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What’s On Calendar
September 14–16, 2012

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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.

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!

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.

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.

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Accessible 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.

Christian Marclay: The Clock

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Accessible 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.

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!

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.

Paper Lantern-Making Booth

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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