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    Five things to do, May 29-June 4

    Boston Game Expo!, book talk by Jill Lepore, family fun at Edaville, and more.

    Test 50 games, like Ballistick and Super Slime Arena, created by more than 30 developers at Spring Play: Boston Game Expo!
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    Test 50 games, like Ballistick and Super Slime Arena, created by more than 30 developers at Spring Play: Boston Game Expo!

    DIGITAL TEST

    Wednesday, May 31

    Calling all gamers, developers, and enthusiasts — Spring Play: Boston Game Expo! takes over Laugh Boston in the Seaport District. Test 50 games, like Ballistick and Super Slime Arena, created by more than 30 developers. You can meet local independent game developers and offer them feedback. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 6 p.m. Tickets $10, $5 in advance. playcrafting.com

    HISTORY MYSTERY

    Wednesday, May 31

    Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore presents an illustrated talk about her latest book, Joe Gould’s Teeth (now out in paperback), at the Brattle Theatre. The spooky mystery story concerns not only the man who wrote — and lost — a manuscript that included the history of the world, but also what happened when Lepore went looking for it. Tickets $5 (includes a $5 Harvard Book Store coupon). 6 p.m. harvard.com

    NOT THAT WOODSTOCK

    Thursday, June 1

    Indie rock band Portugal. The Man brings its funky experimental music to the House of Blues in support of the upcoming album Woodstock, the group’s first release since 2013. The band, based in Portland, Oregon, has been teasing the album online and working with Mike D of the Beastie Boys and rapper Mac Miller. Indie-pop band Electric Guest opens. 7 p.m. Tickets $29.50 and up. houseofblues.com/boston

    CAPES AND CROWNS

    Friday-Sunday, June 2-4

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    Save the world with your child’s favorite characters during Superheroes & Princesses weekend at Edaville Family Theme Park. Previous years have included plenty of opportunities to interact with fan favorites like Elsa and Batman. And who wouldn’t want to ride attractions with Spiderman? Don’t forget to dress up. Tickets $37 ages 4 and up, $32 under 4 and seniors. edaville.com

    BIG ANNIVERSARY

    Sunday, June 4

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    Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus with selected songs from Anything Goes at Symphony Hall. Accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra, the performance will include a Leonard Bernstein medley and feature Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as a soloist. 3 p.m. Tickets $25 and up. bgmc.org

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