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Things to do west of Boston May 24-Aug. 31

This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more information, go to and search music, restaurants, arts and crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.


Belmont: The historic 1853 Homer House opens its series of weekly summer tours on Saturday in conjunction with a new exhibition, “Winslow Homer’s Croquet Summer,” which explores the series of croquet images created by the artist when he lived in town just after the Civil War. The tours continue Saturdays through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at 661 Pleasant St. $10; $5 students and seniors; children age 12 and younger admitted free. 617-484-4892,

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Waltham: The Waltham Arts Council and Watch City Players present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore,” a pseudo-melodramatic ghost story, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., at Arthur J. Clark Government Center, 119 School St. Donations.

Watertown: A CD release concert featuring a pair of duos, Ed & Neil Pearlman, and Katie McNally & Eric McDonald, will be preceded by a jam session led by Jenna Moynihan and Janine Randall on Saturday, 6:30 p.m., at the Canadian-American Club, 202 Arlington St. $12 ($8 for session musicians). 617-924-9827,

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