Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Catch a laugh with Chris Hardwick, get groovy with Damien Jurado, and sneak a peak at Southie's art studios.

Courtesy of VANISH Films.

Courtesy of VANISH Films.

Do Not Resist 

Academy Award-nominated director Craig Atkinson’s latest feature, the documentary Do Not Resist, explores the rise of police militarization. The film, which won Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, starts on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and provides a visual and chilling look at the phenomenon. Atkinson will join viewers after the Nov. 3 screening for a discussion.

$11, November 3-26, various times, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston,

Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado has been steadily releasing indie rock albums since the ’90s. His most recent, Visions of Us on the Land came out in March, but with a dozen albums to pick music from, you can trust that his set list will be pretty varied. Jurado is based in Seattle, and while you’d imagine he might have been influenced by grunge at a young age, you might not guess that he used to get mix tapes from Kurt Cobain himself. Yes, really.

$15, Saturday, November 5, 9 p.m., Sinclair, 52 Church St., Boston,

Monumental Stones Assembly by Sue Kwasnick. Photo courtesy of South Boston Open Studios.

Monumental Stones Assembly by Sue Kwasnick. Photo courtesy of South Boston Open Studios.

South Boston Open Studios

Looking for local art? South Boston Open Studios lets you peep inside the studios of the neighborhood’s own artists. The bi-annual event features veteran and emerging artists alike. Open galleries include King Terminal, The Distillery, and 555 Gallery. Stop by the studios to gain insight into each artist’s creative process. You can snag a piece of artwork straight from the studio and buy directly from the artists as well.

Free, November 5, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., 555 Gallery 555 East 2nd St. Boston, The Distillery 516 East 2nd St. Boston, King Terminal  110 K St. Boston, 617-797-9641,

Chris Hardwick

Photo by MJ Kim

Chris Hardwick

Not getting enough of Chris Hardwick between Talking Dead and @Midnight? Don’t worry: The head of the Nerdist empire is on the road for a stand-up comedy tour right now, and hits Boston this weekend with his Id10t Tour. But if you’re really wondering what he thinks about who just died on Walking Dead, he’ll probably still find a way to work it into his act.

$35, Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 617-248-9700,

Childe Hassam Isles of Shoals 1907 Oil on canvas 19 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. (49.6 × 75 cm) North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Promised gift of Ann and Jim Goodnight

Childe Hassam’s Isles of Shoals. 1907 oil on canvas. 19 1/2 × 29 1/2 in. (49.6 × 75 cm). North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Promised gift of Ann and Jim Goodnight.

Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals

The weather may be cooling down, but you can still enjoy island life at the Peabody Essex Museum with the American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals exhibit. This is the first exhibition to showcase Childe Hassam’s painting in more than 25 years and is only on display for one more weekend. Take in serene views of island gardens and rocky shores as they are beautifully captured in more than 40 oil and watercolor paintings. Plus, now that October is over, it’s finally safe to go to Salem again!

$20, closes November 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum. 161 Essex St., Salem, 978-745-9500,