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.
Braintree: Jumpin’ Juba mixes blues from Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans with roots-y rock and roll, jazz, and Latin flavors. They will play at a beach concert. Thursday, 6 p.m. Smith Beach, Vinedale Road. Free. www.stevehurl.com.
Cohasset: Comedian Jeff Dunham returns to the Music Circus with his suitcase posse of fan favorites: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Jose Jalapeno. Jeff has been working on his ventriloquist act since the 3d grade. Friday, 8 p.m. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St. $93 & $73. 781-383-9850, www.themusiccircus.org.
Mansfield: Keith Urban’s profile has been higher than ever since joining “American Idol” on the judges’ panel. The summer concert season puts him back on the road, touring behind 2011’s “Get Closer.” He’s bringing guests Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch. Saturday, 7 p.m. Comcast Center, 885 S. Main St. 508-339-2333, www.livenation.com.
Marshfield: Anita Hodge’s novel, “Acadia Lost,” highlights the Grand Deportment that became the hallmark of General John Winslow’s career. Thursday, 7 p.m. 1699 Winslow House & Cultural Center, 634 Careswell St. $5. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org.