miss Lou: What’s Your Story?

Sunday, May 29, 2011
1:00pm – 5:00pm

In the words of the illustrious Miss Lou, “howdy and tenki” for joining us as we honour her memory with an afternoon of storytelling.

If These Walls Could Talk

Sunday, May 29, 2011
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Carlos Celdran, a Philippines-based performance artist, will perform his world-famous walking tour of Intramuros, with the Harbourfront Centre grounds starring as the walled, Spanish-built city.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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