This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Danvers: The Strawberry Festival at Connors Farm features live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, strawberry shortcake, a bounce house, a jumping pillow, duck races, pedal carts, a hayride, and more. A portion of the proceeds benefits Boston Children’s Hospital. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Rain date June 17. Connors Farm, 30 Valley Road. $5 admission. 978-777-1245, www.connorsfarm.com/strawberryfestival.htm
North Reading: Come sit and relax on the beautiful shore of Martin’s Pond and listen to the North Reading Community Band at a Summer Solstice Concert. Bring a blanket or chair. Bring a picnic — no food will be sold. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Clarke Park, Burroughs Road. Free. 978-276-1103, www.martinspond.org
Somerville: The David Bromberg Quartet and Loudon Wainwright III perform Thursday, 8 p.m., Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. $37.50, $34.50 (plus $1 facility fee). 617-625-5700, http://feitheatres.com/somerville-theatre/events
Somerville: Persian Blue joins Grass Root (’70s rock), and two blues groups, A Ton of Blues and Gil Correia. Persian Blue will lead off the evening with primal rhythmic, fusion jazz and rock. Saturday, 8 p.m. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St. 617-776-2200 x225, www.myspace.com/shahspace