June First Thursday: Official Pride Month Launch

On June 1, the AGO celebrates a vision of Pride created by the programmers of Blockorama, its longest running stage, featuring a headlining performance by Junglepussy.

Pride Toronto 2017 celebrates its official launch at the AGO with a visionary program created by the collective Blackness Yes, who have programmed the legendary Blockorama stage for nearly 20 years. The night brings together DJs artist projects, performances, talks, interactives, special installations and a performance by the New York-based hip hop artist Junglepussy to celebrate Black queer and trans lives, art and activism, and all things Pride!

Highlights include:

DJ sets by DJ Dabz and DJ Craig Dominic

Artist projects by Melisse Watson, Rodeney Diverlus and Ella Cooper

A special installation of artist-designed banners created for the Blockorama stage

Pop-up talks by artists, activists and curators including Barak ad Soleil

Hands-on interactive art-making Nadijah Robinson

An artist-designed program by Amber Williams King

A headlining set by Junglepussy at 10 pm in Walker Court

Plus, more surprises to be announced...

And of course, it wouldnt be First Thursday without delicious food in our Night Market, drinks and dancing. Plus, dont miss Out of the Vaults, our monthly one-night-only installation of rarely seen works from the AGO collection. Start your summer off with a celebration of community power at the AGO. All are welcome!

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June First Thursday: Official Pride Month Launch

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