Here's what to do in Boston this weekend

There's a little something for everyone coming up on the events calendar this weekend. From civics lessons to Oktoberfest, here's a lineup of options to help you get social around town.

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Busy Philipps at Back Bay Events Center

First, at Back Bay Events Center, actress and writer Busy Philipps will discuss her debut memoir, "This Will Only Hurt a Little." Best known for her roles in "Freaks and Geeks," "Cougar Town" and "Dawson's Creek," Philipps shares in the book her thoughts on loss, betrayal, motherhood and a Hollywood system rife with bullying and body shaming.

The event does not include a book signing or meet-and-greet with the author, but pre-signed books are available. 

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St.
Admission: $22 admission only; $32 with pre-signed book included
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Coffee, The Long Road to Quality with George Howell

Next, The Kitchen at the Boston Public Market and coffee expert George Howell will present a three-hour interactive seminar intended to give consumers an understanding of what goes into creating quality coffee. Multiple coffee tastings will give participants a new understanding of the taste differences between six regions of the world, new crop versus past crop, ripe versus unripe, and natural versus washed coffee.

It's part of The Kitchen's mission to promote a whole-food approach to eating and to promote cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: The Kitchen at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St.
Admission: $25
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Kid Convention 2018

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate presents Kid Convention 2018. The free event invites you to join the institute for a day of special programs that educate youngsters ages 5 and older about the importance of leadership in government. Fun and engaging hands-on activities will help young people learn about the legislative process and the importance of making one’s voice heard.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, 210 Morrissey Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Aeronaut's Oktoberfest Allston 2018

Finally, Aeronaut Brewing Co. is behind Oktoberfest Allston at Zone 3. There will be live music from Opa’s Oompah Band, which plays German festival and folk music, and from indie rock group Morningbird. Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Brato Brewhouse and Kitchen will provide food for purchase. And, of course, there will be a variety of beers from Aeronaut Brewing on offer.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 3-11 p.m.
Where: Zone 3, 267 Western Ave.
Admission: $10
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