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STL GLD is up for Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards. Photo by Getty Images

You don't have to wait until the weekend to have a bit of fun in the Hub. From award shows to holiday classics, here are the best things to do in Boston this week.

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

Galactic Symphony

Travel to a galaxy far, far away with the help of the Berklee Motion Picture Orchestra. The Crepusculum Choir will join the orchestra for a special presentation of the music from "Star Wars" on Tuesday night. Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, $12,

A Conversation with Bob Woodward


The legendary journalist will be in Boston this week to discuss his new book "Fear: Trump in the White House." Bob Woodward will take over The Wilbur on Tuesday night. Dec. 11, 8 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $49+,

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Boston Music Awards

The annual award show is back to celebrate the best of Boston's music scene. Stop by the House of Blues on Wednesday night to rock out at this year's festivities and see which artists will come home with a few trophies. The 2018 nominees for Artist of the Year include Clairo, Cousin Stizz, Joyner Lucas, Latrell James, Michael Christmas, Millyz, Ripe, STL GLD, The Ballroom Thieves and Weakened Friends. Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $20,


There are a lot of holiday films to watch this time of year, but one of the most popular flicks is without a doubt "Elf," the 2003 classic starring Will Ferrell. Trident Booksellers & Cafe is hosting a special screening of the film on Wednesday night, complete with food and drink specials. Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury St., Boston, free,

Jog and Nog

Join the Heartbreak Hill Running Company for their 9th annual Jog and Nog event. Lace up for a four-mile holiday run followed by some discount shopping and other festivities at the South End shop. Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., Heartbreak Hill Running Company, 652 Tremont St., Boston,

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