We love that some of our favourite attractions in Toronto are turning it up a notch and repurposing their space into something more. We’ve raved about Friday Night Live at the ROM, where the Museum turns into a major party after hours (yes, you can party with the dinosaurs) and now we’re here to tell you about First Thursdays at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).
On the first Thursday of each month, the AGO brings in live music, food and drink, and opens their doors to every art-lover in the city. It’s a night to have fun and truly release your inner artist. There’s discussions about art and various pop-up talks throughout the evening. And of course, there’s an opportunity to show everyone what you got – with art-making activities with local artists.
The doors open at 7 PM and close at 11:30 PM, and you can still buy tickets for next week’s First Thursday (Note: it is a 19+ event)! We do recommend buying tickets in advance because the event tends to sell out. Next week, the Long Winter collective is back to guest-program the last First Thursday of 2014, and Toronto-band The Hidden Cameras are headlining. Should be a great time!
Don’t forget to follow the #AGO1st hashtag on Twitter and Instagram for updates on AGO First Thursdays.