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This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


Lowell: Mothers of Rock is a benefit concert that celebrates women in music and raises money for Girls Inc. of Lowell, an after-school program for girls. Fifteen different acts will showcase songs that were originally made famous by female performers, ranging from Barbra Streisand to Spice Girls to Björk. Saturday, 7 p.m. Durgin Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, 35 Wilder St. Admission by donation. 978-934-3850,

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Rockport: Bill and Bo Winiker have been playing together for half a century, from entertaining Boston-area jazz fans to performing at President Clinton’s inaugural ball. They have recorded with Billy Joel and performed with Aretha Franklin, yet have not missed one gig at Skipjack’s Sunday brunch in more than 23 years. The Bill and Bo Winiker sextet perform Sunday, 5 p.m., at Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. 978-546-7391,

Somerville: American bluesman Eric Bibb and Malian singer-guitarist Habib Koité join forces in an evening of culture-crossing blues. Sunday, 7 p.m. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square. $28. 617-625-5700,

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