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MOCA After Hours

Saturday, June 15, 2024
 | 8:00 pm
 – 11:00 pm 
 | Cost: $20 | Free for Members

This Pride month, join MOCA Toronto for our After Hours party on Saturday, June 15th from 8–11 pm. Revel in DJ Rose Hips’ smooth, genre bending sounds for an evening you won’t forget! Don’t miss two special back-to-back performances, featuring the “Black Widow of Burlesque,” Ravyn Wngz and trailblazing burlesque performer Dainty Smith, founder of Les Femme Fatales

Embrace the opportunity to wear your most vibrant attire, purchase a drink at the bar, and soak in the compelling work of Greater Toronto Art 2024, art that defines the rapidly expanding city we live in through themes of identity and otherness.

After you’re done exploring MOCA at night, take the back exit on your way out to experience our current lightbox installation, Overture for Sterling Road, by GTA24 artist Lisa Myers.

After Hours is free for MOCA Members. Learn more about joining today!

General admission is $20. Tickets are limited, so book in advance to guarantee your attendance.

This is a 19+ event.

Entertainment By

DJ Rose Hips

Rose Hips (aka Max Mohenu) is a Toronto-based DJ who’s been a mainstay in the queer nightlife scene for quite some time. They began their career playing supporting slots at legendary party BIG PRIMPIN, where they opened for international acts like Parisian producer/vocalist Kiddy Smile and Chicago DJ Mister Wallace.

Drawing inspiration from other cities and creative communities, Rose Hips’ selections are a love letter to queerness, togetherness, intimacy, and the limitless freedom your body finds on the dance floor. Serving big-time bass, slinky percussion, and otherworldly rhythms, their genre-blending DJ sets have the ability to bring house, techno, hard-drum, dancehall, and global club sounds to a boiling point.

Rose Hips. Photo: Christopher Sherman 

Ravyn Wngz. Photo: Jackie Brown Photography. 

Ravyn Wngz, also known as “The Black Widow of Burlesque” is an Afro-Indigenous 2Spirit, Queer and Transcendent empowerment storyteller. Wngz is an abolitionist and co-founder of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company, Black Lives Matter Canada, & the Wildseed Centre for Arts & Activism, A Canadian Best Selling Author, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee (with Black Lives Matter) and Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada recipient of 2021.

Dainty Smith. Photo: Slyplaystudios.

Dainty Smith is a burlesque performer, writer, actor, producer and curator. She is also the founder of Les Femme Fatales, the first burlesque troupe for women and femmes of colour in Canada. Her stage performances include, Mayworks Festival, Rock. Paper. Sistahz for B Current Theatre, Caminos Festival for Aluna Theatre, The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and the Luminato Arts Festival.

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The Art of Drag, 2022. MOCA Toronto.

Generously supported by Hal Jackman Foundation
Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7
Canada

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