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Five things to do, May 8-14

Celebrate Boston’s Birds at Franklin Park Zoo, PotterCon, the Berklee Indian Ensemble, and more.

Observe World Migratory Bird Day at Celebrate Boston’s Birds at Franklin Park Zoo.

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Observe World Migratory Bird Day at Celebrate Boston’s Birds at Franklin Park Zoo.

KIDS GO GREEN

Monday, May 8

Four short films about kids battling climate change make up Movie Night at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center in Mattapan. Part of the Young Voices for the Planet series, the event includes stories from across the country (California children fighting to ban plastic bags) and the world (a German boy planting trees). The stars of Save Tomorrow — three Lexington girls who got town bylaws changed — will speak. 7 p.m. Free, RSVP required. massclimateaction.org

BUILD BRIDGES

Tuesday, May 9

The Berklee Indian Ensemble presents Bridges, a performance exploring the emotions involved in shared human experiences through stories and songs. The group features musicians from 42 countries, who interpret a range of classical and contemporary Indian music along with original compositions. By exploring their different upbringings, they create music through that lens. At the Berklee Performance Center. 8 p.m. $12, $8 in advance. berklee.edu/events

CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE

Friday, May 12

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The Boston-area premiere of Steven Sametz’s A Child’s Requiem is the centerpiece of Songs of Innocence at Sanders Theatre. Sametz composed the oratorio in response to the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, incorporating recollections from children and teachers who survived the mass shooting. Music director Lisa Graham conducts the Metropolitan Chorale and the Handel and Haydn Society’s Young Women’s Chorus. 8 p.m. $35 and up. metropolitanchorale.org

BIRD SPOTTING

Saturday, May 13

What better way to spend World Migratory Bird Day than by turning out to Celebrate Boston’s Birds at Franklin Park Zoo? Attendees get bird ID kits, and the kit data go to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a citizen science project, Celebrate Urban Birds, which focuses on 16 species found in a wide range of environments throughout North America. Locally, keep your eyes peeled for robins and mallards, among others. Participants get to meet Widget, the zoo’s Eastern screech owl. 9 a.m. Register by May 11. $18 members, $20 nonmembers. zoonewengland.org

POTTERHEADS UNITE

Saturday, May 13

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Accio trivia! Harry Potter fans — aged 18 and up only — gather for PotterCon at the Paradise Rock Club. The event features a sorting hat ceremony, assigning attendees to one of Hogwarts’s four houses (fingers crossed for Gryffindor). Put on your best robes for the costume contest, and hit the books to prepare for Potter trivia. 2 p.m. Tickets $17, $15 in advance. crossroadspresents.com/paradise-rock-club

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