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.


Brookline: Join the sixth annual Brookline Bike Parade, a 5-mile loop that will start promptly at 1 p.m. Sunday at Amory Park, 45 Amory St., where postride festivities continue until 3 p.m. Same-day registrations and free bike safety checks begin at noon. 617-730-2336, www.brookline­bikes.org.

Framingham: The Framingham History Center House Tour, designed for people who have an interest in history, real estate, or arhitecture, with stops including a dramatic contemporary house with walls of glass looking over Lake Cochituate, a gracious New York Colonial that showcases the owner’s fine carpentry skills, and an expanded Campanelli ranch with a luxurious renovation that emphasizes the timeless appeal of single-level living, takes place Sunday, noon-5 p.m., starting at 16 Vernon St. $25, $30. 508-872-3780, www.framinghamhistory.org/house-tour.


Framingham: The MetroWest Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Peter Cokkinias, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger,’’ “Voices of Spring’’ by Strauss, and an original composition, “Overture to van Gogh,” by orchestra member Evan Cadavieco at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Keefe Technical School auditorium, 750 Winter St. $15; students and seniors $10; ages 12 and younger, free. www.metrowestsymphony.org.

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Newton: Historic Newton’s 31st annual fund-raising Newton House Tour features private homes that highlight interior design, architecture, and historic renovation Sunday, noon-5 p.m., starting at the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St. Advance tickets $25, $35. 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.org.

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