This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
Somerville: “Threshold” is The Boston Circus Guild’s most ambitious production yet, bringing together dance, music, and circus arts to tell the stories of thresholds in life, and the motions that people go through to cross and recross them. Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m. Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $15-$35. 617-718-2191, http://bostoncircusguild.com/performances.php
Somerville: The Somerville Arts Council & Boston Handmade present an ArtsUnion event: the 5th annual Boston Handmade Marketplace. At least 20 artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing & selling jewelry, ceramics, glass, accessories, and textiles. The marketplace is an outdoor event celebrating art and craft by New England artists and members of Boston Handmade. Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Arts Union — Outdoors at Union Square, Union Square. Free. For information, call 315-256-2394, or visit http://bostonhandmade.org/2012Market