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: Learn about the processes and inspirations of the eight participating artists in “Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story,” a group exhibition of narrative paintings, prints, and sculpture, during a talk and reception for the summer show Friday at 7 p.m. at 13FOREST Gallery, 167 Massachusetts Ave. Free. 781-641-3333, www.13forest.com.

Brookline: Come out to “Boston’s Home of Happy Feet” for the Uptown Swing Dance, featuring music geared to the Lindy hop, swing and balboa, in an fun and friendly atmosphere with people of all experience levels — beginners are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner — Sunday, 6:45 p.m., at Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St. $15 ($10 with student ID). 617-277-9155, www.hoptothebeat.com.


Watertown: The Yo-Yo People present a show with yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos on 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while wild people are hula hooping and unicycling Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St. Free. 617-972-6436, www.watertownlib.org.

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