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First Fridays ICA Summer Block Party Surfin' USA

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Let's get together again and enjoy another First Friday on the Waterfront!

Art goes overtime on the first Friday of the month with guest DJs, live performance, gallery talks, specialty drinks, and more.

This month's event is inspired by the current exhibition of works by California-based artist (and avid surfer) Barry McGee (http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/exhibit/BarryMcGee/). It 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?

Meetup with the Onyxbirds at the ICA and celebrate with us.

The ICA’s Water Café will offer for purchase a small plates menu and full bar, including cocktails inspired by the museum’s current exhibitions.

Check out the lunch menu (http://www.icaboston.org/gedownload!/Water%20Cafe%20Lunch-3.13.pdf?item_id=25778088&version_id=25778089) and dinner menu (http://www.icaboston.org/gedownload!/Dinner%20Menu.pdf?item_id=25000149&version_id=25000150) for examples of the cafe's fare.

Admission is $18 for non-members and everyone MUST buy their own ticket.

Highly recommend buying on line (https://buy.icaboston.org/public/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=17) because it will sell out.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PLEASE MENTION IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW WHICH YOU'RE INTERESTED IN AND THE TIME YOU'LL BE THERE IF YOU WANT ONYXBIRDS TO JOIN YOU

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.

For more info, visit icaboston.org/visit/oysterbar (http://www.icaboston.org/visit/oysterbar/)

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)!

Music
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 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+.

THE POST BLOCK PARTY GATHERING TO DINE, DANCE OR BOTH WILL BE DETERMINED BASED ON INTEREST.

SO PLEASE MENTION IN THE COMMENTS YOUR CHOICE:

1) DINE

2) DANCE

3) DINE AND DANCE

DIRECTIONS and PARKING INFORMATION (http://www.icaboston.org/visit/directions-and-parking/)

More First Fridays details at this link http://www.icaboston.org/programs/first-fridays/

Admission price includes museum admission from 5pm until 10pm (galleries close at 9:30pm), live entertainment, coat check 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.