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.


Marblehead: Marblehead Little Theatre presents Betty Lautner and Friends in “A Valentine For You.” The show is produced by Dayle Parsons, and written and directed by Lautner. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St., $23. 310-941-3788,


Medford: “Celebrating Ella” features Tufts performance faculty vocalist Patrice Williamson in a glimpse into the life of the queen of swing, Ella Fitzgerald. Sunday, 7 p.m. Distler Performance Hall, 20 Talbot Ave. 617-627-3679.

Rockport: Rockapella delivers tight harmonies, soulful vibes, and creative vocal jazz arrangements. The group creates an astonishing full-band sound that seems impossible — no instruments, no tracks, just their voices. Saturday, 8 p.m. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. $55, $45, $30. 978-546-7391,

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