Globe West Best Bets

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.


Arlington: Local arts venues have teamed with Mexican restaurants for a Dia de los Muertos Fiesta, featuring traditional Mexican food and drink as well as crafts activities making colorful “Day of the Dead’’ flowers and skull decorations, Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., in East ­Arlington’s Capitol Square business district. Free. www.capitolsq.com.


Natick: Join a Travel & Taste tour of Australia’s unique wildlife and landscapes, from Sydney to the Northern Territory, during a slide show and dinner Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. $29, includes dinner; $12 lecture only. 508-655-2296, www.massaudubon.org.

Needham: Longwood Opera is presenting Gioachino Rossini’s classic comic opera, “The Barber of Seville,’’ sung in English, Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave. $23, $18 seniors, $15 students, $13 ages 10 and younger. www.longwood­opera.org.

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