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You're Invited: Harbourfront Centre's Summer Exhibitions, Events & Festivals 2012

You’re Invited: Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Exhibitions, Events & Festivals 2012

Harbourfront Centre invites you to the following FREE summer :

  • exhibitions with a public opening reception
  • musical events
  • family events
  • festivals

Assembly of First Nations: Welcome Concert

  • As part of a week-long programme, the Assembly of First Nations 33rd Annual General Assembly Host Committee is pleased to invite all to a musical feast!
  • This cultural mosaic will showcase various contemporary and traditional First Nation talents including award winning musicians.
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    7:00PM – 11:00PM
    WestJet Stage
    235 Queens Quay West

Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Exhibitions 2012

New projects in Architecture, Craft and Design, Photography and Visual Arts

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 19, 2012
6-10pm

York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FREE

Info: 416-973-4000

The opening of Harbourfront Centre’s eight exciting new exhibitions includes:

Harbourfront Centre’s Architecture Exhibitions Summer 2012

  • “The objective of Architecture at Harbourfront Centre is to present exhibitions which will educate, challenge and question the thoughts and the ideas informing contemporary architecture.
  • The architecture gallery is a multi-functional space which presents exhibitions, acts as a classroom, and also functions as a meeting space for the discussion of issues relating to architecture.”

BORN AGAIN: The Repurposed City

July 20 – September 16, 2012

  • “In this age of reusing and recycling, should we look at buildings the same way as other reusable resources?
  • Is the role of the architect changing from the builder of the new to that of the socially responsive renovator?
  • Should we look further afield than just the individual building and instead look at revaluing and repurposing the entire city?
  • Artist Gareth Lichty presents a new sculpture.

Architecture firms DTAH, Kongats Architects and unit a architecture inc. create the following new installations which explore the idea of repurposing:

  • Buildings, Streets, Neighbourhoods

    • Installation by DTAH which “designs landscapes, buildings and communities”
    • Project Team:
      • Joe Lobko
      • Megan Torza
      • Amanda McLeod
      • Jordan Darnell
      • Kristen Dobbin
      • Jennifer Conron
  • Lost & Found

    • Installation by unit a architecture inc. which “pursues a shared passion for enhancing the collective quality of life by developing thoughtful, comfortable and functional built environments”
    • Project team:
      • Stewart Adams
      • Francesca Piccaluga
      • Ewa Rudzik
      • Alexandria Kusiak
      • Eric Cheung
      • Demitri Delean
      • Scott F. Cairns
      • Angie Michail
  • Regenerate

    • Installation by Kongats Architects whose “team’s approach to design is phenomenological”
    • Kongats Architects is comprised of:
      • Principals Alar Kongats and Philip Toms
      • senior associates Danielle Lam-Kulczak and Adam Trotter

Harbourfront Centre’s Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions 2012: July 20 – September 23, 2012

  •  A Fine Specimen
    • by Heather Nicol
    • “invites reflection on the ways objectification and gender identity have both changed and persisted in our institutions and display culture”
  • Material Wealth: Revealing Landscape by:

    • Sonny Assu
    • Michael Belmore
    • Lauren Blakey
    • Rebecca Horwitz
    • Ursula A. Johnson
    • Taliaferro Jones
    • Michelle Mendlowitz
    • Silvia Taylor
    • Part of the 2012 Planet IndigenUs Festival, a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre (August 10-19)
  • Not Forgetting  by:
    • Yael Brotman
    • Brenda Draney
    • Melissa General
    • Vanessa Hussey
    • Erika Iserhoff
    • Caroline Monnet
    • Rochelle Rubinstein
    • Kate Subak
    • Part of the 2012 Planet IndigenUs Festival, a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre (August 10-19)
  • Not So Fast | NSF  by:
    • Christian Chapman
    • Vanessa Dion Fletcher
    • Bev Koski
    • Jean Marshall
    • Luke Parnell
    • Maika’i Tubbs
    • Tania Willard
    • Part of the 2012 Planet IndigenUs Festival, a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre (August 10-19)
  • Range
    • by Mike Andrew McLean
    • photographic images of the Canadian Rockies
      • taken with a large 4 X 5 field camera similar to the camera used by photographers at the turn-of-the-century
  • Shadow of the Vampyre
    • by John Dickson
    • explores the filmic potential of sculpture, using live-feed video
  • That Way This Way  by:
    • Sarah Dobranowski
    • Jen Kneulman
    • Aaron Oussoren
    • Heather Rathbun

