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.
Brockton:Henry P. Gravelle, author, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, will read a selected piece from his novel, “The Bamboo Heart.” This is both a meet the author and book wwap (bring a book you have read to swap for another) event. Today, 2-5 p.m. Temple Beth Emunah, 479 Torrey St. Free. 508-583-5810, www.templebethemunah.org.
Dedham: “Growing Up in Dedham” includes photographs, a girl’s sampler, 1820s pull toy “Dondervelt,” china tea sets, sports items, and more. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Through May. Dedham Historical Society, 612 High St. $2; $1 children. 781-326-1385.
Dedham:Award-winning Boston contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen (above) and folk/rock group Becky & the Hitmen in concert in an informal, intimate setting. Saturday, 8 p.m. Paradise Cafe, 565 High St. Free. 781-326-5674, www.facebook.com/paradisecafededham.
Quincy:The Dockside Saints will perform at a fund-raiser for Cops For Kids With Cancer. Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight. The Beachcomber, 797 Quincy Shore Drive. $10. www.facebook.com/CeiliAtTheComber.