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.
Concord: The Great Gatsby Fall Ball features dinner, dancing, and drinks in the style of the gilded era, with period dress recommended for the event boosting the Trustees of Reservations, Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Manse, 269 Monument St. $100. 978-610-6633, www.thetrailsendcafe.com/great-gatsby-fall-ball.
Needham: Livingston Taylor, who first picked up the guitar at the age of 13 and began a 40-year career that has encompassed performing, songwriting and teaching, will take the stage Saturday at 8 p.m. at James Hugh Powers Hall, 1471 Highland Ave. $25 to $30; remaining tickets available only through four-concert package. www.greathallperformance.org.
Weston: Motown Forever features five male and three female vocalists backed by a powerhouse band performing all the classics Friday, 7:30 p.m., in Casey Theatre at Regis College, 235 Wellesley St. Tickets $15, $10 seniors, students; $5 ages 11 and younger. www.regiscollege.edu.