The Weekender: Serial killers, crafty barbers, and Nine Inch Nails

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

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Here’s what is happening at HUBweek Saturday

Boston’s HUBweek festival welcomes Saturday with a multitude of panels and performances focused on technology, business, and the arts. Here are a few events to light up your weekend.

Former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seated on stage during W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremonies, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. Kaepernick is among eight recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals in 2018. Harvard has awarded the medal since 2000 to people whose work has contributed to African and African-American culture. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Kaepernick, Chappelle receive Harvard black culture awards

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being saluted by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her husband former President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after voting in Chappaqua, N.Y. The Clintons announced Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, they will visit four cities in 2018 and nine in 2019 across North America in a series of conversations dubbed “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Bill and Hillary Clinton to make Boston appearance

“An Evening with the Clintons” promises a “one of a kind conversation” at the Boston Opera House.

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

‘Rock of Ages’ puts Andover’s Katie LaMark on the stage she dreamed about as a kid

The actress’s upcoming performance at the Wang in the ’80s-inspired jukebox musical “feels like a very peaceful, full circle thing.”

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Loss reverberates through teen lives in ‘The Tragic Ecstasy of Girlhood’

Kira Rockwell’s jolting and urgent new drama focuses on adolescent girls trying to cope with the suicide of a housemate in a treatment facility.

Stage Review

Sound and fury, signifying something at Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Actors’ Shakespeare Project undertakes an ambitious project: “Macbeth’’ and “Equivocation’’ in repertory.

In ‘The Roommate,’ Paula Plum and Adrianne Krstansky meet their mismatch

Jen Silverman’s play about an odd couple gives two of Boston’s finest stage actresses roles to relish.

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Fall arts preview 2018

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Your must-see guide to arts and entertainment this season, from Boston to the Berkshires and beyond.

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Lisa Joyce (left) and Laura Latreille rehearse as Weylin Symes directs “The Salonnieres.”

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In a Paris salon, telling

Liz Duffy Adams’s “The Salonnieres” gets a world premiere in Stoneham.

Tim Spears and Sarah Oakes Muirhead in New Repertory Theatre’s production of “We Will Not Be Silent.”

Stage Review

At New Rep, a heroine’s tale, reductively told

“We Will Not Be Silent,’’ about anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, has its heart in the right place but doesn’t succeed as drama.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Leslie Odom, Jr. attends Mickey's 90th Spectacular at The Shrine Auditorium on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Leslie Odom Jr. to perform at ABCD dinner

The former “Hamilton” cast member will take part in the event honoring “community heroes.”

From left: Debra Wise (front), Omar Robinson, Ashley Risteen, and John Kuntz in “Frankenstein.”

Stage Review

This ‘Frankenstein’ is a monster mishmash

Archaic dialogue doesn’t mesh with this contemporary, ensemble-driven production at Central Square Theater.

Here’s what’s happening at HUBweek Sunday

Don’t miss out on the last day of Boston’s HUBweek festival on Sunday, including discussions on youth activism, mindfulness and technology. Here are a few highlights:

Cecilia Vicuna with Quipu Gut at a 2017 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.

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Things to do in Greater Boston this fall

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids perform onstage during Skyville Live Celebrates AmericanaFest with Graham Nash and special guests on September 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Skyville)

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Willa Cather with Mount Monadnock in the background.

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Willa Cather in N.H.; Native American poets at Harvard; Tell-All Boston debuts

Jaffrey, N.H., hosts a two-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cather’s classic “My Ántonia.” 

“Slavery has morphed into mass incarceration as we know it today, as an institution of oppression and using people’s bodies for profit.” says Liza Jessie Peterson, who wrote the play “The Peculiar Patriot.”

A tale of prison injustice, told from the inside out

Liza Jessie Peterson’s solo play is based on her experiences teaching and visiting inmates at New York’s predominantly black prisons.

(L to R, Foreground): Lukas Haas, Ryan Gosling and Corey Stoll in FIRST MAN. On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash,

Things to Do

The Weekender: Astronauts, divas, dancers, and dad jokes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

A rehearsal of “Dancing Through the Galleries” in the Tapestry Room at the Gardner Museum.

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A choreographer’s ‘chorus of Isabellas’ animates the Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner and the spirit that animated her have inspired a remarkable new dance project from Peter DiMuro, the Gardner Museum’s first choreographer-in-residence.

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Recent transplant Gad Elmaleh lets Americans in on the joke

The comedian, whose command of English is getting better all the time, comes to the Wilbur Theatre for a sold-out show Tuesday.

Chita Rivera

Unscripted, Chita Rivera is the star of her own story

The Broadway legend appears with Seth Rudetsky for two shows of conversation and song at the Calderwood Pavilion.

Tom Large of Natick, a former longtime drama teacher in Wayland, feels “kind of kicked out” by the “Hamilton” prices. He has saved programs and ticket stubs from past favorites he has seen, like “Gypsy” and “Pippin.”

Face-value tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in Boston? Not buying it

If you want the hottest ticket in town, plenty are still available through Ticketmaster. But be prepared to pay as high as $1,500 apiece.

Przemyslaw Kornatowski, co founder Dronistics/NCCR Robotics, demonstrated a delivery drone.

What’s happening at HUBweek Wednesday

Day three of the festival shines a light on an array of important topics, featuring events on health, the economy, and the arts.

A woman stopped to take a photo of the feature wall painted by Okuda San Miguel.

HUBWEEK 2018

What’s happening at HUBweek on Tuesday

HUBweek returns for its second day with a variety of events focusing on sustainability, technology, and the arts.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates new season with Symphony Hall gala

The event — which raised more than $1.7 million — featured performances by the BSO’s new principal cellist Blaise Déjardin and the Boston Symphony Children’s Choir.

