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5 things to do this week in and around Boston

A food truck fest, roller derby bout, dragon boat race, and more.

david andrew morris

June 10

The Verizon dragon boat competes in the Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River in Cambridge.

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The Verizon dragon boat competes in the Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River in Cambridge.

DAY OF THE DRAGON

More than 40 teams from the Boston area and across the United States put paddles to water starting at 9 a.m. for the 33d annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival in and along the Charles River near the Weeks Footbridge. Starting at noon, the festivities include a dragon dance (because it’s the year of the dragon) and other performances, plus arts and crafts and food vendors. No admission fee. bostondragonboat.org

Go fish! truck participating in the Boston Food Truck Festival at the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Go fish! truck participating in the Boston Food Truck Festival at the UMass Boston Campus Center.

SNACKS ON WHEELS

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Chubby Chickpea, and Lobsta Love are among the nearly 30 vendors rolling into the UMass Boston Campus Center for the Boston Food Truck Festival from noon to 4 p.m. A $35 day-of ticket (or $30 in advance) gets you one serving from each truck. 617-782-7117, foodtruckfestivalsofne.com

June 14-15

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

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The Boston Harbor Hotel’s free summer entertainment series kicks off Thursday with Jeff Pitchell performing on the floating Blues Barge behind the hotel and an outdoor screening of The Way We Were on Friday. The hotel website lists a full schedule of events on Monday through Friday nights throughout the summer. bhh.com

June 14-August 12

SONGS ABOUT CARS

Can a musical comedy inspired by NPR’s Car Talk be as entertaining as the Magliozzi brothers’ show itself? Head to the Central Square Theater in Cambridge to find out. Tickets start at $20. 866-811-4111, centralsquaretheater.org

June 16

WHIPPING IT

Two bouts, four teams, loads of action. Watch the Boston Derby Dames’ Cosmonaughties face off against the Nutcrackers and the Boston Massacre battle the Maine Port Authorities at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington starting at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $14 online or at the door. brownpapertickets.com

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