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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 throughout Greater Boston.

Vacation week EVENTS

Arlington: At “Sing-A-Long Sound of Music,” sit back and watch the original 1965 movie with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won’t miss a chance to sing your heart out. The audience takes over as the star of the show and almost anything can happen — the first rule of sing-along is there are no rules. The film screens Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m., Friday at 10:30 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $15, $12 seniors and children. ­781-646-4849, www.regent­theatre.com.

Newton: Greet winter with open arms at the family program “Stories in the Snow,” which will feature a reading of “Katy and the Big Snow” by Newton author Virginia Lee Burton, with the storytime followed by craft activities, hot ­cider and snacks Friday, 2 to 4 p.m., in Historic Newton’s Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St. $25 per family ($20 for members); includes museum admission, materials, and snack. Prepaid registration is required. 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.org.


Wellesley: Alexander, King of Jesters, who looks much like the joker on a deck of cards, will perform his blend of mischief and comedy — one moment he’s playing recorders in seemingly impossible ways, the next he’s juggling jingle bells, jiggling his rubber body, or stunning the audience with his arresting sight gags, all while speaking in a gibberish language he calls grammelot — Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St. 781-237-0485, www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org.

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