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September 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 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.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Rexite on the Radio: The Golden Age of Yiddish American Music

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Yiddish radio matinee idol Seymour Rexite is brought to life in this entertaining retrospective by singer, actor and former Ashkenaz artistic director, Mitch Smolkin, accompanied by renowned pianist and composer Nina Shapilsky.

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed

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

Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo and Jerusalem, this award-winning ensemble breathes new life into old Sephardi songs.

Veretski Pass - The Klezmer Shul

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

Virtuosic musicianship and raw energy come together in an exciting combination of old country Ottoman-era music.

Ira Moskowitz: Mystical Routes

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

The dazzling visual diary of Ira Moskowitz is presented in this gallery exhibition of his paintings, drawings and prints.

Freydi Mrocki - Oystralia: The Yiddish Community of Melbourne

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

An overview of Australian-Jewish history, focusing particularly on the cultural life of Melbourne’s Yiddish community in the second half of the 20th century.

Finjan

Saturday, September 1, 2012
8:00pm – 9:15pm

Canada’s first Klezmer revival band celebrates the 30th anniversary of their founding with a very special reunion concert.

Festival Havdallah featuring The Abayudaya

Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:15pm – 9:45pm

Ashkenaz marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of weekend festival events with the one of the most beloved Jewish rituals, Havdallah.

Socalled

Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:45pm –11:00pm

Mixing sounds from his own history into sample-based beats, the music of Socalled is catchy, smart, hilarious, emotional and timeless.

Global Shtetl Cabaret Hosted By Aviva Chemick

Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00pm – 1:00am

An eclectic stage showcasing the diversity and vibrance of Jewish music traditions from all around the world. Hosted by Toronto’s Aviva Chernick.

When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: Di Schaechter Techter on Stage

Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00pm –11:00pm

Attracting a new generation to Yiddish song, the dynamic Schaechter Sisters bring to life the youth of their grandparents in Eastern Europe. Directed by Josh Waletzky.

Opa!

Saturday, September 1, 2012
11:00pm – 1:00am

Post-Soviet klezmer and pop collides with reggae, ska, funk and rock in the electrifying music of Opa!, Russia’s hottest new World music party band.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 2, 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.

Ira Moskowitz: Mystical Routes

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am –10:00pm

The dazzling visual diary of Ira Moskowitz is presented in this gallery exhibition of his paintings, drawings and prints.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am –12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Help create the festival's largest work of art! Assisted by Shadowland Theatre, kids can create their own costumes and props for the Ashkenaz Parade.

Abraham Lichtenbaum - Jewish Life in South America

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Abraham Lichtenbaum will give a talk about the experiences of the first Jews in South America.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Sailors, Sirens & Kings: A Children's Adventure in Song

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

An exhilarating interactive adventure for children through Ladino songs, stories and games. Led by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

Community Klezmer Showcase

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm – 2:30pm

A lively showcase of local community groups and up-and-coming ensembles in the Toronto klezmer scene.

Bob Bossin - Songs and Stories of Davy the Punk: My Father's Life in the Gambling Business

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Canadian folk music legend Bob Bossin presents a new, one-man show about his father's exploits in Toronto's gambling demimonde of the 1930s and '40s.

The Great Dolgini

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Mystery, illusion and laughs abound as The Great Dolgini (aka. Socalled) demonstrates his sleight of hand with a daring display of magic, mischief and misdirection.

Ira Moskowitz: Curatorial Talk with Lindy Green and Diana Gordon

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Curator Lindy Green interviews Diana Gordon, daughter of Ira Moskowitz, in a curatorial talk that will provide a personal context to the exhibition.

Ventanas

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ventanas explores many musical forms and languages from flamenco palos to Balkan broken rhythms, Sephardic diaspora to Hutsul Ukraine.

Paul Buhle - Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Paul Buhle explores images and insights from his anthology Yiddishkeit, and about his late co-editor, the underground comic book writer and personality, Harvey Pekar.

Sharon and Bram

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Legendary Canadian family entertainers mix Yiddishkeit with iconic favourites such as "One Elephant" and "Skinnamarink."

