Bergman’s Birthday

Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks to Cemetery Cinema, a double feature at Mount Auburn Cemetery in honor of the centennial of the birth of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007). Themes of death and reconciliation link the unlikely pair of films: Bergman’s Wild Strawberries (1957) and Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me (1986). 8 p.m. $23. coolidge.org

Opening Wednesday

Clear Shakespeare

Experience Macbeth like never before at the world premiere of playwright Migdalia Cruz’s “translation,” part of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play On! project. The Actors’ Shakespeare Project production updates the Bard from early modern to current English. Cruz appears at the first post-Sunday-matinee discussion on September 30. At United Parish in Brookline through November 11. $25-$60. actorsshakespeareproject.org



Game On!

The family-friendly BostonFIG Fest showcases more than 100 independent game developers and their digital and tabletop creations. Try your hand at and shop for games and vote for the Audience Choice Award, presented at a ceremony emceed by Imaginary Worlds podcast host Eric Molinsky. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors close at 5:30) at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center. $15, under 12 free. bostonfig.com


Hop on Pops

The Boston Pops return to Dorchester for a free concert at the Playstead at Franklin Park. Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and BSO youth and family concerts conductor Thomas Wilkins wield the batons. The afternoon kicks off with a community arts festival featuring crafts, animal demonstrations, an “instrument playground,” live Latin and West African music, and more. Festival 1 p.m., concert 3 p.m. Free. bso.org


Around the World

The Allston Village Street Fair is always party central, and this year’s Mardi Gras theme kicks it up a notch. The festival features live music on two stages, street performers, an international food court, kids’ activities, craft vendors, and more. On Harvard Avenue between Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street from noon to 6 p.m. Free. allstonvillagestreetfair.com


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