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.
Gloucester: In “Two Brothers: Stories from the Front Lines of World War I,” archeologist and curator Timothy Kendall shares the story of his grandfather and great-uncle, who volunteered as ambulance drivers in the American Field Service during World War I. Serving in the Balkans and France, respectively, the Boston-born brothers documented their experiences in photographs and journals. Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m., Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. $5. Registration recommended. The film screens courtesy of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs. 978-283-0455.
Lowell: The New England Music Awards are presented every year to musicians who call New England their home and whose dedication, spirit, and achievements during the last year have established themselves as contributing to one of the most robust and diverse music scenes in the country. Saturday, 7-11:30 p.m. Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack St. $10, $15. 978-454-2299, www.lowellauditorium.com.
Rockport: Rockport Music presents Livingston Taylor, who from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, singing his top-40 hit “I’ll Come Running” and other favorites. Taylor’s musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is at home with a range of musical genres, including folk, pop, gospel, and jazz. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. $46, $38, $28. 978-546-7391, www.rockportmusic.org.