Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
The Love Witch
Part of the Brattle’s “Dead of Winter: Cinema of the Occult” series, this film is sure to delight anyone with an appreciation for magic, drama, and campiness. The Love Witch tells the story of a beguiling woman, Elaine, eager to find true love with a man. Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day by watching how her violent, mystical revenge on anyone who breaks her heart transforms a desperate woman into an empowered and emboldened heroine.
$11, Saturday, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, brattlefilm.org.
Grab a friend and get ready to dance to the jaunty sounds of bluegrass with a folksy twist. This five-man group from Kalamazoo, Michigan, experiments with the intersections between bluegrass, folk music, and rock and roll. You’ll be sure to hear favorites from their latest album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, which was released in September 2016.
$22.50, Friday, 7 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, houseofblues.com.
Urbanity Dance, a non-profit contemporary dance company, prides itself on its involvement in the Boston community, and seeks to instill a love of dance and the arts in Bostonians of all ages. The performance will showcase Urbanity Underground, an all female group of aspiring professional dancers, UrManity, a male group with both classical and contemporary dancers, and Junior Apprentices, a group that allows high school students to experience dancing in a company.
$25, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge, urbanitydance.org.
UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015
Witness the remarkable evolution of Stark’s career in this soon-to-be-closing exhibit of more than 100 of her works. From collages to videos to multi-media pieces, this exhibit shows the artist’s impressive range and diverse use of mediums. Focusing on social media, art history, and autobiographical anecdotes, jokes, and reflections, this isn’t your average stroll through a quiet gallery of old paintings and sculptures.
$25, through January 29, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., mfa.org.
Ackerman, a journalist and former marine who lives in Istanbul, reads from his latest, Dark at the Crossing. Focused on a love affair that takes place on the border of Turkey and Syria, the book explores how we negotiate with national identity, especially during wars and humanitarian crises.
Free, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, harvard.com.