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 .
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 .
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 .