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Daniel J. van Ackere

PICK OF THE DAY

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Three gods are searching for one good person, and all that’s required to pass the test is an offer of a bed for the night. A prostitute makes the offer, but when the gods reward her with enough money to help others, she realizes that she doesn’t have enough for the challenge. Bertolt Brecht’s “The Good Person of Setzuan” was adapted by Tony Kushner and is presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel with original live music. Pictured (from left): Jeff Marcus, Kelly Chick, and Alan Sevigny. 7:30 p.m. (through March 9). $18; $9 students, seniors, and everyone on Feb. 21, March 3, and March 7. 10 Channel Center St., Fort Point, Boston. 800-838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/313329

THURSDAY

Flower power Leave your worries at the door step when you enter the Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show by passing under a 14-foot pergola decorated with flowers. Keep moving to find the waterfall, a nautical-themed garden with a real sailboat, and a display of the show’s history through 20 theme posters. Feb. 21-23 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Feb. 24 until 6 p.m. $17, $7 kids. Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. 401-253-0246. www.flowershow.com

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The dance of love In the middle of the four-hour Constant Tango event, you can learn the dance of love with a free tango lesson. Surrounding your dance lesson are video installations by Amanda Brown, performances by local dancers, and a menu of Argentine specialties. 6-10 p.m. (also Feb. 23). Free. Cafe Tango, 16 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville. 617-625-6600. www.somervilleartscouncil.org

The paths less traveled The Arnold Arboretum is his oyster, and with his sketchbook, Paul Olson wanders along the less-traveled paths of the Arnold Arboretum to see and sketch the landscape. “Drawn to Woods” is the MassArt and RISD teacher’s show of sketches, larger drawings, monoprints, and paintings. Noon-4 p.m. (through March 24; artist’s talk Feb. 21 7-8:30 p.m.). Free (donations welcome). Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall, 125 Arborway, Boston. 617-384-5209. www.arboretum.harvard.edu

FRIDAY

Come to the cabaret Frieda Fries, Madge of Honor, host Heywood Wakefield, and others perform at the all-gender, all-genre cabaret show “TraniWreck: Why Not!” The irreverence features drag, burlesque, aerials, and performance art. Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. $15-$35 ($5 increase at the door). 18+. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-496-8004. www.truthserum.org

SATURDAY

Clark Kent-esque In “Holy Motors,” a businessman goes from appointment to appointment in a stretch limo and is a different person every time he comes out of the vehicle. The other screening at “Overdrive: The Films of Léos Carax” is “Bad Blood,” a story about middle-age gangsters, young lovers, and a stolen virus. Carax is in attendance at both screenings. Feb. 23 (“Holy Motors”) and 24 (“Bad Blood”) at 7 p.m. $12. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700. www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

A lot of mush Bring your skates and leave your pooch at home. Boston Snow Dogs and the Yankee Siberian Sled Dog Club invite you to the Boston Snow Dogs February Fun Run. Watch a dog sled demonstration and meet the mushers. Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. (ice skating 2-3:50 p.m.). Free. Meet at Bajko Skating Rink, 75 Turtle Pond Parkway, Hyde Park. 617-333-7405, ext. 104. www.mass.gov/dcr

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