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AGO First Thursdays Kick-Off

Thursday, October 4, 2012
6:30 - 11 pm
19+, ID required
Advance tickets: SOLD OUT
At the door: Public $12 / Members $10

Advance tickets for 1ST THURSDAYS on October 4 have sold out. A limited number of tickets will go on sale at 6:30 pm at the Dundas Street entrance to the AGO on a first-come, first-served basis. The lineup will form as of 5:30 pm. Please arrive early to increase your chances of getting a ticket.

After the initial block of at-the-door tickets is sold out, the ticket lineup will become a RUSH line. As capacity allows, a limited number of additional tickets will be made available to people in this lineup throughout the night.

About the Event

We're kicking off a new monthly late-night art event, including artists with their work, exhibition openings and tours, free art making, live music and DJs, great food and drinks.

On Oct. 4, join us in celebrating the exhibition Evan Penny: Re Figured with special musical guest Bahamas.

Internationally renowned Toronto-based artist Evan Penny will be present to speak about his larger-than-life sculptures, which straddle the line between object and image, presenting the human form both as we see it and as it can be imagined through the distorting lens of photography and digital media.

Bahamas (Afie Jurvanen) will play an intimate solo set in Walker Court, and the party continues with DJs spinning and free nude life-drawing classes offered throughout the Gallery. Cash bars will be set up in Walker Court, and visitors are invited to explore and wander the AGO throughout the night.

In shopAGO from 6:30 to 7:30 pm Trevor Kruse, an award-winning designer and principal of Hudson Kruse Design will help us launch DesignTALKS, a new series of lectures by leading local designers focused on small space design. FRANK restaurant at the AGO will provide a wine and champagne bar in shopAGO so visitors can enjoy a beverage while they browse.

Planning to attend? You can RSVP on the Facebook event page and invite friends.

About Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen isn't from the Bahamas. He's a Finnish-Canadian from Barrie—a working class town in rural Ontario. But his chosen epithet is fitting. Since 2009 he's been making music under the name Bahamas—writing songs about sunsets, love affairs, and making out with crooked smiles. Through simple arrangements, he charts an escape route from the snow belt to the coral reefs. His new album, Barchords, was released on February 7, 2012 to critical praise:

“Barchords is a gorgeous, full-bodied recording that revels in spare but intensely flavorful textures. It’s that delightfully rare kind of record that commands an instant replay.”
– Los Angeles Times

“A reserved yet melodically rewarding exploration of relationships and heartache.”
– The New Yorker

“A sublime, incomparable leading man, one with a soulful, sweet and stylish touch in his song-writing.”
– Globe and Mail

“Barchords is a work of impeccably concise and considered songcraft.”
– Toronto Star

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