Friday, April 4
General admission tickets to First Fridays: Just Dance! are now SOLD OUT. Tickets to the event are now only available to ICA members.
To reserve a membership ticket or become a member, please call the ICA Box Office at 617-478-3103.
FREE for members
$15 for nonmembers
Includes museum admission, live entertainment, and special programming.
This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are recommended. 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.
Please note: ICA First Fridays is a private, ticketed event. Admission is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Discounts, promotions and admission vouchers do not apply toward First Fridays admission.
First Fridays: Just Dance!
The ICA and Boston Ballet join forces at First Fridays this month in a special presentation of contemporary dance. Boston Ballet will ignite the ICA stage with performances of the hauntingly beautiful of Trial, an intimate new work choreographed by Jeffrey Cirio, Boston Ballet principal dancer. The evening will also include spotlight talks of the ICA’s newest exhibitions, specialty cocktails, and an all-out dance party led by Boston favorite DJ Knife, back with a brand new set.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Special Performances by Boston Ballet
Boston Ballet ignites the ICA stage with a special presentation of the hauntingly beautiful of Trial, an intimate new work choreographed by Jeffrey Cirio, Boston Ballet principal dancer. Two performances available at 7 or 8:30 pm; free tickets are required for entry and are available first come, first served at check-in. Due to high demand, guests are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their performance tickets. Timed performance tickets will be distributed and guests must attend the seating time specified on their ticket.
Nick Cave’s vibrant Soundsuits are often used in performances choreographed by the artist. In Body Work, use the ICA's extensive materials bar—including feathers, streamers, cupcake liners, and more—to decorate your own brightly colored, Nick Cave–inspired Soundsuit. Open from 5 to 9 pm.
Spotlight talks available in Nick Cave and William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Last talk starts at 8:30 pm; galleries open until 9:30 pm.
Boston favorite DJ Knife returns to the ICA with a brand new set to kick start an all-out dance party.
Enter for a Chance to Win
Join our mailing lists during First Fridays and enter a raffle for a chance to win an ICA + Boston Ballet gift bag! This coveted prize includes tickets to two upcoming contemporary dance performances—BodyTraffic at the ICA, and Boston Ballet’s Pricked, plus other fun items! Visit our raffle table by the glass elevator for details. The winner will be announced at 9:30 pm.
Exclusive seating for ICA members and MINI Cooper owners! Redeem your drink ticket here for a complimentary tasting of Harpoon’s seasonal brew. Tasting available while supplies last; ICA First Fridays are 21+
After Party at Tavern Road
Continue the festivities at Tavern Road (343 Congress Street), where the open kitchen churns out global street-food inspired fare from 10 pm to 1am with beer, wine and artful cocktails flowing until 2 am!
The ICA is grateful to our friends at Boston Ballet for their partnership at First Fridays: Just Dance!
Your Greater Boston MINI dealers are proud to sponsor ICA First Fridays
ICA First Fridays are generously supported by
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Photo by Igor Burlak.