Check out these 18 mind-bending HUBweek events that haven’t sold out yet

An illustration of one of the geodesic domes in "The HUB." –Rendering by CBT, courtesy HUBweek

HUBweek is here.

The six-day, citywide “festival for the future” — founded and organized by The Boston Globe (which shares ownership with, Harvard, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital — kicked off Tuesday with speakers and events highlighting innovation in art, science, and technology.

A bunch of notable speakers are descending upon this year’s festival, and the full stacked, packed schedule is available at the HUBweek website.

Here are a few highlights:

Wednesday, Oct. 11
1. Kendall Square: Innovation Playground: Strike a pose in a GIF photo booth, create laser graffiti, and compete in a drone race while wearing goggles that give you the drone’s perspective at this celebration of community, arts, and technology. (1 Broadway, Cambridge; free)
2. Geometry as Public Art: The Immigrant Experience: Sip tea and nosh on desserts while learning about the abstract sculpture on the Greenway, which is reconfigured each year to represent migration. (Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway; free)

3. The Nantucket Project: A Carnival of Curiosity: Hear from bright minds, watch a short documentary, and enjoy refreshments from Oath Craft Pizza and Cisco Brewery at this self-described ideas festival. (1 City Hall Square; $10-$35)
4. Ideas Out Loud: How to Make a Democracy Work: Be present when Globe‘s Ideas Editor Dante Ramos and David A. Moss, Paul Whiton Cherington Professor at Harvard Business School, converse about the state of democracy. (1 Faneuil Hall Square; free)


Thursday, Oct. 12
1. Future Forum: Healthy Brain, Enlightened Brain: Find out how new advancements in neuroscience may be able to unlock untapped potential of the brain. (1 Faneuil Hall Square; $25)
2. HUBweek Party: LIVE Silent Disco: Dance to your own beat and grab some headphones, which will light up with a color depending on which channel you listen to. (1 City Hall Square; $25)
3. Live: Disorder 3D-Digital Choreography: Marvel at this video/dance performance based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead. (1 City Hall Square; free)

Friday, Oct. 13
1. Future Forum: Creating Our Future: Abby Johnson, Fidelity Investments chairman and CEO, will interview Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg LP, about what we can do to move our communities forward. This event requires an Insider Day Pass to Future Forum. (1 City Hall Square; $50-$100)
2. “On Point Live”: Sit in as WBUR and NPR “On Point” host Tom Ashbrook records his show live with CNN political contributor Van Jones, author Celeste Ng, and musician Josh Ritter. (4 S. Market St.; $50 for GA, $75 for VIP, which includes a reception before the event)
3. HUBweek Party Feat. The Cypher: Bask in a musical celebration of contemporary urban music and its African roots. (1 City Hall Square; $25)
4. Deep Dive: Open Innovation on Climate Change
: Talk with regional experts, practitioners, students, entrepreneurs, and more to brainstorm solutions to climate change. (1 Faneuil Hall Square; free)


Saturday, Oct. 14
1. Making a Live Storytelling Show for a Planetarium: Soak in a hybrid of radio, music, live storytelling, and visuals as a collection of scientists, artists, and musicians explain how the performance came together. (Charles Hayden Planetarium; free)
2. Demo Day: Finale: Watch as one startup is crowned  the “HUBweek Demo Day Impact Leader.” (1 City Hall Square; free)
3. Modulate Live-Dance Party: Immerse yourself in complex visuals and the music of Abacus of Doom and Kip Schwinger inside a HUBweek dome. (1 City Hall Square; free)
4. De-Stress Boston
: Let your mind relax Saturday morning with stress reduction techniques. (1 Faneuil Hall Square; free)

Sunday, Oct. 15
1. A Musical Genius: Live: Listen as Tony DeBlois, a blind and autistic pianist with Savant Syndrome, performs a few of the 8,000-plus songs he has committed to memory. (1 City Hall Square)
2. Robot Block Party: Meet some of the robots that are changing agriculture, transportation, and more. (1 City Hall Square; free)
3. A New Wave of Public Art in the Boston Area: Learn how local leaders and artists brought art to public spaces around Boston. (1 City Hall Square; free)

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