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.
Medford: In “Hiking to Siberia,” Lawrence Millman follows the trail of a woman who once tried to walk (and row) from New York City to Siberia. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m. Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St. Free. 781-391-7171, www.bestsellers-cafe.com
Somerville: At the East Broadway Foodie Crawl, take a cultural crawl through the East Somerville restaurant corridor and discover Somerville’s best kept culinary secrets. The authentic foods will take you straight to the sights and smells of Ethiopia, the tastes of El Salvador, and other cuisines. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6-9:30 p.m. Mudflat Pottery School, 149 Broadway. $20. 617-628-0589, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/433071
Stoneham: Paddy the white-cheeked gibbon will turn 2 years old in September. In honor of this special occasion, guests are invited to celebrate at a birthday party for Paddy. Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St. $14, ages 2-12 $10, seniors $12. Children under 2 are free. 781-438-5100, www.stonezoo.org
Winthrop: The Winthrop Playmakers present “Godspell,” a modern retelling of the New Testament parables from The Gospel of Matthew. The play uses modern music with lyrics from traditional hymns to tell the story of the teachings of Jesus. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Also Sept. 20-22. Winthrop Playmakers, 60 Hermon St. $15-$20. 617-539-1175, www.winthropplaymakers.com