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Five things to do the week of April 23-29

“Wig Out!” in Cambridge, Fusion Cuisine in Somerville, Pathways to Freedom in Boston, and more.

A Southern-style drag ball competition set to R&B drives “Wig Out!” at Oberon in Cambridge
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A Southern-style drag ball competition set to R&B drives “Wig Out!” at Oberon in Cambridge.

Opening Wednesday

Tell Me More, Tell Me More

Thousands of Bostonians’ personal and family stories — presented in the form of colorful “buttons” — make up the art installation Pathways to Freedom. The Jewish Arts Collaborative commissioned the piece by Julia Vogl to spark a conversation about freedom and immigration. On Boston Common near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument through May 2. Free. jartsboston.org

Thursday

Fusion Cuisine

Celebrate Somerville’s international palate and sample food from immigrant-run restaurants with roots on at least four continents at the ninth annual Yum: A Taste of Immigrant City. The keynote speaker is Harvard professor Roberto Gonzales, author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. 7 p.m. at the Center for Arts at the Armory. $60, $50 in advance. welcomeproject.org

Thursday-Sunday

Tune Town

Tap your feet to the beat at the seventh annual Arlington Jazz Festival. Performances, most of them free, take place at venues around town. The event culminates with Grammy-winning bassist and composer John Patitucci and his daughter Grei headlining a program that includes the Arlington High jazz band at Town Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m. $20, students and seniors $10, kids $5. arlingtonjazz.org

Saturday

High Volume

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Independent Bookstore Day returns to Greater Boston with a new location added to the fun. Belmont Books, which opened in June 2017, plays host to local authors hand-selling their own favorites, as well as scavenger hunts, tours, and more. Indies throughout Massachusetts and across the country have activities planned; check ahead for details. Free. belmontbooks.com and indiebookstoreday.com

Opening Thursday

What the Catwalk Dragged In

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A Southern-style drag ball competition set to R&B drives Wig Out! at Oberon in Cambridge. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Oscar for Moonlight, goes beyond the glitz — though there’s plenty of that — to take “an intimate look at what it means to try and be a part of a community.” Through May 13. Tickets from $25, April 26 preview $15. americanrepertorytheater.org

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