Adult Programs | Friday Night Live

#FNLROM: Thanks Canada


Stuff yourself with poutine, maple syrup, and all things Canadian at #FNLROM!  

Special giveaway: The first 300 FNLers to find the 3D printing station will get a FREE 3D printed Canadian penny bottle opener – skip the line, and get your tickets online!

Buy Tickets

Member Tickets

Tickets will also be sold at the door starting at 7 pm. Space is limited so arrive early!

#FNLROM  @ROMtoronto

Get 20% off #FNLROM admission for groups of 20 or more! 
For more information, email or call 416-586-5801 x 2.  


Simone Denny
She is known worldwide as the 5-time Juno Award winning powerhouse voice of Canadian pop-dance legends LOVE Inc (‘Superstar’, ‘Broken Bones’, ‘Here Comes The Sunshine’). Her collaborative work spawned the global hit theme for the TV program 'Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’ (‘All Things Just Keep Getting Better)’; and now Simone Denny is moving forward again with her new debut 'The Stereo Dynamite Sessions Vol. 1".

DJ George Thoms
A Canadian born musician, turned DJ/ producer, whose start in the music industry was nothing short of unique. Raised in a deaf household and encouraged by musically gifted grandparents, Thoms received his first drum kit at the age of 12 and hasn't looked back.

DJ Grump
Over the last four years, Grump has established himself as one of Toronto's premiere DJ's spinning the best dance songs and throwback hits.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music
Featuring Stars from the U of T Jazz Program.

Ryan Carr
Ryan writes and performs his own music, a blend of blues, country, and pop while the lyrics lean toward the absurdity of modern life and political satire. You can find him gigging at pubs, bars, clubs and the occasional street corner in and around Toronto.  


b Current
dark diaspora… in dub is a retrospective celebration of Black art, history, and politics, combining visual art, public intervention/performance, dub poetry, and masqueraders; featuring poets, actors, designers, directors, and visual artists from the Black diaspora, all within an immersive audience experience.

Get Stuffed!: Learn about taxidermy secrets and hear the stories behind some of the ROM's own specimens.

You Guessed It!: How well do you know Canada? Test your knowledge with Historica Canada and win prizes!

In Conversation: Two ships left England in 1845. They never returned. Learn about the mysteries surrounding the Franklin Expedition, and how Inuit knowledge made an invaluable contribution to the recent discovery of the potential second ship, HMS Terror.

Try This!: Here’s My Canada is a multilingual video contest that asks Canadians what their country means to them. Record a 30-second video, walk away with a cool freebie, and enter our contest for the chance to win great prizes! Presented in partnership with Historica Canada.

In Conversation: Hear personal accounts of cultural identity and heritage with speakers from Passages Canada, an initiative of Historica Canada.


A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

Featuring stunning woodblock prints, paintings, illustrated books, kimono, and armour, it tells a pivotal story in the history of human sexuality. Unsettling contemporary North American values, A Third Gender invites you to think differently about gender and sexuality.

Old Japanese painting

Art, Honour, and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana

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.

A red flag with a large black whale and a schooner.


Curbside Bliss
Rachel's Gourmet Gone Wild
Tita Flips
Mnandi Pies
Heirloom Toronto
Dolled Up Desserts​
Hot Bunzz

TICKETS | What you need to know

  • We sell "early-bird" tickets online, and the rest at the door starting at 7 pm ($15 adults, $13 students/seniors, $5 members)
  • Entrance is guaranteed to early-bird ticket holders before 8 pm. After 8 pm, all entrance is based on capacity
  • Early-bird ticket holders and Members: Join the "GOT 'EM" line to the west of the entrance
  • Wanna be a star? Chances are you will be! By entering the ROM Friday Night Live premises you consent to having your image captured and displayed for promotional and/or documentary use

The fine print: ROM general admission tickets are not valid for FNL. FNL is a specially ticketed event for adults 19+ only and you will be asked for valid ID (government-issued, not yet expired, with photo and date of birth). For those who prefer a close relationship with their bag, please note that bags are subject to inspection and you may be requested to check them - the good news is, it's free.

Date & Time

  • Friday, October 7. Doors open at 7 PM.



Belong at the ROM

ROM membership is your best value!  Join now and save on selected programs and events.