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: “Tattoo Nation,” which tells the story of a few people who helped transform the world of tattoo, and the way we think about tattoos, from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you, will be screened April 4-5, 7:30 p.m., and April 5, 9:30 p.m., at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $8 advance, $10 day of show. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
Newton: The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents “Koch,” in which first-time filmmaker Neil Barsky gives us an intimate portrait of the combative, funny, blunt and intensely private former New York City mayor Ed Koch, along with a history of a city on the precipice, next Thursday, 7 p.m., at West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St. $15; $12 students and seniors. 617-964-6060, www.bjff.org.
Watertown: Author Lucine Kasbarian and Library Journal editor Wilda Williams, as part of International Children’s Book Day, will discuss the challenges and benefits of producing children’s books, including insights from their work inside publishing, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, 65 Main St. $5 suggested donation. 617-926-2562, www.almainc.org.