On the Town: January 16, 2014

January 16, 2014

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Hello all, Kyle Thomas here! This week continues to be chock full of change as we continue to shake things up here at the Opus Affair blog! Today's change is that a bevy of new and exciting #BostonArts savants will be taking over the #OnTheTown series! Don't you fret, I'll still be here in an editorial capacity, but you'll get the chance to hear from a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet of different friends each week. This week, to be my lab rat to show the world how it's done, I've enlisted none other than Opus Affair founder himself, Graham Wright, to take you on your weekly #BostonArts journey.

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Voltage Coffee & Art isn't just your average coffee shop with a few ho-hum paintings up on the walls—their gallery is the real deal. Friday night they're kicking off a new exhibition, featuring Adam O'Day and friends. Can't wait.

GUMBO: Opening Reception January 17, 7-9pm; Exhibition through February 16. At Voltage Coffee and Art; 295 3rd Street, Cambridge; voltagecoffee.com; adamjoday.com. @VoltageArt @adam_oday

ONCE in Valhalla IV: Worlds Collide

JJ Gonson and her Cuisine en Locale cohorts ONCE again play hosts to the Norse gods, with an epic night of drink, live music, theatre, and an absurd amount of Scandanavian food. Last I checked, there were a few tickets left (for now).

ONCE in Valhalla IV: Worlds Collide: January 18, 7-11pm. At Workbar Cambridge; 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge; cuisineenlocale.com. @cuisineenlocale #ONCEinValhalla

Third Thursday @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

We've had two days of 50-degree weather in January, so that qualifies as mid-Winter Tropics, right? Sure. Why not... However you feel about the temperature outside, the Caribbean Jazz Fusion Ensemble should warm you up before you wander the quirky halls of the ISGM with the charming people who have made Third Thursday one of my favorite regular parts of the #BostonArts scene.

Third Thursday: At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; 280 The Fenway, Boston; gardnermuseum.org. January 16 only. @gardnermuseum