BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN Oh, Henry Rollins, you certainly had us going. Because your music is all political and angry, and because you're covered in tattoos and your neck is the circumference of a small redwood, we thought you were nothing more than a humorless hothead. Not true. Your spoken word shows are very funny, and then there are your choices of movie projects: "Bad Boys II," "The New Guy" (ouch), "Jack Frost" (double ouch). Clearly you're a fellow who doesn't take himself very seriously. At least we hope you're not too serious, because you'd probably like to kick us to the curb right about now for mentioning that you appeared in "Jack Frost." Tonight, see this well-spoken brute at 7:30 at the Berklee Performance Center. Tickets are $20.50. 136 Massachusetts Ave., 617-747-2261.
RUNNING HOT AND COLD It's around this time of year that we start woolgathering about a quick jaunt to some sunny Caribbean shore or sparkling Mexican beach, then we remember little details, like our ginormous mortgage, which ensure that the only beach in our immediate future is Revere Beach. But don't cry for Go!, there are other options for feeling some heat tonight right here in frosty Boston. First, there's thetheatrical re-release of "City of God" (far left), the scorching story of a group of punks in the slums of Rio. Check those pesky listings for theaters and times. Also guaranteed to generate heat is tonight's Caliente party at the Institute of Contemporary Art. This fiesta takes its flavor from the ICA's stellar "Made In Mexico" exhibit and includes Latin tunes from DJ Felix Cutillo, Mexican cuisine, and plenty of cocktails (un mojito para Va!, por favor). General admission is $100, VIP tickets are $150. Or, if you prefer to embrace the chill, the Harvard Film Archive shows the Inuit epic "The Fast Runner" at 7. ICA, 955 Boylston St., 617-266-5152. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617-495-4700.
HE'S A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY Singer Mark Erelli has been subtly flirting with roots music for some time, but on his new disc "Hillbilly Pilgrim," he's about as subtle as Dolly Parton's wig collection. Erelli slips on the gingham and goes to town with rockabilly and 1940s-influenced Western swing. Tonight, he gives you a taste of this knee-slapping good time at the Lizard Lounge. He's so confident you'll love these honky-tonk tunes, he's playing two shows. Catch him at 7 or 10, $10. 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-0759.
HAVE A BALL Like Kool and the Gang, your appetite for celebration remains insatiable, especially where the Patriots are concerned. Or perhaps you're feeling like Diana Ross with a hangover. A love hangover, of course. We would never imply anything else, no matter what the Tucson police say about the matter. You can continue to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl win tonight at the Rack. Lonie Paxton will be hosting a party to benefit physically challenged athletes beginning at 9. You can also bid on goodies such as Tom Brady's autographed jersey and Adam Vinatieri's kicking shoes. Tickets are $10 and $20. 24 Clinton St., 617-725-1051.
SaturdayDON'T MAKE ME OVER Because music journalists are consistently plied with records, they make the best DJs (FYI: Go! is available for birthday parties and bar mitzvahs), and Matt Ashare is no exception. On Saturday, the Phoenix scribe shows off his impressive collection at the Paradise Lounge when he plays records of bands covering other bands (fingers and toes crossed for Peggy Lee's rendition of "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"). As an added bonus, the Off White Stripes perform. The music starts at 9; $5. 969 Commonwealth Ave., 617-562-8800.
SundayWORKING ARTISTS You may be under the impression that sex and art don't mix, but Go! knows a few folks who would beg to differ (hello, Kelis). On Sunday, the Hollywood KTV further cements the connection by hosting something called the Sex Workers Art Show Tour (with Ducky Doolittle, above). This is an evening where streetwalkers, painted ladies, midnight cowboys, and harlots get an opportunity to show their creative side through music, spoken word, burlesque, video, and poetry. Naturally, this show is 21-plus; $10. 41 Essex St., 617-338-8283.
Events can always be canceled, rescheduled, or sold out; call to confirm. Go! can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617-929-8257.