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August 2012

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Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Free Flicks - The Social Network

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
9:00pm

In a screenplay written by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, August 2, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Dancing on the Pier: Cumbia and Salsa

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

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

From L'Acadie to the Land of Faerie

Thursday, August 2, 2012
7:00pm

Celtic and French-Canadian music from fiddler Donna Hébert, guitarist Max Cohen, and vocalist Molly Hebert-Wilson. Thanks to the K.M. Hunter Foundation.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 3, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

World Café

Friday, August 3, 2012
6:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Strolling Steel Pan Parade

Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Together Panman Pat and Percussionist Jeff have been thrilling their audiences with a Caribbean callalloo of musical styles. Tonight they’re doing it "Soul Village style.”

Tribute to Lord Kitchener

Friday, August 3, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm

A not-to-miss musical tribute to Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts), grandmaster of classic calypso music and one of Trinidad's best-loved calypsonians. Featuring Moses Revolution.

The Mighty Shadow

Friday, August 3, 2012
10:00pm –11:00pm

Winston Bailey, better known by his stage name The Mighty Shadow, is a unique calypsonian and soca artist from Trinidad and Tobago.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 4, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

World Café

Saturday, August 4, 2012
12:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 4, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Afrafranto

Saturday, August 4, 2012
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Afrafranto bring palmwine, a West African brand of charmingly relaxed acoustic folk-style music, to Harbourfront Centre.

LIVE / Mariachi Fuego

Saturday, August 4, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Composed of veteran mariachi musicians from the GTA , Mariachi Fuego offers a refreshing twist to all their performances while maintaining a high degree of respect in their execution of traditional mariachi repertoire.

Admiral Bailey - CANCELLED

Saturday, August 4, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

This event has been cancelled. Described as "the hottest dancehall star of the late 1980s," Admiral Bailey's fire is still burning brightly as an incredible performer and master DJ.

Hardcore Band featuring Junior Miller, I-Sax and Peculiar I

Saturday, August 4, 2012
8:00pm

The world famous Hardcore Band featuring Juno Award-nominated Peculiar I, classic reggae vocalist Junior Miller and saxophonist extraordinaire I-Sax Injah.

Jump for Jamaica

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00pm – 9:30pm

Learn the Jump for Jamaica dance!

Duane Stephenson

Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

Duane Stephenson simultaneously represents both the past and the future of Jamaican music, both as The Wailers (of Bob Marley fame) frontman and as a successful solo artist.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, August 5, 2012
10:00am – 9:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

World Café

Sunday, August 5, 2012
12:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Tools for Conviviality

Sunday, August 5, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
1:30pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

SUNDAY SCENE / Valerie Velardo

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00pm

Valerie Velardo is Curatorial Intern at The Power Plant, and she will respond to the current exhibition, Tools for Conviviality.

Drums and Dancers from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:30pm

An amalgamation of some of the top dancers and drummers direct from Tobago!

Pannist Jaime Ramsey

Sunday, August 5, 2012
3:30pm

Direct from Tobago, master pannist Jaime Ramsey performs solo pieces.

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
4:00pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

Heart Beats Drumming Workshop

Sunday, August 5, 2012
4:30pm

Trinidad-born Muhtadi, founder of Toronto’s popular Muhtadi International Drumming Festival, introduces you to the originating drum beats and riddims from various regions and countries in this interactive, performative workshop featuring Caribbean rhythms and their lineage from around the world.

SPEECHIFIERS

Sunday, August 5, 2012
5:30pm

Four performers specialized in griot-type performances of speech, which is accompanied by tambrin music and a particular dance form.

Royal Sweet Fingers Tambrin Band

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:30pm – 7:00pm

The most popular tambrin band in Tobago will showcase this unique music during their performance for Tobago Day celebrations at Island Soul.

Food Demo with Chef Yzanne Williams-Chance from Tobago

Sunday, August 5, 2012
6:30pm

Learn the tricks and trades of the Tobago kitchen from chef Yzanne Williams-Chance!

Michael Baker

Sunday, August 5, 2012
7:30pm – 8:00pm

Don't miss out as Tobago Calypso King, Michael Baker, as he rocks the Redpath Stage!

Fire Fusion

Sunday, August 5, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Fire Fusion plan to rock the Island Soul crowd with a variety of R&B, reggae, hip hop and soca and calypso songs!

A Tribute To The Slickers featuring Derrick "Johnny Too Bad" Crooks

Sunday, August 5, 2012
9:30pm –11:00pm

To commemorate Jamaica’s 50th, Freedom Time Media presents a tribute to The Slickers, a Jamaican rock steady and reggae group from the late 1960s and early 1970s, centred around Derrick Crooks, who had also been one of the founding members of The Pioneers along with his brother Sydney.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, August 6, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

World Café

Monday, August 6, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Joy Lapps Project

Monday, August 6, 2012
1:00pm

Joy Lapps, the "Princess of Pan," brings her tenor pan and diverse performance range to Island Soul.

