This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
Gloucester: Take a sunset schooner sail around Gloucester Harbor while you enjoy a fresh local seafood dinner. Dinner provided by the Gloucester House Restaurant includes a cup of clam chowder, a fresh lobster roll, and a bag of chips. Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Rogers Street. $62, $57 seniors $49.50 children. 978-281-6634, http://schooner.org
Rockport: Relax on the lawn overlooking the quarry while enjoying a concert of traditional Celtic and Maritime tunes featuring Celtic singer Michael O’Leary with Steve Levy, David de la Barre, and Linda Swicker. Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Halibut Point State Park, 16 Gott Ave. Free 978-546-2997.
Somerville: From her work with Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, who won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the R&B Foundation in 1999, Nona Hendryx has forged her own career and has paved the way for progressive soul pop through the ’80s. Tonight at 8. Johnny D’s Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St. 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com.