Remember that time you ate a bacon donut, sipped wine and ogled paintings by the Group of Seven? No? Then let me introduce you to 1st Thursdays at the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. West). It happens on the first Thursday night of every month when the gallery is transformed into a 19+ party for over 2,000 art lovers – complete with DJs, drinks, snacks and performances.
It’s also a thoroughly enjoyable way to see their current collection from 6:30-11pm with the discounted price tag of $10 (regular adult admission is $19.50). Be warned that so far tickets always sell out in advance and next month’s event, An Evening of Word and Sound with Patti Smith, is already sold out. Your next best bet is to to buy a ticket to April’s edition when they go on sale March 8.