This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Ipswich: Tommy Sands, Irish troubadour and peace activist, will bring his Celtic folk and peace activism to the Ipswich Performing Arts Center, where he will perform with Ipswich High musicians and singers. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Ipswich Performing Arts Center, 134 High St. Suggested donation $10-20, students free. 978-356-3137.
North Andover: Session Americana, the Boston-based folk-rock band, plays from its album “Love and Dirt,” an irreverent take on roots music. Saturday, 8 p.m. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road. $15. 978-687-3960, www.crossroadscoffeehouse.org
Rockport: Gordon Bok grew up in Camden, Maine, where he began to write his own songs. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church. $12, $10 advance, $7 seniors, $5 junior, $24 families. 978-546-3551, www.rockportucc.org
Salem: Accordion-guitar rock/pop duo Bird Mancini play from their CD “Tuning In/Tuning Out” and their new release. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Salem Theatre Company, 90 Lafayette St. $15. 978-790-8546, www.salemtheatre.com