This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more, go to www.boston.com .
Ipswich: Doggie-Maze Days, the annual fund-raising event for the Ipswich Humane Society, will be held at Marini Farm. Dogs and their owners can enjoy the corn maze while raising money for the rescue operation. Event both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8. Marini Farm, 259 Linebrook Road. $12. 978-356-0430, marinicornmaze.com
Rockport: Ellis Paul has 14 Boston Music Awards. The singer-songwriter performs Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church. $20, $16 advance, $12 seniors, $5 under 18, $40 family. 978-546-3551, www.rockportucc.org
Somerville: Utsav is an Indian word meaning feast day, or festival. This festival celebrates Punjabi and Sikh culture and traditions including bhangra dancing, gatka (a form of martial arts), and other performances. Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. Union Square Plaza, intersection of Somerville Avenue and Washington Street. Free. 617-955-0080, www.somervilleartscouncil.org