This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more listings, go to www.boston.com.
Acton:Harmonie Transverse features piccolos and flutes from C to contra bass in a concert Saturday, 7 p.m., at South Acton Congregational Church, 35 School St. $9, $16 family maximum. www.southactoncc.org.
Arlington: Galapagos Puppets presents “Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven” Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. $7. 781-648-6220, www.galapagospuppets.blogspot.com.
Newton: The New Philharmonia Orchestra and violin soloist Adrian Anantawan perform Saturday, 8 p.m., and next Sunday, 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Newton, 848 Beacon St. $10-$45. 617-244-2997, www.newphil.org.