General admission tickets have sold out but member tickets are still available. Become an ICA member to get tickets.

Are you too hot to handle or too cool for school? Wear your fiery reds or ice-cold whites and blues for an elemental extravaganza featuring music from, DJ Evaredy and Bobby Bangers, contemporary art, artmaking, icebreakers, spicy + icy drinks and more! 

If your company is a corporate member or sponsor, you may receive additional First Friday benefits. Please contact for more information. 

*Subject to availability. Doors close at 9:30 PM.

Program Lineup

Dueling DJ Sets | 6–10 PM
Lobby + Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, Second Floor
Dance the night away with sets from DJ Evaredy and Bobby Bangers.

Multi-Faceted | 6–9:30 PM
Bank of America Art Lab, First Floor
You are multi-faceted! Create a clay representation of your many sides, to keep in your pocket, as a reminder of your beautiful complexity!

Icebreakers Friend Speed Dating | 7 + 8 PM
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, Second Floor
Meet and mingle with others through short conversation rounds with discussion cards at every table.

Photos with Elmo + Olaf | 7-9 PM
First Floor and Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater, Second Floor
Strike a pose with Elmo + Olaf.

ICA Store | 6–7 PM
First Floor
Take a break from the dance floor for some shopping! All purchases at the ICA Store or help support exhibitions and programming at the museum.

ICA Galleries | 6–9 PM
Fourth Floor, Food + Drink Not Permitted
Explore the galleries, including work from the 2023 James and Audrey Foster Prize artists, Tammy Nguyen, and recently opened Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today!

Sips + Snacks  | 5–9 PM
Bars on First  + Second Floor + Food on First Floor

Enjoy light bites from Dumpling Daughter and drinks for sale, including two specialty cocktails: Dirty Shirley + Jack Frost.

This 21+ event does sell out; advance tickets are highly recommended. $3 fee applies and is waived for ICA members. Discounted rates are available for packages of 10 or more. Please contact Visitor Services at or 617-478-3100 during open hours for more information. The museum will not be open to visitors outside of the First Fridays event. Discounts, promotions, and admission vouchers do not apply toward First Fridays admission. The ICA store will close at 7 PM. Galleries close at 9 PM. Bars, Art Lab, doors close at 9:30 PM. Re-entry permitted. Food and drink will be available for purchase at our cashless bars—we accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.