Tell Me More, Tell Me More
Thousands of Bostonians’ personal and family stories — presented in the form of colorful “buttons” — make up the art installation Pathways to Freedom. The Jewish Arts Collaborative commissioned the piece by Julia Vogl to spark a conversation about freedom and immigration. On Boston Common near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument through May 2. Free. jartsboston.org
Celebrate Somerville’s international palate and sample food from immigrant-run restaurants with roots on at least four continents at the ninth annual Yum: A Taste of Immigrant City. The keynote speaker is Harvard professor Roberto Gonzales, author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. 7 p.m. at the Center for Arts at the Armory. $60, $50 in advance. welcomeproject.org
Tap your feet to the beat at the seventh annual Arlington Jazz Festival. Performances, most of them free, take place at venues around town. The event culminates with Grammy-winning bassist and composer John Patitucci and his daughter Grei headlining a program that includes the Arlington High jazz band at Town Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m. $20, students and seniors $10, kids $5. arlingtonjazz.org
Independent Bookstore Day returns to Greater Boston with a new location added to the fun. Belmont Books, which opened in June 2017, plays host to local authors hand-selling their own favorites, as well as scavenger hunts, tours, and more. Indies throughout Massachusetts and across the country have activities planned; check ahead for details. Free. belmontbooks.com and indiebookstoreday.com
What the Catwalk Dragged In
A Southern-style drag ball competition set to R&B drives Wig Out! at Oberon in Cambridge. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Oscar for Moonlight, goes beyond the glitz — though there’s plenty of that — to take “an intimate look at what it means to try and be a part of a community.” Through May 13. Tickets from $25, April 26 preview $15. americanrepertorytheater.org
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