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.
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.
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.