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LIGHT UP THE WORLD
Wednesday, October 25
Celebrate Diwali at the Festival of Lights at the Museum of Fine Arts. The Hindu tradition, celebrated around the globe, honors the triumph of light over darkness. The event features music and dance performances, gallery tours, and demonstrations, including an interactive presentation by painter Sunanda Sahay. 5 p.m. Free with museum admission (free after 4 p.m., $25 suggested). mfa.org
Thursday, October 26
Magic fills the Berklee Performance Center for Mischief Managed: Harry Potter in Concert. The Berklee College of Music’s Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra performs pieces from all eight movies, arranged by film-scoring majors and accompanied by projections and videos. 8 p.m. $15, $10 in advance. berklee.edu
SEALED WITH A . . .
Starting Thursday, October 26
Award-winning Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderon’s first English-language work, Kiss, plays the Emerson Paramount Center. Directed by ArtsEmerson co-artistic director David Dower, it tells the story of a young American theater troupe performing a play — a Syrian melodrama that the company completely misunderstands. Trouble ensues. 7:30 p.m. $60. artsemerson.org
Thursday, October 26
A prelude to the weekend’s Boston Book Festival, the 2d Annual Boston Lit Crawl sends readers along Newbury Street for three hours of performances, activities, and author appearances. Check out tributes to James Joyce and Edgar Allan Poe, multiple poetry happenings, and “Trick or Trivia,” hosted by Globe Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein. 6 p.m. Free. bostonlitdistrict.org
BACK BAY BOOS
Sunday, October 29
Monsters swarm the Prudential Center for the annual Pru Boo, which welcomes children to trick-or-treat at more than 50 stores and restaurants. Face painting, magic shows, and other attractions are on the schedule, which ends with a concert in the South Garden, weather permitting. The event benefits the Home for Little Wanderers. 11 a.m. Free; $5 donation for a trick-or-treat bag. prudentialcenter.comShare your event news. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least three weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.