Special Events

RMG Fridays: Put Your Best Heels Forward!

Jun 2, 2023, 07:00 PM - Jun 2, 2023, 10:00 PM

Come share Pride with us at the RMG! It takes courage to wear heels with confidence, imagine with a wig! Some of Durham’s best drag performers are going to show us how it’s done. Come see our divas and bring your hottest heels. Get ready to stomp down the runway at the end of the night!

Orlandra Bloom is your Filipina Goddess and dancing diva of Oshawa! This queen loves to hit the stage all over Ontario and can often be found dipping, spinning, and splitting to all her favourite hits. Orlandra is a natural born drag queen who has always admired the women in her life and how they’d get themselves put together.

Big D. Elle sashayed into the Toronto drag scene a year ago and has been delivering jaw-dropping performances across the GTA ever since. Bearded and beautiful, they are here, they are queer, and they are ready to turn the party.

Kali Kontour is a young drag artist from Oshawa. Kali was inspired to start drag after teaching herself how to sew and do makeup during the COVID-19 lockdowns. She began performing in March 2022 and has taken Durham Region by storm over the last year. Since beginning drag Kali has had the opportunity to teach children about Pride during story times, participate in her first ever drag pageant, and connect with so many inspirational people that she is honoured to have had the opportunity to meet. Kali’s favourite part of drag is the opportunity to connect with her inner femininity that she often felt ashamed of as a child. Now, she is fearless.

Audrey Gold Bloom is a new drag performer who first hit the stage earlier this year. Her inspirations are old school divas, dance hits, and contemporary power performers. Audrey is a sensational performer who knows how to command the stage. This young queen is a force to be reckon with and is set for the stars!

Playing in the Lookout

F^¢K ‘€M R!GHT B@¢K 

(12.5 mins)

Directed by Harris Doran

A queer Black Baltimore rapper must outwit his “out-to-get-him” day job boss, in order to avoid being fired after he accidentally takes drugs.

Edgy

(2.5 mins)

Student film from Germany

Directed by Kilian Armando Friedrich, Ann-Kathrin Jahn, Jonas Kleinalstede, Schnekenbühl Katharina, Paula Tschira

Edgy lives in a world of blocks, but somehow doesn’t seem to fit.

In the Studio

The vibes are immaculate in the studio with Farah. We will be painting mini magnet canvases that can be displayed proudly. Pride themed designs will be provided, no prior art experience necessary!

Special thanks to DRIFF in a Jiff, RBC and Tourism Relief Fund for their support with this event.

Upcoming Events

Studio Class

OPG Sunday: Rain Resist

Apr 14, 2024, 10:30 AM - Apr 14, 2024, 12:30 PM

Suitable for ages 3+ Let’s celebrate the spring season through our artworks. We will use oil pastel and watercolour techniques to create rainy day artworks sure to make a splash. Free admission, no registration required. This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Talks & Tours

Curatorial Tour: Tony Romano: The Big Hat

Apr 18, 2024, 07:00 PM - Apr 18, 2024, 07:45 PM

Join curator Hannah Keating for a guided tour of The Big Hat, which includes work by Tony Romano. Thursday Curatorial Tours are free and open to everyone. They provide deeper insight into the themes, context, and content of our exhibitions. Seating options are available. For more information about access and our facilities, please visit this […]

Talks & Tours

Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition: Info Session & Exhibition Tour 2024

Apr 24, 2024, 01:00 PM - Apr 24, 2024, 02:00 PM

Calling all senior artists! We invite you to take part in this two-part event at the RMG, which begins with a short tour of some of our current exhibitions and concludes with an overview of the Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition, including competition categories and judging criteria. Come get your questions answered! Please register by […]