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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.


Framingham: Acclaimed pianist Monica Tessitore will perform the works of Brazilian composers Claudio Santoro, Octavio Maul, Ernesto Nazareth, and Heitor Villa-Lobos at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St. The free performance will open the weeklong 18th Brazilian Independence Day Festival, with events also taking place in Boston through Sept. 12. 508-532-5570,

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Lincoln: The 31st annual Codman Fine Arts and Crafts Festival features the work of more than 100 local artisans, with their offerings including wooden furniture and toys, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, knitted sweaters and throws, children’s clothing, metalware, and folk carvings, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road. $5; children under 12 free. 781-259-8098,

Littleton: Family Pajama Jam is a musical story hour for families with young children, with the audience invited to attend in pajamas and sing, dance, play instruments, and hear stories Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Hill Music Center, 36 King St. Free. 978-486-9524.

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