Globe North Best Bets

Our picks for the best of the burbs

Gloucester: Stories, Songs and More is a festive hourlong program of entertaining, on-your-feet fun for children and families led by storytellers ­Lucille LePage and Alicia Quintano. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Also Aug. 7. Stage Fort Park, Hough Street and Stacy Boulevard. Free. 978-281-6304.


Newburyport: The Newburyport Choral Society will host a summer sing of the Brahms Requiem. Participants may bring a score and sing along, or come just to listen. Limited scores will be available for loan. Monday, 7 to 10 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St. Free. 978-465-5757, www.newburyportchoral­

Salem: What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, and the Rev. Spikes have in common? They are among the upstanding citizens of ­Tuna, Texas, the state’s third-smallest town. “Greater Tuna,” the hilarious, long-running off-Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour-de-farce of quick-change artistry that has them shifting costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Friday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St. $25, $20 seniors/students. 978-542-6000, www.salem­

Somerville: “Mythos: ­Pathos” explores lesser-known characters and underexamined story lines of Greek mythology from a contemporary viewpoint. Familiar myths are woven into a cohesive saga, while colored with innovative choreography. The show features unusual lighting design that manifests in many unusual ways, from wearable to handheld lighting. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $15, $12 students, seniors, BDA. 617-718-2191,

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