Hippie Chic: a psychedelic romp through the fashion of the Woodstock generation.
East 100th Street: Photographer Bruce Davidson’s renowned images of the gritty reality of life in East Harlem in the late 60s are powerful and captivating. 2) Institute of Contemporary Art (First Fridays + End of the year harbor gala) //www.icaboston.org We are always getting the MFA and the ICA confused - especially since both host “First Fridays” and have, you know, art and stuff. That said, both are worth a visit, so mix it up at the ICA on a different first Friday. This one is down by the water in the Seaport district, so it’s best on a warm evening when you can soak up the gorgeous Boston harbor and enjoy the last remnants of summer. As well as First Fridays, they also host the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series (!), and free guided tours on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (//www.icaboston.org/visit/free-tours/ for times). 3) Isabella Gardner Stewart Museum (check out their new wing) This place is one of our favorites in Boston. It’s essentially an old, rich lady’s house - but it’s so much more than that. Isabella was a wealthy art collector and philanthropist, and she filled her abode in Back Bay with artifacts from around the world and through the ages. It’s a wonderful example of how careful preservation can keep the past alive. That said, this is not what it’s really about. The house is built around an interior garden that may be the most beautiful sanctuary in the city, and it’ll make you want one installed in Spangler immediately if not sooner. It’s gorgeous on a snowy day, and magical after hours when they open up on Thursday nights so you can enjoy the hauntingly beautiful space in low, magical light. There’s also a new wing which has recently opened. 4) American Repertory Theater (ask about student tickets / see The Glass Menagerie //www.americanrepertorytheater.org This professional not-for-profit theatre in the Loeb Drama Centre, located over the river at Harvard, has been named one of the top three theatres in the country by Time magazine, has been the recipient of many distinguished awards including Pulitzer and Tony, and is known for its commitment to new American plays, neglected works of the past, and new, invigorating reinterpretations of classic texts. The headline show this coming season is All The Way, and in May June next year, The Tempest. Theatre tickets from $25. 5) Boston Symphony Orchestra Check out student offers here. One of the five major orchestras in the US, the Boston Symphony is housed in Symphony Hall, considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. Check out the student offers, including the College Card, which is a steal: buy it for $25 then attend any show for free (there are some black out dates, so check the website first). There’s also a symphony gala in September (if you have $100,000 to throw down for the underwriting benefactor table), which includes limo transfers to the event, the opportunity to name a Symphony concert, and a back stage tour.
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