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Five things to do in and around Boston June 17-23

Outdoor movies return to the Greenway, all things Morocco come to Revere, Cirque du Soleil tumbles into town, and more.

Cindy Williams in a ’58 Ford Edsel in “American Graffiti,” which opens the Coolidge at the Greenway outdoor film series.
Cindy Williams in a ’58 Ford Edsel in “American Graffiti,” which opens the Coolidge at the Greenway outdoor film series.(MCA/Universal pictures/photofest)

Starting Tuesday

Oldies But Goodies

George Lucas’s classic hangout movie American Graffiti (1973) kicks off the Coolidge at the Greenway free outdoor film series. The series continues with the iconic action thriller Bullitt (1968) on July 16 and the time-travel caper Back to the Future Part II (1989) on August 13. Each blast from the past begins at sunset on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway between Milk and India streets. Free. coolidge.org

Opening Wednesday

A Fond Farewell

The circus returns to town as Cirque du Soleil: Corteo tumbles into the Agganis Arena. The framework is a beloved clown’s funeral procession, which the company of astonishing acrobats and aerialists transforms into an opportunity to think about death differently — to celebrate, to remember the good moments, and to swing from the chandeliers. Through June 30. From $55. cirquedusoleil.com

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Saturday

The Beat Is On

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eric Roberson headlines the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival, aka BAMS Festival. A showcase for artists of color, the event features 19 acts, including local rapper Cliff Notez and Cambridge-based Brazilian dance troupe SambaViva. Live graffiti art, dance classes, interactive art exhibits, board games, vendors, and food trucks add to the fun. Noon to 8 p.m, at Franklin Park’s Playstead Field. Free; registration encouraged. bamsfest.org

Saturday

The Spice of Life

Food, music, fashion, and henna skin art bring North Africa to Revere for the third Moroccan Cultural Day. Vendors offer Moroccan goods, including traditional pastries and textiles — you can try on a kaftan — and, in a cross-cultural twist, the Colombian folkloric dance group Bajucol performs. 1 to 7 p.m. at the Shirley Avenue Municipal Parking Lot. Free. macir.org

Sunday

Welcome, Summer

The “most spectacular sinking” award makes the build-your-own Cardboard Boat Race Challenge the most intriguing part of Concord’s Summer Solstice 2019 celebration, which also features live music (including a singalong concert), picnicking, and paddling. The festivities, at The Old Manse and on the Concord River, wrap up with a bonfire. Boat race challenge at 3 p.m., music at 6 p.m. Free; registration required for boat racers. theumbrellaarts.org

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