This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Ipswich: Robert Frost was described by a friend as “a good poet, but a bad man.” Join professional actor J.T. Turner as he brings America’s great poet to life, and hear the stories behind his work. Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. The Meeting House, One Meetinghouse Green. $10. www.theactorscompany.wix.com/jtactor
Marblehead: The Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble performs works of Bach, Reger, and Arnold. Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Old North Church, 35 Washington St. Donations. 781-631-1244, www.kaleidoscopechamber.com
North Andover: The Evan Goodrow Band brings its original sound blending Motown, jazz, blues, and dance influences to Crossroads Coffeehouse. Saturday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m. Crossroads Coffeehouse, 3 Great Pond Road. $15. 978-687-3960, www.crossroadscoffeehouse.org