2018 HUBweek on Boston City Hall Plaza. Image: HUBweek (Frame grab from HUBweek video)

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Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2018

Now in its fourth year, the HUBweek festival brings together hundreds of events, installations, and conversations on art, science, health, and technology.

This weekend, Revolution 250 actors will stage Boston Occupied, a reenactment of the 1768 arrival of British troops in the city. Revolution 250 is a consortium of institutions marking the sestercentennial of events that led to the Revolution.

For Revolution reenactors, an anniversary puts history into action

Revolution 250 commemorates the 250-year anniversary of events that led to the American Revolution, this weekend marking the arrival of British troops in Boston.

Tori Scott, looking #thirsty.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 8-14

Afterglow @OBERON, Boston Book Festival, “We Will Not Be Silent,” and more.

Alan Cumming

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In this performance, Alan Cumming is an immigrant, and it’s no act

The actor and cabaret performer blends song, story, and politics in his new show, “Legal Immigrant,’’ at Symphony Hall.

Mark Zeisler and Rufus Collins in Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Sherlock’s Last Case.”

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A twisty ‘Sherlock’s Last Case’ at the Huntington

Charles Marowitz’s comedy, directed by Maria Aitken, is laden with enough expectation-confounding turnabouts to keep you engaged.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in

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The Weekender: Lady Gaga, Trevor Noah, and Fenway Park tunes

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Hannah Cruz and her boyfriend, cinematographer Nicasio Zanetti, on vacation.

The VIP Lounge with Hannah Cruz

The Connecticut native plays Eliza Schuyler in the national tour of “Hamilton,” and she’s loving her monthlong stay in Boston. She also loves Hawaii.

From left: John Kuntz, Ashley Risteen, David Keohane, and Remo Airaldi rehearse “Frankenstein.”

Stages

A ‘Frankenstein’ with many moving parts

Up to six actors will play the Creature at once in a production directed by David R. Gammons at Central Square Theater.

“Between Riverside and Crazy” from SpeakEasy Stage Company, which is one of 29 arts and cultural organizations to receive grants as part of the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative.

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Barr and Klarman foundations team up on $25 million arts initiative

They have partnered on a major investment to 29 arts and cultural organizations across the state.

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2017 file photo, Chance The Rapper performs on day two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival's first weekend, in Austin, Texas. Chance the Rapper says he has purchased the former news website Chicagoist, making the announcement in a new song. The Chicago native released four songs on his website late Wednesday, July 18, 2018, including “I Might Need Security,” where he proclaims “I bought the Chicagoist.” WNYC confirmed the acquisition in a statement.(Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)

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Chance the Rapper, John Mayer, SZA to perform at Mac Miller benefit

Live Nation announced Tuesday that Travis Scott, Miguel, and Ty Dolla $ign will also perform at the concert on Oct. 31 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Gwilym Lee, Angie C from WZLX, Rami Malek, and Joseph Mazzello attend the Boston red carpet screening of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the film about the rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury, at AMC Boston Common on Monday.

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Rami Malek and other stars walk red carpet for Boston screening of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

The forthcoming movie about British rock band Queen stars Malek as frontman Freddie Mercury.

Ollie West in Hamnet at ArtsEmerson (Gianmarco Bresadola)

Stage Review

Can ‘Hamnet’ move theatergoers? It’s not to be.

US premiere of play about Shakespeare’s son, who died at 11, succumbs to grandiosity.

Constantine Maroulis in “Jekyll & Hyde” at North Shore Music Theatre.

Stage Review

Seeing the good and bad in ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

Constantine Maroulis plays the title characters at North Shore Music Theatre.

Patrick Gabridge

A cemetery welcomes a playwright

Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, names Patrick Gabridge artist-in-residence.

The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band plays the Honk! Festival.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 1-6

Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands, Salem Horror Festival, author Sarah Smarsh, and more.

‘SpongeBob’ star Gavin Lee to play the Grinch at the Wang Theatre

The Tony-nominated actor is known for his hilarious portrayal of the cranky Squidward Q. Tentacles in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.’’

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks by Globe critics.

Trevor Noah on the set of “The Daily Show.”

Trevor Noah on anger as a luxury, sharing vulnerability, and the ‘Daily Show’ whirlwind

It’s been three years since Noah took over as host of “The Daily Show,” and “it always feels like the first day,” the comedian says.

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A look at gay men and their mothers

Local psychotherapist explores the relationship between gay sons and their mothers on stage.

FILE - In this May 27, 2018 file photo, Bruno Mars performs at the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Cardi B may have backed out of the Bruno Mars tour, but he's found four other acts to hit the road with him. Mars announced Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, that Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and

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The Weekender: Bruno Mars, Sherlock Holmes, Winnie-the-Pooh — and Tigger, too

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Comedian Eric Idle will be at the Wilbur Thursday in support of the new book, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”

Eric Idle, still looking on the bright side of life

The comedian, who made his name with the sketch-comedy group Monty Python, is on tour in support of his loosey-goosey new memoir, which he calls a “sortabiography.”

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BCA purchases Calderwood Pavilion from the city for $1

The nonprofit exercised an option to buy the high-profile theater venue that had been contained in its long-term lease with the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

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Mike Birbiglia’s latest show, ‘The New One,’ goes to Broadway

The comedian’s latest one-man show comes to Broadway’s Cort Theatre Oct. 25.

Dave Heard (left) and Michael Jennings Mahoney in “Being Earnest” at Greater Boston Stage Company.

Stage Review

Swinging ’60s ‘Being Earnest’ never quite lifts off

A musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic, now receiving its East Coast premiere, transposes the setting to the London of the mid-1960s.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

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Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

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An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.