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What’s On Calendar
July 18–24, 2011

Lake Ontario Evenings: Beaches Edition

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
6:00pm – 8:00pm

This new speakers’ series attracts a committed audience. Come out and join in the discussion!

LECTURE / Christopher Eamon on Rearview Mirror

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
7:00pm

Come see Rearview Mirror and then hear guest curator Christopher Eamon discuss his thinking behind the exhibition, focusing on how Eastern Europe has been figured in the Western imagination.

Pardis Orchestra

Thursday, July 21, 2011
8:30pm –10:00pm

A performance by the Pardis Orchestra, featuring composer Maziar Heidari and vocalist Kameli Dara.

Visions of Eternity

Friday, July 22, 2011
6:00pm –11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

SoundClash Shortlisted Artist: Miles Jones

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm – 7:30pm

An up-and-coming emcee who’s seamlessly shared stages with hip hop heavyweights (KRS-One, Souls of Mischief) and contemporary buzz bands (Thunderheist).

Tirgan Film and Story Award Ceremony

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

The winners of Tirgan Short Story and Short Film contests will be announced and the awards will be presented.

Les Ballets Persans

Friday, July 22, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Ballet, Iranian style! A repertoire that ranges from classical ballets to neoclassical works to contemporary productions.

Heart to Heart

Friday, July 22, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, Sadreddin Zahed, and Hamid Reza Javdan in a conversation with the audience.

King Raam

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:00pm

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

Sarv Ensemble

Friday, July 22, 2011
9:30pm –10:30pm

Sarv Ensemble presents both traditional contexts, as well as collaborations with artists from different traditions and disciplines.

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Friday, July 22, 2011
10:30pm –11:30pm

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Friday, July 22, 2011
11:30pm – 2:00am

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

Visions of Eternity

Saturday, July 23, 2011
12:00pm –11:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Iranian Arts and Craft

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Rising Talents

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Performances by superstars of tomorrow.

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Vesal Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

A performance by the Vesal Ensemble, conducted by Arjang Seyfizadeh.

Sepideh Raissadat

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Vahid Monji

Saturday, July 23, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Vahid Monji performs Persian pop music with Aria Heidarian and Artin Yeganeh.

Silk Road

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ethnically diverse, Silk Road Dance Company dancers have mastered a wide range of styles, including rare choreographies that are part of the company's “Legacy Repertiore.” Other pieces include new dances by Dr. Gray, inspired by Persianate and Turkic cultures.

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Contemporary Dance – Ida Saki

Saturday, July 23, 2011
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Ida Saki performs a modern dance based on traditional Persian music.

Literary Presentation with Professor Mohammad Estelami

Saturday, July 23, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Professor Mohammad Estelami delivers a talk in Persian on the concept of “eternity” in Persian literature.

Ayar Dance Ensemble

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Don't miss Ayar Ensemble's performance of folkloric dances of Azerbaijan and Kafgas.

Film Screening: Tall Shadows of the Wind followed by a Q-and-A

Saturday, July 23, 2011
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Based on a short story by legendary Iranian writer Houshang Golshiri, Tall Shadows of the Wind is the second adaptation of a literary work by Bahman Farmanara. A Q-and-A with the director follows the screening.

Demonstration and Talk on Tar with Arjang Seyfizadeh

Saturday, July 23, 2011
6:00pm – 6:30pm

Arjang Seyfizadeh will provide a talk/demo on tar for children of all ages (in English).

Les Ballets Persans

Saturday, July 23, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Ballet, Iranian style! A repertoire that ranges from classical ballets to neoclassical works to contemporary productions.

Radio Tehran

Saturday, July 23, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Radio Tehran is a rock band from Tehran, Iran. This performance marks the band's Canadian debut!

Contemporary Dance – Ida Saki

Saturday, July 23, 2011
8:30pm – 9:00pm

Ida Saki performs a modern dance based on traditional Persian music.

King Raam

Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:00pm – 9:30pm

King Raam and Hypernova blend rock and roll with atmospheric and hypnotic electronic sounds.

Late Night Persian Jazz with Rana Farhan

Saturday, July 23, 2011
10:30pm –11:30pm

Musician Rana Farhan has performed to sold-out audiences across North America and Europe.

Radio Javan House DJ Music

Saturday, July 23, 2011
11:30pm – 2:00am

Amir Kazemi (a.k.a. DJ Delbar) has more than 13 years of experience in spinning the best Persian, international and house music.

Visions of Eternity

Sunday, July 24, 2011
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Artists challenge the essence of Persian art and culture.

Silk Road Workshop

Sunday, July 24, 2011
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Rastak’s music is a rare harmonious marriage of the old and the new: deeply rooted in tradition, yet beautifully adapted to contemporary aesthetic views and tastes.

Iranian Arts and Craft

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Kids can learn to make Iranian crafts.

Sepideh Raissadat

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Masterful soloist Sepideh Raissadat performs Persian music accompanied by setar.

Dance Workshop with Minou Akhlaghi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Minou Akhlaghi holds dance workshops for children 6-12 where they’ll learn basic movements, use of props (dayereh), and sequence of phrases before performing it in front of an audience.

Book Reading with Shahrnush Parsipur

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Author Shahrnush Parsipur reads from two of her books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

Erin Canning & Marino Imperio are Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant.

SUNDAY SCENE / Erin Canning & Marino Imperio

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:00pm

The Curatorial Interns at The Power Plant offer their responses to the current exhibitions.

Music Workshop with Araz Nayeb Pashaee

Sunday, July 24, 2011
2:30pm

Musician Araz Nayeb Pashaee presents a highly educational and entertaining Tombak workshop at a beginner level for music enthusiasts of all ages. In English.

Silk Road

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ethnically diverse, Silk Road Dance Company dancers have mastered a wide range of styles, including rare choreographies that are part of the company's “Legacy Repertiore.” Other pieces include new dances by Dr. Gray, inspired by Persianate and Turkic cultures.

Book Reading with Abbas Maroufi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Author Abbas Maroufi reads from two of his books – one of which will be in English and the other in Persian.

Drumming on the Brightside

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:00pm

TorQ Percussion Quartet takes you on a riveting rhythmic journey from American minimalism to the Middle East.

Literary Presentation with Professor Bastani Parizi

Sunday, July 24, 2011
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Professor Bastani Parizi presents a talk in Persian followed by a Q-and-A period.

Baarbad Music

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

The music genres of Baarbad Music extend from Persian classical to the folklore music of Central Asia to Western classical music.

Tribute to Simin Behbanani

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

A tribute to Nobel Prize in Literature-nominee Simin Behbanani. Featuring Abbas Maroufi, Asef Fekrat and Dr. Mohammad Estelami.

A Presentation of Persian Dance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Nima Kiann, founder of Les Ballet Persans, presents a talk on Persian dance. The language of presentation will be Persian.

Choral Performance

Sunday, July 24, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Iranian National Choir presents a choral performance of all-time favourite Persian tunes.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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