Picture 4This summer, instead of going out to a club, Bostonians in the know head over to the coolest museum in Boston: the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Heralded by the New York Times as one of the summer hotspots in Boston, every Thursday (and sometimes Wednesday) night there will be live music and performances.

In the ICA’s beautiful waterfront location- with floor to ceiling glass windows adding to the gorgeous ambiance- hear catchy Latin pop and folk music from Tais Alvarenga, old-school urban blues from the Pinchback Blues, and ancient Greece’s Sappho’s poetry meets interpretative dance at the Co Lab: Anne Carson and Rashaun Mitchell. Most performances are free, so Summer Nights at the ICA is a great way to cap off a beautiful summer night.