Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions.
This, Friday,October 2nd isFashion Forward:"Preview next year’s trends at an exciting evening of art and creativity celebrating Boston Fashion Week, featuring looks from NYC-based VERGE, champions of queer style.
As part of an analysis and celebration of the ways in which art is utilized as visual activism to create visibility and positive sociopolitical change for LGBTQI communities, VERGE will present a Boston Fashion Week queer style event executive produced by dapperQ in collaboration with bklyn boihood, Posture Magazine, and DYDH Productions. The four entities formed the VERGE partnership to sponsor a total of eight independent designers whose work is systemically rooted in notions of gender nonconformity and its intersections with race, ethnicity, and culture. Featured collections were selectively chosen to embody the enigma of a vastly diverse aesthetic that is simultaneously chaotic and orderly. "