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Things to do, July 24-30

Judd Apatow at The Wilbur, African Festival on the Greenway, Woods Hole Film Festival, and more.

Judd Apatow returns to his standup roots with two performances at The Wilbur.
photo from AP; Illustration by SAMANTHA STAMAS/boston GLOBE
Judd Apatow returns to his standup roots with two performances at The Wilbur.


Monday, July 24

Best known as a writer, director, and producer — Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, HBO’s Girls, and many more  — Judd Apatow returns to his standup roots with two performances at The Wilbur. He’ll be tuning up for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, where the act will become his first Netflix special. The late show benefits the Greater Boston After School Arts Fund. 7:30 and 10 p.m. $37 and up.


Thursday, July 27

Pack a picnic for the third annual Arts on the Green at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley. The event features creations by local painters and sculptors on display and for sale as well as tours of the riverside property’s gardens — including the newly renovated children’s garden — and other family activities. LiveWire Boston will perform live jazz. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Free.


Friday, July 28

Cambridge residents Marilynn and Sheila Brass, a.k.a. The Brass Sisters, take on another alias with the debut of The Food Flirts on PBS. The cookbook coauthors will visit chefs for inspiration, then return to their own kitchen to whip up “cross-cultural culinary mash-ups.” The series makes its debut with back-to-back episodes; in the Boston area, tune in to WGBH starting at 10 p.m.


Saturday, July 29


Celebrating the diversity of New England’s African communities, the seventh annual African Festival of Boston takes over the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway on Atlantic Avenue from Milk Street to High Street. The schedule includes live music and dance, food and craft vendors, family-friendly activities, and a fashion show. 10 a.m. Free.


Starting Saturday, July 29

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Now in its 26th year, the Woods Hole Film Festival showcases shorts and feature films ranging from documentaries to musicals to thrillers to coming-of-age works, plus musical performances, panel discussions, master classes, and more. Venues across Woods Hole and Falmouth will welcome audiences and workshop participants. Through August 5. $10 and up.


Saturday, July 29

Counting the days until Pitch Perfect 3 opens in December? The New England semifinal winners of the all-ages International Championship of A Cappella Open will advance to the national finals at Carnegie Hall in September. The event, at the Berklee Performance Center, pits five Massachusetts ensembles against groups from Connecticut and Toronto. 7 p.m. $35.

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