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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 through-out Greater Boston.

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Brookline: Brookline Music School hosts an open house and instrument petting zoo, an interactive event for children and adults that also features live music by faculty and students, Sunday, 1-3 p.m., at 25 Kennard Road. Free. 617-277-4593, www.bmsmusic.org.

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Framingham: From the cofounder and producer of Jerkus Circus (America’s most delinquent traveling variety show), comes the “James Bond 007 Cabaret,’’ featuring favorite tunes from the movies performed by chanteuse Niki ­Luparelli and the Gold Diggers, Friday at 8 p.m. at the Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. $20, $19 students and seniors, $17 members, $10 ages 11 and younger. 508-405-2787, www.amazingthings.org.

Watertown: F.U.D.G.E. Theatre presents “Parade,” a musical drama recounting the story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in 1913 Georgia who is on trial for the murder of a factory girl, with his only defenders a governor with a conscience and, eventually, Frank’s wife, Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St. $15-$25. 617-923-0100, www.fudgetheatre.com.

Watertown: Jazz @ the Arsenal presents a night of groovin’ music with the powerfully expressive singer Darcel Wilson and the Rhythm & Soul Project, performing originals as well as songs by Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder, Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St. $20, $18 members, $15 students. 617-923-0100, www.arsenalarts.org.

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