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Five things to do, July 17-23

City Splash on the Charles, an autism-aware theater production, ArtWalk in Natick, and more.

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Swimmers 12 and older can register for the fifth annual City Splash.


Tuesday, July 18

Jump into the Charles River from the Esplanade at the fifth annual City Splash. Swimmers 12 and older can register to plunge into what the Charles River Conservancy calls “the cleanest urban river in the United States.” Leave your floaties, beach balls, and pets at home, but come prepared to party with 300 others. $10.


Tuesday, July 18

Acoustic-rock duo This Wild Life brings its heartfelt ballads to the Sinclair supporting new album Low Tides. The band has toured with Mayday Parade and Real Friends. Alternative-rock acts A Will Away and Dry Jacket will open. 8 p.m. Tickets $18, $15 in advance.


Starting Wednesday, July 19

American Moor, at the BCA Plaza Theatre, explores race relations through an audition for the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello. The award-winning one-man play, written and performed by veteran actor Keith Hamilton Cobb, originated in 2012 and has evolved into its current 85-minute form. Through August 12. Tickets from $35, $25 for students and seniors.


Thursday, July 20


More than 75 artists and artisans show off their work at the Natick Center Cultural District’s 10th annual ArtWalk. Everything from crocheted sweaters to paintings will be on display and for sale. Browse while listening to live music and enjoying food from local restaurants. 5 p.m. Free admission.


Friday-Sunday, July 21-23

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The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton presents A Little Princess. The theatrical event combines song, dance, and more to tell the classic story of a young heiress who suffers a reversal of fortune. At the Sunday matinee, elements such as light and sound will be adjusted to create a sensory-friendly atmosphere for audience members on the autism spectrum. $10 adults, $5 children.

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