In his new book, Bunker Hill, Boston-born Nathaniel Philbrick explores the bloody battle that ignited the American Revolution. Hear him read at Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets cost $5. 617-566-6660; brooklinebooksmith.com/tickets
In their season home opener, the Boston Cannons face off against the Hamilton Nationals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Harvard Stadium. Tickets start at $15. bostoncannons.com
Rare books, ephemera, vintage photos, maps, and more abound at the Boston Book, Paper, and Photo Expo on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington. Browse everything from illustrated children’s classics to vintage cookbooks and limited-edition gems; hear a talk on illustrator Tasha Tudor; and bring in a treasure from your own bookcase for free appraisal. Admission is $8.bookandpaperexpo.com
ART WITH HEART
Homeless and low-income artists from local art programs will show their creations — paintings drawings, jewelry, beadwork, and more — at the third annual City Heart show and sale at the Prudential Center’s Huntington Arcade from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. cityheartboston.org
Can Boston’s food trucks best their counterparts from the Big Apple? Find out as wagons from both cities compete at the Food Truck Throwdown rematch Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between State and India streets. When you’re done noshing, enjoy lawn games, mini-golf, and other activities.foodtruckthrowdown.com
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