We're guessing you have some pretty bad cabin fever from all that cold weather at this point, so it's time to get out! Here's what you can do.
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Friday, 9:30 p.m.
2 Arrow St., Cambridge
Art forms collide and produce awesomeness at AcousticaElectronica, a radical multimedia performance experience with live classical musicians accompanying trance and techno DJs, ballet/jazz/modern dancers putting a high art spin on go-go dancing, circus aerialists treating gravity like a toy and even more sensory surprises. If you can’t go this week, despair not: It runs the second Friday of every month.
Allison Cekala: Salt Mountain
Friday through Jan. 23
The Howard Art Project
1486 Dorchester Ave.
Everyone knows where the rock salt poured over Boston roads ends up: all over your shoes. But where did it come from? That’s the question Allison Cekalaanswers with this video/photography installation, her MFA thesis at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, which traces that ice-melting, shoe-ruining stuff all the way back to Chile’s Atacama Desert, a major source.
Saturday, 11:30 p.m.
40 Brattle St., Cambridge
No, this isn’t the 2004 Paul Haggis film “Crash,” the ensemble cast study of race relations in Los Angeles. This is David Cronenberg’s 1996 “Crash”, a much, much weirder film starring James Spader as a car crash survivor who discovers, through the widow of the man he unintentionally killed, an erotic underworld of car accident fetishists.
Saturday, 9:45 p.m.
The Wilbur Theater
246 Tremont St., Boston
Here’s a couple of fun facts about stand-up comic Bill Bellamy. First, he’s said to have coined the phrase “booty call” back in the '90s. Second, he voiced the skirt-chasing puppet Skeeter on the semi-forgotten Nickelodeon sitcom “Cousin Skeeter.”In 2015, sexting has replaced the booty call, and Skeeter’s a bit of trivia, but Bellamy’s still funny, and stocked with spot-on characters.
Boston’s Celtic Music Fest
Friday through Sunday
Harvard Square, Cambridge
Prices vary, 617-492-7679
Boston’s Celtic Music Fest features some of Boston’s best Celtic musicians, singers and dancers from a wide range of traditions. Friday’s got a showcase of up-and-coming talent at the Roots and Branches Concert. On Saturday you can learn a dance at the Boston Urban Ceilidh dance party, and Sunday’s DayFest is full of family entertainment. Check the website for more details.