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Five things to do in and around Boston, Aug. 22-28

A Northampton music festival, Wrestling Under the Stars, a Twilight Canoe Trip, and more.

An eclectic mix of nine acts takes over Northampton’s Pines Theater at Look Park for the Amourasaurus II music festival. Lake Street Dive (above) closes both shows.
An eclectic mix of nine acts takes over Northampton’s Pines Theater at Look Park for the Amourasaurus II music festival. Lake Street Dive (above) closes both shows.

PILEDRIVERS AND POWERBOMBS

Friday, August 26

From facebusters to moonsaults, the best moves of pro wrestling will be on display at Wrestling Under the Stars in Pittsfield's Wahconah Park. Headliners include the Hardy Boys, Cody Rhodes (son of wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes), Mandy Leon, and Carver's own Michael Bennett. Bennett and Rhodes will face off in a mixed-doubles match that includes their wives. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15. northeastwrestling.com

MARTIALED ARTS

Friday-Sunday, August 26-28

The Films at the Gate festival brings Chinese movies and action to the Chinatown Gate on the Greenway for three days. Each night one martial-arts troupe, two short films, and one feature-length film will be showcased. Movies include the documentary Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer, The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake, and The Kid With a Tattoo. All will have English subtitles. 7 p.m. Free. filmsatthegate.org

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CUBAN SPIRIT

Saturday, August 27

Pianist Anibal Cruz performs at Fan Pier as part of Berklee's Summer in the City Concert Series. Cruz was raised in Cuba, where his father was a doctor-turned-musician. The family eventually sought asylum in the United States via Mexico. Cruz, who is classically trained but focuses on Latin jazz, is now a Berklee student and leader of the band Clave and Blues. 6 p.m. Free. berklee.edu/events/summer

DRIFTING UNDER THE STARS

Saturday, August 27

Spend a summer evening outdoors with your family on a Twilight Canoe Trip at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk. Explore the wetlands, marshes, and other natural sights, and experience sunset at this former mill, now a 98-acre park. Canoes and equipment will be provided. Ages 6 and up. Must register online in advance. 6 to 8 p.m., $27 per person. massaudubon.org/get-outdoors

FOR LOVE AND MUSIC

Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28

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An eclectic mix of nine acts from near and far takes over Northampton's Pines Theater at Look Park for Amourasaurus II, a music festival. Saturday features blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples, Sunday the Americana singer/songwriter Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band. The jazz-infused Lake Street Dive, founded in Boston in 2004, closes both shows. Gates open at 2 p.m. One-day pass $50, two-day pass $90. amourasaurus.com


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