Join artists, architects, botanists, designers, and neighbours in celebrating the opening of Beyond Concrete at a fabulous kick-off party on May 26.
Our Opening Night Party runs 7pm – 11pm.
The evening culminates with an energetic appearance by Leeroy New’s The Aliens of Manila (choreographed by Toronto’s own Danah Rosales), planned for 8pm. The Aliens of Manila are: Danah Rosales, Patricia ‘Ponytail Patricia’ Gordon, Jocelyne ‘Jaws Siriano’ Cardenas, Kelly-Ann ‘Mystique Siriano’ Johnson, Cy ‘Siriano’ Clusiaux, Renee ‘Posieda’ Mia Rose Van Hagen, Solar ‘Poseida’ Oshiana Morningstar, Raymond ‘Rayne Siriano’ Cabbab, Joshua Ongcol, Matthew ‘Legendary Snoopy’ Cuff.
A $20 ticket to the Opening Night Party helps keep other Beyond Concrete programming free for everyone! (Your ticket includes one complimentary drink.)
What to expect:
- A lively, celebratory party with food trucks, bar service (pay by debit/credit), and a performance- surrounded by artwork in the Beyond Concrete season.
- This venue is outdoors.
- Accessible and all-gender washrooms are available on site.
- This event is wheelchair accessible.
- This event will take place rain or shine.
- All tickets are non-refundable.
6:45pm – 8pm
Sophie Jones (@sophiejones)
8pm – 9:30pm
DJ Karim Olen Ash (@karimolenash)
9:30 – 11pm
food and drink
Food truck – The Arepa Republic
- The Arepa Republic is Canada’s first food truck specializing in Venezuelan arepas. Serving authentic Venezuelan cuisine including empanadas, cachapas, patacones, yuca fries, and their iconic arepas. Gluten free and vegan options available.
Food truck – Mustache Burger
- Established in 2009, Mustache Burger serves up fresh homemade burgers daily. Their menu includes a wide variety of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and classic poutines. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
Food truck – 6 Spice Rack
- Street food meets restaurant arts. This diverse food truck serves up delicious sandwiches, mac ‘n cheese, tacos, fried chicken, and a variety of bowls (including poké!). Vegan options available.
- Balsam Foundation
- Knight Foundation
- High Line Network
- Canada Council for the Arts
- Government of Canada
- The Bentway’s growing family of friends and supporters
Co-Presenters & Other Partners
- Fort York National Historic Site
- City of Toronto
- Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
- Luminato Festival Toronto
- Toronto Outdoor Picture Show