Boston’s HUBweek returns for its fourth day Friday with a variety of events focusing on science, technology, and the arts. Here are a few to check out:
“Future Forum: Boston 2050: Urban Mobility,” 12:45 p.m., The HUB, 1 City Hall Square (Blue Dome): Greentown Labs chief executive Emily Reichert, Toyota’s sustainability manager Mark Yamauchi, Tufts University professor Barbara Kates-Garnick, and MIT sustainability office director Julie Newman discuss the transportation needs of the future during this hourlong panel discussion. Requires one-day HUBweek Insider Day Pass, $100, which provides access to all of Friday’s Future Forum events, plus many others. Registration required.
“Coffee & Chocolate: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Gender Equity,” 6 p.m., 224 Western Ave: Join Barrington Coffee Roasting Company and Goodnow Farms Chocolate at the Harvard Ed Portal to hear how local producers are grappling with issues like climate change and gender injustice. This talk and tasting will be led by St. Mary’s University’s Erika Koss, Carla Martin of Harvard University, and the Fine Cacao & Chocolate Institute. This event is hosted by Harvard University in partnership with Harvard Ed Portal. Free, registration required.
“On Point Live,” 7:30 p.m., 4 S. Market St. (Faneuil Hall): Tom Ashbrook, host of WBUR and NPR’s On Point, will record his show live for a national broadcast. The show’s guests will include CNN political contributor Van Jones, author Celeste Ng, and musician Josh Ritter. This event is hosted by WBUR. $25 general admission tickets are sold out. $50 general admission and $75 VIP tickets are available. Registration required.Sophia Eppolito can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaEppolito.