1) "A Place at the Table" The screening of this documentary, about hunger in America, is part of a fundraiser for Hearty Meals for All, a Somerville free meals organization. There will also be a cocktail reception, live music and a panel discussion with Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Armory.
2) Comedy Central's Certified Talent Search Ten comics compete in a Comedy Central competition to become the nation's next great standup. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Johnny D's in Davis Square.
3) Backpacks for Students Citizens Bank will be giving 1,200 new backpacks to students at the Healey School Friday morning. It's part of the bank's Gear for Grades initiative. In all, the bank will be donating 6,600 backpacks to Massachusetts students. These are logo-free backpacks, by the way, and they're filled with things like pencils, pens, spiral notebooks, crayons, plastic rulers, glue sticks, erasers and safety scissors, according to an announcement from the bank.