Husky soccer: The men’s soccer team, which is led by head coach Brian Ain­scough and cap­tains Ryan Burnham, Jeremy Klein and Andre Cil­iotta, is off to a strong 3–1-1 start. See if the Huskies can keep up their win­ning ways against Fair­field at Par­sons Field on Sat­urday at 6 p.m. And while you’re in a soccer frame of mind, catch the women’s game against Rhode Island at Par­sons Field tonight at 6 p.m.

Northern expo­sure: You know that the best can­noli in Boston can be found in the North End. And maybe you have fol­lowed the Freedom Trail to Paul Revere’s house that one time you braved the flocks of tourists. But there’s so much more to learn about Boston’s oldest neigh­bor­hood. To get a his­tory lesson, take a 90-​​minute tour through the his­toric neighborhood’s winding streets. Tours, which cost $12 for adults, depart from corner of Hanover and Cross streets at 1 p.m. every Friday, Sat­urday and Sunday though the end of October.

The best med­i­cine: Feeling blue? Channel your inner Dick Van Dyke and laugh — loud and long and clear — by attending Spir­i­tual Life’s “Funny Fri­days” Spir­i­tual Med­i­ta­tion. The free pro­gram will be held at 12:30 in the Spir­i­tual Space, which is located on the second floor of Ell Hall. There’s no word on whether laughing will propel you sky­ward like Mary Pop­pins’ Uncle Albert, but com­fort­able chairs and cush­ions will be avail­able.

Penn, the teller: Known as much for his out­spoken opin­ions as his magic act, per­former Penn Gillette has made a name for him­self as someone who is unafraid to address almost any topic, including drugs, reli­gion and sex­u­ality. He’ll be at Brook­line Book­smith on Sat­urday at 7 p.m. to read and dis­cuss his new book, “God, No!” Tickets are required, though admis­sion is free if you pur­chase a book.

‘Group’ projects: The Piano Fac­tory, located at 791 Tremont St., was once among the nation’s top piano man­u­fac­tures. Today, the mixed-​​use facility dou­bles as an apart­ment com­plex for local artists and venue for the­ater and art shows. The factory’s 2011 Annual Group Show, which show­cases work by local artists in its gallery, will be on dis­play through the end of the month. The gallery is open from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sat­urday and Sunday. 

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