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Wednesday, June 25 — Sunday, June 29
A glamorous jewel thief, African-American cowboys, and lawyer and professor Anita Hill’s life after testifying at the confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas are among the subjects of movies being shown over five days in the 16th annual Roxbury International Film Festival (roxburyfilmfestival.org) at the Museum of Fine Arts. 617-369-3907, mfa.org/programs/film
Sunday, June 22
In the Somerville Trash Bash, registered entrants, with objets d’art made from recycled and recyclable materials, vie for cash prizes. Fans get to check out the art, food stalls, and live music from noon to 6 p.m. at the Uniun Warehouse, 11 Sanborn Court. Optional admission fee: $5.
Starting Thursday, June 26
A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera plays at the Boston Opera House Thursday through July 20. Tickets from $33. 800-745-3000, broadwayinboston.com
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Saturday, June 28
Boston JerkFest, a fund-raiser for the nonprofit Cambridge Carnival International set for September, will have two sessions (11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.) at the Benjamin Franklin Institute in the South End. Tickets from $12 (cost of food not included). bostonjerkfest.com
Starting Saturday, June 28
On Saturday evenings from June 28 through August 2, Pleasant Street in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, turns into a pedestrian-friendly, free music performance space. Bring a chair and a picnic and soak up the scene from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. proportsmouth.org/summerinthestreet.cfm
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