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Globe West Best Bets

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.


Arlington: The annual Feast of the East features free activities, delectable dishes, and entertainment along Massachusetts Avenue from the Capitol Theater block to Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 781-646-2200,

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Brookline: A discussion on young adult literature features authors Gina Damico, A.C. Gaughen, Diana Renn, and Jacquelyn Mitchard on Saturday, 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St. Free. 617-566-6660,

Brookline: The Friends of the Minot Rose Garden will host its seventh annual Rose Stroll, a community celebration that allows visitors to wander among 12 beds of flowers, Sunday, 1-3 p.m., at Minot Rose Garden, Browne and Saint Paul streets. Free. Rain date June 23.

Concord: The Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord presents Franz Lehár’s operetta “The Merry Widow,” English adaptation by Quade Winter and directed by Kathy Lague, with the lead roles performed by Robin Farnsley and Ray Bauwens, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden. $25. 978-369-7911,

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