This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
Brookline: In the interactive lecture “The Art of Small Talk,” examine attitudes toward small talk, engage in group exercises, and learn techniques for starting, joining, or gracefully exiting a conversation, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St. $6. 617-713-5003, www.brooklineadulted.org.
Lexington: The US Air Force Band of Liberty, based at Hanscom Air Force Base, presents a free outdoor concert for the whole family Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Hastings Park bandstand, Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road. 781-862-0500.
Wellesley: Daniel Ryan presents a recital on the Wellesley College carillon, featuring works by J.S. Bach, Geo Clement, Ronald Barnes, John Gouwens, and Sally Slade Warner, at 6 p.m. Saturday on the campus at 106 Central St. Free. 781-283-1000.