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FESTIVAL OF COOL: The Arctic Night is coming to Harbourfront Centre


Long Winter, Toronto’s all­-ages, pay-what-you-can inter-­arts series, has announced its takeover of Harbourfront Centre as part of the Festival of Cool: The Arctic Night this December 13 from 7 pm-2 am. For their second event of the season, Toronto’s most eclectic local presenter will fill the expanse of Harbourfront Centre’s main building with a dense, high-energy fusion of the best in local DIY and underground scenes, alongside artists from across the Arctic Circle.

The Arctic Night will feature performances by prolific experimental electronic indie artist  Casey MQ, ambient folk duo ANAMAI, cartoon pop performer Frosty Valentine and more. Multi-media artists include Marja Helander, a Sámi photographer, video artist and film-maker with roots both in Helsinki and Utsjoki, Nicholas Galanin’s (Tlingit/Unangax) latest work Fair Warning: A Sacred Place, and Jamaica-based painter and illustrator Krystal Ball.

Small Time Giants. photo by @daali_pictures

For the full list of performing musicians and participating artists in this co-presentation, see below.

Boy Pussy
Frosty Valentine
Casey MQ
Memory Pearl
Joanne Pollock
Bands & Drag
Lost is Found
Digawolf (Northwest Territories)
Elle Marja Eira  (Norway)
Small Time Giants (Denmark)
PA System
Krystal Ball 
Marja Helander (Finland)
Nicholas Galanin (Alaska)
Diana Lynn VanderMeulen
Juliet Rohlmann
Marie Sotto
Nigel Edwards
Julia Mroczek and Jonathan Rotsztain
Sana Shahmuradova 
LONG NIGHT with Vish Khanna (live) ft. house band The Bicycles
BUMP TV * live stream* all night!   

Tickets: $13.50 +service charge in advance (to skip the line); Pay-What-You-Can option at the door. 
Buy tickets: https://my.harbourfrontcentre.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=35106
This event is all ages (recommended 14+)
Long Winter 8.2 is made possible through the generous support of:
Harbourfront Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Creates and Long and McQuade.

Upcoming Long Winter events:
Long Winter 8.3 
January 11 – Gladstone Hotel
All ages
*Additional accessibility supports*
Long Winter 8.4
February 21
with Workman Arts
All ages
Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. We support artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community.
Long Winter 8.5
March 21
Co-production with Workman Arts 
For media inquiries and accreditation, please contact sacha@worklate.ca.

About Long Winter:
Long Winter is Toronto’s essential all­-ages, pay-what-you-can inter-­arts series that takes place throughout our coldest season. Featuring over 200 local artists/collectives and welcoming nearly 5,000 participants from November-March, Long Winter animates multiple rooms on multiple floors, transforming spaces into immersive, collaborative environments.

Events are dense and eclectic, showcasing a broad cross-section of the best in Toronto-area DIY and underground scenes. Featured work includes performance art, theatre and dance, large-­scale sculptural installations, projections (single and dual screen videos, still images), visual installations (print, painting, photography collage) and interactive presentations including original video games by local programmers. Initially housed at the Great Hall on Queen Street West, Long Winter has programmed teeming shows at venues ranging from the Gladstone Hotel, to the Hearn Generating Station (Luminato), to the Galleria Mall. We are passionate about integrating diverse artistic communities and culture; gathering some of the most exciting, cutting-edge local talent under one roof.

Event Organizer’s Policy:
Long Winter is an anti-oppressive, harassment-free zone. Any conduct that is known, or ought to be known, to cause offence or humiliation, and may include persistent unwanted attention and deliberate infringement of personal space, hate speech, violence, predatory and otherwise oppressive behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated. Organisers will be roaming the event throughout the night, and naloxone kits will be on site. Organisers will be wearing glowsticks. Feel free to contact us, bar staff, or security if you feel something’s off. Entry to the event is up to the discretion of the staff to ensure these conditions are met and a positive vibe is maintained.
About Harbourfront Centre:
Harbourfront Centre is a leading international centre for contemporary arts, culture, and ideas, offering cultural, educational and recreational programming year-round, and inspiring audiences and visitors with a breadth of bold, ambitious and engaging experiences. The Centre programs 52 weeks a year, seven days a week, supporting a diverse range of artists and communities. In attracting millions of visitors annually, it is a prime cultural hub nurturing public involvement in the arts through engaging the broadest possible audience.

Harbourfront Centre is responsible for all aspects of the operation of its ten-acre publicly accessible campus on Toronto’s central waterfront. It is a registered not-for-profit organization with charitable status.
Harbourfront Centre gratefully acknowledges the generous funding and
programming support of its Site Partners:
The Government of Canada and The City of Toronto; Corporate Site Partners: Agropur-Natrel and Labatt Brewing Company; and Programming Partners: Nordic Culture Fund, The Nordics, Frame Contemporary Art Finland and The Embassy of Finland. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.  

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