Last night I went with a friend to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston -- mainly for the free concert outside at their harborfront performance space. There was a young band made up of musicians from the Berklee School of Music playing, with quite a large fan following who danced to their "psychedelic indie reggae" beat. After having dinner on the patio, we sat for awhile on the amphitheter steps and watched the group's fans dancing, boats passing, and museum patrons of all ages enjoying the perfect summer night.
Then we went inside to see the exhibits, which included the colorful and lively graffiti art of the Brazilian twin artists Os Gemeos and the cool and cerebral cosmic art of Josiah McElheny. While the Os Gemeos work was immediately accessible and played well with the party atmosphere outside (albeit upscale compared with Brazilian street art), I found most of the McElheny exhibit too much work for my tired eyes and brain. Except for his Island Universe installation, which was thoroughly fun.
Our own little island universe will be quiet this weekend as D is recovering from oral surgery yesterday. He sounded pretty good today, but tired. So we'll pretend we're on island time and just relax. While the weather is expected to be rainy tomorrow, Sunday should be comfortable so I expect we'll get out and about a bit.
Hope it's a great weekend in your end of the galaxy.