ABYSSINIAN MASS COMES TO MASS.
Sunday > October 27
At 7 p.m., the legendary Wynton Marsalis, his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Damien Sneed’s 70-singer Chorale Le Chateau transform Symphony Hall into a great Baptist gathering with “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration.’’ Expect something special on this, the last night of their nationwide tour. Tickets start at $30. 617-482-6661; celebrityseries.org
IT TAKES TWO
Tuesday-Saturday > October 29-November 2
Cutler Majestic Theatre hosts Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango, a steamy combination of world-class dance and music arriving here from a popular summer run on Broadway. It’s like “Dancing With the Stars,” minus the ads. Tickets start at $30. 617-824-8000; cutlermajestic.org
Wednesday > October 30
Connecticut resident Wally Lamb, author of “She’s Come Undone” and other Oprah-approved bestsellers, comes to the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6 p.m. to read from “We Are Water”, his new novel of family strife and human resilience set partly in his fictional town of Three Rivers. Tickets for the event, sponsored by Brookline Booksmith, are $5. 617-566-6660; brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets
JUMP TO THE LEFT, STEP TO THE RIGHT
Thursday > October 31
After night has fallen and the candy bags have been filled, head to the Berklee Performance Center at 7:30 for “BPC Screams!’’ Sing along to spooky standards such as “Thriller” and “Time Warp” performed by two of the college’s musical theater groups. Costumes are encouraged, as is giving the zombie ushers a wide berth if you’re a scaredy-cat. Cost: $8-$12. 617-747-2261; berklee.edu/events
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Saturday > November 2
Close out Halloween week at Harvard’s Peabody Museum with a Day of the Dead Family Event from noon to 4 p.m., free with admission to the museum. Hear Mexican music, check out Oaxacan woodcarving, and create masks and try your hand at other arts-and-crafts projects. Decorate a sugar skull to take home for an extra $5. 617-496-1027; peabody.harvard.edu/calendar
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