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: In a performance postponed by last weekend’s snowstorm, the Rebecca Parris Trio will present a romantic evening of America’s favorite love songs, with the acclaimed jazz vocalist backed by pianist Brad Hatfield, bassist Peter Kontrimas, and drummer Jim Lattini, Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $18-$28. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
Brookline: The Brookline Poetry Series will feature George Kalogeris and Allison Adair reading from their works, followed by an open mic for local spoken-word performers, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Public Library of Brookline’s main branch, 361 Washington St. Open-mic signups at 1:45 p.m. 617-629-2541, www.brooklinelibrary.org.
Newton: Using artifacts from Historic Newton’s collections, and real stories from Angino family members who lived on what is now the Newton Community Farm, explore what life on a farm would have been like for kids in past centuries, then prepare some seeds for planting in the spring Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington St. Registration required; $30 per family (4 people maximum, with at least one adult). 617-796-1450, www.historicnewton.org
Wellesley: Jenny Olivia Johnson presents “Glass Heart and Other Stories,’’ a program of original multimedia compositions in conjunction with the opening of her sight and sound installation at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum, Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Houghton Memorial Chapel on the college campus, 106 Central St. A preconcert reception is 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. in the museum’s lobby. new.wellesley.edu/music.