Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Find fantastic beasts, laugh with Jo Koy, and jam out with Lido.

Photo provided.

Photo provided.


Lido may be better known as a producer—he’s worked with Chance the Rapper, A$AP Mob and Halsey. More recently, he produced Kayne’s The Life of Pablo, and which was apparently sufficient inspiration to produce his own album, which ultimately hit 1 million streams in less than 24 hours. Performing live, Lido takes his EDM style to a whole new level. You’ll be dazzled by visual arrangements and multiple musical elements. Lido will be joined by the sultry sound of luhx., a local band formed.

$26, Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachussetts Ave., Boston,

Photo by Claire Haigh.

Photo by Claire Haigh.

Our Carnal Hearts

Rachel Mars, a UK-based performance artist, brings an edgy take to the subject of envy with Our Carnal Hearts. This new performance is combined with original choral compositions by Louise Mothersole.  You’re sure to run through a range of emotions with her use of satire, folk tales, Tweets, and contemporary personalities to explore the different ways we experience envy, whether over money, status, career, sex, or family.

$30, November 9-12, American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge,

Photo courtesy Harvard Horntails/Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Photo courtesy Harvard Horntails/Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.

Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt

Never got your letter from Hogwarts? Don’t worry, even muggles (or a No-Maj, if you’re American) can embark on this magical journey. Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Semitic Museum, as they provide clues on where some fantastic beasts may be hiding within their hallways and hidden rooms. Clue sheets for the Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt can be found at any of the Harvard museums. The Harvard Horntails Quidditch team will be out on the lawn to give some game techniques.  And if you find all the beasts, you’re in for a prize better than the Quidditch Cup.

$12, Magic begins Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m., Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St., Boston,

Photo by Simone Schiess.

Photo by Simone Schiess.

The Lights Out

Like beer and music? Brooklyn Boulders has you covered. The Lights Out will release their concept album T.R.I.P. on a special can of Aeronaut Brewing Co. beer this weekend, the first studio album to ever be released this way. Much as the name of the band suggests, the room will be dark, but the Lights Out are ready to guide you through T.R.I.P. with an experimental stage show. And naturally, there will still be rock climbing, although since the lights will be out, you’ll be doing it with a head lamp.

$10-15, Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m., Brooklyn Boulders Somerville, 12A Tyler St., Somerville,

Jo Koy

Image via Robyn Von Swank

Jo Koy

You may recognize him from Chelsea Lately or from his Comedy Central specials “Don’t Make Him Angry” and “Lights Out.” Jo Koy brings his family-inspired comedy to Boston for a night, because the end of the presidential election surely means you’re in need of a laugh.

$27, Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m., the Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston,