Oct. 7: A bucketfull of public art

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A bucketfull of public art

Walking by Haymarket until the end of last month, you would have seen bronze sculptures of an abandoned pizza slice and other debris that might cover the street embedded in the sidewalk. The piece, called “Asaroton,” was commissioned for the city’s bicentennial and inspired by Roman mosaics of the same name that look like leftovers from a banquet littering the floor. But the public art was recently dug up as part of a project to make the sidewalk ADA-compliant. As reported by CommonWealth, the pieces are currently in a storage container, with plans to contact artist Mags Harries about what to do with them.

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WE BOS (that’s Women Entrepreneurs Boston) exists year-round, where the City of Boston helps women launch and grow their businesses. When the program launched in 2016, less than 3 percent of venture capital funding was allocated to women-owned businesses. October 4-11 is WE BOS Week, and you can join the folks working to improve that statistic and catch talks range from Compassionate Commerce to Raising Capital with Confidence — all are free! Check out the full schedule and register now.

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Today

Join local organizers and politicians to discuss the changes in traffic and pedestrian safety that have come to Somerville as the neighborhood only continues to grow. Bring your passion for a safer commute and an appetite for some of Daddy Jones’ best offerings. 6-8 p.m.//free

Photographer and artist Camila Cortes is at the Cambridge Public Library to talk about “Iconic Cambridge,” her book photographing her home city. 6:30 p.m.//free

Annalee Newitz, the foundering editor of io9, is at Harvard Book Store to read from their latest sci fi novel, “The Future of Another Timeline.” 7 p.m.//free

Tomorrow

Back in the day, Brighton was home to major stockyards and plenty of cows. Learn more about the rise and fall of the “animal suburb” at the first talk in the Mass. Historical Society’s Boston Seminar on Environmental History. 5:15 p.m.//free

Join local legends and co-founders of the Cauldron, Carlie Febo and Kate McBride, for a live recording of the Get A Helmet podcast hosted by Caroline Aylward for a conversation covering self love, feminism, and the founding of a community. 6-8:30 p.m.//$30

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Wednesday

Learn the basics on data visualization at General Assembly’s back to school series at the Boston Public Library. 6 p.m.//free

Thursday

Turned off from for-profit coworking by all the WeWork-Nuemann drama? Join Boston’s local writer centric coworking space, The Writer’s Room of Boston, for an open house along with wine, cheese, and WROB Fellow Tracy Strauss. 6-9 p.m.//free

Head over to East Boston to celebrate the opening of the Lines Divide exhibition - a gallery display devoted to the lines and divisions that mark the differences and diversity within the city we call home. 7-9 p.m.//free

Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola and Marshall “Gripp” Gillson debut their Afro-futurist experimental theater piece, SPIRIT, at the Isabella Stewart Gardener. 7 p.m.//free but RSVP

Friday

HONK! Festival begins the weekend of powerful brass bands and community activism with a lantern parade followed by an all-band revue at Bow Market. (4 p.m. lantern making, 6:30 p.m. parade, 7 p.m. revue//free) Or ride up to the revue with the Boston Bike Party ringing your bike bell all the way. 7 p.m.//free

The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum hosts experimental music among the 19th-century steam boilers of their Great Engines Hall. 8 p.m.//$20

Saturday

Marc Maron - host of the wildly popular WTF with Marc Maron podcast - is rolling through town on his hysterical Hey, There’s More Tour. Grab your tickets before they’re gone! 7-9 p.m.//$49+

Join Short Path Distillery for their Annual APPLE BOOZE BASH. THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S STILL FALL. LAST WEEK’S FESTIVITIES COULD NOT SATISFY THE NEED FOR CRISP FLANNEL-FILLED DAYS. GIVE ME SPIRITS INFUSED WITH LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE OR GIVE ME DEATH 12-11 P.M.//FREE

Sunday

Slut Ballet is back at the Dance Complex in Central Square. Join Sugar Dish, creator of Somerville’s beloved annual winter Slutcracker, for a weekly workshop focused on strength, style, and learning how your body moves. 12:15-2:15 p.m.//$10-20