Royal Ontario Museum Announces Friday Night Live @ROM

Expect the Unexpected as you Drink and Dance amongst the

A Night at the Museum has taken on a whole new meaning! The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) invites you to be a part of history at the most unique social destination in the city - Friday Night Live @ROM. #FNLROM launches April 20, 2012, with a unique experience planned for every Friday night, for ten weeks only until June 22, 2012. These adult only(19+)
events take place from 6 to 11 pm with a $9 cover charge.

“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, and Local Liege Belgian waffle maven Valerie Bain of WaffleBar. 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 celebrates festivals across the city including Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival, and Inside Out Film Festival.

#FNLROM Program Summary

Drinks & DJ every Friday night, plus themed programming each week:

April 20

#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

April 27

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

May 4

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

May 11

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

May 18

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

May 25

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

June 1

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

June 8

Experience the talents of Dr. Draw’s electric violin as he deconstructs the work of Beethoven, or mellow out with late-night yoga in the ROM’s Rec Room.

Performance by DJ Lokei Featuring Jay Sea

June 15

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

June 22

#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

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