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Potted Potter

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Riffin’ on Gryffindor Either former BBC hosts Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner love a challenge, or they excessively adore Harry Potter, or both. Their obsession is our gain, since they’ve come up with “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience — A Parody by Dan and Jeff.” In it, the pair recounts all seven books in an abridged, frenetic 70 minutes. They do it with the help of costume changes, songs, props, and, of course, magic. Sept. 17-Oct. 6. Tues-Fri, 7:30 p.m.; Sat 1, 4:30, 8 p.m.; Sun 1, 5 p.m. (no shows Oct. 2-3). $39.99-$79.99. Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8000,

Get me to the cathedral Dancers join the Concierto Barroco Ensemble in choreographic reconstructions of pieces from cathedral archives of Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia. The ensemble performs Spanish-American music from the 16th to 18th centuries on Baroque and ethnic instruments. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Free. Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge. 617-577-1400,

Creature features “Olentoja” means “creatures” in Finnish. It’s the word Finnish artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila chose for the first major American museum exhibition of her video installations. “Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures)” features works depicting relationships between human, animal, botanical, and other beings. Sept. 18-Jan. 5. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed until 8 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Reception, Sept. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Davis Museum, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley. 781-283-2051,

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