Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston the week of Sept. 17-23

Winnie-the-Pooh at the MFA, Champions of Magic, the Boston Film Festival, and more.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic opens at the MFA on Saturday.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic opens at the MFA on Saturday. (Illustration © 1970 and 1973, by Ernest H. Shepard and Egmont UK Limited. Courtesy MFA, Boston)


Alliance of Magicians

The five illusionists who make up the Champions of Magic — including Wheelock College grad Kayla Drescher — will have you on the edge of your seat as they execute escapes from burning contraptions, illusions such as a levitating iPhone and a body split in half, mind reading, teleportation, and more. The London sensation plays the Shubert Theatre. $24-$129.


Screen Scene

Movie buffs, this one’s for you. The 34th annual Boston Film Festival spotlights the US and East Coast premieres of features, shorts, and more. Hear from directors and actors in post-screening Q&A sessions, and check the website for info on other events. At the Boston ShowPlace Icon Theatre and other venues. $13; passes available.


Opening Saturday

Bear Necessities

A timeless story comes to life in Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic , an immersive exhibition that traces the history of the internationally adored teddy bear. Learn about A. A. Milne’s words, E. H. Shepard’s illustrations, and Disney’s interpretation through drawings, manuscripts, cartoons, and more. At the Museum of Fine Arts through January 6. $25, under 18 free; timed-entry tickets required.


Free Culture

Pick an institution and plunge into Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, the free annual celebration of curiosity. Choose one of 53 participating locations across Massachusetts, from the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams to the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston — or one of the dozens of others across New England. Each ticket admits two. Free.


Welcome, Fall

Ring in the autumn equinox at the 15th annual Revels RiverSing, featuring more than 100 performers including the RiverSing Chorus, Latin music ensemble Sol y Canto, the eclectic Dirty Water Brass Band, and more. Family activities precede the show, at the Herter Park Amphitheater in Allston from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; the communal sing-along starts at 6 p.m. Free.


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