Marblehead: The Jeremy Pelt Quintet features the musician voted “Rising Star on the Trumpet” five years in a row by DownBeat magazine. The concert inaugurates the 28th season of the Marblehead Summer Jazz concert series. Saturday, 8 p.m. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St. $26 - $35. 781-631-6366, www.marbleheadjazz.org
Newbury: In the eighteenth century, cricket was the most popular bat-and-ball game in America. Using a bat shaped like a modern hockey stick, batsmen defended a two-stump wicket against a ball bowled along the ground. Protective equipment was unknown, and umpires held bats that the batsmen had to touch in order to complete a run. Check out “Cricket in the 18th Century” Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane. $5. 978-462-2634, www.HistoricNewEngland.org
Newburyport: Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris is an audience favorite. Although she started her professional career in music working with various top 40 bands in the Northeast, Parris soon found that she preferred singing jazz and embarked upon a career in the jazz world. Saturday, 7 p.m. Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Rd. $20 patio, $18 lawn. 978-499-0050, www.maudslayartscenter.org.