Shashmaqam

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Shashmaqam performs a panorama of the classical and folk music of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as well as the liturgical repertoire of Bukharan Jews.

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 4:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Ann Samson - The Jews of India

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:30pm – 5:30pm

An overview of the history, customs and traditions of India's Jewish community, presented by Ann Samson, one of the founders of Toronto's Indian-Jewish Congregation Bina.

Aaron Bensoussan

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

One of the world's great cantorial voices, Bensoussan debuts his adventurous new CD, Maroc N Roll, of contemporary Sephardi pop rock.

The Yiddish Songs of Arkady Gendler

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

This special tribute concert and CD release celebrates the original work of one of the greatest living treasures of Yiddish song.

Todie and the Miser

Sunday, September 2, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Join shrewd Todie in Lorie Wolf's new children's play as he teaches Lyzer the Miser a lesson about generosity that he'll never forget!

The Tarras Band

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Showcasing klezmer legend Peter Sokolow on piano and the music of the late, great clarinetist/composer Dave Tarras and clarinetist Naftule Brandwein.

Judith Cohen - Inquisition to Internet: The Musical World of the Portuguese Marranos

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

From inquisition to internet: the musical world of the Portuguese Marranos, a lecture from Canada's preeminent Sephardic specialist.

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

The Abayudaya

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

The musical traditions of Uganda's Jewish community presented by two of their musical and spiritual leaders, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu and JJ Keki.

Basya Schechter's Songs of Wonder

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm – 8:15pm

Basya Schechter's new solo project sets the Yiddish poetry of revered philosopher and civil rights activist Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to original music.

Dance Panorama

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm

An interactive "show-and-tell" demonstrating dance forms related to various world musical styles and cultures featured in this year's Festival, including dances of Egypt, India and Central Asia.

Shye Ben Tzur

Sunday, September 2, 2012
8:00pm – 9:15pm

Israeli composer, producer and performer Shye Ben Tzur mixes Hebrew and Middle Eastern influences with those of the Indian sub-continent.

Yemen Blues

Sunday, September 2, 2012
9:45pm –11:00pm

With an explosive, 21st century brew of Yemenite-Jewish song and poetry, West African grooves and American jazz, blues and funk, Yemen Blues is the most exciting new music act out of Israel. Co-presented by Jewish National Fund (JNF).

The Other Europeans: The Broken Sound

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00pm –12:15am

An extraordinarily candid behind-the-scenes look at The Other Europeans and their exploration of music and cultural identity.

Canadian Cabaret Hosted By Finjan

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:30pm – 1:00am

A showcase of some of the leading new artists and veterans of the Canadian Jewish music scene. Hosted by the members of Finjan.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm – 1:00am

Toronto's own 13-piece Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-band brings their lively, street-savvy, Eastern European folk music to Ashkenaz.

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm – 1:00am

Revive your spirit with late-night dancing under the stars to music so quiet you can hear the dancers’ feet scrape the boardwalk.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, September 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.

Ira Moskowitz: Mystical Routes

Monday, September 3, 2012
10:00am –10:00pm

The dazzling visual diary of Ira Moskowitz is presented in this gallery exhibition of his paintings, drawings and prints.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
10:00am –12:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 4:00pm

Help create the festival's largest work of art! Assisted by Shadowland Theatre, kids can create their own costumes and props for the Ashkenaz Parade.

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is the oldest continuing Jewish performing group in Canada. Conducted by Alexander Veprinsky.

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Legendary klezmer/jazz pianist Pete Sokolow presents a musically-illustrated discussion of his six-decade career in NY's Jewish music scene.

Lesley Simpson - Yuvi’s Candy Tree

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Lesley Simpson reads from her award-winning book and leads kids and families in a fun activity: make your own candy tree! Recommended for ages 6-10.

Lucidarium Ensemble

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm – 3:00pm

A unique programme of little-known Renaissance-era Italian-Jewish music performed on period instruments in Hebrew, Italian and Ladino.

Fanfare Severni

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Some of Montreal's top young folk/world musicians, Fanfare Severni captures the raucous energy of Balkan brass and east European village music.

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Marky Weinstock - Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Join this acclaimed entertainer for Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers, a special event for very young children.

