10 things to do in Boston this weekend

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Eataly Boston will host its Harvest Wine Festa event on Thursday. Eataly Boston

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HUBweek 2018

HUBweek may have officially started on Monday, but plenty of activities are still left, the majority of which are free with registration on the HUBweek website. One highlight will be an appearance by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor and activist David Hogg, who will take part in a Sunday discussion at Faneuil Hall about the successes and challenges of the youth movement against gun violence. Visitors can also listen in on free talks from former World Cup soccer player Abby Wambach and SoulCycle founder Julie Rice, and stop by the HUB at City Hall Plaza for activities such as “cosmic meditation” on Friday morning and silent discos on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. [Editor’s note: The Boston Globe is a HUBweek cofounder; the Globe and are both part of Boston Globe Media Partners.] (Now through Sunday, Oct. 14 at various times and locations; various prices; all ages)

Harvest Wine Festa

Eataly Boston will welcome the fall cooldown with a wine tasting event celebrating all things autumn. Along with 20-plus Italian wines, guests can expect fall-themed appetizers like pumpkin risotto and Eataly’s traditional fresh pasta. Attendees also will learn how to put together a seasonally-themed bouquet. (Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Eataly, Boston; $60; 21+)

Boston Symphony Orchestra Opening Night 2018

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2018-19 season with three performances this weekend. Featuring music by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, the program will be centered around Bartók’s “Concerto for Orchestra,” which had its world premiere at the BSO in 1944. As part of its opening weekend celebration, the BSO will continue to offer its season-long deal of $20 tickets for patrons under the age of 40, as well as $10 rush tickets for all ages at the BSO box office on Thursday and Friday afternoon. (Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.; Symphony Hall, Boston; $20-106; all ages)

Sam Adams Brewery Run and Tour

It’s not uncommon for a 5K to cost upward of $40, so spendthrift runners may want to check out this free fun run from Marathon Sports at Sam Adams this weekend. After a jog around the Jamaica Plain neighborhood, you can head back to the brewery for a free tour and some pints. (Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston; free; 21+)

Boston Book Festival

Now in its 10th year, the Boston Book Festival will bring 115 events and 275 speakers to town for a weekend of talks, signings, and other lit activities. The lion’s share of events will be free and take place on Saturday in Copley Square, but a Friday night lecture from author Michael Pollan and a Saturday afternoon discussion between historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and former Secretary of State John Kerry require separate tickets. The BBF will have neighborhood festivals in East Boston and Roxbury as well. (Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Copley Square, Boston; free; all ages)

The Ghosts of WFNX

It’s been more than six years since alternative rock radio staple WFNX left the airwaves, but the station had a long and lasting influence on Boston, introducing generations of listeners to up-and-coming acts. DJ and photographer Julie Kramer (who formerly spun tunes at station RadioBDC and still does with fellow ‘FNX vets on the internet radio station indie617) spent year capturing images of famous rockers visiting the station’s Lynn headquarters. Starting this Saturday, she’ll showcase some of her favorite shots, including ones of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Elvis Costello, and Joe Strummer of the Clash. (Beginning Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; The Factory, 545 Washington St., Lynn; free; all ages)

Superfood Society Cooking Class

Holistic nutritionist Jennifer Hanway will teach you how to create nutritious breakfasts, lunches, brunches, snacks, and smoothies that taste good and make your body feel great. Each dish also will have a vegan option available. (Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; The Kitchen at Boston Public Market, Boston; $28-35; all ages)

Central Square Food Truck Festival

The Central Square flea market will get an extra boost this Sunday when the Central Square Food Truck Festival rolls into Cambridge. Enjoy live music, a beer garden from Lamplighter Brewing, family-friendly activities, and food from more than 30 popular local trucks. (Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Central Square, Cambridge; free; all ages)

GlobeDocs Closing Night Film

One highlight of HUBweek is GlobeDocs, a six-day documentary film festival designed to “engage, promote, and celebrate film and production talent.” Closing the fest will be “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds,” about a 277-mile stretch of water between the U.S. and Canada that has been disputed territory since the Revolutionary War and, thanks to climate change, is now a hotbed for lobster fishing. The film’s director, Boston Globe reporter David Abel, will chat with Globe managing director Linda Henry at Coolidge Corner Theatre on Sunday following a screening of the film. (Sunday Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.; Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline; $15; all ages)

Death Cab for Cutie

More than two decades after this indie rock band formed in Washington, Death Cab will be in Boston for a pair of shows this Sunday and Monday at the Wang Theatre. While the tour is in support of the group’s new album, “Thank You for Today,” we would bet good money you’ll still hear some of the band’s old favorites, like “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” and “Soul Meets Body.” (Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Boch Center Wang Theatre, Boston; $33-60; all ages)