Music, art making and talks make the AGO your destination for an artful Friday night

End your week on an art note as the AGO stays open until 9:00 p.m. with fun programming

TORONTO — Every Friday night is a creative night out at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this winter, as the museum stays up late! Join us for an exciting line-up of musical performances, artist talks and artmaking parties – all inspired by the great art on view. A pop-up bar will be open in Walker Court on select Friday evenings and AGO Bistro offers dinner and drinks every Friday until 8:00 p.m.

The AGO Friday Nights program is included in General Admission, which is always free for Indigenous Peoples, AGO Members, Annual Pass holders and visitors aged 25 and under. Art talks in Jackman Hall require advance tickets. AGO Members receive a discount. For details on how to become a member and information on benefits, visit

For a full list of Friday nights at the AGO, visit




  • Celebrating Black excellence, the AGO welcomes performers from RISE Edutainment on February 3, 17, and 24 starting at 7 p.m. in Walker Court. Each week features a unique line up of performers and will feature dance, poetry, hip-hop and song. Free with General Admission. More details, visit  
  • On Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m., famed Canadian singer Molly Johnson takes the stage in Walker Court for a special performance in celebration of Black History Month and the landmark AGO exhibition Denyse Thomasos: just beyond. This is a seated event, on a first come first serve basis. Cash bar will also be available. Free with General Admission. More details, visit


  • On Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in Jackman Hall, join author, playwright and journalist Michael Posner for a talk about Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories, his three-volume biography chronicling the full breadth of Cohen’s extraordinary life. Before the talk, visit the AGO exhibition Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows. Advanced tickets are required. For more details, visit
  • Beginning March 3 and continuing every Friday in March starting at 6 p.m., the creative team from Colour Code presents an interactive printing party in Walker Court. Visitors can try the art of Risography and spend evenings artmaking in their pop-up Copy Shop. Free with General Admission. For more information, visit

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, attracting approximately one million visitors annually. The AGO Collection of more than 120,000 works of art ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art to significant works by Indigenous and Canadian artists and European masterpieces. The AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs, including solo exhibitions and acquisitions by diverse and underrepresented artists from around the world. In 2019, the AGO launched a bold new initiative designed to make the museum even more welcoming and accessible with the introduction of free admission for anyone 25 years and under and a $35 annual pass. Visit to learn more.

The AGO is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Additional operating support is received from the City of Toronto, the Canada Council for the Arts and generous contributions from AGO Members, donors and private-sector partners.


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