Friday Night Live @ Royal Ontario Museum

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Art. Culture. Nature. Remixed.

Start your Friday night on the dance floor with DJs & live artists, or explore our stunning galleries with tasty food+drinks.



Ian Campeau, also known as Deejay NDN, is the co-founder and former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red (ATCR). Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues of racism, gender-based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression. He is Ojibwe, Anishinaabe from the Nipissing First Nation.

Del Hartley
With a unique sound that transcends the ordinary, Del Hartley refuses to put himself in a box or impose limitations on his style. His sophisticated yet unique expression of music is a hybrid of modern R&B sprinkled with a touch of soulful music of the ’70s. Del’s lyrics are a reflection of true experiences which bring a sound to today’s industry that is considered by his listeners to be captivating and honest.

Blue Crane Showcase – LIZA Shay Lia
Blue Crane Agency prioritizes women and artists of colour sharing their compelling narratives, and musical and artistic visions.
LIZA: Born and raised in Toronto, R&B singer/songwriter LIZA (pronounced Lee-za) grew up in a traditional Ethiopian household and was inspired by her father’s musical background. After beginning to play piano and write poems at the age of 11, LIZA’s passion for music grew throughout the years, as well as her desire to create her own sounds. With pensive lyrics and alluring melodies, LIZA takes listeners on a captivating musical journey.

Shay Lia: Shay Lia is a Djiboutian-French singer-songwriter based in Montreal. This enigmatic songstress invites listeners into a universe full of sensuality, rhythm, and mystery. Deeply involved in every aspect of her music project, Shay unfolds a unique contemporary R&B performance, dancing on stage with particular fervor. Combined with her soul-pop sound, you can’t help but to start dancing to every beat trying to emulate her energetic presence.

Sean Caff
What started as playing a grade eight party for his friends with a double-cassette deck has turned into a profession of DJing across the globe. Sean Caff mixes a wide variety of genres, from classics to contemporary.

U of T Jazz Stars of the Future
Featuring students of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music.

Fakes & Forgeries
Can you tell the original object from the fake? Explore real and fake objects that run the gamut from historical specimens and cultural artifacts to household items and designer name brands.

Punt Wall
Unravel the facts regarding ancient Egypt’s greatest female pharaoh, Hatshepsut – Mistress of Public Image and Political Spin!


King Catering
Specializing in Caribbean cuisine with a North American twist. Halal options.
Delicious Japanese street food specialized in fried chicken.
Mnandi Pies
Hand crafted Zimbabwean-style pies made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Vegetarian options.
Tita Flips
Elevated Filipino street food. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free options.
My Crème Caramel
French desserts handmade from scratch. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Hot Bunzz
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.
Phancy Food
Your favourite childhood dishes dressed up with a modern twist – elevated comfort food. Vegetarian options.
Healthy food, comforting the soul. Vegetarian and vegan options.
Ice Volcano Ice Cream
Freshly made ice cream using 100% Canadian dairy and made with liquid nitrogen. Served with special Ice Volcano presentation!
Modern Asian food drawing inspiriation from Canadian and Asian classics. Vegetarian and vegan options.

Date & Time

  • Friday, November 9. Event runs from 7:00 – 11:30 PM

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