Event Tickets Upcoming Events: The Polished Man: Dressing Your Best at the BSM April 29 2016 @ 5:30-9 pm Are you a young professional looking to build a quality wardrobe? Or a mature man interested in seeing the latest in chic accessories? Join us for a special evening that’s dedicated to men’s style! Listen as Pedro Mendes, one of Toronto’s leading men’s style experts and the man behind the very popular online site The Hogtown Rake advises on dressing well, building and maintaining a wardrobe and why it’s important to do so. Also on hand will be patina artist Emmanuel Farré from Maison Patina and Parisian menswear boutique – Loding. Emmanuel will demonstrate his unique and elegant patina technique on genuine leather goods and footwear. With pop-up shops stacked with premium men’s accessories from H. Halpern, Stolen Riches and Rebels Refinery, along with shoe care products and demonstrations by Leatherfoot, guests will also see beautiful, handcrafted shoes by bespoke shoemaker Peter Feeney. Tours of the exhibition Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels will be offered throughout the evening. $20 per person. Cash Bar and DJ. Proceeds will go to support the BSM Step Ahead Program which subsidizes school field trips for students in at-risk neighbourhoods. Use #BSMdressingbest on social media and share the glam! In Conversation with Museum Founder Sonja Bata May 4 2016 @ 6-8 pm As the 20th anniversary year celebration draws to a close, join us for a very special evening as Founder Sonja Bata reflects on the past two decades, sharing personal stories and anecdotes about her passion for shoes. From travelling around the world in search of extraordinary footwear to starting a world-renowned shoe museum to hearing her hopes and wishes for the museum’s next 20 years, be part of this extraordinary evening. Moderated by Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack. Afterwards, join them for a glass of wine and continue the conversation. $20 per person; $10 for Friends of the Museum. Almost sold out! Purchase your tickets by calling 416.979.7799 x 228.