HarbourKIDS: Monster

HarbourKIDS: Monster

Saturday October 8, 2011-Monday October 10, 2011
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

To get ready for Halloween, Harbourfront Centre presents HarbourKIDS: Monster, a FREE three-day festival creatively investigating the scary, funny and exciting potential of monsters. Between Saturday October 8 and Monday October 10, families will descend upon Toronto’s downtown waterfront to explore ideas about “monster” through a wide range of performances, crafts and activities.

Highlights of the festival include:

The Monster Run: Toronto performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex’s participatory production Monster Makers runs Oct 13-16, but audiences get a sneak peek when the title character takes visitors on a trip through the Harbourfront Centre site. Kids, the experts, guide him around the area and help teach him how to be a monster. Daily at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Gulliver: Gulliver, based on the eponymous character from Gulliver’s Travels, is an combination puppet/robot who invites kids and parents to help him sing, dance, tell jokes, and create a story. After the show, audience members get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Gulliver’s inner workings. Daily, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.

Volume: The pre-teen rock trio will blow your mind with their energetic covers of head-thrashing, guitar smashing classics. Daily at 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Movie Monster: Children and adults work together to prepare, and star in, their very own monster movies.

Garden Jane’s Monster Mash: Play with your food, just like a monster, with food from nearby farms to mash and munch.

Media preview opportunities are available for Gulliver and Movie Monster from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7.
Interviews are available upon request.

All events take place at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto.
For more information on Harbourfront Centre events please call 416-973-4000 or visit harbourfrontcentre.com/harbourkids/

Media contact: Jon Campbell | 416-973-4655 | jcampbell@harbourfrontcentre.com

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