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Five things to do, Nov. 13-19

Hurling at Fenway Park, all-female “Julius Caesar,’’ Thanksgiving kickoff in Plymouth, and more.

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One of Ireland’s two national sports (the other is Gaelic football) takes over Fenway Park for the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival.

WATCH YOUR BACK

Opening Wednesday, November 15

Actors’ Shakespeare Project shakes things up with an all-female (cast and director) production of Julius Caesar at the Huntington Avenue Theatre’s Studio 210. Sci-fi-and dark fantasy influence the futuristic atmosphere set by director Bryn Boice, a graduate of Boston University’s MFA directing program. Through December 17. Tickets start at $25. actorsshakespeareproject.org

WICKED GOOD

Thursday, November 16

Gregory Maguire reads from his new novel, Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker, at the Concord Bookshop. Best known for his novel Wicked, which inspired the musical of the same name, Maguire continues to reimagine classic tales with Hiddensee, which spins the origin story of the beloved Nutcracker, the toymaker Drosselmeier, and his goddaughter Klara. 7 p.m. Free. concordbookshop.com

TURKEY FOR EVERYONE

Friday-Sunday, November 17-19

Get in the holiday spirit early at the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth. It features a huge parade, lots of food and music, historic reenactors, and much more around downtown and along the harbor — but note that Mayflower II is off-site until 2019. Friday 2 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. Most events free; drum and bugle concert $27, food festival $12. usathanksgiving.com

TUNE TOWN

Saturday, November 18

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The Tufts New Music Ensemble steps into the spotlight as the university’s Family and Children’s Concert Series kicks off with “You Gotta Be KidNMe!” in the Distler Performance Hall. The student musicians of the experimental ensemble will demonstrate instruments (including the spooky theremin), use audience prompts to improvise, and even ask a couple of young participants to conduct. 1 p.m. Free. as.tufts.edu

GREEN SOX

Sunday, November 19

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One of Ireland’s two national sports (the other is Gaelic football) takes over Fenway Park for the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival. Dublin, Galway, Clare, and Tipperary play a three-match tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m.; the festival, featuring food, dancing, and live music on Yawkey Way plus pipe and drum bands on the concourses, runs from 11 a.m. through the end of the tournament. Tickets start at $25. redsox.com/hurling

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