This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.comand search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Arlington: The fourth annual Rock ’n’ Soul Holiday Concert features Gary Hoey, Charlie Farren, Jon Butcher, Danny Klein’s Full House, Casey Desmond (below), plus Barrence Whitfield, Doug Bell, Hirsch Gardner, Chris Fitz, John Powhida, and Brian Templeton at 8 p.m. next Sunday at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $25, $30. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
Framingham: Naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell helps celebrate winter solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year as well as the first day of winter, with history and lore, poetry, stories and a walk outdoors to enjoy the setting sun and light the ceremonial “Fireball,” Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road. $12, $10 members. 508-877-7630, www.new- englandwild.org/learn.
Lexington: The Boston Camerata presents “The Brotherhood of the Star: A Hispanic Christmas 1300-1700,” featuring works from Spanish-speaking countries under the direction of Joel Cohen, with the woman’s choir Les Fleurs des Caraibes joining as guests, Friday, 8 p.m., at Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Massachusetts Ave. $22-$46, $10 students. 781-862-4220, www.bostoncamerata.org.