ROM FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IS BACK
Bring this #FNLROM season to a climax by celebrating Canada 150, with complimentary access to Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, Anishinaabeg: Art & Power, and The Family Camera.
Early bird tickets have flown. Tickets will be available at the door on Friday starting at 7 PM - arrive early because space is limited!
Ashley MacIsaac's FDLER
In 2016, Ashley MacIsaac and Jay Andrews created a new project called FDLER. Dance, electronic, celtic, pop and more. It is ethereal as it is catchy, with help from great artists such as Neon Dreams and many more.
Their fresh take on electronic pop combines EDM with live instrumentation - an irresistible combination. Their breakthrough track, "Marching Bands," is a collaboration with Kardinal Offishall that has become a bonafide crossover hit charting #15 on Canadian top 40, while their EP "To You" has quickly earned over 5 million Spotify streams.
Sweet Touch Foundation
Brothers in both life and music, Toronto duo Sweet Touch Foundation must have beats in their blood. DJ Riccachet and DJ Thera-P have been active in the scene since the ‘90s, honing their craft and evolving over the years as true students of their artform.
Navigate the Sky
The Hamilton, Ontario indie/pop outfit—vocalist Brendan DiStefano, rhythm guitarist Shane Penhale, lead guitarist Steve Hall, bassist Jon Hiff and drummer Josh Podolak — arrive onto the Canadian music scene with substance, style and a spirit that captures their personality and sound like no one else ever could.
DJ Stew Innes
Art director and DJ Stew Innes plays a blend of hip hop and party jams.
With deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk, and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, choir director, and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions.
Royal Canadian Navy
The crew and band of Her Majesty's Canadian Ships (HMCS) York AND Toronto will be joining us to celebrate Canada 150 with a live musical performance.
U of T Faculty of Music
Featuring Stars of the University of Toronto jazz music program.
Canadians by Bryan Adams:
Paying homage to Canada’s 150th anniversary, Canadians features portraits of noteworthy national icons captured by world-renowned musician Bryan Adams, now lauded for his multi-faceted talent as a photographer. The photography installation consists of portraits taken by Adams and include notable Canadians such as Joni Mitchell, Wayne Gretzky, Michael J. Fox, Michael Bublé, The Weeknd, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, whom he recently photographed backstage at the Juno Awards in Ottawa.
Ocean Wise: Come by the Ocean Wise table to learn more about sustainable seafood sourcing, farmed seafood, and how you can make ocean friendly choices by eating at delicious restaurants.
Giant Digital Colouring Wall: Get creative with enormous digital spraypaint colouring pages from MakeLab! (7-11 pm)
Get up close to one of the world’s most mysterious, and largest animals ever in this ROM original exhibition.
Explore the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg as told through their powerful art over the last two centuries. Anishinaabeg: Art & Power takes you on a journey through the artistic evolution of one of the most populous and diverse Indigenous communities in North America.
Discover the connections between family, photography, and migration with The Family Camera, an exhibition that explores how family photos shape our sense of self, family, community, and nation.
This new exhibition takes a historical and contemporary look at Asafo flags. These flags are the insignia created for the numerous military Asafo companies of the Fante states along the coast of Southern Ghana. Historically, Asafo companies were in charge of the safety and protection of the local community as well as warfare. Today they act as the vibrant core of local communities. Their flags depict narratives of pride, wisdom, and defiant messages to enemies and are sacred objects depicting the spirit and history of a company.