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April 2011

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The War of the Worlds

Friday, April 1, 2011
8:00pm

A retro re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ masterpiece of alien invasion.

The War of the Worlds

Saturday, April 2, 2011
2:00pm

A retro re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ masterpiece of alien invasion.

The War of the Worlds

Saturday, April 2, 2011
8:00pm

A retro re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ masterpiece of alien invasion.

On the Heels of the Hound read by Clare Muireann Murphy

Sunday, April 3, 2011
11:00am –12:00pm

One brave scealaí (myth-teller) will lure you into the fantastical world of Ancient Ireland.

Story Jam Stage

Sunday, April 3, 2011
12:00pm – 1:30pm

A celebration of Toronto’s finest young storytellers featuring students from the Toronto District School Board.

Storytelling with Garry Sault

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Using old legends, Garry Sault recreates a magical time when the earth was brand new and strange and mystical creatures ruled the land!

Selections from The Batoche Musical read by Maureen Belanger

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Listen as Maureen Belanger tells the story of Alphonse and Ernestine Pilon, the first couple to marry after the Battle of Batoche. Belanger will also be joined by the ANDPVA Indigenous Youth Leadership Team who will perform shadow puppetry.

The Backseat Balladeers

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Passing on the oral tradition in both English and French, The Backseat Balladeers share stories through Canadian ballads and folksongs. Audience participation is encouraged!

Mahadevi Akka read by Rubena Sinha

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Through storytelling, poetry and live music, the tale of a woman who defied the rules of society to become a spiritual seeker, mystic and teacher in 12th century India will unfold.

Mouth Open, Story Jump Out read by Itah Sadu & Phyllis Walker

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Gather round as storytellers Itah Sadu & Phyllis Walker regale you with a collection of folk tales.

Generations of Stories on Wings and Waves read by Summi Siddiqui & Heather Whaley

Sunday, April 3, 2011
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Two storytellers from very different walks of life will touch your hearts with insightful tales brought to you from their traditions and travels.

Mangoes on the Beach read by Peter Chand

Sunday, April 3, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Storyteller Peter Chand takes the story of his parent’s journey to Britain in the 1950s and weaves it with four traditional Indian tales.

The War of the Worlds

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm

A retro re-imagining of H.G. Wells’ masterpiece of alien invasion.

Land of the Trees read by Brian Hetherington

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Journey to the “Land of the Trees,” the Gaelic nickname for Canada, in this set of stories of Gaelic immigration.

Queers In Your Ears

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

The Queers are in Your Ears once again, bringing tales of guilty pleasures and sensual desires.

Tall Tales and True: Women of Courage

Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Sluefoot Sue, Marguerite de Robervale, Oona McCool and Anna Jameison leave a legacy of brave deeds for the future – whether real or imagined.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Holly Luhning, Sarita Mandanna, Miriam Toews

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Readings by Holly Luhning (Quiver), Sarita Mandanna (Tiger Hills) and Miriam Toews (Irma Voth).

Mrtvolka

Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:00pm

Utilizing techniques from 19th century phantasmagoria, Mrtvolka takes you into a world of shadows and light and asks: "Is seeing believing?"

Rhythm and Stomp

Sunday, April 10, 2011
1:00pm

This fast-paced, humour-filled concert showcases the fantastic world of rhythm, where the human body and everyday objects suddenly become musical instruments.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Suzanne Desrochers, Antanas Sileika, Johanna Skibsrud

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Readings by Suzanne Desrochers (Bride of New France), Antanas Sileika (Underground) and Johanna Skibsrud (The Sentimentalists).

One Block

Saturday, April 16, 2011
8:00pm

A performance, an exhibit, a series of stories and histories, and an online archive ask: How much do you really know about the street you live on?

The Toronto All-Star Big Band

Sunday, April 17, 2011
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon with Toronto's finest big band!

BOOK LAUNCH / Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices

Monday, April 18, 2011
8:00pm

Please join us for an evening of talks, discussion and drinks to launch the new book Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices.

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Valerie Compton, Philip Kerr, Kyung-sook Shin

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Readings by Valerie Compton (Tide Road), Philip Kerr (Field Gray) and Kyung-sook Shin (Please Look After Mom).

Authors at Harbourfront Centre: Randy Boyagoda, Hisham Matar, Alexi Zentner

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Readings by Randy Boyagoda (Beggar's Feast), Hisham Matar (Anatomy of Disappearance) and Alexi Zentner (Touch).

The Monument | ISÔKO Theatre

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
8:00pm

A profound excavation into the nature of forgiveness.

The Monument | ISÔKO Theatre

Thursday, April 28, 2011
8:00pm

A profound excavation into the nature of forgiveness.

The Monument | ISÔKO Theatre

Friday, April 29, 2011
8:00pm

A profound excavation into the nature of forgiveness.

The Monument | ISÔKO Theatre

Saturday, April 30, 2011
8:00pm

A profound excavation into the nature of forgiveness.

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

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

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