Program Info

5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Galleries close at 9:30 PM

FREE for ICA members
$15 nonmembers

Includes museum admission, live entertainment, and special programming.

This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are required for the general public. ICA Members can attend the event for free, but are encouraged to make advance reservations. The museum will not be open to visitors outside of the First Fridays event.



First Fridays: Surfin' USA


Inspired by our current exhibition of works by California-based artist (and avid surfer) Barry McGee, this event features West Coast–inspired music and old-school surf videos. First Fridays channels a Coachella vibe on July 5 with DJs spinning West Coast music and a special live performance by surf-rock band Abadabad. In Boston for the holiday weekend? Stop by the ICA and celebrate with us!


Live Performances by Abadabad
Live music on the waterfront by surf-rock band (and Boston natives) Abadabad. Two sets of cool summer tunes start at 6:30 and 8pm.

Island Creek Oysters
Island Creek oysters available for purchase at the pop-up oyster bar from 5-9 pm. Shucking demonstrations available throughout the evening.

Spotlight Talks
Spotlight talks available in the galleries every 30 minutes from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Learn about the work of San Francisco artist (and avid surfer) Barry McGee. Galleries will be open until 9:30 pm (extended hours)!

Boston's own DJ Evaredy spins West Coast favorites and other tunes all evening long.

Photo Booth
The First Fridays photo booth is back! Gather with friends and strike a pose. Images will be loaded to the ICA Facebook page and available to download on Monday, July 8.

MINI Lounge
Exclusive seating for ICA members and MINI Cooper owners. Stop by to enjoy a screening of old-school surf videos, or redeem your drink ticket for a complimentary Harpoon Brewery tasting (while supplies last)!
ICA First Fridays are 21+.

To get you in that West Coast mood! Listen to California Birds by Abadabad

On view April 6–September 2, 2013
Artwork courtesy the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco
ICA installation photo: John Kennard


Your Greater Boston MINI dealers are proud to sponsor First Fridays


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July 05, 2013 10:00 PM
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