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WeekendWatch: Ice hockey, a Lampoon tribute to the Bruins, and more

From a film screening and panel on clean water to an ice hockey face-off between the Huskies and UNH, we’ve got your weekend all planned out.

Husky Hockey: A standing-room-only crowd packed Matthews Arena last weekend for the men’s hockey team’s season opener against UMass and tonight’s game against UNH is expected to be just as crowded and just as exciting. Students can get free tickets now on myNEU for Friday night’s game, which starts at 7 p.m. The Huskies will honor former head coach Don McKenney at the start of the game.

Boston Book Festival: The Copley Square area, including the Boston Public Library, will be swarming with word nerds this weekend for the annual Boston Book Festival, a free daylong event on Saturday featuring talks and events about books, ranging from children’s stories to poetry to nonfiction. Seating is limited and advance reservations, which can be made online, are required for some events.

Midnight Movies: Are you afraid of the dark? This Friday and Saturday at midnight, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Mass., is ready to scare the pants off moviegoers with “Creepshow,” a collaboration between author Stephen King and director George Romero that pays tribute to pulp horror comics of the 1950s. The film strings together five gruesome and terrifying tales, including one that features an appearance by King himself.

A ‘Civil’ Discussion: Attorney Jan Schlichtmann, who represented the affected families in the famous Woburn, Mass., water-contamination case, will be on campus this Saturday for a screening of “A Civil Action,” the John Travolta film based on his landmark case, followed by a panel discussion on the need for clean water. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium. Admission is free, as is lunch.

A Bruins parade, delayed: Months after the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup, the Harvard Lampoon will honor the hockey team on Sunday with a parade and the awarding of the club’s “Best Sports Team Ever” award, which will likely be presented in the usual zany style fans of the Lampoon have come to expect. Activities start in Harvard Square at 1 p.m., with the Bruins expected to arrive via duck boats at 4:15 p.m. at the main stage to accept the award.

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