The Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) series, presented by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd., delivers Toronto’s best Friday night destination with the hottest DJs, live performances, food and drink, and an opportunity to experience the Museum like never before.
Thank you to the ROM for gifting my readers with fabulous FNLROM tickets this summer! Tell me which of the following nights you are interested in and why. https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live.
I will hook winners up in the weeks ahead! Let’s do this!
#FNLROM: Techno Fashion – Friday, June 1, 2018
Complementing Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion is the immersive installation Philip Beesley: Transforming Space. Together, they take you on a captivating exploration into design, fashion, technology and the world around us.
Look beyond fashion and explore the endless possibilities that come from interweaving design, art, and technology in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Featuring original designs by Dutch designer and couturier, Iris van Herpen, this exhibition explores her 2008-2015 collections that push the boundaries of traditional fashion and craftsmanship.
With designs that have earned international acclaim, van Herpen’s bold creations have been at the forefront of experimentation and collaboration. From metal umbrella ribs and magnets to working with leading architects, engineers and scientists, van Herpen creates extraordinary new shapes using innovative materials and inventive technologies such as 3D printing, to create stunning, mystifying haute couture.
Past collaborations include her work with one of Canada’s most forward-thinking architects, Philip Beesley. Sharing a mutual fascination for materials and structures, van Herpen and Beesley have influenced and contributed to one another’s work to push the boundaries of design and how we think about it.
#FNLROM: Indigenous Now – Friday, June 8, 2018
DJ Classic Roots
Classic Roots brings the sexy heartbeat of the boreal north to life with his unique brand of electronica and pow wow techno. The Thunder Bay native is an award winning producer and DJ who is impacting the music community with his fresh sound and meaningful collaborations with diverse artists.
#FNLROM: Colour ROM Proud – Friday, June 15, 2018
Don’t Call Me Cupcake
Delicious treats, made with simple ingredients, baked from scratch daily.
Modern asian food, inspired by traditional asian street food and home cooking. Vegetarian and vegan options.
Your favourite childhood dishes dressed up with a modern twist using from-scratch recipes and locally sourced ingredients. Vegetarian options.
HotBunzz Street Cuizine
Meet the Toronto version of the traditional Asian bao, a creative artisan bun stuffed with international street food flavours baked into an on-the-go format.
The cheesery world on the go, featuring incredible grilled cheese and more! Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Foodies on Foot
A creative menu will set your tastebuds on fire while your feet set the dance floor on fire!
Asian fusion, bringing the taste of travel to the streets of Toronto. Vegetarian & vegan options.
Rachel’s Gourmet Gone Wild
All-natural, fresh, & delicious! A wide range of nutritional artisan entrées. Veggie and vegan options.
Ice Volcano Ice Cream
Freshly made ice cream using liquid nitrogen with smoking Ice Volcano presentation.
Delicious Japanese fried chicken.
#FNLROM: Jazz Club – Friday, June 22, 2018
Clairmont The Second
Fresh out of high school, he already has a body of compelling work that is well beyond his years. With his most intriguing release yet, “Quest For Milk And Honey (Black Edition)” has put the Toronto community on notice that their new international star is on his way. Having toured with SonReal and performed alongside Goldlink, Lil Yachty and HARRISON, Clairmont is ready to show the music industry why he deserves the top spot in rap-royalty.
DJ Misty Rock n’ Roll is a woman who lives up to her name. Voted Runner Up in NOW Magazine’s 2015 and 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for best DJ, she’s spent the last decade selecting the best in rock n’ roll, soul, vintage R&B, punk, alt. rock and everything in between at bars, clubs and across the airwaves in Toronto.
DJ John Kong
DJ John Kong’s selections for the dancefloor echo his work as a label boss with Toronto-based Do Right! Music, a record label that has introduced some of Canada’s finest independent artists to global audiences. His sets are a genre-bending mix of soul-jazz, funk, disco, tropicalia, house, and hip-hop — the only common denominator being one great groove after another.
Following an extended teaching journey in Europe, he joined the studio of CIUT radio in the heart of downtown Toronto. For the past 19 years, DJ Medicineman has hosted NO MAN’S LAND and has earned a reputation among a loyal audience for unique, groove-driven explorations into the evolution of world music & global electronica.
Through their soulful and funky approach to vernacular jazz dance, Holla Jazz presents engaging and entertaining performances, intriguing choreography, and dynamite collaborations. Established in 2016 by Artistic Director Natasha Powell, Holla Jazz was founded as a forum for developing and presenting artists that work and improvise together, to create harmonious and transformative experiences.
#FNLROM: Arachnophile – Friday, June 29, 2018
Spiders: Fear & Fascination
From spinning webs, dancing, swimming, to even losing a limb and growing it back, spiders are one of the most amazing animals on the planet! Spiders: Fear & Fascination will bring you face-to-face with over 200 live and preserved specimens, interactive and augmented reality experiences, and even a live venom-milking lab. Ignite your curiosity, conquer your fear, and see spiders in a whole new light.
What are the rules when entering the Thirty Four Flavours and Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) Ticket Giveaway?
Simple! Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirtyfourflavours, Twitter https://twitter.com/34flavours, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling me what you are excited to see at #FNLROM by Friday, June 27, 2018.