If you were to walk by the Royal Ontario Museum on a Friday night, you might be surprised to see a long line snaking around the building. After your first visit to Friday Night Live at the ROM, you won’t be wondering any longer (and you’ll probably be part of that line.) FNL at the ROM is a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a Friday night.
For $12, enjoy a themed night of music, food and entertainment. The theme changes each week! Click here to see. The theme that kicked off the fall series was Fashion.
The Art of Fashion (www.artoffashion.org) was on hand with finalists from their The Art of Fashion Design Competition. Designers were on hand with models to show off their stylish designs! This was with With Glen Baxter, host of CTV’s In Fashion, award-winning designer Izzy Camilleri and ANOKHI Fashion editor Jacqueline Parrish.
Beckie DiLeo, (www.beckiedileo.com) a Toronto “live painter,” artist and fashion illustrator, was on hand doing live portraits of guests. It was so much fun! She wore a fantastic tutu and painted my sister and I. She was great!
Of course, there was lots to eat. Vendors included City Gourmet, Pimenton, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, La Rivolta, Little Tomato, The Saucy Pierogi,HotBunzz and Tita Flips.
Food and drinks can be bought using ROMbucks. Each ROMbuck is $6, and most items cost 1 or 2 ROMbucks. I had HotBunzz and tacos from Gourmet Gringos! Tasty.
The live bands performing that night were: The Walkervilles, Craig Stickland and Jamie Ruben Trio.
You’re able to wander through the ROM exhibit until 9:30 pm. After that, it can become a bit of a boozy fun party (with dinosaurs!) so you’re only able to visit certain parts of the ROM. After 9pm, the place was packed! It was a great night. I can’t wait to go to some more!
FNL at the ROM is 7pm- 11:30pm every Friday until Dec. 6th. The event is 19+ and costs $12 to get in. You can buy tickets in advance.
The upcoming themes are:
- Friday November 1: Climate/Culture
- Friday November 8: Planet Asia
- Friday November 15: Let’s Dance
- Friday November 22: Get Wild
- Friday November 29: Light It Up
- Friday December 6: Season Finale!