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This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


Newton: The 23d annual Project Manna Concert, a fund-raiser for the soup kitchen and food pantry at Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church in Cambridge, will feature the church’s choir along with the Boston Pops Gospel Choir, Love Tones from the Myrtle Baptist Church, New England Conservatory Gospel Choir (below), and choirs from Temple Emanuel, Gann Academy, and Temple Aliyah in Needham at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St. $20, $15 students and seniors. 617-558-8100,

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Newton: The New Philharmonia Orchestra and the New World Chorale will present “The Beauty of Brahms” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. next Sunday at First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon St. Tickets $10 to $30. 617-244-2997,


Newton: Choose from a wide variety of vegetable and herb plants, and receive advice from expert gardeners, during Newton Community Farm’s annual seedling sale from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday at 303 Nahanton St. $5 per four- or six-pack of seedlings; cash or check only.

Waltham: Listen to the blues-swing-jazz music of the Duke Robillard Band while checking out the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation’s exhibitions during the annual Green Space Blues Jam, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at the museum, 154 Moody St. The event benefits open space and nature trails in Waltham and nearby communities. Tickets $50-$60. 781-893-5410,

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