This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more listings, go to www.boston.com.
Brookline: Cambridge writer Tehila Lieberman reads from her short-story collection “Venus in the Afternoon,” and Brookline poet Jennifer Barber reads from her new collection, “Given Away,” Monday, 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St. Free. 617-566-6660, www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com.
Lexington: Winsor Music ‘s annual Thanksgiving concert features Peggy Pearson and friends performing works by J.S. Bach, Joan Tower and John Harbison at 8 p.m. Saturday at Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave. $20, seniors $15, free for ages 9-18. www.winsormusic.org.
Newton: Robert Gerst, author of “Make Film History: Rewrite, Reshoot, and Recut the World’s Greatest Films,” discusses how to unleash your inner artist Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. Free. 617-796-1360, www.newtonfreelibrary.net.