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This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


Brookline: The Brookline Symphony Orchestra presents a spring concert of works by Berlioz, Cimarosa, Mackenzie, and Brahms on Sunday, 8 p.m., at All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St. $10, $5 students and seniors. 617-738-1810,

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Concord: Enjoy asparagus, the first local crop of the season, starting with a tour of the fields at Verrill Farm and followed by an asparagus-themed buffet meal on May 25, 11 a.m., at 11 Wheeler Road. $25; reservations are required. 978-369-4494,

Natick: The 36th annual Birds and Breakfast features guided walks followed by a hearty meal, including pancakes and real maple syrup from Natick Community Organic Farm, starting at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. Sign up for 90-minute walks starting at 7, 8, 9 or 10 a.m.; breakfast is served until noon. Preregistration required. $17, $9 children. 508-655-2296,

Newton: Author Jane Roper will share some of the humorous, honest, and thought-provoking stories from her book, “Double Time: How I Survived — and Mostly Thrived — Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins,” Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn St. Free. 617-552-7158,

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