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Monument Valley is one of the works in the Somerville Toy Camera Festival, which features toy camera photography, through June 29 at five locations in the city.
Theresa Marie Kelliher
Monument Valley is one of the works in the Somerville Toy Camera Festival, which features toy camera photography, through June 29 at five locations in the city.

Literature

Medford: What’s a beach read? According to Bestsellers Cafe, it is a romance novel, a story with a beach setting, light reading, or a book you just cannot put down. The Cafe presents several authors who fit the bill at a Beach Reads Author Festival: Elisabeth Elo, Elizabeth Graver, Ann Hood, Paul Mazzarella, Holly Robinson, Lisa Borders, Deborah Doucette, William Kuhn, Edith Maxwell, and Kristin Bair O’Keefe. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High St. 781-391-7171, www.bestsellers-cafe.com .

Art

Somerville: The Somerville Toy Camera Festival features toy camera photography, a toy camera workshop, an author talk, and a panel discussion at locations around the city. Thursday through June 29 at the Nave Gallery, Nave Annex, Washington Street Arts Center, Somerville Museum, and Brickbottom Gallery. www.somervilletoycamera.org .

Music

Salem: The Back Bay Ringers present a spring concert featuring Michael Helman’s “Sonata in Baroque Style,” familiar tunes, and classical transcriptions. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $15, $12 students and seniors. Salem State University Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. www.backbayringers.org .

Milva DiDomizio

Milva DiDomizio can be reached at milva.didomizio@globe.com.