Meet the Abayudaya: Songs and Stories from Uganda’s Jewish Community

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

The spiritual leaders of Uganda’s Jewish community share rich choral traditions of familiar Jewish songs in a special interactive session for the whole family.

Beyond the Pale

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

One of Canada's longest-running and most-acclaimed Klezmer/Balkan fusion ensembles returns to Ashkenaz for the first time since 2008.

Fern Lindzon Quartet - Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

This live musical score by Fern Lindzon weaves klezmer themes into a delightful new accompaniment to a Buster Keaton silent film classic.

Klezmerson

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Mexico City's Klezmerson reflects the diverse urban sounds of its hometown by injecting Latin American musical influences into its music.

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

David Buchbinder - Diasporic Genius: Transforming the City through Creative Power

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ashkenaz Festival co-founder presents the vision behind his latest venture, Diasporic Genius, a non-profit organization engaged in intercultural artistic creation and community-building.

Ashkenaz Parade

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Shadowland Theatre transforms Harbourfront Centre into a swirling cavalcade of music, dance, theatre and giant puppetry.

Sagapool

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

With a mix of good-natured shenanigans and striking musical skill, Sagapool is known for their high-intensity, spirited live shows.

Jerry Gray - From the Jewish Folk Choir to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Co-founder of The Travellers, Jerry has travelled across around the world singing for labourers, picketers, protesters, politicians, children and royalty.

Sholem Aleichem: The Ger Mandolin Orchestra

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Inspired by a dusty photograph, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra is recreated by 11 of the world’s finest mandolinists. Exclusive sneak preview.

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 5:45pm

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

Anthony Russell

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

African-American by birth and Jewish by choice, Anthony Russell's heartfelt programme of Yiddish art song simultaneously evokes Sidor Belarsky and Paul Robeson.

Leo Spellman’s Rhapsody 1939-1945

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Canadian premiere performance of 99-year-old Toronto composer’s tour de force, originally written in 1947 in a German DP camp.

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Cultural organizer and singer-songwriter Nicole Borger discusses the Brazilian Jewish community and its cultural life over five centuries.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

Festival Finale

Monday, September 3, 2012
7:00pm – 9:30pm

The festival comes to a rousing close with a series of performances by some of this year's headline artists, culminating in a massive jam session.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 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.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, September 5, 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.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, September 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.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:30pm

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Bach at Dusk

Thursday, September 6, 2012
7:00pm

Baroque cellist Kate Haynes performs J.S. Bach's beautiful, dark-hued Suite No. 2 in D Minor for unaccompanied cello. Note: Short concert (ca. 30 minutes) due to early sunset. Thanks to Q Media Solutions.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, September 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.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 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.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 9, 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.

49th Parallel

Sunday, September 9, 2012
4:00pm

The Ton Beau String Quartet performs music with cross-cultural threads by Haydn, Dvorak and Kevin Lau. Thanks to Judy & Wil Matthews.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, September 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.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 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.

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES / Omer Fast

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:00pm

Berlin-based artist Omer Fast will speak about his acclaimed art practice in conjunction with solo exhibition at The Power Plant, Continuous Coverage, opening 14 September.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, September 12, 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.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, September 13, 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.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Thursday, September 13, 2012
5:30pm

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Thursday, September 13, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, September 14, 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Friday, September 14, 2012
5:00pm –12:00am

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Friday, September 14, 2012
5:00pm –12:00am

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

The Power Plant Fall 2012 Opening Party

Friday, September 14, 2012
5:00pm –12:00am

The Power Plant opens Christian Marclay: The Clock and Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage with a FREE party. Be one of the first to see the new exhibitions!

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Friday, September 14, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Accessible onsite 24/7

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

The Power Plant Fall 2012 Opening Party

Saturday, September 15, 2012
12:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant opens Christian Marclay: The Clock and Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage with a FREE party. Be one of the first to see the new exhibitions!

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 15, 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.

Lantern Competition

Saturday, September 15, 2012
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us in creating a beautiful display of homemade lanterns to showcase at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festivals!

Get your keepsake photo!

