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Comedy performance

The Beau Jest Moving Theater will present “Larry’s Play: Journey to the Center of the Stage” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 and Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Charlestown Working Theater, 442 Bunker Hill St.

This new play by Larry Coen is an immersive backstage comedy that takes the audience behind the scenes of a theater to experience the gossip, humor, superstitions, joys and sorrows of being an actor. It pokes gentle funs at a range of theater types, actors auditioning for the same part, backstage gossip, mysterious items and the heartache of being fired in previews. At its heart, this is a love poem to all dreamers and aspiring show people.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.charlestownworkingtheater.org or call 617-242-3285.

War of 1812

The Boston National Historical Parks will host a free tour focusing on the Navy Yard during the War of 1812 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on  Friday, Sept. 7. Participants will meet in front oft he flagpole on Pier 1 Charlestown Navy Yard.

A park ranger will lead a guided walking tour and discuss the contributions made by the Boston Navy Yard Charlestown and the USS Constitution during the War of 1812.

Admission is free. Visit www.go.nps.gov/boston or call 617-242-5642 for further details.

Art in the park

The 21st annual Art in the Park celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at City Square Park, Chelsea Street. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 9.

The community is invited to enjoy art, live music, lots of food and fun.

More than 60 artists and artisans will display paintings, sculptures, prints, decorative art and pottery in this juried event. Artists will be present to meet and greet visitors during the daylong celebration. There will also be a painting tent where visitors can create their own masterpieces.

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown and the Friends of City Square Park are sponsoring this program.

Call 617-241-0130 or visit www.artistsgroupofcharlestown.com for more information.

Harbor Islands regatta

The 14th annual Boston Harbor Islands Regatta will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 from Spectacle Island.

More than 100 sailboats are expected to race the figure-8 course in this last race of the 2018 Massachusetts Bay Pursuit Series. The racecourse is considered one of the most beautiful and unique as competitors weave their way through the harbor islands.

Spectators can also enjoy free family activities on Spectacle Island, which offers five miles of walking trails and a visitors’ center.

An after party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pier 6 in Charlestown. Partygoers will enjoy tasty crafted cocktails, local brews and barbecue as this year’s winners are celebrated. Admission is $40 and comes with one drink ticket, food and musical entertainment with the Baha Brothers.

Proceeds will benefit Boston Harbor Now, the non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

For sailing or spectator event information, call 617-223-8666 or visit www.bostonharborislands.org.