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Five things to do, Jan. 22-28

“Bad Dates” returns to the Huntington, Taste of Eastie, Nigerian drama at the ART, and more.

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“HEAR WORD!” cast members.

CALLING ALL FOODIES

Thursday, January 25

East Boston’s dining scene has transformed along with the population, and the change is on display at Taste of Eastie, a benefit for East Boston Main Streets. On the menu along with food from two dozen restaurants — including Latin American, Asian, and of course Italian — are live entertainment, an auction, and a raffle. 6 p.m. at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. $35. 617-561-1044

A GLOBAL MOVEMENT

Opening Friday, January 26

When Ifeoma Fafunwa spoke out about gender inequality in Nigeria, her voice reverberated around the world. Her play HEAR WORD! Naija Women Talk True spotlights the issues Nigerian women face. With an all-star cast of Nigerian actresses, the production plays the American Repertory Theater through February 11. Tickets from $25. americanrepertorytheater.org

JAZZY BIRTHDAY

Friday, January 26

Lee Konitz played with Miles Davis, has mentored countless younger musicians, and, in October, turned 90. Lift a glass to the legendary alto saxophonist at the Lee Konitz 90th Birthday Celebration at Regattabar in Cambridge. Konitz will perform. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $30. regattabarjazz.com

SAVE THE DATE

Opening Friday, January 26

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Theresa Rebeck’s one-woman comedy Bad Dates returns to the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Broadway veteran Haneefah Wood plays Haley, a single mother who shares her adventures directly with the audience. The Huntington Theatre Company production runs through February 25. Tickets from $25. huntingtontheatre.org

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ART!

Saturday, January 27

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Kids are the stars when the Institute of Contemporary Art’s monthly free family event, Play Date, focuses on contemporary family films. It showcases independent short films and lets families sketch storyboards and take part in an animation workshop. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free for up to two adults accompanying children (regular admission $15 adults, free for kids under 18). icaboston.org

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