Saturday, September 15, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

Visit the CIBC area to strike a pose with friends and family, learn about the CIBC contest and enjoy fun lantern hat giveaways!

Paper Lantern-Making Booth

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring the whole family out for some arts and crafts fun!

Children's Activities

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

Bring the family out to the children’s activities tents at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival where children will play fun carnival and cultural games with a unique twist!

Paper Lanterns Giveaway

Saturday, September 15, 2012
1:00pm – 7:00pm

At specific times during the festival, free paper lanterns will be given out to all children ages 12 and under! There is a limit of one lantern per child.

Tho Pham - Redpath Stage Host

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Locally celebrated entertainer Tho Pham returns as co-host of the Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Marilyn Tran - Redpath Stage Host

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Renowned Vietnamese community volunteer Marilyn Tran co-hosts the Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

TyTy Nguyen

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:30pm

TyTy is excited to take part in the Vietnamese Lantern Festival this year, singing two songs from her heart.

Stephanie Le-Nguyen

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:45pm

Performing in numerous Vietnamese festivals over the last two years, Stephanie is excited to be back for this year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival!

Dance Crew Divas

Saturday, September 15, 2012
2:50pm

Returning this year to the Vietnamese Lantern Festival are the Dance Crew Divas, featuring members of many ages!

Thien Oanh

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:00pm

As a VWAT Music Class participant, Thien Oanh will showcase what she has learned at this year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

FrolicLassie

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:05pm

FrolicLassie is a Toronto-based dance group covering a variety of J-pop and K-pop dances.

Julie Nhu Ha

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:20pm

Come listen to eight-year-old Julie Nhu Ha, whose voice is sure to capture your heart at this year's festival!

Mitzi

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:25pm

Mitzi is a Toronto dance group that specializes in dance covers by Korean pop artists.

Jessica Siew

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:40pm

Jessica Siew loves to dance, whether it's for fun or in competition. Catch her performance at the Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Nguyen Hoang Nam

Saturday, September 15, 2012
3:45pm

Don't miss singing sensation Nguyen Hoang Nam on the Redpath Stage!

Thien Le Ao Dai Competition

Saturday, September 15, 2012
4:20pm

Sponsored by Thien Le and his supporters, members of all ages are encouraged to enter the runway style competition to showcase their own store-bought or homemade "ao dai" (a traditional Vietnamese long dress).

Across U-hub Music Group

Saturday, September 15, 2012
4:50pm

Across U-hub will bring their not-to-miss musical performance to this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival stage!

Tran Dinh Tu

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:05pm

Tran Dinh Tu has sang in many venues around the world. Don't miss your chance to see him at this year's Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Dance Crew Divas

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:25pm

Returning this year to the Vietnamese Lantern Festival are the Dance Crew Divas, featuring members of many ages!

Jacey Nguyen

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:30pm

Eleven-year-old Jacey Nguyen will be presenting her own cover of a song by Christine Perri called "Jar of Hearts" at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival.

Christine Van

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:35pm

Making her vocal performance debut at this year’s Vietnamese Lantern Festival is Christine Van, a talented eight-year old singer with a mesmerizing voice you will love!

Alicia Nero

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:45pm

This is Alicia's first year performing at the Vietnamese Lantern Festival!

Julie Nhu Ha

Saturday, September 15, 2012
5:55pm

Come listen to eight-year-old Julie Nhu Ha, whose voice is sure to capture your heart at this year's festival!

Designers' Showcase

Saturday, September 15, 2012
6:20pm

Exciting new talent from young local fashion designers will be exhibited in this year Vietnamese Lantern Festival's first annual Designers’ Showcase.

CG Chen – Participant in Designers' Showcase

Saturday, September 15, 2012
6:20pm

As an aspiring entrepreneur, 20-year old CG has designed “The Dream Out Loud” series inspired by people for people.

Van Tran - Participant in Designers' Showcase

Saturday, September 15, 2012
6:20pm

Van has been actively designing clothing and accessories for about seven years now. Her creations have included casual clothing, formal dresses, scarves and handbags.

