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5 things to do in and around Boston

Election day is Tuesday, two film festivals vie for your attention, and more this week.

A selection of events to keep you busy in Boston and beyond.

Associated Press

June 25: ED MARKEY VS. GABRIEL GOMEZ

  • Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to decide the winner of the US Senate special election. Last time we had a special Senate election, in January 2010, 54.4 percent of registered voters turned out, and Scott Brown scored 107,317 more votes than Martha Coakley. To find out where you should cast your ballot, go to wheredoivotema.com.


June 26-30: SCREEN TIME

  • > Nantucket Film Festival

  • June 26-30

  • Focus the art of screenwriting

  • Number of Flicks Shown 79 features and shorts

  • Celeb Spotting TV host Chris Matthews interviews actress Glenn Close at the Dreamland theater on June 27. 646-480-1900; nantucketfilmfestival.org

  • > Roxbury International Film Festival

  • Focus films celebrating people of color

  • Number of Flicks Shown 35 features and shorts

  • Celeb Spotting Tonya Lewis Lee, who’s penned children’s books with husband Spike Lee, speaks at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 30. roxburyinternationalfilmfestival.org

June 28-29: THERE SHE’LL BE

  • Who will get to wear the 2013 Miss Massachusetts crown, earning a $9,000 scholarship and a chance to compete for the Miss America title? Find out Saturday night at Worcester’s Hanover Theatre when the 11 finalists square off (10 picked by judges and an extra selected by the public for $1 per vote at missmass.org). Friday is the preliminary pageant. Tickets cost $30-$35. 877-571-7469; thehanovertheatre.org

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

June 29: CALLING ALL TADPOLES

  • The Boston Common Frog Pond wading pool opens for the season on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free festivities include children’s games, face painting, and ice cream samples. The pool, with a 30-foot spray flume, operates daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day. 617-635-2120; bostonfrogpond.com

  • SHARE YOUR EVENT NEWS.Send information on Boston-area happenings at least three weeks in advance to week@globe.com.

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