This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
Newton: The Laurel & Hardy Society of Boston presents “1950s Saturday Night at the Movies,” which features seven silent films starring the pair of comedians as revived in 1958, plus musical shorts with Bill Haley and other rock ’n’ roll acts, and a chapter from an action serial, Saturday, 7:45 p.m., at the Union Church in Waban, 14 Collins Road. $10. home.sprintmail.com/~2macgillivrays.
Natick: At a summer photography workshop, learn from a pro how to use natural light, perspective, depth of field and other field techniques to capture images that bring the viewer right into this special world Saturday, 2:30 to 5 p.m., at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. $55. 508-655-2296, www.massaudubon.org.
Newton: Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and your dancing shoes as Stacey Peasley and her band bring audiences to their feet Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at West Newton Common, Elm and Webster streets. Rain location is the Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada St. Free. www.newtoncommunitypride.org.
Framingham: “Urinetown, the Musical,” a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold, will be presented by the Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, in a production featuring high school students as the cast, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Dwight Theater, Framingham State University. $14-$18. www.pacmetrowest.org.