Mark Aguilar - Participant in Designers' Showcase

Saturday, September 15, 2012
6:20pm

Mark Aguilar is a Toronto-based fashion designer who aims to provide limited edition designer garments for anyone looking to stand apart from the crowd.

Nguyen Hoang Nam

Saturday, September 15, 2012
6:40pm

Don't miss singing sensation Nguyen Hoang Nam on the Redpath Stage!

Lantern Walk

Saturday, September 15, 2012
7:10pm

As a part of our festival finale, all event guests are invited to join in on our Lantern Walk Parade. Generously Supported by CIBC.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Saturday, September 15, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00am – 5:00pm

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 16, 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.

Sampradaya Dance Creations

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm –12:30pm

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents a suite of two folk dances from India.

Arts and Crafts with Power Unit Youth Organization

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Power Unit Youth Organization is bringing an artistic twist to Fortune Cooking! Make your very own paper dolls, paint a T-shirt, fold your own origami... there'll be many nifty arts and crafts activities that will draw out your creative side!

Get your keepsake photo!

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Visit the CIBC area to strike a pose with friends and family, learn about the CIBC contest and enjoy face painting!

Kids’ Cooking Workshop with The Cookerydoo

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:00pm – 6:00pm

In this fantastic family food workshop lead by The Cookerydoo, kids will learn to make a yummy coconut, ginger sticky rice pudding recipe!

Asian Dog Breed Spotlight with PawsWay

Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00pm – 1:30pm

Representatives from PawsWay will lead visitors on a journey through the many different breeds of dogs that have originated from Asia. Enjoy a meet and greet with the dogs at the end!

Jeng Yi

Sunday, September 16, 2012
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Enjoy the beauty and power of Korean drum and dance in this harvest-themed performance by Jeng Yi.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 16, 2012
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

100 Years of Venice

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:00pm

Glorious music from Baroque Venice, performed by three brilliant young artists: Christopher Verrette (baroque violin), Kate Bennett Haynes (baroque cello) and Matthew Wadsworth (theorbo). Thanks to Margaret & Jim Fleck.

Little Pear Garden Collective

Sunday, September 16, 2012
4:00pm – 4:30pm

A not-to-be-missed performance by Little Pear Garden Collective.

Raging Asian Women

Sunday, September 16, 2012
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Raging Asian Women (RAW) continues to mesmerize audiences while pounding out the powerful sounds of social justice on the taiko. Keep your eyes and ears open for the sound of RAW's thunder!

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Sunday, September 16, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Julia Sasso dances - SLoE

Monday, September 17, 2012
12:00am –12:30am

In concert with celebrated pianist, Eve Egoyan, Julia Sasso's stellar dancers deliver a striking, virtuosic interpretation of Ann Southam’s masterwork, Simple Lines of Enquiry.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Monday, September 17, 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.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Tuesday, September 18, 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Wednesday, September 19, 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

Toronto Music Garden Tours

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11:00am

Learn about the Toronto Music Garden's unique design and history on a guided, one-hour tour, led by a volunteer Toronto Botanical Garden guide.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, September 20, 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00am – 8:00pm

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization - Kathak Mahotsav 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian artists gather in celebration of the art of Kathak, bringing its temple origins to the present day. Each night features a different artist and a pre-show talk.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Friday, September 21, 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Friday, September 21, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Friday, September 21, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of Berlin-based artist Omer Fast, which includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art.

Eventual Ashes presents: Hiding Words (for you) by Gein Wong

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00pm –10:00pm

Hiding Words (for you) delves into nushu, a secret language created in 400 A.D. when Chinese women were not allowed to read or write. The performance seamlessly blends together theatre, poetry, hip hop, western and Chinese classical music, modern dance, performance art, and the visual arts.

Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization - Kathak Mahotsav 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00pm

Canadian artists gather in celebration of the art of Kathak, bringing its temple origins to the present day. Each night features a different artist and a pre-show talk.

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 22, 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Saturday, September 22, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm

The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. Admission is free. Visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis during regular gallery hours. The Power Plant also offers special 24-hour viewing periods to enable viewers to see it in its entirety. Click here for more info.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Saturday, September 22, 2012
10:00am – 5:00pm