Uncharted Waters:
Toronto’s Enigmatic Harbour

  • June 21, 2012 – June 2013
  • Presented by Toronto Port Authority
  • “An outdoor photography exhibition that explores the spectacular environmental and cultural resource that is the harbour of Toronto:
    • 72 large-scale, breathtaking images are on display throughout the Harbourfront Centre site until June, 2013, each one offering a unique glimpse into the enigma that is Toronto Harbour”

Contact Info of Harbourfront Centre:

visualarts@harbourfrontcentre.com
(416) 973-5379

For general inquiries regarding events, programs, site directions and services:

Information Hotline | 416-973-4000
Email | info@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre’s Summer Festivals & Events:

Hot & Spicy Food Festival

 

  • Enjoy food, music and culture in this fun-filled spicy celebration – FREE admission
  • Savour tacos, amazing music from Mexico Amigo Mariachi and other delicious treats
  • Taco Takedown:
    • Top chefs from across the city will share their own spin on tacos.
    • Purchase a sampler platter of these creations and you’ll get to determine the winner!
    • Friday, July 20, 2012
      • 6:30PM – 9:00PM
      • Zone 5
      • 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • PyRomeo
    • Enjoy a smokin’ performance sure to light your sense on fire! Witness fire eating, fire juggling, some sizzling audience interaction and more
    • Friday, July 20, 2012
      9:00PM – 9:30PM
      Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West
  • Savoury Cinema: Ratatouille
    • by Academy Award-winning director Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios (Cars, Finding Nemo)
    • is an animated-adventure; a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef
    • Saturday, July 21, 2012
      1:00PM – 3:00PM
      Studio Theatre
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
  • Gadfly presents S2: Skills and Soul All-Styles Street Dance Battle
    • Hip hop dancers, b-boys, krumpers, poppers, house dancers and many more will come together to compete and share with each other the unique energy that only exists in street dance culture
    • Eight teams will compete to music varying from funk, house, classical, dubstep, hip hop, and even Top 40
      • Open to anyone with technique, originality and freestyle and choreography skills
      • Visit gadfly.ca to register
    • Saturday, July 21, 2012
      3:30PM – 4:30PM
      Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West
      5:30PM – 6:00PM
      Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West
  • Iron Chef Competition: Semi-Finals
    • The ninth annual Iron Chef Competition
    • Saturday, July 21, 2012
      • 1:30PM – 2:30PM
        • Brigantine Room
        • York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
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      • 4:30PM – 5:30PM
        • Brigantine Room
        • York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
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    • This event will be hosted by the dynamic TV personality and chef, Christian Pritchard
      • Join us for the riveting finale on July 22!
      • Competing countries include:

        • Semi-Final 1: 1:30pm-2:30pm – USA vs. Antigua and Barbuda
        • Semi-Final 2: 4:30pm-5:30pm – Mexico vs. Canada
  • Exploring the Urban Orchard with Not Far From the Tree
    • Walk into the urban orchard and discover a taste of what our city has to offer! Not Far From the Tree invites kids into a hands-on experience of the many fruit varieties grown right here in Toronto
    • Saturday, July 21, 2012
      1:00PM – 8:00PM
      Zone 4
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • Sunday, July 22, 2012
      1:00PM – 6:00PM
      Zone 4
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • Hottt Mmammacita
    • Enjoy sizzling site animation from The SwizzleStick Theatre!
    • Saturday, July 21, 2012
      1:30PM – 2:30PM
      Lawn surrounding Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
      6:00PM – 7:00PM
      Lawn surrounding Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • Woofjocks
    • offer a fast-paced 30-minute programme set to music
      • training tips
      • hilarious tricks
      • agility/flying-disc demonstrations
      • Precision Obedience Drill
    • Sunday, July 22, 2012
      1:45PM – 2:45PM
      Lawn surrounding Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

Please click here for more info on Hot & Spicy Food Festival at Harbourfront Centre.

Classical IV: Strings

“Explore dramatically different soundscapes created by stringed instruments from around the world played by classical virtuosi.”

