DJS ON THE HARBOR AT THE ICA
Aug. 10, 17, and 24, 7:30 p.m. 100 Northern Ave., Boston. Institute
of Contemporary Art. Tickets: $15, $10 for members and students.
The deal: A diverse handful of DJs will lead an art-enriched series of waterfront dance parties this month at the ICA. The museum launched DJs on the Harbor last year to accompany its exhibit “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl.” This time around, the visual complement is less literal but just as relevant. “We just opened an exhibit by the Brazilian street artists Os Gêmeos,” says program coordinator John Andress. “Their graffiti is really looking at the ’80s and influenced by the rise of hip-hop culture and DJ culture.” (See review of the art show, Page 8.)
The DJs: DJ Heems (Himanshu Suri of alt-rap trio Das Racist) will get behind the tables on Aug. 10. He’ll also emcee a few tunes. Electropoppers YACHT arrive for a DJ set Aug. 17. DJ /rupture (a.k.a. Jace Clayton) will close out the series Aug. 24 by spinning some of his globe-spanning collection of sounds.
Who goes there: “Last year it was pretty amazing because there were college kids all the way up to a person in her mid-60s,” says Andress. “I think I danced with her for a little while.”
The drink: Sangria.
The tip: The ticket price includes admission to the galleries. “It’s an opportunity to have fun and also confront a lot of contemporary issues, all in one evening,” says Andress.