Reggaerobics Workshop with Tamla Matthews

Monday, August 6, 2012
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Tamla Matthews leads an aerobics class that uses only reggae/dancehall and calypso/soca music to fuel stretching, cardio and toning.

Caribbean Folk Performers

Monday, August 6, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Incorporating diverse styles, cultures and costumes, Caribbean Folk Performers will regale you with bold colours, breathtaking moves, uplifting drumming and engaging storytelling!

Pan Fantasy Steelband

Monday, August 6, 2012
5:00pm

Performing steel pan music at it’s best for the past 25 years!

Calypso Stars

Monday, August 6, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

The Calypso Stars showcase is a two-and-a-half hour Caribbean music concert featuring popular calypso singers performing original songs from the annual Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS). Top Canadian soca artists and special guests round out the event.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Free Flicks - Whip It

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
9:00pm

Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is chockfull of girl power and packed with non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, roller derby action.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Tools for Conviviality

Thursday, August 9, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Dancing on the Pier: Afro Caribbean, Zouk and Cumbia

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

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

Cancelled - Arcadian Visions

Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:00pm

Montreal violist Pemi Paull performs visionary music from the 17th century to today, by Heinrich Biber, Michael Oesterle, Katia Tiutiunnik, Georges Enescu and Gustav Mahler. Thanks to Vivian and David Campbell.

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Not Forgetting

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, August 10, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Little Big Man Remix

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Tools for Conviviality

Friday, August 10, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

World Café

Friday, August 10, 2012
6:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Café with Eddy Robinson

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

An intimate and interactive evening featuring stories and songs. Hosted by Eddy Robinson.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Tulali

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Experience the breathtaking harmony and vocal fierceness of Tulali, part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Dallas Arcand

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dallas Arcand, a high energy Aboriginal Entertainer from the Alexander (Kipohtakaw) Cree Nation, performs.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Jennifer Kreisberg

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jennifer Kreisberg of the renowned native women's acapella trio Ulali performs.

Lifestyle Zone

Friday, August 10, 2012
7:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Hanggai

Friday, August 10, 2012
8:30pm – 9:00pm

China's Hanggai blends traditional Mongolian folk sounds and instruments with modern punk rock styles.

Celebrating the Crossroads - Opening Night Spectacle

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Join us for the exciting opening night for Planet IndigenUS incorporating diverse and contemporary Indigenous performers from around the globe.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Fara Palmer

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Award-Winning Fara Palmer performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Plex

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Award-winning Hip Hop artist and producer Plex performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring George Leach

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Sta’atl’imx singer-songwriter George Leach performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads featuring Leemai

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Singer-songwriter Leemai performs as part of the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Celebrating the Crossroads - Indigenous Cinema

Friday, August 10, 2012
9:00pm –11:00pm

Short films by Indigenous filmmakers from across the globe Celebrate The Crossroads during the Planet IndigenUS Opening Night Spectacle.

Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight artists have an affinity with a particular material and focus-in on its meaning and trajectory across culture and geography.

NOT SO FAST

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by seven Indigenous artists who address the many products and by products of consumer society including communication, stereotypes, obsolescence, extinction, colonialism, fast food, ideas of tradition and more!

Not Forgetting

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

The exhibition Not Forgetting reminds us of the knowledge and experiences that come from our own lives, or those of our family and community.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00am –11:00pm

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

Jewellery - Band Ring

Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:30am – 5:30pm

No experience required! In this one-day class, students will learn how to make a sterling silver ring from a sheet of metal.

Planet IndigenUS: Humber River Aboriginal Heritage Celebration

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am – 5:00pm

McMichael Water Trail gallery tours will take you on a journey across time, and Canada, through the art presently on display inside the gallery, while Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority leaders will offer a Discovery Hike along the banks of the Humber River.

Toronto Now: Lisa Myers and Autumn Chacon

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00am –10:30pm

A unique exploration of the origins and migrations of indigenous recipes.

World Café

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm –12:00am

What are you in the mood for today? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Little Big Man Remix

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Little Big Man Remix by the Contrary Collective takes a disciplinary boundary breaking and oppositional stance on pop cultural renderings of Indigenous culture, in particular the film Little Big Man.

Tools for Conviviality

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Bringing together artists and practices that create and engage tools to effect change and reconsider social behaviour, Tools for Conviviality includes works that are interactive as well as mechanisms towards self-help, political shifts, ritual devices, potential weapons, and means for critique.

Lifestyle Zone

Saturday, August 11, 2012
12:00pm –11:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Creative Crafting - Look What I Can Do

Saturday, August 11, 2012
1:00pm – 8:00pm

Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine and beads.

Rain Plan - CerAmony

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

A performance by the musical ambassadors of the Cree people of James Bay.

Family Fun Tent

Saturday, August 11, 2012
2:00pm – 6:00pm