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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.

Events

Somerville: All ages are welcome at Somerville’s LGBT Halloween Skate Night. Costume prizes will be awarded. Friday, 6-7:50 p.m. Veterans Memorial Rink, 570 Somerville Ave. $5 advance, $6 at door; $5 skate rental. www.somervillerec.com.

Somerville: Comedian Lizz Winstead presents “Bang the Dumb Slowly: The Long Road to the White House.” Sunday, 8 p.m. Johnny D’s Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St. $20-$24. 617-776-2004, www.johnnyds.com.

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Winchester: Meet author Hank Phillippi Ryan, Emmy-winning investigative reporter for Channel 7, and author of “The Other Woman,” the first book in her new series of thrillers, which introduces readers to Jane Ryland, once a rising star in TV news, now on the low rung at a local newspaper. Sunday, 3 p.m. Book Ends Bookstore, 553-559 Main St. 781-721-5933, www.bookendswinchester.com.

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