October First Thursday: Enter Darkness

Halloween comes early at the 5th anniversary of AGO First Thursdays! Inspired by the new exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, the October First Thursday celebrates the macabre, the supernatural and the obsessive and is headlined by the avant-pop icon Peaches.

With her punk energy and queer feminist aesthetic, Peaches has been a part of the global music landscape since the release of her iconic album The Teaches of Peaches through to her most recent critically acclaimed release Rub. Fiercely rooted in the margins with her bold, sexually progressive image and artistry, shes affected mainstream pop culture with albums, videos, a rock opera and her legendary live shows. She will take the stage in her own spectacular way at 10 pm, and you wont want to miss it.

Leading up to Peaches performance, an eclectic group of artists will turn the Gallery into a pageant of the dark arts. Toronto-based artist Tasman Richardson, whose immersive video installations are equal parts myth and phantasm, will use pattern disruption evoking the ghost in the machine to camouflage objects and turn shadow to substance. The Sentimentalists, featuring Mysterion Mindreader, a mentalist with a PhD in ESP, will display their abilities on stage, preceded by a one of a kind pre-show roaming the Gallery: theyll find you before you find them! The night will also feature a presence by Skull Store, Canadas top supplier of ethically-sourced natural history products, including skulls, fossils, minerals and oddities, as well as Haunted Walks Toronto.

Plus, pop-up talks with local artists and makers, our monthly Out of the Vaults exhibition, and additional sounds by Torontos own MurderPosse DJs. As always, enjoy delicious food and drinks courtesy of AGO Kitchens in the AGOs Night Market.


19 ID required Cash Bar

Advance Tickets: $13 $11 AGO Members

At the door: $16 $14 AGO Members

First Thursday Admission exhibition entry to Guillermo del Toro

Advance Tickets: $23 Public

At the Door: $26 Public

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October First Thursday: Enter Darkness

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