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COMEDY

Cohasset: Beloved comedian Bill Cosby will perform a matinee show. Saturday, Aug. 30, 3:30 p.m. $55, $75. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St. 781-383-9850, www.themusiccircus.org

Mansfield: Steve Donovan headlines a Comedy Night that also features Dan Crohn, Kristin Seltman, and host Kate Nee. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. $20, $17 advance. MMAS Black Box Theater, 377 North Main St. 508-339-2822, www.mmas.org

HISTORY

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Marshfield: James B. Conroy discusses “Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865,” which failed to end the fighting in the War between the states. Book signing follows the lecture. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. $5. 1699 Historic Winslow House, 634 Careswell St. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org

EVENTS

Carver: The annual King Richard’s Faire features acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, exotic tigers, a white lion, jousting knights, and more, all with a Renaissance theme. Aug. 30-Oct. 19. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Also open Sept. 1 and Oct. 13. $16-$29. Fairgrounds, 235 Main St. www.kingrichardsfaire.net

Milva DiDomizio can be reached at milva.didomizio@globe.com
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