  • Highlights include Masters of Mali featuring world music icon Sidi Touré, and the interactive Ukulele Project, where anyone with a uke can join in on a resounding version of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”
  • The Listening Trees
    • Catch a relaxing time under the Zone 5 trees listening to the way that music can tell stories
    • “It could be anything in those headphones, but you won’t know until you try!”
    • Friday, July 27, 2012
      6:00PM – 9:30PM
      Zone 5
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • Saturday, July 28, 2012
      1:00PM – 9:30PM
      Zone 5
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • Aesthetec Studio: Sing & Paint
    • Paint your own vocal chords!
    • As an interactive installation, audiences explore the colour and texture of their own voice:
      • First, record a short sample of singing (or speaking) into a special paint can
      • Second, pick up a light brush and paint on a digital canvas
      • Third, as you move the brush, your voice is transformed into colour and music
    • Friday, July 27, 2012
      7:00PM – 9:30PM
      Zone 5
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • Saturday, July 28, 2012
      1:00PM – 7:30PM
      Zone 5
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • Sunday, July 29, 2012
      1:00PM – 6:00PM
      Zone 5
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • Dare to Create: Strings and Things
    • Make an instrument and decorate it
    • There will be specially announced times when the creators of the instruments can join together on the Redpath Stage and play along to a classic rock or violin track!
    • Create a wondrous headpiece of a violin
    • Saturday, July 28, 2012
      1:00PM – 7:00PM
      Zone 4
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • Sunday, July 29, 2012
      1:00PM – 6:00PM
      Zone 4
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • The Canadian Opera Company presents Hansel and Gretel
    • Suitable for young people 4-7 years of age.
    • Led by opera singer Bronwen Low
    • This engaging and interactive workshop uses the original music from the opera by Englebert Humperdink, sung in English to guide the young participants as they sing their way through the story and out of the woods.
    • Join in and let your vocal chords soar as Hansel and Gretel follow the breadcrumb trail to the gingerbread house.
    • Find out how they escape the witch with some teamwork and a little magic!
    • Sunday, July 29, 2012
      1:00PM – 2:00PM
      Lakeside Terrace
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
  • Ukelele Project
    • ukulele re-creating the pomp of the “1812 Overture”
    • Sunday, July 29, 2012
      4:00PM – 5:00PM
      Redpath Stage
      235 Queens Quay West

Calypso Stars

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    7:30PM – 10:00PM
    WestJet Stage
    235 Queens Quay West

 Island Soul

  • Caribbean festival commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Independence of two culturally and artistically significant island nations: Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago!
  • Highlights include:
    • Jouvay 2012
      • We begin the Island Soul festival with Jouvay, an interactive parade around the grounds of Harbourfront Centre.
      • Theatre Archipelago takes us on a wild ride of hilarious and satirical characters
      • Friday, August 3, 2012
        7:00PM – 8:00PM
        Lawn surrounding Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • tribute to Lord Kitchener
      • classic calypso music
      • Friday, August 3, 2012
        8:00PM – 9:00PM
        WestJet Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
    • Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre
      • Spectacular performance put on by the boys and girls of Afro-Caribbean Drum and Dance Theatre!
      • Saturday, August 4, 2012
        1:00PM
        Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
    • roots-reggae singer Duane Stephenson
      • Jamaican music
      • Saturday, August 4, 2012
        9:30PM – 11:00PM
        WestJet Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
    • a dance performance by Afro-Caribbean performing arts company Caribbean Folk Performers!
      • Caribbean Folk Performers will regale you with bold colours, breathtaking moves, uplifting drumming and engaging storytelling!
      • Monday, August 6, 2012
        4:00PM – 5:00PM
        Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West

