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: Acclaimed teen world music ensemble Village Harmony will perform music from Georgia, Bulgaria, South Africa, Corsica, Sardinia, and the United States, led by Patty Cuyler, Malkhaz Erkvanidze, Elitsa Stoineva, and Avery Book, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., at The First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. $10; $5 for those age 65 and over or under 18. 978-546-6638,

Rockport: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the venerable South African a cappella ensemble, has been performing for 50 years, and if anything is more profound and jubilatory than ever. A show is Monday, 8 p.m., at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. $65, $55, $45. 978-546-7391,



Salem: For the New England Pirate Faire, Pastimes will present the original adventure, “Felicity Dane and the Diamond in the Rough.” In this family-friendly interactive adventure, a plucky young girl finds herself an unlikely ally to Captain Anne Bonney. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. Salem Pioneer Village, Forest River Park. $14, $10 children 4-11, children 4 and under free. 978-867-4767,


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Somerville: “The Baltimore Waltz” is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s tragical-farcical love letter to her brother, Carl, who died of AIDS in 1988. Through Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. Unity Somerville, 6 William St. $12 to $15. for more information.

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