Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

A scene from “Oyster”. (Photo by Gadi Dagon.)

The Kills
Oh, Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart. You had us at “Cat Claw.” The rough number is from the duo’s first full-length album, 2003’s “Keep on Your Mean Side” — Hince (also known as Mr. Kate Moss) and Mosshart (also known as a member of Jack White’s Dead Weather super group) have been churning out gritty punk tunes ever since.
18+. $22. 6 p.m., Friday. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-7699,

Dancers with doll-like white faces creep, twirl, and leap through a fantastic and slightly macabre circus world. Intrigued yet? This work from Israel’s Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company blends ballet, contemporary dance, mime, and acrobatics, and is set to opera, tango, and Tuvan throat singers — and it debuts in Boston this weekend.
$50 or $60, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday. Paramount Theatre, 560 Washington St., Boston. 617-482-6661,

“Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook-Off
So you missed out on tickets to Burrito Bowl II at Poe’s Kitchen. There, there. You can still get your glutton on at this chili throw-down in Harvard Square. Chefs from area restaurants will sear and try to win over your tastebuds; Redline’s entry scorched (pun intended) the competition last year. We can’t think of a better prelude to Sunday’s pigskin action.
Free. 1-3 p.m., Saturday. DeGuglielmo Plaza, 30 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-491-3434,

‘Wild and Weird’
How would you score silent film “Princess Nicotine; or, the Smoke Fairy,” about an impish sprite living in a gentleman’s pipe? The Alloy Orchestra has set this short gem and other odd found footage (dating back to 1906 or so) to music for your audio and visual enjoyment.
$25, 8 p.m. Saturday. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville. 617-625-4088,

Super Bowl at the Greatest Bar
It seems like almost every bar and restaurant in town is hosting a Patriots watching party or offering football-themed snacks (like the chips and “Gronk”amole at Russel House Tavern or the heart attack-inducing “Willfork & Knife” double burger, with pulled pork and coleslaw, on poutine, at the Gallows). But, clearly the most satisfying place to watch the Pats trounce the Giants will be at Boston’s official/unofficial Giants watering hole, the Greatest Bar. According to, the first and second floors will be for New England fans only and the third and fourth floors for New York fans only. We’ll see how that goes over. And, remember, the whole North Station area will be on police lockdown starting at halftime.
262 Friend St., Boston. 617-367-0544,