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What's Hot in the City Nov. 4th

Colette Greenstein | 11/4/2013, 4:40 p.m. | Updated on 11/4/2013, 4:40 p.m.
Company One's "Splendor", Step Afrika at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, and Boston Baroque made our hot list this week.

The fall season is upon us and the city is abuzz with a host of live performances from art shows and plays to concerts and festivals. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Boston this week!

The House of Blues presents James Black this Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 for general admission standing; $35 VIP boxes.

The Boston Jewish Film Festival holds its 25th anniversary event this Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Monday, Nov. 18. For a schedule of films, visit www.bjff.org.

Also this Wednesday, comedian/actress Margaret Cho brings her standup show “Mother” to The Wilbur stage at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 to $49. To purchase, go to www.ticketmaster.com.

ArtsEmerson presents the world-renowned Step Afrika! beginning this Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre. For tickets and show times, visit www.artsemerson.org. It is an all-ages show.

This Friday, Nov. 8, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform at the TD Garden with special guests Talib Kweli and Big K.R.I.T. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50. To purchase, go to www.ticketmaster.com.

This Sunday, Nov. 10, Boston Baroque presents Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a free community concert, beginning at 2 p.m. at The Strand Theatre.

Photographer Don West presents his new exhibit “A Glimpse of the African Diaspora: Cuba Caribe” at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge now through January 2014. For more information, visit www.multiculturalartscenter.org.

Company One presents the play “Splendor” by local playwright Kirsten Greenidge now through Nov. 16 at the Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre. For more information, tickets and show times, visit www.companyone.org.