Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston, March 4-10

Take in the magic of The Illusionists, celebrate International Women’s Day, head to belated Chinese New Year festivities, and more.

An Ha Lim, a.k.a. “The Manipulator.”
The Illusionists
An Ha Lim, a.k.a. “The Manipulator.”

Opening Tuesday

Believe Your Eyes

Six world-class performers make up the cast of The Illusionists — Live From Broadway. Mixing magic with comedy, music, and nonstop action, “The Deductionist,” “The Sorceress,” and their fellow entertainers keep the audience guessing. The show plays the Emerson Colonial Theatre through March 10. From $44.50.


Day in the Sun

With International Women’s Day: A Celebration in Song, Boston-based vocal quartet Women of the World starts the party the night before the big day. The celebrated ensemble, with performers from India, the United States (by way of Haiti), Italy, and Japan, appears at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End at 7:30 p.m. $5; benefits local nonprofit Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.


International Idol

Since her American Idol victory in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has barely stopped, racking up Grammy Awards, chart-topping hits, and countless fans (and, later this year, a syndicated talk show). Her Meaning of Life Tour stops at the TD Garden. Expect everything from favorites like “Since U Been Gone” to her viral-sensation cover of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s unavoidable “Shallow.” 7 p.m. From $64.50.


Tradition, Tradition!


Rooted in Eastern European Jewish communities, with branches around the world, klezmer music is both traditional and trendy. Check it out at the concert by stars and students of the genre that kicks off Klezmerpalooza — Forty Years of Klezmer at New England Conservatory! on Saturday at 8 p.m. The fun continues Sunday with musician workshops and, at 3 p.m., a public dance party. Free.

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Happy New(ish) Year

Don’t worry if you missed celebrating the Year of the Pig when it started, on February 5 — the 13th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration brings belated festivities to Harvard Square. After lion dancers perform and lead a parade through the neighborhood, the Hong Kong Restaurant throws open its doors for friendly-family crafts activities. 12:30 p.m. Free.

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