Our Lives Matter: Art as Protest
power of the people don’t stop
Are civil rights important to you? Cool. How about art? Nice! The good folks over at Somerville Community Access Television plan to bring the two together for an evening of creative expression and cathartic conversation. Come hang out with local artists, poets, and performers, and prepare to leave inspired.
SCATV. 90 Union Sq., Somerville. 7pm/FREE. scatvsomerville.org
FRI 3.6 + SAT 3.7
Hallelujah the Hills, Marissa Nadler, The New Highway Hymnal, Damon & Naomi, Glenn Jones
can’t stop the beat
What if we told you that you could find killer local music in downtown Boston? Huh?! Come be a part of history as ArtsEmerson presents its second concert series dedicated to showcasing artists who are usually excluded from Boston’s so-called entertainment district, put together by Dig contributor and the Hills’ own singer/songwriter Ryan Walsh.
Paramount Center. 559 Washington St., Boston. 9pm/$10 advance + $12 door. artsemerson.org
ICA First Fridays: Southern Exposure
head south, minus the guns and bigotry
If you haven’t yet braved the frozen tundra and made it out to the ICA for the new exhibit When the Stars Begin to Fall, maybe some food and alcohol will convince you. The museum invites all to celebrate a lil’ Southern hospitality with art, music, cuisine, and cocktails.
Institute of Contemporary Art. 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 5pm/$15 (free for members)/21+. icaboston.org
get lost in color
This is totally one of those things that would be awesome to attend high … just saying. Get your highbrow culture fix and check out the work of this geometric abstraction master at ACME’s opening reception. The collection is the gallery’s first solo exhibit of Lipsky’s work, and covers her career since 1995.
ACME Fine Art. 450 Harrison Ave., Suite 305, Boston. 6pm/FREE. acmefineart.com
SexyFunTime: A Party for Your Inner Kid
leave the whip-its at home
Ever wish you could go back to the days of slumber parties and spin-the-bottle, minus the crippling awkwardness? SexyFunTime takes partying to the next level with comedy, interactive performance, dancing, games, storytelling, snacks … shall we go on? Plus, it’s all inspired by scientific studies, so maybe you’ll learn a little something too.
Arts at the Armory. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 7pm/$23/21+. AFHI.us
Arts on Our Avenues
takin’ it to the streets
Braving the Green Line is worth it for this one-night-only pop-up gallery. Public art! Local performers! Food! Keynote speaker Julie Burros, Arts Czar, will also be making an appearance! It’s for a great cause, too: proceeds will go to Allston Village Main Streets, a neighborhood nonprofit that keeps Allston weird (and a better place to live).
Brighton Music Hall. 158 Brighton Ave., Allston. 6:30pm/$1+ donation, suggested $20.15. allstonvillage.com