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PICK OF THE DAY       There will be fun    Before tomorrow’s premiere of Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production of  “There Will Be Flood,’’ Jason Segel (pictured) will be roasted as Man of the Year. The “Muppets’’ and “How I Met Your Mother’’ star precedes a story about futuristic time travelers who put it in reverse to stop that flood prophecy. Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. (premiere at 8:40 p.m.; through March 4). $120 roast and premiere; $28 (Wed, Thurs), $38 (Fri-Sun). Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. 617-495-5205. www.hastypudding.org
PICK OF THE DAY There will be fun Before tomorrow’s premiere of Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production of “There Will Be Flood,’’ Jason Segel (pictured) will be roasted as Man of the Year. The “Muppets’’ and “How I Met Your Mother’’ star precedes a story about futuristic time travelers who put it in reverse to stop that flood prophecy. Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. (premiere at 8:40 p.m.; through March 4). $120 roast and premiere; $28 (Wed, Thurs), $38 (Fri-Sun). Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. 617-495-5205. www.hastypudding.org kevin winter/getty images/Getty Images For P

PICK OF THE DAY

There will be fun Before tomorrow’s premiere of Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production of ‘‘There Will Be Flood,’’ Jason Segel will be roasted as Man of the Year. The ‘‘Muppets’’ and ‘‘How I Met Your Mother’’ star precedes a story about futuristic time travelers who put it in reverse to stop that flood prophecy. Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. (premiere at 8:40 p.m.; through March 4). $120 roast and premiere; $28 (Wed, Thurs), $38 (Fri-Sun). Hasty Pudding Theatre, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. 617-495-5205. www.hastypudding.org

TODAY

Greene with envy The latest book by travel writer, Pico Iyer, is “The Man Within My Head,’’ a tribute to British novelist Graham Greene, whose first novel was “The Man Within.’’ Iyer will read from the book as part of Wellesley College’s Distinguished Writers Series. 4:30 p.m. Free. The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley. 781-283-1000. www.wellesley.edu

Leaving home For 10 weeks, local artists Georgia Kennedy, Nicole Maloof, and Veronica Shimanovskaya swapped their home studios for space at Gallery 263 to create large-scale pieces for the Artists in Residency exhibit. Themes include interconnectedness, relationships, and touch. Today from 1-6 p.m. ( through Feb. 12; reception Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m.). Free. Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St., Cambridge. www.gallery263.com

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True PatriotsCrispus Attucks is one of the historical figures you’ll learn about at the Freedom Trail Foundation’s African-American Patriots Tour. The 90-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail is led by guides dressed in 18th-century-style clothing. Thurs-Sun at 1 p.m., rain or shine, through Feb. 26. $13, $11 students and seniors, $7 under 12. Visitor Information Center, 139 Tremont St., Boston Common. 617-357-8300. www.thefreedomtrail.org

Stop the traffic The Boston Initiative for the Advancement of Human Rights raises awareness of commercial sexual exploitation of girls and women with “Fighting Trafficking Through Film.’’ “An Artful Affair: Exposing Trafficking Through Collective Creation’’ kicks off the film and discussion forum with a cocktail party to honor survivors of commercial sex trade. 6-8 p.m. $150, $90 students. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., Boston (screenings and discussionsFeb. 3-5. $10. Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston). www.bitahrfilmforum.org/2012

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TOMORROW

Escape and score Jules Dassin’s 1942 film, “Reunion in France,’’ starring Joan Crawford and John Wayne and scored by Franz Waxman, is one of four WWII-era films at “Exiled to Hollywood: Outcast Artists in Southern California.’’ The films were scored by Hollywood composers who escaped Nazi terror. Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. (through Feb. 25). $8, $7 students and seniors. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300. www.mfa.org/film

SATURDAY

August in February Boston high school students will perform short monologues from one of 10 plays in August Wilson’s Century Cycle about the 20th-century African-American experience. The Huntington Theatre Company presents the Boston Finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, and the top three will head to the National Finals on May 7. Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. Free. Boston University Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-266-0800. www.huntingtontheatre.org/awmc