Visual Boston at ICA
If you’re into one-night-only digital slideshows that are spinoffs of cutting edge art events in LA, you should head to the ICA on Thursday. All Visual Boston will be showcasing the works of over 40 lens-based artists (in collaboration with over 100 artists), with a live soundtrack by Boston-based BATHAUS. It goes down in the ICA Art Lab, and there will even be a free zine for you. Just go.
ICA. 100 Northern Ave., Boston. 7:30-9pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit allvisualboston.org/upcoming
Yoga, Music, and Chocolate at BKLN Boulders
Indoor rock-climbing gyms are pretty self explanatory. They exist to let you climb on big things indoors. However, if you’re looking for a different kind of Friday night, you can get in on the candlelit yoga experience happening, set to dreamy music, followed by a chocolate and cider pairing using local stars Downeast Cider House. All you have to do is not do something that hurts you, and this could be a nice little Friday night.
Brooklyn Boulders. 12A Tyler St., Somerville. 10pm/21+/$25. For more information, visit brooklynboulders.com/somerville
Chances are if you’re a regular reader of ours, you don’t live in a posh penthouse apartment. No matter though. You can head to one on Saturday in Southie, as it will be turned into a one-day collective photography exhibit featuring works that reflect on how we interact with space and housing. Oh, and there will be live music from local acts like W00dy, Project Mixx, Byoosik, and Bob Diesel through the night. Nice.
Penthouse at 26 West Broadway. 26 West Broadway, Boston. 11am-11pm/all ages/$5. For more information, visit darkroomboston.com
Matt Teuten book release of Other Side Cafe
There’s a good chance if you spent any amount of time over the years mixing it up in the (sadly) now-closed Other Side Cafe, you’ll want to head to Firebrand Saints on Sunday for the release of local artist Matt Teuten’s self-published book, which uses his extensive archive of photos of life at Other Side over the years. Copies of the book will be on hand, as will a photobooth. New memories, people. Let’s make them.
Firebrand Saints. 1 Broadway, Cambridge. 617-401-3399. 3:30pm/all ages/cash bar. firebrandsaints.com
100th Anniversary of NE Poetry Club
Sure, you fancy yourself something of a poet. You can take four lines of text and make the ends rhyme. Nice work. But if you’d like to really get down and dirty with some great poetry, you can join the outdoor reading and centennial celebration of the oldest poetry reading club in the nation while sitting on the east lawn of the Longfellow National Historic Site. It may just improve your haiku game. Can’t hurt it, that’s for sure.
New England Poetry Club. 105 Brattle St., Cambridge. 3pm/all ages/FREE. For more information, visit nepoetryclub.org
Taste of Ethnic Boston
Some would consider heading into unknown neighborhood and noshing on whatever mysterious foodstuffs found there to be a good way of dabbling in ethni flavors. Not a bad idea. Not a great one either. So if you want a good cross section, head to the second annual Taste of Ethnic Boston on Tuesday for some live steel drum music, a public art discussion, and food from the likes of Teranga (Senegalese), Committee (Mediterranean), and Montien (Thai). Happy over-eating.
Harborside Inn. 185 State St., Boston. 5:30-8pm/21+/$15. For tickets, visit getkonnected.com/events/a-taste-of-ethnic-boston