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#FNLROM: May Two-Four: Cottage at the ROM

ROM Friday Night Live, presented by Ford. Every Friday May 2 - June 27.  Expect the Unexpected.  Dance, Drink and Explore.

It's BACK! ROM Friday Night Live returns with a BANG!
We've got the best Eats, Beats, and Bigger, Bolder Experiences.

Tickets - Want'em? Get'em!

  • For each FNL, we sell some early-bird tickets online, and the rest at the door starting at 7 pm on the night.
  • Before 9 pm, entrance is guaranteed if you arrive with an early-bird ticket. After 9 pm, entrance is based on capacity.
  • Please bring your photo ID as proof of age.

For this week, the early-bird (online) tickets have flown, but tickets will be sold at the door - arrive early because space is limited!

Early-bird tickets are available online for the other upcoming FNLs - get yours soon to speed your way into the fun!

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The best cottage night of your life: no mosquitoes but plenty of buzzz!

Kick off the long weekend with FNL. Come dressed for the cottage and celebrate the Ontario wilderness and cottage pastimes.



Taste Ontario Craft Beer
Meet local craft brewers and enjoy the Canadian cottager beverage of choice-BEER!
Kensington, Great Lakes, Black Oak, Steam Whistle and Mill St Breweries are all here tonight. 
Cottage Selfie
Picture yourself at the cottage - really!  Photo environment so real you'll be breathing the fresh air and listening to loons on the lake.
Cottage on Film
Great cottage comedy flick favourites.
Cottage Critters/Ontario Fossils
Learn about prehistoric and modern-day bugs and critters you can find at your cottage.
Iconic Wild Wonders Tours
Whirlwind 15-minute tours of ROM’s most iconic objects. Tours leave from Bull The Rhino every 30 mins.
Meet the Scopify Guy
The ROM superhero who can scopify objects at the touch of an ipad. Learn how from the man in tights.
Check out the Ford Lounge to experience innovative technology, creativity and culture.
Snap a selfie in the NOW Lounge. #FNLROM. See it stream on the FNL Photo Wall.
Feature exhibition: The Entire City Project: Royal Ontario Museum
Known for his arresting urban photography, Toronto-based artist Michael Awad turns his lens on the ROM. With unprecedented access to research, collections and spaces, Awad offers a surprising new view of both the Museum's public face and its inner workings. 
The exhibit is presented by the Royal Ontario Museum in celebration of the ROM Centennial and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The Entire City Project: Royal Ontario Museum is a primary exhibition of the festival. CONTACT is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Celebrate Ontario, and the Ontario Arts Council.


Level 1, Mainstage
Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs: walk a fine line between pop/rock mainstream accessibility and authentic songwriting all while maintaining a gritty honest angst..
Two time Red Bull DJ winner & avid cottager  
FNL House Djs curated by ElectriCITY Events
Level 2, Bronfman Hall
House DJ: Summer Fling
Soundtrack to the best cottage night of your life   
FNL House Djs curated by ElectriCITY Events
Level 2, Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures
UofT Jazz Music Program: House Jazz 'rocks' the room in our gems gallery - pun intended.
Level 4, RBC Glass Room
Andrew Austin: Canadian singer-songwriter debuts his new album While its Still Light Out.
DJ Jason Palma, a consummate dj and co-owner of Toronto’s vinyl institution, Play de Record (Toronto's #1 source  for Producers, DJs and music lovers.) Host/creator of Higher Ground radio on CIUT 89.5 FM every Thursday night.



Gourmet Gringos: Toronto’s first authentic Latin Food Truck and Pop-up.
HotBunzz Street Cuizine: Flavour adventures inspired by international cuisine and stuffed inside a bun!
Curbside Bliss: Curbside Bliss is Canada's 1st mobile gourmet bakery. We cruise around the GTA bringing supreme BLISS to those wanting a sweet fix!
City Gourmet: Conscious cooking. Market-driven cuisine using local produce, supporting our local farmers.
Tita Flips: Showcasing Filipino cuisine to an elevated level.
JK Frites: Kennedy Brothers pushing local hand pressed french fries and sauces.
Saucy Pierogi: Traditional pierogies with a saucy twist!
Little Tomato: Outstanding service, exciting edibles & a genuine passion for food!
M.e.n.u Food: Traveling the world to discover food and bring it home to you!
Randy’s Roti: Toronto's first Caribbean Food Truck!
Liko’s BBQ: We bring da islandz to you!
Use ROMBucks to buy food and drink at Friday Night Live @ ROMHere's how to score your sumptuous snacks and dashing drinks:
You pay the vendors with ROMBucks, not with cash.
Before FNL, you can pre-purchase ROMBucks from the Admissions Desk from 10 am to 4 pm daily - the faster way to nab your noms.
At FNL, you can buy ROMBucks at dedicated stations.
ROMBucks cost $6 each. (We can't refund unused ROMBucks, but they're good for the whole season.)
(May we at the ROM just add: calories schmalories. Life is short and food is good. If you eat it up, dance it off! Then come back 3 weeks later and do it again.)

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