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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.


Framingham: The Metrowest Symphony opens its season with a “Fall Gala” performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, plus music by Puccini, Saint-Saens, and Offenbach, Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School’s auditorium, 750 Winter St. $20 suggested donation.

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Waltham: The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Zombies! Witches! Vacuum Cleaners!” — featuring Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre,” Dvorak’s “Noon Witch,” Poulsen’s “Five Songs on Edgar Allan Poe,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” and other works — Sunday, 3 p.m., at the Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington St. $20; seniors $15; children free with paying adult. 781-314-5560,


Watertown: The Text & conText series presents filmmaker Sandra Jaffe and a screening of her documentary, “Our Mockingbird,” which focuses on a collaborative production of Harper Lee’s iconic work “To Kill a Mockingbird” by two Birmingham, Ala., high schools, Monday, 7 p.m., at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St. $5. 617-923-0100,

Wellesley: Ang Lee, an internationally renowned director whose numerous honors include three Academy Awards, and James Schamus, the screenwriter for the majority of his films, take part in a moderated conversation and answer questions from the audience Saturday, 10:30 a.m., in Alumnae Hall’s auditorium on the Wellesley College campus, 106 Central St. Free.

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