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The September First Thursday: Constituency

September 1, 2016
7 – 11:30 pm
19+ (ID required) / Cash Bar

FIRST THURSDAY ADMISSION

Advance Tickets: $13 Non-Members / $11 AGO Members*
At the Door: $16 Non-Members / $14 AGO Members

FIRST THURSDAY ADMISSION + exhibition entry to The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris

Advance Tickets: $23 Non-Members  / $11 AGO Members*
At the Door: $26 Non-Members  / $14 AGO Members

*Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. First Thursdays consistently sell out, and tickets are not held back for at-the-door purchase.

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First Thursdays are back!  Join us on September 1st as we kick off another season of First Thursdays with an exciting night of music, art and conversation. In partnership with Toronto’s MANIFESTO Festival and in celebration of the exhibition Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, we’re dedicating September’s event to constituencies of community builders and activists. 

On the eve of her debut album release, #AGO1st welcomes New York-based rapper, activist and performance artist Mykki Blanco to Walker Court. Ranging in style from club to camp, Blanco takes the stage for what is sure to be a sweaty and exhilarating performance at 10 p.m. Additional sounds by DJ Chippy Nonstop spinning in Galleria Italia and DJ Nino Brown and MurderPosse on the main floor.

Exploring issues of race, history and living memory, members of the Toronto-based feminist collective Bonerkill will perform.  Visual and performing artist Jessica Karuhanga presents an original installation, and Sheila Sampath of Shameless and activist design studio Public invites party goers to participate in her interactive art-making project. 

The evening will also feature a series of pop-up talks by noted community activists and artists including Randell Adjei, Executive Director of R.I.S.E., Said Yassin of MANIFESTO Festival of Community and Culture, and Toronto artist Luis Jacob

Supplementary programming includes the monthly Out of the Vaults exhibition supported by the Volunteers of the Art Gallery of Ontario and surprises activations, as well as delicious themed food and drinks in the AGO’s Night Market. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the #AGO1st program designed by Toronto-based illustrator Sarah D’Angelo on your way in the door. 

For programming updates, follow #AGO1st on Twitter and Instagram. And don't forget to RSVP to this event on Facebook.

The AGO would like to extend its thanks to the sponsors who partner with us to bring you First Thursdays each month:

Official Beer Partner

Official Vodka Partner

Signature Partner, AGO Artist Projects

Media Partner

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First Thursdays are back!  Join us on September 1st as we kick off another season of First Thursdays with an exciting night of music, art and conversation. In partnership with Toronto’s MANIFESTO Festival and in celebration of the exhibition Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum, we’re dedicating September’s event to constituencies of community builders and activists.

 

On the eve of her debut album release, #AGO1st welcomes New York-based rapper, activist and performance artist Mykki Blanco to Walker Court. Ranging in style from club to camp, Blanco takes the stage for what is sure to be a sweaty and exhilarating performance at 10 p.m.

 

Exploring issues of race, history and living memory, members of the Toronto-based feminist collective Bonerkill will perform.  Visual and performing artist Jessica Karuhanga presents an original installation, and Sheila Sampath of Shameless and activist design studio Public invites party goers to participate in her interactive art-making project.

 

The evening will also feature a series of pop-up talks by noted community activists and artists including Randell Adjei, Executive Director of R.I.S.E., Said Yassin of MANIFESTO Festival of Community and Culture, and Toronto artist Luis Jacob.

 

Supplementary programming includes the monthly Out of the Vaults exhibition hosted by Volunteers of the AGO and surprise activations. As always, you can expect delicious themed food and drinks in the AGO’s Night Market. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the #AGO1st program designed by Toronto-based illustrator, Sarah D’Angelo on your way in the door

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