Half-Price ROM Friday Nights Programs Resume

Live performances, films, special tours and more included FREE with admission from 4:30 – 9:30 pm

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is pleased to resume the extremely popular ROM Friday Nights with a variety of cultural programming, access to all galleries and exhibitions and half-price admission every Friday from 4:30 to 9:30 pm.

“We are delighted to bring back exciting cultural entertainment to ROM Friday Nights,” said William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the ROM. “This is yet another way the ROM can provide more access to culture and nature at a more convenient time for families and working people. ROM Friday Nights are the best way to spend a Friday evening with family, friends or a date.”

Every ROM Friday Night visitors can enjoy a variety of live shows from top ensembles and solo artists, celebrating different holiday, ethnic and artistic themes. This fall, the focus is on Canadian performances as the ROM presents A Season of Canada, a Museum-wide celebration of our unique culture, history and symbols. Other offerings include award-winning DJs, engaging speakers and the best of 40 years of cinema by independent filmmakers as part of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre’s (CFMDC) 40th anniversary celebration.

ROMkids activities combine learning and fun during the early hours of every ROM Friday Night. Children of all ages can enjoy our interactive hands-on galleries and participate in whirlwind musical tours of the Seven Wonders of the ROM guided by the Crystal Piper.

Guests are also invited to grab a snack or dinner in Food Studio, the ROM’s casual family restaurant. Those wanting a truly superlative gastronomic experience are welcome to dine or sip a signature drink at C5 (Crystal Five) Restaurant Lounge located at the pinnacle of the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The ROM Museum Store is also open late on ROM Friday Nights and offers international shopping and unique gift ideas.

ROM Friday Nights Line-Up Fall 2007

Oct. 19 Kent Monkman - Artist Kent Monkman, in the guise of his infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, explodes stereotypes and myths about Native North Americans in the premiere performance of Séance.

Hilario Durán Trio - 2007 Juno Award winner Hilario Durán performs his unique style of contemporary Latin jazz with Canada’s top jazz trio.

Oct. 26 Halloween Costume Contest - Fun for the whole family with prizes for the best costumes.

Toronto Sinfonietta with silent film Nosferatu - The 35-member professional orchestra will accompany the spooky 1922 classic silent film Nosferatu with original music by Canadian composer Philip McConnell.

Nov. 2 Michael Occhipinti and Creation Dream - Winner of the 2002 National Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, and a 6-time Juno Award nominee will debut new Canadian Jazz Songbook arrangements of music by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Sarah Harmer, Rush and others.

Nov. 9 Lynn Miles - Juno Award-winner Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters.

Nov. 16 T.B.A.

Nov. 23 Chic Gamine - Chic Gamine is a five-part vocal group from Winnipeg’s French community. Their music travels from Brazilian samba, to Southern soul, and home to French-Canadian folk, showcasing original compositions along the way.

Nov. 30 Lily Frost - Lily Frost’s brand of lounge pop is a hybrid blend of international flavours which emote a dream-like atmosphere. Her original music has been featured on the hit TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Stargate SG-1.

December Special Holiday Concert Events T.B.A.

Programming subject to change. For up-to-date information about ROM Friday Nights as well as what’s on this Friday, visit www.rom.on.ca/programs/rom_fridays. ROM Friday Nights Admission Prices (4:30 – 9:30 pm): Adults: $10; Students and Seniors (with ID): $8.50; Children (5 to 14 years): $7; Children (4 and under): FREE; ROM Members: FREE