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.
North Andover: Crossroads Coffeehouse’s annual dance party features Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based quartet known for its dynamic performances, rich harmonies, high level of musicianship, and ability to transcend genres. Their music is based on Afro-Cuban son, salsa, and rumba-flamenca, but the group draws on influences from nearly every continent for their repertoire. Saturday, 8 p.m. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road. $15. 978-687-3960, www.crossroadscoffeehouse.org
Salem: Join and celebrate the Year of The Snake, the most cunning and sly of all Chinese zodiac creatures. Events include folk dancing, traditional Chinese yo-yo,
arts activities, and an interactive snake presentation by Curious Creatures. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square Mall. Free with museum admission. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org/visit
Salisbury: The fourth annual New England Winter Blues Festival features Curtis Salgado, Bad Mother, the Toni Lynn Washington Band, and the Evan Goodrow Band. Back by popular demand, plenty of dance floor room has been added front and center stage. Saturday, 8 p.m. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North. $23. 978-462-5888, www.northshorepavilion.com