Get Out with Staff Picks

Lexi Weege at Fort Hill Brewery • Friday

Westfield native Lexi Weege has been making waves in recent years, sharing her enchanting vocals and unashamed lyrics throughout the region, but this weekend she plays at “her favorite place in all of the Valley” — Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton. The jazz-indie artist will perform tunes off her latest release, Sweet Moon. It’s always refreshing to hear the uninhibited poetry she writes into her stirring songs. Free. 5-7 p.m. — Amanda Drane

Lars and The Real Girl • Wednesday

Throughout this year’s celebration of Amherst Cinema’s 10th Celebration year, they are featuring some of their favorite films from the past. This month — just in time for an early awkward Valentine’s date — is Lars and The Real Girl. Ryan Gosling stars as the shy, loner dude that finds a “girlfriend” on the internet. That girlfriend happens to be a life-sized plastic woman. Before the film, there will be a beer and wine tasting in the lobby. Then afterwards, at Vespa, there will be a karaoke afterparty. 7 p.m., Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. — Jennifer Levesque

Ice Cream for Breakfast • Saturday
I was recently asked to sit down among a circle of friends and family, where I was informed that eating ice cream for breakfast every day is “not normal” and “disturbing to those who love you.” Well, at least once a year I get to feel like a trendsetter. National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day gets this weekend off to a glorious start. Several local ice cream parlors will be celebrating, but I’ll be indulging at Herrell’s, where sales benefit Whole Children. From 9 a.m. to noon. 8 Old South St., Northampton. — Kristin Palpini

Bach & Tango concert • Friday
A few centuries separate the music of tango and Bach (although I’m sure the German musician would have looked sharp in ballroom slacks with a rose between his teeth). If you’re seeking a close brush with virtuosity, come see cellist Rebecca Hartka and pianist Alys Terrien-Queen play a concert that melds the two traditions. This concert kicks off a three-part spring music series at the Arts Block in Greenfield. Show is at 7pm. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for children. — Hunter Styles

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