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Bob Dylan returns to perform at the Tsongas Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Tuesday evening.

Chris Pizzello/Associated Press/File 2012

Bob Dylan returns to perform at the Tsongas Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Tuesday evening.

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.


Danvers: At the Miss Pink Pageant, breast cancer survivors compete for a cause and fight for a cure. A formal three-course dinner, drinks, raffles (like autographed Patriots, Bruins, and Red Sox gear and much more), a chance to win a diamond pendant donated by Carter jewelers, and a chance to help raise funds for the local community through research, education, and basic medical needs. Saturday, 5-11 p.m. Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St. $500 for a table of 8 or $75 for individual tickets. 978-774-8622,

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Lowell: Bob Dylan returns to the Tsongas Center with Dawes. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. $48; $28 students. 978-934-5760,

Newburyport: Books in Bloom 2013 features live music, wine and beer, food, raffles, silent auctions, and book-themed floral displays. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Newburyport Library and the Newburyport Horticultural Society to support community programs. Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m. Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St. $25. 978-465-4428.

Rockport: Singer-songwriter Bob Franke’s songs are fueled by his deep faith and the real-life lessons taught him by 30-odd years of playing everywhere from concert halls to street corners. Franke has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes, and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces, and England. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church. $14, $12, advance, $9 seniors, $5 under 18, $28 families. 978-546-3551,

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