Best Bets

Globe North 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.


Beverly: If you love pie, then bring the whole family to a celebration of National Pie Day with a pie potluck and related stories with local storyteller Tony Toledo. Created by the American Pie Council, National Pie Day takes place annually in January and is dedicated to the celebration of pie. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Free. 978-921-6062,

Haverhill: Extraordinary guitar playing, profound lyrics, and a penetrating, raspy voice — Cliff Eberhardt has it all. No wonder he ranks on WUMB’s top 100 folk musicians list year after year. His performances are witty, self-assured, articulate, and soulful. Saturday, 8 p.m. New Moon Coffeehouse, 16 Ashland St. $20.


Rockport: Perennial favorite James Montgomery returns to Shalin for another riveting night of the blues. And for this event he is sharing the stage with three fixtures in the Boston music scene — Charlie Farren, Jon Butcher, and David Hull. Friday, 8 p.m. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. $20/$25/$35. 978-546-7391,

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Salem: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and the upcoming Black History Month, PEM presents a Human Rights Film Festival featuring six films dealing with human rights issues. Visit the website for film descriptions. Reservations requested by Jan.18. Jan. 19-21. Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square Mall. Free with museum admission. 978-745-9500,

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