Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Oct. 23-29

Harry Potter in Concert, Boston Lit Crawl, and more.

photos: conductor from ap; radcliffe from warner bros.; globe staff photo illustration
Daniel Radcliffe, a.k.a. Harry Potter (not scheduled to appear).

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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).


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.


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.


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.


Sunday, October 29

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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.

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