Friday Night Live

ROM Friday Night Live

ROM Friday Night Live presented by Ford

#FNLROM Encore: One Love

#FNLROM is back on Friday, February 5, 2016 for a special tribute to Bob Marley, with a colourful and rhythmic night to celebrate One Love.

Earlybird tickets for #FNLROM: One Love have flown! But don't worry there's still tickets available at the door starting at 7 pm, so come early!

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Featured Entertainment: Level 1 - Currelly Gallery Mainstage

DJ K.I. : (7:00 - 11:30 pm)
Known for his diverse mixing, DJ K.I. has been entertaining party goers for two decades - join us on the mainstage for the hottest tracks in Reggae, Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, House, Soca, and Latin.

Feeling the One Drop: (9:30 - 10:00 pm) 
Known for their uplifting reggae fusion sound, and bringing together elements of Soul, Hip Hop, and Roots Reggae. Feeling the One Drop are natives of Toronto and have performed on the national and international stage. 

"Water Carry Me Go" Level 1 - Rotunda (8:00 - 8:30 pm)
Curated by Chinedu Ukabam (Toronto-based fashion designer and Creative Director of SUPAFRIK and Afrotropolis Arts Collective), this "fashion-art" installation features seven luminary and rising African or Afrodiasporic designers from around the word. In this unique collaboration, each designer has created an original garment inspired by the theme of water, delivering beautifully diverse interpretations. 
Featured Designers:
Carol Barreto (Bahia, Brazil)
Sindiso Khumalo (South Africa/UK)
Ashley Alexis McFarlane (Canada)
Nkwo Onwuka (Nigeria)
Chinedu Ukabam (Nigeria/Canada)
Gloria Wavamunno (Uganda)
Robert Young (Trinidad and Tobago)

Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Level 1 - Chinese Architecture (7:00 - 10:00 pm)
Try out a thermal camera  courtesy of the Canada Museum of Science and Technology.

Featured Entertainment: Level 2 - Bronfman Hall

GUMBO: (7:00 - 11:00 pm)
Hosted by Wan and Chi, join DJ Revy B as she starts the party off with a soundtrack for Afrofusion dance class, choreographed by Esie Mensah and Pulga Muchochoma, and learn the latest dances from Africa and the West Indies. The featured Djs of Gumbo (Deemarks, Sean Sax, and Donet) will keep the party rolling till 11pm! 

Level 2 - Teck Lounge
U of T Faculty of Music Jazz Program: (8:00 - 11:00 pm)
One of our #FNLROM favourties, watch them heat things up with some Afro Jazz beats!

Level 3 - European Lounge
U of T Faculty of Music (7:00 - 11:00 pm)
The U of T Faculty of Music rocks the house with House Jazz. 

YOUNG World Faces: Level 3 - AAAP 
YOUNG World Faces is the signature fine art photography collection of curator and installation designer Robert Young. Young began capturing these unique portraits in 2009 and the collection continues to grow, now featuring over 40 nations. Learn more here!

The Good Time of Today Selfie-Central: Level 3 - Rome (7:30 - 10:00 pm)
Grab the people you love and memorialize your good time at FNL One Love Self Central.

Featured Entertainment: Level 4 - Glass Room

Pan Fantasy : (8:30 - 9:00 pm & 9:30 - 10:00 pm)
This dynamic, versatile group has a reputation for high-energy performances sure to keep the audience dancing!

DJ Jason Palma : (7:00 - 11:00 pm)
The host of High Ground on CUIT FM, and founder of Toronto's infamous Play de Record, DJ Jason Palma is the hot spot for the lastest in underground music, whether it's hip-hop, soul, drum n' bass, dubstep, house, jazz, or rock. 

Carnival Procession - The Bahamian Junkanoo Legends: Building-wide Procession (7:30 - 8:00 pm & 9:00 - 9:30 pm) 
This stellar group of renowned dancers and musicians have perfected the hypnotic rhythms on a cacophony of goatskin drums, cowbells, whistles, and horns. Imaginative costume designs compliment this beautiful spectacle. 

Food Vendors

Curbside Bliss @curbsidebliss
Fidel Gastro @fidelgastros
Gushi @GushiToronto
Hot Bunzz @HotBunzzTO
Ice Volcano Ice Cream @IceCreamVolcano
King Catering @kingcateringTO
Mnandi Pies @mnandipies
Mustache Burger  @Mustache_Burger
Rachel's Gourmet Gone Wild @Rachels_Gourmet
Tita Flips @TitaFlips
Young Animal @younganimalto
Vital Life (Vegan)  

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.

Presented by Ford. Supporting sponsor: Peroni Italy. Media Partner: Now.

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Date & Time

  • Friday, February 5. Doors open at 7 PM




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