Globe West Best Bets

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.


Needham: Anthony Kearns, one of the founding members of the Irish Tenors, will perform a fund-raising concert for the St. Joseph Parish’s schools Saturday, 7 p.m., at 1382 Highland Ave. $35 concert only; $50 for concert and reception. 781-444-0245,

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Newton: Newton Jazz & Wine Festival presents “Jazz-In-The-Yard,” featuring a lineup that includes Cruzamente and the Fred Woodard Trio performing in a great outdoor setting, Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. at the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St. Bring lawn chairs, blankets. Free. 617-796-1450,

Wellesley: In “Galileo’s Muse,” discover the delightful and surprising relationship between Galileo Galilei and the music of late Renaissance Italy through a multifaceted performance piece that tells the story of Galileo’s experience as a flute player and its influence on one of his most important scientific experiments, Saturday, 8 p.m., at the Wellesley College Science Center, 106 Central St. Free. 781-283-2077.