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.


Rockport: Join Grammy-award winners Debbie and Friends for “Story Songs and Sing-Alongs,” a rockin’ musical journey through classic children’s tales and original songs. Debbie Cavalier is a trained musician and a music educator who is vice president for online learning and continuing education at Berklee College of Music. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church. $8, children age 2 and under free. 978-546-3551,

Somerville: Join Groundwork Somerville for its annual Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival. Watch as sap gathered from local trees is boiled down into maple syrup over a fire. There will be children’s activities, tapping demos, and more, as part of an urban sugaring operation. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave. Free.


Winchester: Musicians Eden MacAdam-Somer (fiddle/vocals) and Larry Unger (guitar/banjo) from the band Notorious present a concert that spans many styles and continents. Friday, 8 p.m., Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main St. $15, $10 seniors, $5 children. 781-646-8538.

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Winthrop: What you Will, a newly formed Boston-based Shakespeare company, presents Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night.” Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.; Winthrop Playhouse, 60 Hermon St. $10. 617-539-1175,

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