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David Costa

PICK OF THE DAY

Father of ragtime

Johnny Lee Davenport plays Ernest Hogan in Michael Aman’s play, “The Unbleached American.” Known as the “father of ragtime,” Hogan was the first African-American to perform on Broadway and one of the first African-Americans to buy a home in Harlem. The play envisions the relationship between the controversial Kentucky-born entertainer and a woman who took care of him. 7:30 p.m. (through April 27). $45-$50, $5 senior discount. Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-279-2200. www.stonehamtheatre.org

THURSDAY

Yummy Calling all foodies to Somerville where nine immigrant-run restaurants will lay out their treats at “Yum: A Taste of Immigrant City.” Tastings from Mexico, Ethiopia, Italy, Nepal, and more will be served by restaurants including Los Paisanos, Yak & Yeti, and Sabur. 7 p.m. $35, $40 at the door (fund-raiser for the Welcome Project). Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville.
617-718-2191. www.yumsomerville.org

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What a doll Two guys create a female doll to have someone to clean and wait on them in their small room (see what happens to two guys who try to control a woman). The silent Buster Keaton-inspired show “Lebensraum” by Jakop Ahlbom features original music performed by Alamo Race Track. 7:30 p.m. (through April 13). $25-$79. Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400. www.artsemerson.org

One apartment, two generations Two generations of dysfunctionality, how lovely. Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Richard Greenberg’s “Three Days of Rain” with act one set in 1995, and act two in 1960. The former introduces us to the adult kids of late architect Edmund Janeway; the latter shows us the young architect and his business partner. 7:30 p.m. (through April 19). Pay-what-you-can tickets. First Church In Boston, 66 Marlborough St., Boston. 877-849-5327. www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com

FRIDAY

Three for one A love affair, a death, and the Polish army kick off the Boston International Film Festival. “Epoch” is eight minutes about two selfish folks; “Dress” is 20 minutes about Ben and his sons who have lost their wife and mother. “One Way Ticket to the Moon” is two hours about Adam who serves in the Polish army. April 11 at 6 p.m. (through April 21). $12. AMC Loews Boston Common 19,
175 Tremont St., Boston. 617-482-3900. www.bifilmfestival.com

SATURDAY

From continent to continent The new exhibit “Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers” informs viewers about the cultural diversity of Africans living in India who served as soldiers, rulers, and architects. April 12 noon-4 p.m. (through August). $5, $3 seniors and ages 13-17. The Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St., Boston. 617-725-0022. www.maah.org

Walk the walk Now that you can safely (and warmly) navigate the streets and sidewalks of Boston, navigate yourself through the Boston By Foot pre-season offerings (regular season begins May 1). April 12 walking tours include “Road to Revolution” (10 a.m. $15, $8 kids), “Heart of the Freedom Trail” (1 p.m. $12, $8 kids), “Boston By Little Feet” (1 p.m. $10), and “The Dark Side of Boston” (6 p.m. $12, $8 kids). 617-367-2345. www.bostonbyfoot.org

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.
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