THE ASIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Thursday-Sunday > October 24-27
More than 30 films, from the documentary "Linsanity" about Chinese-American basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, to a comedic road movie called "Sake-Bomb," are on the schedule for the fifth annual Boston Asian American Film Festival, playing at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square and Boston's Paramount Center. Tickets cost $10. Find the schedule at baaff.org.
DR. COSTELLO SPEAKS
Friday > October 25
Rock Hall of Famer Elvis Costello, in town to receive an honorary doctorate from the New England Conservatory, will give a talk about his genre-crossing career. Moderated by Globe music critic Sarah Rodman, the talk takes place at Boston's Jordan Hall Friday at 2 p.m. Pick up your free ticket starting October 21 at the Jordan Hall box office or on the day of the event until 12:30 p.m. 617-585-1260; necmusic.edu/elvis-costello-songwriter
Friday-Sunday > October 25-27
Some 40 dealers selling antiques, jewelry, and decorative objects from ancient Greece and Rome through the mid 20th century will set up shop at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, for the Ellis Boston Antiques Show. Browse the wares or attend talks on historic home renovations, collecting, Marblehead's art treasures, and more. Tickets cost $15. 617-363-0405; ellisboston.com
CLAMMY, IN THE BEST WAY
Saturday > October 26
Chowder lovers, head to Essex on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to sample varieties from eight local restaurants for $5, then vote for your favorite, at the 31st annual Essex Clamfest in Memorial Park. The event includes an Ipswich Ale station, arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations, and activities for kids. 978-283-1601; capeannchamber.com
READY, SET, SCREAM
Saturday-Sunday > October 26-27
Seven scary movies, starting with Hitchcock's "Psycho" and Tobe Hooper's "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," will screen from midnight Saturday to noon Sunday as part of the Coolidge Corner Theatre's 13th annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon. (The titles of the rest of the movies are locked in the crypt until Saturday night.) Come in costume to qualify for prizes. One $20 ticket gets you into all seven films. 617-734-2500; coolidge.org
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