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    Your Week Ahead

    Five things to do the week of April 22-28

    A sheepshearing festival, a Caspian Sea photography exhibit, a Cinco de Mayo preview, and more events from around the region.

    Uzbek migrant workers build elaborate mausoleums for Kazakhstan’s new, oil-rich middle class.
    Peabody museum of archaeology and ethnology, harvard university © Chloe Dewe Mathews
    Uzbek migrant workers build elaborate mausoleums for Kazakhstan’s new, oil-rich middle class in this photo from Caspian: The Elements, an exhibit at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology.

    Opening Thursday

    Found in Translation

    Gulf War veteran Ulysses Lincoln is lost at sea, and the timeless tale of Odysseus gets an update in Black Odyssey Boston. Incorporating music, dance, and humor, the Front Porch Arts Collective/Underground Railway Theater coproduction honors the African-American oral storytelling tradition. Elliot Norton Award winner Brandon Green plays the lead at the Central Square Theater through May 19. $26.

    Opening Saturday

    Scenes from a Powder Keg

    With Russia to the north and Iran to the south, the Caspian Sea has been a center of volatility for centuries. Photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews spent five years in the region and returned with Caspian: The Elements, an exhibition of images from the resource-rich, tumultuous area. A free preview event on Thursday features a book signing and a discussion with Dewe Mathews. At the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology through February 17, 2020. $15.


    Shave and a Haircut

    Expect things to get woolly at Gore Place’s 32nd Annual Sheepshearing Festival. The resident Leicester longwools, known for the curl and shine of their fleece, receive a serious trim, and border collies demonstrate herding. Also on the property: fiber artists and dozens of other artisans, plus live bluegrass music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20, under 13 free.

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    South of the Border


    Get in the mood for Cinco de Mayo with tacos, margaritas, and mariachi music at the Mexican Street Food Festival in Central Square. Some two dozen food trucks, restaurants, and alcohol vendors will make the scene alongside a market featuring local artists, vintage dealers, and antiques merchants. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival $5; market free.


    Looking, Glass

    The 16 Tiffany windows adorning Arlington Street Church in the Back Bay are among Boston’s greatest — and least known — artistic treasures. At Family Day at the Tiffany Windows Education Center, a scavenger hunt introduces kids to the windows and designers Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frederick Wilson. Participants can make their own version of a stained-glass window using wax paper. 1 p.m. Free.

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