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    This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For moreinformation, go towww.boston.comand search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.

    EVENTS

    Beverly: Like their best-selling books, Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt’s “A Couple of Blaguards” is an autobiographical account of their years growing up poor in Ireland and immigrating to America. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Through Oct. 27. Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St. $39, $36 seniors. 978-922-6313, bluefrog.showare.com.

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    Essex: At Pumpkin Day, take a hay wagon ride through the fields. to choose a jack-o’-lantern from the pumpkin patch. Decorate and carve pumpkins,compete in a pumpkin pie-eating contest,make crafts, play games, and more. Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring St. $6, $4 ages 3-12, under 3 free. 978-768-3632, shop.historicnewengland.org. Hamilton: A Harry Potter Extravaganza features Potter-themed crafts, games, and more. Costumes encouraged, and muggles are welcome as well. No registration necessary, open to all ages. Saturday, 1 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. Free.

    Newburyport: Witches’ Night Out is Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. downtown, Tannery. www.newburyportchamber.org.

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