Baseball returns to Boston on Friday and finds this weekend’s events infused with a healthy spirit of competition: Bands battling for glory. Bar-crawling mini golfers. People with pillows hitting other people, in the face, with pillows. Let the games begin.

Thursday, April 3 – Vince Gilligan
The “Breaking Bad” creator discusses the series’ impact and evolution in a free, first-come first-seated talk with Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust. Better call Saul! You know, your friend Saul who’s a huge “Breaking Bad” fan. He’ll love this. (4 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Friday to Sunday, April 4-6: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”
Somerville’s Theatre@First company tackles the Tom Stoppard play following the exploits of two minor Shakespeare characters, opening Friday at the Davis Square Theatre. For the unfamiliar, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are kind of like the Badger and Skinny Pete of “Hamlet.” (7 p.m./4 p.m., $15-20, all ages)

Friday, April 4 – ICA First Fridays: Just Dance!
This month’s First Friday party at the ICA features a special Boston Ballet performance of “Trial,” a new work choreographed by principal dancer Jeffrey Cirio. DJ Knife provides the beats for your own decidedly un-ballerina-like dance moves, but since you’re in a museum maybe your bad dancing could actually be so bad it’s good, like cubism. (5 p.m., $15, 21+)

Friday, April 4 – Sweety’s Gallery Opening
The South End art gallery opened by four young Boston artists debuts its first exhibition. TRU LOVE focuses on “heartbreak, adolescent romantics, fierce femmes, gyrating faces, etc” through drawings/paintings, animation, video and sculpture, plus live performances at Friday’s opening reception. (6 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Saturday, April 5 – International Pillow Fight Day
Celebrate the eighth annual holiday with Boston’s pillow fight at a location to be announced Friday at 11:59 p.m. First rule of Pillow Fight Club is do not talk about Pillow Fight Club. Second rule of Pillow Fight Club is no zippers. (3 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Sunday, April 6 – Putts & Pints Pub Crawl
Miniature golf like you’ve never played it before: Drunk. Or at least drunk in a bar, not at the mini golf course. Play five holes set up at Faneuil Hall bars and compete for prizes like autographed Pats merchandise. Guys, don’t worry if your girlfriends win at mini golf. You’re going to win at ‘drinking And embarrassing us.’ (11:30 a.m., $25, 21+)

Sunday, April 6 – “The Unknown Known”
Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris (“The Fog of War”) will attend the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sunday afternoon screening of his new film about Donald Rumsfeld. That’s a known known. The unknown known: Will you spring for a large popcorn for only 50 cents more than a medium? (3 p.m., $10, all ages)

Sunday, April 6 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble
The only rule of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fight Club is no fighting, just rocking. The annual battle of the bands kicks off at T.T. the Bear’s Place with night one of preliminaries, featuring Guillermo Sexo, Sinnet, Tigerman WOAH, and Rebuilder. (9 p.m., $8, 18+)

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