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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.


Lowell: The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert is geared toward entertaining children. The theme of its latest concert is “Rule Britannia!” Families are encouraged to interact during the show and at the “Meet the Instruments” session after the performance. Sunday, 2 p.m., Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road. $10 donation. 978-452-2144,

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Lowell: Circle Health Broadway Series presents “Beauty and the Beast.” Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E. Merrimack St. 978-454-2299,


Melrose: The Melrose Symphony brings violinist Tessa Lark to perform Mendelssohn’s tuneful Violin Concerto in E minor. Opening the concert is Beethoven’s “Consecration of the House” Overture. Saturday, 8 p.m., Melrose Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. $29, $10 students. 781-979-4185,


Salem: William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” will be directed by Celena Sky April. “Henry IV” is the story of a boy becoming a man, and that man becoming a king, the heroic Henry V. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St. $15, $10 students and seniors. 978-542-6000,

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