You hear it all the time; Boston is a great place to be a young professional. Aside from the rent being slightly through the roof there aren’t too many people that would contest that statement. I agree wholeheartedly, however, finding an angle from which to break in can be tricky, especially if you’re new in town. This month, I made an effort to dive in headfirst to a few social groups in Boston and came up with one of my favorites: The Opus Affair.
The Opus Affair is a crew of young artists (they use the term pretty loosely) that come together once or twice month to swirl cocktails and talk out the arts in Boston. The event that I ducked into was deemed “The Big Party” and was modeled after the free-wheeling parties of the 1920’s. I think originally the aim was to have it be Gatsby-esque, but with the release of the (fairly mediocre) new film that was an association they wisely chose to dodge. Held at the Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square, the crowd was awash with men and women alike dressed to the nines and ready to delve into the delightfully open alcohol & raw bars. It’s easy to forget that Boston has an incredibly diverse and actually rather large art scene so it’s great to see the Opus Affair emerge as a representative of that crowd.
Aside from the drinking and revelry, the Opus Affair is dedicated to raising money for local non-profits and charities that support the arts. Their next event is Saturday, October 5th; I certainly recommend swinging by and making a few new friends.