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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.

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Arlington: The NewStage Dance Company, a Lexington-based troupe of adult women, presents “5, 6, 7, 8: A Dancer’s Journey,’’ sharing the experiences of a performance from its creation through the nerve-racking audition process to the thrill of a standing ovation, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. $15. 781-648-6220, www.newstagedance.org.

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Brookline: The New Center for Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Boston Jewish Film Festival and Boston Jewish Music Festival, will host a live, multi­media presentation of a 1918 silent cinema classic, “The Yellow Ticket,” featuring a new score by violinist and foremost klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals that she will perform alongside piano virtuoso Marilyn Lerner, Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St. $25. 617-734-2500, www.ncacboston.org.

Natick: “Ernest Hemingway Alive! Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness” relives days from WWI through the inauguration of JFK in Richard Clark’s retelling of the author’s remarkable life, in a rough and tumble journey into the heart, mind, and soul of one of the 20th century’s greatest literary figures, Wednesday, 3 p.m., at the Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central St. Free. 508-647-6520, www.morseinstitute.org.

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Newton: Enjoy a special program of classical guitar music selected in honor of Cinco de Mayo featuring Zaira Meneses, a New England Conservatory faculty member, and conservatory students studying under renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk Saturday, 3 p.m., at the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St. Free. 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.org.

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