Globe North 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.


Burlington: Bay Colony Brass unites virtuoso brass performers and its own imaginative arrangers, combining the traditions of the British Brass Band with American brass ensemble, wind band, and orchestral traditions. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at St. Malachy Parish, 99 Bedford St. Free. 781-272-5111,

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Reading: Coolidge Middle School drama presents the “The Wizard of Oz.” The production features large-scale, digital backdrops as well as lavish sets. Dorothy, Toto, and friends will greet their fans at a character meet-and-greet immediately following the Sunday matinee. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road. $12, seniors, students $10. 781-944-8200.

Somerville: The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s “Family Concert: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” features Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, and Dukas’s “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Abe Dewing, celebrating his 20th season with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, narrates. Sunday, 4 p.m., at Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $15, $5. 617-718-2191,