Wednesday, May 31, 2017
AGO First Thursdays @ Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON - Thurs Jun 1st!
THE JUNE FIRST THURSDAY: THE OFFICIAL PRIDE MONTH LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Art Gallery of Ontario
On June 1, the AGO celebrates a vision of Pride created by the programmers of Blockorama, its longest running stage, featuring a headlining performance by Junglepussy.
Pride Toronto 2017 celebrates its official launch at the AGO with a visionary program created by Syrus Marcus Ware and Kyisha Williams on behalf of Blackness Yes, who have programmed the legendary Blockorama stage for nearly 20 years. The night brings together DJs artist projects, performances, talks, interactives, special installations and a performance by the New York-based hip hop artist Junglepussy to celebrate Black queer and trans lives, art and activism, and all things Pride!
DJ sets by DJ DurtyDabz and DJ Craig Dominic
Artist projects by Melisse Watson, Rodney Diverlus and Ella Cooper
A special installation of artist-designed banners created for the Blockorama stage
Pop-up talks by artists, activists and curators including Barak adé Soleil
Hands-on interactive art-making Nadijah Robinson
An artist-designed program by Amber Williams King
A headlining set by Junglepussy at 10 pm in Walker Court
Plus, more surprises to be announced...
And of course, it wouldn’t be First Thursday without delicious food in our Night Market, drinks and dancing. Plus, don’t miss Out of the Vaults, our monthly one-night-only installation of rarely seen works from the AGO collection. Start your summer off with a celebration of community power at the AGO. All are welcome!
At the Door: $16 Non-Members / $14 AGO Members
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Time: 7p - 11:30p
For info and tickets click here