Event Series

RMG Fridays

An anchor of the cultural calendar in Durham Region, RMG Fridays are free community events that bring together various art forms.  Designed for all ages they feature a variety of live music, performances, film screenings with DRIFF (Durham Region International Film Festival), exhibition tours, artist talks, and highlight community partners and local businesses.

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RMG Fridays: International Women’s Day

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day at the RMG! Half of the people on this planet. That’s who we are. It’s taking us forever to feel like we deserve to have a single day to get recognition. Some still do not get voting rights, nor independence, or choice to out of fear to be themselves. This is […]

Past Events

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RMG Friday: Harvest

Join us in celebrating the harvest season! The night will feature music from Matthew Holtby and Darren Roy Clarke. We will also be hosting a breathwork mediation seminar will take place in Arthur’s by Julie Brar. In the lobby, Dine and Style will be presenting a small autumn bounty. Order of Events 7 pm – […]

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RMG Fridays: Late Summer Chill

We love our backyards. It can be the sanctuary to hang out, alone, or be with family and or friends. Listen to music, eat some good food, with a cold drink in hand. On these summer evenings, these are the moments that keep us warm and cozy in the winter months. Come over and make […]

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RMG Fridays: The Backyard Opening

We’re excited to celebrate the opening of The Backyard at the RMG with our community!  Be one of the first to experience our reimagined greenspace that is community focused and rooted in creativity. There is limited seating so be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Throughout the evening we’ll have lots of activities […]

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RMG Fridays: Put Your Best Heels Forward!

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 […]

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RMG Fridays: Renewal

May is here, just in time for a renewal! Join us for Emerging Visions, the art exhibition of Durham College’s Fine Arts Advanced students. We are excited for this new Exhibition showcasing their thesis collection. Downstairs on the lower level, DRIFF in a Jiff in the Lookout, and an open art activity in the Art […]

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RMG Fridays: Piecework

On March 31st, join us for the opening of two new exhibitions alongside our regularly scheduled RMG Friday! Timeline of Events 6:00 – Doors Open 6:15 – Opening Remarks and Welcome (R.S. McLaughlin Gallery, Level 3) 6:20 – Introduction to Piecework with Tour + Artist Talks (R.S. McLaughlin Gallery, Level 3) 6:50 – Introduction to […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: Black Lit Durham and Desarae Dee

Join us for an evening with Black Lit Durham and Desarae Dee! Welcome back to our RMG Fridays for 2023! We will be celebrating an evening of Poetry! With an introduction from Kesha Christie, will feature 3 unique Poets for your heart and Soul. Speaking of Heart and Soul, we have the beautiful Desarae Dee […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: Durham Storytellers

Join us for an evening of storytelling! Beginning with a behind the scenes artist talk of The Sire of Sires with Oshawa-born artist Jordan Elliot Prosser, the evening will continue with performances by the Durham Storytellers and violinist and fiddler David Shewchuk. DRIFF is also onsite to deliver a double feature and Q&A with filmmaker […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: The Ties That Bind

Celebrate the opening of the new Permanent Collection exhibition The Ties That Bind by renewing connections at RMG Fridays! Come with an old friend, make a new friend, and discover new musicians and filmmakers at the first indoor RMG Fridays since winter 2020. 7:00 – Doors open 7:30 – Performance by EQUAL 8:15 – Tour […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: Back to School

We’re going to squeeze in one more outdoor show! Lets mark back to school by extending the summer just a little bit longer. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and come experience the soulful song writing and warm melodies of Hunter Sheridan. This is an all-ages event; pets will not be admitted. Please note […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: An Evening with Desarae Dee

The fourth and final outdoor RMG Fridays in 2022 features warm weather and warm vibes, so bring a lawn chair or a blanket and come experience the soulful musings of instrumental/fusion artist Desarae Dee. This is an all-ages event, but pets will not be admitted. Please note that there is no smoking on city property, […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: Chastity and Mary & Adelaide

The third outdoor-edition of RMG Fridays happens on July 8th and features performances by two alt-rock bands with Durham Region roots: headliner Chastity, led by Whitby-born songwriter and frontman Brandon Williams, and Mary & Adelaide, a quartet of Oshawa-based indie-rockers. Don’t miss the loudest RMG Fridays concert yet! Be sure to bring a lawn chair […]

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Durham College Thesis Exhibition Reception

Celebrate Emerging Visions with the staff and students of Durham College! This closing reception will be hosted during RMG Friday, the RMG’s monthly concert series.


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RMG Fridays Presents: NERiMA + Division Street

Join us for the June edition of our monthly free concert series, RMG FRIDAYS! This night features short films courtesy of Durham Region International Film Festival, performances by NERiMA and Division Street, as well as the closing reception of the Durham College Thesis Exhibition: Emerging Visions. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to […]

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RMG Fridays Presents: Dizzy featuring Wooly

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s monthly free concert series RMG FRIDAYS finally returns home for the May 2022 edition! In addition to short films courtesy of Durham Region International Film Festival, an appearance by series mainstays WOOLY, and a tour of the new Tim Whiten exhibition ELEMENTAL: OCEANIC, this month’s event features a headline performance by […]