OCADian Performances

Coming up is a night of OCADian performances, games and food lovingly prepared by restaurant owner Blessie.
This is an opportunity to relax, enjoy OCADian talent, have fun, and eat free food!
Halloween Open Mic is held Thursday Oct 29, 5:30-10:30 at Rm.187 OCAD main building!

Costumes encouraged but not mandatory!


If you’d like to perform, email for details!

Halloween Open mic event:

Open mic facebook group:



SHEIKHA HOOR AL QASIMI: Art and Culture in the Gulf
ROM Speaks Culture Presents the 10th annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture

WHERE: Royal Ontario Museum, Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery


It might not be as flashy as Dubai or Qatar — but Sharjah has become a creative hub, thanks to a sheikh with a penchant for botany and his daughter, Hoor Al Qasimi, whose talent lies in gentle transgression.

-New York Times

Born in Sharjah, a state in the United Arab Emirates, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi was not only shaped by its burgeoning artistic and cultural landscape, but she has played an active role in redefining it through her work as the President of the Sharjah Art Foundation and organiser of the Sharjah Bienniale.

Discover how she is injecting contemporary approaches into a region with a traditionally conservative culture to make Sharjah a globally recognized creative hub.

Murray Whyte, Toronto Star art critic and cultural journalist will engage Hoor Al Qasimi in a Q&A following her presentation.

The 10th Annual Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture is generously supported by the Holtby and Schury Families.

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The ROM is an agency of the Government of Ontario.