Friday, August 1
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: White Hot
ALERT: Due to overwhelming demand, First Fridays: White Hot is completely SOLD OUT.
As always, ICA members will be welcomed at the door starting at 5 pm.
Summer in the city? You don’t have to travel far to beat the heat. Don your summer whites and head to Boston’s waterfront for a sizzling dance party featuring hot tunes by New York-based DJ Jubilee with opening sets by DJ Oxycontinental and Riobamba.
Jubilee, aka Jessica Gentile, is the reigning queen of the Brooklyn bass scene. The Miami native’s spicy medley of tropical beats, dancehall rhythms, and sassy rap anthems have been known to scald club dancefloors, and her playful personality on Radio Lily and Brooklyn Radio has earned her respect as a bass music tastemaker.
Sample ocean-fresh fare at Island Creek Oyster’s pop-up oyster bar, sip on a frozen piña colada (this month’s signature cocktail), pose with friends in our white hot MINI photobooth, take in a spotlight talk in the Jim Hodges exhibition, and bask in a cool ocean breeze along Boston’s waterfront all night long.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Music | 5 – 10 pm
Jubilee, aka Jessica Gentile, is the reigning queen of the Brooklyn bass scene. Jubilee will kick off an all-out summer dance party along Boston Harbor. Opening sets by DJ Oxycontinental and Riobamba.
Photo Booth | 6 – 9 pm
Hop inside our favorite mode of transportation and gather with friends—this month brings the MINI Cooper onto the Harborwalk for a special edition of the First Fridays photo booth.
Spotlight Talks | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Available every 30 minutes in summer exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take and Expanding the Field of Painting. Last talk begins at 8:30 pm. Galleries close at 9:30 pm.
Pop-Up Oyster Bar
Sample ocean-fresh fare at Island Creek Oyster’s pop-up oyster bar, featuring Island Creeks, Moon Shoals, and Welfleets—with all the fixings! Available for purchase along the Harborwalk.
Beat the heat with refreshing flavors of coconut and pineapple with a frozen piña colada, tonight’s specialty cocktail. Available for purchase at the Water Café while supplies last.
Exclusive seating for members and MINI Cooper owners! Redeem your drink ticket for a complimentary tasting of Harpoon’s seasonal brew; available while supplies last.
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 1 am with beer, wine, and artful cocktails flowing until 2 am!
A resident at the transnational Picó Picante and the force behind the DYI venue Spectacle, Oxycontinental is a Boston-based Colombo-Venezuelan DJ-musician and cultural producer, as well as the moniker of artist-hacker-curator Ricardo De Lima.
Riobamba is a DJ, event-maker, and community organizer exploring the potential of global dance music. Inspired by her hybrid Ecuadorian-Lithuanian roots, worldwide digital dialogue and bodega soundtracks, she's recently shared the stage with innovators The Knife, Los Macuanos, Bobbito Garcia, Bomba Estéreo, and la MiniTK del Miedo.
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