Planet Indigenus

  • August 10 – 19, 2012
  • Celebrating the Crossroads – Opening Night Spectacle
    • “Celebrating not only people and cultures, but also innovators in the Indigenous artistic community coming together at this crossroads creating a sense of renewal for all nations.”
    • Friday, August 10, 2012
      9:00PM – 11:00PM
      WestJet Stage
      235 Queens Quay West
  • Earthly Connections
    • This group exhibition “highlights First Nations people and their relationships to the land, whether it is a relationship of traditional stewardship or forced economic adaptation.”
    • The works will be displayed on the grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre during Planet IndigenUS and through October 7, 2012.
    • Join them for the opening receptionin the Sculptural Garden Exhibition Space at Woodland Cultural Centre on Saturday, August 11 at 1pm:
    • Please click here for the complete schedule
  • Creative Crafting – Look What I Can Do
    • Kids can sculpt and craft their artwork with colourful plastercine… and beads!
    • Saturday, August 11, 2012
      1:00PM – 8:00PM
      HarbourKIDS Zone Tent
      235 Queens Quay West
    • Sunday, August 12, 2012
      1:00PM – 6:00PM
      HarbourKIDS Zone Tent
      235 Queens Quay West
  • Joe Harawira
    • Harawira is a storyteller from New Zealand
    • Saturday, August 11, 2012
      2:30PM – 3:30PM
      Zone 2
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
      6:00PM – 7:00PM
      Zone 2
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
    • Sunday, August 12, 2012
      3:30PM – 5:00PM
      184 Mohawk Street, Brantford ON
  • Black Indians
    • is a film directed by Chip Richie, exploring the histories of Native Americans and African-Americans
    • Saturday, August 11, 2012
      5:30PM – 6:30PM
      Studio Theatre
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
  • OKA
    • “utilizing both earthy, tribal tones alongside modern sounds from the digital realm”
    • Sunday, August 12, 2012
      3:00PM – 4:30PM
      WestJet Stage
      235 Queens Quay West
  • Rene Meshake
    • A presentation by Rene who is the author/illustrator of three children’s books and four books of poetry, a storyteller, visual artist, spoken-word performer, musician and filmmaker
    • Sunday, August 12, 2012
      1:00PM – 2:30PM
      Zone 2
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
  • IndigenUS Short Films Series
    • short films explores the indigenous experience
    • Sunday, August 12, 2012
      2:30PM – 4:00PM
      Studio Theatre
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
    • Saturday, August 18, 2012
      1:00PM – 2:00PM
      Studio Theatre
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
  • One World, One Sky
    • Join the Ontario Science Centre for their Summer Star Party, featuring multiple activities on the cosmos, night sky observing, and the Perseid Meteor Shower!
    • Activities and presentations reflect the contributions of indigenous peoples around the world to the arts and science of the night sky.
    • FREE Admission (Parking $10 cash)
    • Sunday, August 12, 2012
      7:30PM – 10:00PM
      Ontario Science Centre
  • ImagineNATIVE’s IndigiFLIX: Music is the Medicine
    • “This revealing documentary follows a reinvigorated and critically acclaimed artist, blues-rock virtuoso Derek Miller (Mohawk), as he strives to elevate an already esteemed career.”
    • Thursday, August 16, 2012
      8:00PM – 9:00PM
      Studio Theatre
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws
    • A storytelling presentation
    • Saturday, August 18, 2012
      2:00PM – 3:00PM
      Zone 2
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

POWER KIDS / Geoffrey Farmer’s Figure

  • The figure, standing in the light of the Rose Window, will be shaped by children (BMO Power Kids participants) who will attach elements and materials guided by workshops based on the Jewish folklore character of the Golem.
  • These workshops are designed for children ages 8 – 12 and their younger siblings and adult companions:
    • Parents are expected to join their children in all activities
  • To reserve a spot, call them at 416.973.4949

Telus Taiwanfest

  • A three-day culinary arts, music, dance and film fest
  • Highlights include:
    • a performance by a cappella superstars O-Kai Singers
      • Our Children, Our Voice: Astounding A Cappella featuring O-Kai Singers
      • Saturday, August 25, 2012
        3:00PM – 4:00PM
        WestJet Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
      • Sunday, August 26, 2012
        1:00PM – 2:00PM
        WestJet Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
    • a tap dancing extravaganza featuring Dance Works
      • Daydreamers+ featuring Dance Works
      • Saturday, August 25, 2012
        4:30PM – 5:30PM
        Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
      • Sunday, August 26, 2012
        5:00PM – 6:00PM
        Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
    • a food demo  outlining the delicate art of stewing!
      • The King of Stewing featuring Chef Tim Teng
      • Saturday, August 25, 2012
        1:00PM – 2:00PM
        Brigantine Room
        York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
      • Sunday, August 26, 2012
        3:30PM – 4:30PM
        Brigantine Room
        York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
  • Taiwan Craft & Game Fair
    • The Taiwan Craft & Game Fair offers six different traditional crafts and games for all ages
    • Saturday, August 25, 2012
      1:00PM – 8:30PM
      York Quay Centre
      235 Queens Quay West
    • Sunday, August 26, 2012
      1:00PM – 5:00PM
      York Quay Centre
      235 Queens Quay West

Ashkenaz Festival

  • Featuring the best of the global Jewish culture scene, with music, theatre, film, visual arts, literature and more: August 28 – September 3
  • Highlights include:
    • Yemen Blues  (Israel/NY) co-presented with Jewish National Fund
      • September 2, 9:30-11pm |
        WestJet Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
      • purveyors of high-octane world music fusion combining Yemenite, Middle Eastern and West African influences with jazz, blues and funk
    • Ashkenaz Parade featuring Shadowland Theatre
      • September 3, 4-5pm |
        Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West
      • transforming Harbourfront Centre into a swirling caravan of music, dance, theatre, stilt-walkers, and giant puppetry

For the complete listing of FREE musical events, please click here.

Also, please click here for the complete listing of FREE family events.

Contact Info of Harbourfront Centre :

For general inquiries regarding events, programs, site directions and services:

Information Hotline | 416-973-4000
Email | info@harbourfrontcentre.com

Enjoy!

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