This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Plymouth: The Capitol Steps, satirists of all things political, inject a dose of humor and musical madness into the business of politics. May 11, 8 p.m. $35 to $52. Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court St. www.improvasylum.com.
Quincy: What if Abraham Lincoln recorded his thoughts as he moved toward the realization that he must free the slaves? And what if that diary slipped from his fingers in 1862? A recently discovered letter written by Lincoln suggests that the diary exists and is waiting to be found. In the latest novel by William Martin, treasure hunters Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington race to uncover a document that could shake the foundation of Lincoln’s legacy. An author event for Martin takes place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free. Thomas Crane Library, 40 Washington St., 617-376-1301.
Scituate: The Choral Art Society of the South Shore presents Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” and Grieg’s “Holberg Suite.” May 11, 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 students and seniors. Scituate High School, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy., 781-925-6095, www.choralartsociety.org.Event organizers: submit items directly at www.boston.com/addevents.