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

Newton: The Boston Cello Quartet (above), formed by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, presents a special concert blending classical, jazz, and contemporary music Sunday, 4 p.m., at the All Newton Music School, 321 Chestnut St. Tickets $30; $20 seniors, and free for ages 9 to 18. 617-527-4553,

Wellesley: The Wellesley Symphony presents “Out of This World,” featuring hornist Kevin Owen in a program including Richard Strauss’ fanfare from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Thomas Oboe Lee’s “Pluto: Lord of the Underworld,” Debussy’s “Claire de Lune,” Holst’s “Mars, the Bringer of War,” and Williams’s “Flying Theme’’ from “E.T.,” Sunday, 3 p.m., at Mass. Bay Community College, 50 Oakland St. Tickets $25; seniors and students $20; children under 12, free.

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Wellesley: Junot Díaz (left), the author of “Drown” and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize among a handful of top honors, reads from his works and answers questions Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., as part of the Distinguished Writer Series at Wellesley College’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 106 Central St. Free. 781-283-2608,