- Friday, Apr 27 10:00 PM until Saturday, Jun 23 3:00 AM
- 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
- Royal Ontario Museum
“Friday Night Live @ROM is an opportunity for Toronto’s young adults to experience the Museum in a way that speaks to them,” says Janet Carding, Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum. “Modeled after similar events in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe, we look forward to providing a new and exciting way to be a part of the ROM.”
Every Friday night, party goers can experience a moveable feast of food and drink throughout the ROM’s galleries. Pop-up bars around the Museum will feature weekly local and international artisanal wines, beers and cocktails, including Ontario’s Somewhereness Wine Collective.
Tantalizing fare will be created by Fidel Gastro’s sandwich revolution leader Matt Basile, Micha and Jackson Kennedy of JK Frites, Local Liege Belgian waffle maven Valerie Bain of Waffle Bar, and c5’s Celebrity Chef Corbin’ Tomaszeski will serve up his signature elegant noodle take out for stand out comfort food on the go. All food and drink items start at $5 each.
Friday night revelers will dance their way through the ROM’s collections to the sounds of the city’s hottest DJs, presented by ElectriCITY Events. Experience live performances, art installations, and late night Museum talks by local artists, collectives, designers and curators, including a collaboration between Sean Frey & Tasseomancy; a performance intervention by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; a celebration of Canadian fashion with Toronto Fashion Incubator; an exhibition sneak peek with award winning international visual artist Jorinde Voigt; a performance by electric violin star Dr. Draw; and the acoustic and electronic beats of iDRUM.
#FNLROM kicks off with earth weekend celebrations. Walk the real grass carpet, sample the best of Somewhereness wines, check out the exclusive screening of Sarah Harmer’s film Escarpment Blues and explore the intersection of performance and visual arts with Sean Frey & Tasseomancy. Performance by Simon Jain Featuring DJ Wayne Wunder
Enjoy ROM @ the Movies with a special sneak peek of this year’s festival films curated by Hot Docs Film Festival. Grab a drink and experience documentary screening rooms throughout ROM galleries. Performance by DJ Cal Featuring DJ Lokei
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Toronto Fashion Incubator with Chairman Ben Barry, chat with Dare to Wear Love and Textile Museum curator Sarah Quinton, hang out with Eco Luxe Designer Mariouche Gagne, and shop the Harricana Fashion trunk show. Performance by DJ KwikFiks Featuring ATYEO
In partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, explore the ROM’s feature exhibitions with artists Larry Towel and Deborah Samuel. Grab a drink in the Rec Room Photo Lounge and step in front of the camera to create your own works of art. Performance by Düzi Featuring DJ Jay Sea
In partnership with Inside Out Film Festival, enjoy a special sneak peek of this year’s festival films and experience The Great and Fabulous Display of Realness, a performance intervention by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. A special ticketed cocktails and cabaret event will take place in C5 Lounge featuring local cabaret stars.
Young Empires DJ Set Featuring DJ Ella D vs. Augustas
Experience Toronto Live with local live music. For the fun and flirtatious, mix and mingle in the ROM’s Rec Room. Performances by Gray Moonen Featuring DJ Jay Sea
OH CANADA, eh?! Enjoy a light-hearted take on the true North strong and free with hockey, curling, comedy, and more. Performance by Conor Cutz
Experience the talents of Dr. Draw’s electric violin as he deconstructs the work of Beethoven, or join the Yoga Rave in the ROM Rec Room with classic yoga moves by Iam Yoga Inc., and Lululemon accompanied by Trance-like tunes courtesy of Toronto's hottest DJ. Performance by DJ Lokei Featuring Jay Sea
FUTALONGNKO-WHAT? Be here when the ROM unveils the 110 ft. long Futulognkosaurus and the signature foot-long hot dog. A special ticketed dinner takes place in C5, featuring culinary fare from Argentina and the sought after Saurus Wines. Performance by DJ Dave Allison
#FNLROM culminates with the ultimate Friday Night party and the opening of the ROM’s new exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants of Gondwana, presented by Raymond James Ltd. Take in the sounds of iDRUM as they bring to life the energy of Gondwana and the massive dinosaurs that lived there. Eat, drink and get behind the scenes of this summer’s must see exhibition. Performance by D¡GGY The DJ (of DOWN WITH WEBSTER). Featuring DJ Jay Sea.
The Royal Ontario Museum is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Opened in 1914, Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world cultures has six million objects in its collections and galleries showcasing art, archaeology and natural science.