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5 things to do in and around the city

The Greenway Open Market, Boston love at the MFA, Trash Bash, and more.

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Ian Muttoo

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May 19


Local artists, crafters, and recyclers are out to prove that beauty can arise from garbage at Somerville’s first Trash Bash, a competition for recycled art. Get a look at the entries, sit in on workshops devoted to green issues, listen to live music, and enjoy snacks and craft beer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Admission is $5.

May 21


Nosh on eats from more than 30 restaurants — from Amsterdam Falafel to Highland Kitchen and Redbones — at the Taste of Somerville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Somerville Holiday Inn. Tickets start at $30.


May 24-30


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Leviathan, the largely wordless documentary about the commercial fishing industry filmed aboard a boat out of New Bedford, screens at the Brattle Theatre starting Friday. Acclaimed for its innovation, the movie is a project of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab. Tickets start at $6.75. 617-876-6837;

May 25


The Greenway Open Market, little sister to the SoWa Open Market, launches for the season on Saturday with some 50 artists and crafters selling their work along the Rose Kennedy Greenway’s Wharf District Parks from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — food trucks, too, of course.

May 25-27


Sticking around town for Memorial Day weekend? Admission is free at the Museum of Fine Arts, as part of its “Boston I Love” community weekend. Visit the “To Boston With Love” installation to see hundreds of mini quilts from around the world bearing messages of peace and hope, and see three paintings on loan as a gift to the people of Boston from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 617-267-9300;

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