Five Reasons to Leave the House this Weekend

In photo: Circa's Circa’s “Circa” troupe closes at the Paramount this weekend. (Photo by Justin Nicholas)

Looking for an evening rife with stupid awesome human feats of flexibility and strength? Then don’t miss Circa, a Brisbane, Australia-based troupe that’s performing at the Paramount through the rest of the week. Think: seven acrobats performing jaw-dropping feats using ropes, trapeze, and pure muscle. It’s likely to be the most breathtaking show you’ll see this season. And if you’re finding yourself extra inspired to scratch an aerial itch after the show, consider a class at Somerville’s Aircraft Aerial Arts or Boston’s Esh Aerial Arts.
$50-$60, February 29 through March 4, Paramount Theatre, 560 Washington St., Boston, 617-482-6661,

Third Annual Portsmouth Beer Week
While this Portsmouth, New Hampshire beer fest kicked off on Monday, it’s not too late to head north for the week-long celebration of local and national craft beer. Presented by beer bloggers 2 Beer Guys and Seacoast Beverage Lab, participants include regional breweries like Allagash, Throwback, Cisco, and Portsmouth (natch), as well as west siders like Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada. Events run the gamut from tastings to homebrew competitions to seminars like “Beer 101.” It all leads up to Monday, March 5th, which is known as Kate the Great Day in honor of Portsmouth Brewery’s Kate the Great Imperial Stout, a limited release Russian Imperial Stout that will be on tap at the brewpub starting at 11 am and ending whenever it’s kicked.
Price per event varies, through Monday, March 5, check the website for details,

My Brightest Diamond
Detroit native Shara Worden’s Feist-ish voice is dramatic with a subtle fragility, her style operatic yet modern. Worden studied opera as a college student, and has since played with the likes of Sufjan Stevens and the Decemberists. Playing as My Brightest Diamond, Worden melds genres to create something altogether otherworldly and mystical.
$16 ? $20, Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Remis Auditorium at the MFA, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston,

Art in Giving Open Studios
One-stop shopping for local art is harder than you might think — so consider visiting Art in Giving’s open studios — featured art includes intricate, honeycombed, and perforated ceramics by Isabelle Abramson and oil paintings and photography by Debby Krim. As an added philanthropic bonus, all artists will be donating half their sales to pediatric cancer research.
Friday, March 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 450 Harrison Ave., Boston,

Good Cause
Dignity Boston Photo Exhibit & Auction
The Acumen Fund, a non-profit working to solve global poverty, has partnered the Nuru Project, a company that sells photographs and donates a portion of the sales to non-profits, to host the first Dignity event: a silent auction featuring print photography, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music. VIP tickets ($100) include a tour of the exhibit at 7 p.m. and a $50 voucher for Uber car service.
$45 ? $100, Saturday, March 3, 8 p.m., Voltage Art and Cafe, 295 3rd St., Cambridge, 617-714-3974,