It’s a three-​​day weekend, with no class this Friday to mark Vet­erans Day, our nation’s annual day to honor the ser­vice of men and women in America’s mil­i­tary. It’s also a full weekend of activ­i­ties, on campus and across the city.

Hon­oring our vet­erans: North­eastern hosts its annual Vet­erans Day cer­e­mony at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Vet­erans Memo­rial in Neal F. Finnegan Plaza, located adja­cent to the Egan Research Center. The event fea­tures a keynote address by Gen­eral David D. McK­iernan, the retired former com­mander of the Inter­na­tional Secu­rity Assis­tance Force in Afghanistan.

Super Bass: Zach Brown, a 21-​​year-​​old bass player from the Wash­ington, D.C. area, is playing a con­cert at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Museum of Fine Arts. The event is free with the cost of admis­sion to the museum (which itself offers free admis­sion to North­eastern under­grads with a stu­dent ID). The con­cert of the Zach Brown Project will be held in Gallery 168 of the museum’s new Linde Family Wing for Con­tem­po­rary Art.

Husky hoops: The men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball teams kick of their sea­sons this weekend, with the women playing Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. and the men playing away at Boston Uni­ver­sity at 5 p.m. Cheer for the Huskies this weekend, hope­fully the start of a great season for both squads.

Move your rear: To raise money and aware­ness for colon cancer research, the Colon Cancer Coali­tion is hosting its annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5K at Castle Island in South Boston. Online reg­is­tra­tion is closed, but reg­is­tra­tion will be open at pre-​​packet pickup on Friday and on race morning at Castle Island, starting at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m.