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.
Beverly: Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England will present an illustrated talk on various types of domestic servitude in three Historic New England properties. Monday, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Free. 978-921-6062, www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.
Haverhill: Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul has won 14 Boston Music Awards (only Aerosmith has earned more), and Paul is a leading voice in American songwriting. He performs Saturday, 8 p.m., at New Moon Coffeehouse, 16 Ashland St. $20. www.newmooncoffeehouse.org.
Salem: The Boston Artists Ensemble performs works by Mendelssohn and Brahms. Friday, 7 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square Mall. $27, students $12. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org.