Art Parties

The November First Thursday: Museum of the Macabre

Photo of Ladyfag, guest curator of November's First Thursday.

Original photo: Paola Kudacki

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Public Price

At the door: $16 | $14 AGO Members

First Thursday Admission + exhibition entry to Guillermo del Toro (open from 7 pm to 9:30 pm - last entry at 9pm) 
Advance Tickets : $23 Public 
At the Door: $26 Public 

19+ (ID required) / Cash Bar 
*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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Art Parties

The November First Thursday: Museum of the Macabre

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Art Gallery of Ontario

On the official Day of the Dead, we present a special program dedicated to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, guest-curated by the Toronto-born, New York City-based nightlife legend Ladyfag.

In this unique program takeover, expect to see the AGO as you’ve never seen it before, starting with a mainstage performance by New York performance and punk legend Kembra Pfahler. An underground filmmaker associated with the Cinema of Transgression and and artist known for her explicit performance art, Kembra also headed the band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and is part of the Future Feminism movement with artist Anohni.

Video work by Mexican visual artist, filmmaker, writer and activist Leo Herrera will be shown, and don’t miss a series of choreographic interventions by internationally-recognized artist and coiffurist Charlie le Mindu. Completing the macabre takeover of the museum are posters exclusively designed for the night by artist Scott Ewalt, who, in addition to DJ Kevin Hegge, will also infuse the Gallery with sound via a DJ set.

Living and working at the intersection of night-life and art-lifestyle, Ladyfag has produced parties all over the world and is recognized as N.Y.C. nightlife royalty. She’s been profiled in The New York Times, Paper Magazine, and i-D, and never fails to credit Toronto, the place where she got her start--and her moniker--through the legendary Vazeleen parties mounted by the late, great artist and community organizer Will Munro.

In addition to the projects and performances above, check out pop-up talks with local artists and makers, our monthly Out of the Vaults display featuring rarely seen works from the AGO collection, and enjoy delicious food and drinks courtesy of AGO kitchens in the AGO Night Market.

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Automated captioning is available for all online programs. Please provide three weeks advance notice for requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for AGO programming. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please contact us to make a request for these accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.


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