Ahhhhh!! Summer means it’s “partio” time and the Gardiner Museum is launching it’s Outdoor Summer Art Party Series! Each Friday evening from June 27 to July 25, the museum will open it’s doors and patio for the not-to-be-missed party in the city!
Kicking off on Friday, June 27, the museum’s street-facing patio will play host to the weekly-themed art parties (and access to the Gardiner galleries and special exhibits) featuring live music and DJs curated by Do Right! Music, wine by Southbrook Vineyards, beer by Steam Whistle Pilsner, and food by à la Carte Kitchen Inc.
“The Gardiner patio is a wonderful place to be on a summer evening, in the best place in midtown at Bloor and Avenue Road,” says Kelvin Browne, Executive Director and CEO, Gardiner Museum. “Scene on the Plaza combines art and a fantastic social experience in one of the most beautiful buildings in Toronto. People can enjoy great music, drinks and food, along with our world-renowned ceramics collection and the special exhibition Camp Fires. There’s no other place like this in Toronto.”
“Summer Camp” on Friday, June 27 featuring Maylee Todd, live PA and DJ set
Celebrate summer and WorldPride with the series launch of Scene on the Plaza! Experience a downtown version of summer camp, featuring the soulful dance floor rhythms of Toronto songstress Maylee Todd in a live performance and DJ set. Guests will also enjoy barbeque and free access to the Gardiner’s feature exhibition, Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu & Richard Milette, a Major Partner event for WorldPride Toronto. Dress code: shades of pink are encouraged.
“True Patriot Soul” on Friday, July 4 featuring The Soul Motivators and DJ John King
We pay tribute to our neighbours to the south and celebrate American Independence Day! The Soul Motivators, Toronto’s 9-piece live funk unit meets Do Right! Music’s label boss, DJ John Kong. Groove with the sounds of soul, afrobeat, the roots of funk and classic hip-hop breaks.
“Cantina Remix” on Friday, July 11 featuring DJ Felix and Gani of MILK.
Join MILK.crew DJ’s Felix and Gani – best known for their Sunnyside Pavilion sets – for some Latin-flavoured house music, in honour of the Gardiner’s Mesoamericas collection from Central and South America.
“Love Boat” on Friday, July 18 featuring DJ Paul E. Lopes and Jason Palma
DJ Paul E. Lopes and DJ Jason Palma, the host of CIUT’s Higher Ground radio show, transform the Gardiner into a ‘70s disco scene straight from an episode of Love Boat.
“British Invasion” on Friday, July 25 featuring DJ Katie Lavoie and DJ John Kong
The series wraps with a British fete featuring DJ Katie Lavoie and DJ John Kong. The duo sets the stage for “Swinging London”, spinning an all-vinyl set of soul, garage, and Brit-pop.
Advance tickets are now on sale for $15, and will be $20 at the door. The Gardiner Museum is located across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto).
For more details about Scene on the Plaza’s line-ups and parties, visit www.gardinermuseum.com/scene and follow @GardinerMuseum on Twitter and Instagram #OnThePlaza.