This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.comand search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Gloucester: Join in the Cape Ann community for the Taste of Cape Ann. This annual event sees 25 local restaurants and vendors celebrating an evening of food and fund-raising for the Y. Through the generous support of the Cape Ann community spearhead.Thursday, 6 p.m. Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square. $25. 978-282-9700, www.northshoreymca.org
Medford: The Mystic River Celebration features live musical and dance performances, artisan crafts, local businesses and organizations, food, and a public art installation. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Condon Shell on the Mystic River, Mystic Valley Parkway. Free. www.cacheinmedford.org
North Andover: Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin’ and hard timin’, honky tonk music that is simultaneously casual and complex. Saturday, 8 p.m. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road. $15. 978-687-3960, www.crossroadscoffeehouse.org