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    Five things to do in and around Boston, Nov. 7-13

    Vintage cartoons at Coolidge Corner, the Brattle’s DocYard series, a re-creation of Truman Capote’s black and white ball, and more.

    EXHIBITION: "Entertaining America: Jews, Movies and Broadcasting" at the Jewish Museum, NYC, from Feb. 21 through Sept. 14, 2003. SHOWN HERE: Betty Boop. CREDIT: Film Stills Archive/Museum of Modern Art Library Tag 02082006 Obituaries
    Film Stills Archive/Museum of Modern Art Library
    Vintage Betty Boop cartoons and others will be set to live music at Fleischerei: A Musical Tribute to Max Fleischer at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on November 10.


    Monday, November 7

    The Brattle Theatre’s DocYard series showcases Los Sures and The Living Los Sures Project. The former is a 1984 documentary, digitally restored, about the Hispanic community in New York’s Williamsburg neighborhood. The latter documents how the city’s changes affect its Latino residents. Los Sures director and Emmy Award winner Diego Echeverria will attend this Boston-area premiere. The event includes a shorter film directed by part-time Cambridge resident Beyza Boyacioglu and Mexican filmmaker Sebastian Diaz, who will also attend. Stay for a Q and A with all three directors after the show. 7 p.m. $11, $9 members and students. 617-876-6838;


    Starting Tuesday, November 8

    Why watch election results when you can go hear some Brahms? The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Brahms mini-festival starts as the polls close. All four of the great German composer’s symphonies and both piano concertos (played by Helene Grimaud) will be performed between November 8 and 19. Each concert will showcase new Brahms-inspired compositions by former Tanglewood Music Center fellows, the first week featuring a piece by Eric Nathan, the second, one by Timo Andres. 8 p.m. (1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11). Tickets $32 to $145, depending on date.


    Thursday, November 10

    Watch and laugh along with vintage Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor, and Koko the Clown cartoons set to live music at Fleischerei: A Musical Tribute to Max Fleischer at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Performing are guitarist Gary Lucas and vocalist Tamar Korn. A Q and A session with the musicians follows. 6:30 p.m. $35.


    Friday, November 11


    Like Tetris, air hockey, and hot lava? Play people-powered versions at the Providence Children’s Museum’s Spatial Games event. Kids and parents can move oversize Tetris pieces around a room-size grid, learn how to use yogurt cups to play air hockey anywhere, and collaborate to navigate an imaginary lava field. All the games are rooted in mathematical concepts and designed to help kids and adults play together. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $9, free for museum members.


    Friday, November 11

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    Literature and glamour meet at the Black and White Ball, a re-creation of the bash Truman Capote threw to mark the success of his bestseller In Cold Blood. For the 50th anniversary of “the greatest party of the 20th century,” a soiree awaits at the Empire Ballroom in the Marriott Courtyard Boston Downtown. Attendees must wear a mask and may even be given roles to play. The Beantown Swing Orchestra will perform, and drinks and breakfast bites will be served. 8:30 p.m. $90.

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