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Is it Friday night yet?

February 13th, 2017


Photo: Yuula Benivolksi

Did you know we’re open until 9 pm every Friday? A Gallery visit at the end of a busy week is the perfect way to head into the weekend. This March we’re offering three special performances to make your night even more memorable. Spanning art, music, comedy, literature and theatre, the line-up takes place live in Walker Court, and is free with general admission. Check it out below.

Photo: courtesy The Basement Revue

The Basement Revue
March 10
7 pm, Walker Court

This is a special edition of Jason Collett’s legendary Basement Revue, which is both a showcase and an incubator for Canadian music and literature. The Revue has spanned over a decade and has featured performances by many of Canada’s leading musicians and writers, including A Tribe Called Red, Gord Downie, Naomi Klein, Broken Social Scene, Tanya Tagaq and many more. Co-curated by the writer Damien Rogers, the line-up and participants are kept secret until the performance begins. Arrive early to get a seat!

Photo: Bindi Cole

An Evening with Jack Charles
March 17
7:30 pm, Walker Court
Presented in partnership with Canadian Stage

Jack Charles is an Australian tribal Elder and a legend of Aboriginal theatre. Now over 70 years old, Charles is bringing his work Jack Charles v. The Crown to Toronto for a presentation at Canadian Stage as part of its biannual Spotlight Series. For one night only, Charles will perform a special solo show at the AGO, telling stories and singing songs that span a lifetime of political activism, art, addiction and crime. His experience as a member of the Stolen Generation echoes the experiences of Canadian First Peoples; both his generous spirit and unwavering strength make his journey one of resilience and hope.


Photo: Yuula Benivolksi

Life of a Craphead’s Doored 29
March 31
7 pm, Walker Court

Doored is a live performance and online TV show organized by the Toronto-based artist duo Life of a Craphead (aka Jon McCurley and Amy Lam). Featuring a series of short works by critically engaged local and international artists working at the intersections of comedy and performance, as well as regular show features such as an opening music set, intermission sculpture exhibition, and a grocery giveaway, Doored returns to the AGO for its 29th edition. Grab a first-come, first-serve seat early or watch the multi-camera TV show live at

These programs are included in general admission. AGO Members enjoy Friday Nights for free! For more information about becoming an AGO Member, visit us here.

Need the perfect warm-up for your visit? FRANK restaurant hosts a daily Cinq-à-Sept from Tuesday through Friday between 4 and 7 pm. A range of unique cocktails are available starting from $4, and a tapas menu is on offer from $7. AGO Members enjoy a 10 per cent discount on food items, alcohol excluded.

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