This summer’s coolest party requires no ticket.
A free block party to celebrate the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12, 2010. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., TIFF offers an exciting array of programming for all ages in the heart of the entertainment district, right on King Street (between John and Peter streets).
A fantastic concert line-up includes some of the biggest names in indie rock, pop and hip-hop, plus a very special guest: K'naan.
In addition there will be fun family activities, delicious food from local King Street restaurants, free cupcakes supplied by Madeleines, Cherry Pie and Ice Cream, and a movie star look-alike contest.
11:05 – 11:30 am Los Angeles funk/rock band 100 Monkeys kicks off the TIFF Bell Lightbox celebration.
Noon – 12:20 pm Join TIFF for the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the special guests and dignitaries in attendance. Marking the official opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the building will be open to the public with free admission.
12:20 – 2:00 pm Polaris Music Prize Showcase: Three Canadian bands shortlisted for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize perform, Montreal’s Karkwa, Toronto’s The Sadies and Radio Radio from Atlantic Canada. The Polaris Music Prize is a $20,000 prize for the Canadian album of the year, as determined by music journalists, broadcasters and bloggers around the country. The Polaris gala and award presentation on Monday, September 20 will be broadcast on SIRIUS Satellite Radio 86, CBC Radio 3 and on MuchMusic.com. It will also air on MuchMusic on September 25 at 9pm EST.
12:45 – 1:15 pm Movie Star Look-Alike Contest: Channel your inner film star for the chance to win a fantastic Tim Burton ticket package. The best impersonators at the party will be featured on the stage and judged by audience applause. The contest will be hosted by Donnarama, Canada’s premier Barbra Streisand impersonator. Check out TIFF’s Essential 100 list for inspiration at tiff.net/essential.
2:15 – 2:45 pm Toronto’s own pop darling Fefe Dobson takes the stage to perform songs from her upcoming album, Joy.
3:00 – 3:45 pm Don’t miss a performance by global music sensation K’naan, introduced by CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos.
Time TBD A special performance by Toronto’s Joy of Dance Studio.