Program Info

Friday, February 7
5 - 10 pm

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: Premiere Night

A special evening of art and feline cinema! First Fridays celebrates the opening of two new exhibitions—Nick Cave and William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time. Enjoy a spotlight tour of the new shows, then head to the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater for the ICA premiere of the world-renowned Internet Cat Video Festival! LOL together at this joyous live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a 75-minute, curated collection of internet cat clips. From six-second vine videos to short films, #catvidfest is a fast-paced reel of the best on the web. Screening available first come, first served. 

Plus, pose with friends in the First Fridays photo booth—with special surprises inspired by artist Nick Cave and his signature Soundsuits, and round out your evening with an all-out dance party led by Boston's best DJs.


Internet Cat Video Festival
Screening continuously in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater from 5 to 9:45 pm. LOL together at this 75-minute, curated collection of internet cat clips. Access on the 3rd floor. Seating available first come, first served.

Photo Booth
Pose with friends in a Nick Cave-inspired photo booth this month! Like us on Facebook and download your photo on Tuesday, February 11.

DJ Leah V returns with a brand new set from 5 to 10 pm.

Spotlight Talks & Gallery Hours
Spotlight talks in brand new exhibition Nick Cave and in LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS, alternating every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Galleries open until 9:30 pm.

Small Plates Menu
A special menu available for purchase at the Water Café, featuring Kobe Beef Sliders, Grilled Cheese & Creamy Tomato Soup, and a Margherita Flatbread.

MINI Lounge
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 Internet Cat Video Festival is a nationally-touring program produced by the Walker Art Center.

Your Greater Boston MINI dealers are proud to sponsor ICA First Fridays

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February 07, 2014 10:00 PM
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