Check Out the ICA Boston’s Summer 2017 Events Lineup

Tune in to Harborwalk Sounds, take an architecture tour, or have some 21-plus fun at the waterfront.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Photo by Danita Jo

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, is back for the 2017 season with its popular annual summer series, taking advantage of its waterfront location and Boston Harbor backdrop, per usual.

Harborwalk Sounds

In the 11th year of this live music tradition, the ICA is partnering with Berklee College of Music to showcase young musical talent in a laid-back outdoor setting from 6–8:30 p.m on Thursdays.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Olivia Swann

Thursday, July 13, 2017
The Ladles

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sleeping Lion and luhx.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Mais 55

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Niu Razza

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Jessie Leith Munro

Summer Fridays

Kick off your weekend by the waterfront from 6:30–10 p.m. this summer, dancing the stress from your work week off to the ICA’s variety of DJs. And on the “First Fridays” of July and August, enjoy the annual Summer Pop and White Hot parties (21-plus only) from 5–10 p.m. for $15 in advance and $20 the day of for nonmembers. Specialty cocktails will be served.

Friday, July 7, 2017
First Fridays: Summer Pop

Friday, July 14, 2017
DJ night: BAIO

Friday, July 21, 2017
Culture Club (Part 1)

Friday, July 28, 2017
DJ night: Spinderella

Friday, August 4, 2017
First Fridays: White Hot Vol 4

Friday, August 11, 2017
DJ night: Devendra Banhart

Friday, August 18, 2017
Free Fun Friday from 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
DJ night: Uproot Andy and TYGAPAW

Friday, August 25, 2017
Culture Club (Part 2)


Fri, June 16, 2017, 8 p.m.
Daymé Arocena

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2–5 p.m.
Simone Dinnerstein and Pam Tanowitz

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 3 p.m.
Skeleton Architecture

Talks and Courses

Take advantage of the ICA’s many opportunities to learn this summer, whether its about architecture or spoken word poetry.

Every Thursday at 6 p.m. from June 8, 2017, through August 31, 2017
Summer Architecture Tour

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from June 8, 2017, through September 3, 2017
Feature Focus: Nari Ward: Sun Splashed

Thursday June 8, 2017, 7 p.m.
Foster Talks: Sonia Almeida

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Poetic Responses to Nari Ward

Gallery Talk: Iván Espinoza Madrigal and Sophia Hall on the Constitution and Nari Ward
Sunday, Jul 9, 2017, 2 p.m.

Curator Tour: Jessica Hong on Nari Ward: Sun Splashed
Friday, July 28, 2017, 2 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Jessica Hong on Dana Schutz
Sun, Aug 13, 2017, 2 p.m.

Prices for each event range from free to $20, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-478-3100,