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Globe North Best Bets

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.


Newburyport: The 10th annual Newburyport Chocolate Tour features more than 20 Newburyport stores. All proceeds will benefit the Kelleher Playground, Councils on Aging Prescription Refill Programs, and the American Red Cross. To purchase tickets, call 978-465-0533 or on the day of the tour at the First Religious Society Church, 26 Pleasant St. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. $15.

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North Andover: Crossroads Coffeehouse’s annual dance party features music by Los Sugar Kings, a Boston-based quartet known for dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, and the ability to transcend genres with authenticity. The group’s music is based on Afro-Cuban son, salsa, and rumba-flamenca, but Los Sugar Kings draw on influences from nearly every continent. Saturday, 8 p.m. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road. $15. 978-687-3960,

Salem: A Family Poetry Festival features art, stories and performances. Visit for full event listings. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square Mall. Free with museum admission. 978-745-9500,

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