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Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Colorful camellias, a bovine meet and greet, Oscar-nominated shorts, and more

ICA movie still from “Inocente”; Groupo Corpo photograph

Jose Luiz Pederneiras

ICA movie still from “Inocente.”

February 24


Filling out your own ballot for tonight’s Oscars? The ICA can help you make informed decisions in the short feature films categories: It screens 2012 nominees in animation (11 a.m.) and live action (2 p.m.) and two of the short documentary nominees (5 p.m.). Tickets cost $13 per show. 617-478-3103;

José Luiz Pederneiras

Grupo Corpo.

February 28-March 2


Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo performs its electric combination of modern dance, samba, and ballet at the Citi Shubert Theatre in evening shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets start at $60. 617-482-2595;

March 1


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David Mogolov brings his storytelling style of humor to Cambridge’s ImprovBoston on Friday at 10 p.m. to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Pony up $20 to hear Mogolov ponder: How can a man with a smartphone be so dumb? 617-576-1253;

K. McMahon

Appleton Farms.

March 2


Ipswich’s Appleton Farms invites kids ages 5 and older to Meet the Cows at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and get a firsthand look at milking time. Tickets cost $5, and the program runs every Saturday through the end of June. 978-356-5728, ext. 18;

March 2-3


Spring may not be in the air in Boston yet, but it’s on the trees at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston next weekend. At its 184th annual Camellia Show, wander among blooming indoor trees and bowls of bright blossoms and dream of the season to come. Free with $12 museum admission. 508-869-6111;

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