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    BOOM BOOM’S BOW Lea DeLaria needs help finding Boom Boom’s bow, and while the kids help with the search they’ll write a blues song, shake their groove things, and meet Jazz, Boom Boom, Crash, and Mrs. Tinkle. Nov. 4 at 1 and 4 p.m. $15 (recommended for ages 4-10). Oberon, 2 Arrow St.,
    Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-547-8300.

    June Wulff


    MAGIC SHOW Hold onto your umbrellas because Scott Jameson is known to pluck them from thin air. The magician and juggler also makes drawings come to life, spins and juggles basketballs, and gets audience members involved in his shenanigans (something about telekinetics). Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. $10, $8 kids (recommended for ages 3 and older). Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2500.

    OWL EVE On your candlelight stroll, the grounds of the Trailside Museum are a hoot with owl-themed skits. Inside the museum you’ll meet the real nocturnal creatures. Nov. 3 from 6:30-9 p.m. $6, $8 at the door. Blue Hills Trailside Museum, 1904 Canton Ave., Milton.
    617-333-0690. www.mass


    “DAVID COPPERFIELD” “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.” The production will introduce you to Mr. Micawber, Uriah Heep, Mrs. Peggotty, and other Charles Dickens characters. Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. (through Nov. 18). $22, $15 under 21. Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., West Harwich. 508-432-2002.

    June Wulff


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    “BUSINESS ETHICS AND OTHER OXYMORONS” Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School, and Tom Peters, author of “In Search of Excellence: Lessons From America’s Best-Run Companies,” will talk about teaching business ethics to business students. Topics will cover how to have relationships with those who aren’t ethical, how to deal with stakeholders, and how to morally commit to your business. Nov. 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. Free. C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston. 617-557-2007 or visit

    DAY OF THE DEAD FIESTA In Mexico, flowered skulls and dancing skeletons are used at Día de los Muertos to celebrate the lives of those who have passed. Live it up at this fiesta with Mexican food, arts and crafts for the family (decorating sugar skulls and paper flowers), and a chocolate tasting. Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m. Free. Capitol Square, East Arlington. 781-641-3333.

    “OLMSTED PARK: THE LOST JEWEL” This little gem in the Emerald Necklace is on the border of Brookline and Boston, and on your two-hour walk you’ll learn about Frederick Law Olmsted’s design philosophy and challenges the park has overcome during its 120 years. Nov. 4 at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Free. Meet at the Daisy Field parking lot on Willow Pond Road, Jamaica Plain. 617-566-1689.

    June Wulff