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.
Natick: In “Birds of the Charles River,” enjoy a guided paddle down one of the most beautiful stretches of the Charles River looking for warblers, kingfishers, hawks, great blue herons and a variety of nesting birds Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, starting at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. $30-$35. 508-655-2296, www.massaudubon.org.
Watertown: Fancy That hosts “Tea at Two” with local author Katrina Avila Munichiello reading from her new book, “A Tea Reader: Living Life One Cup at a Time,” Thursday, 2 p.m., at the Commander’s Mansion on Talcott Avenue. $24. 617-926-7755, www.teaandwhatnot.com.
Belmont: Second Friday Coffeehouse features Richard Curzi and Positive Energy, Blood Mountain Brothers, Linden Singers, and Spinal Cracker at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Church in Belmont, 404 Concord Ave. $10, $5 students and seniors. 617-484-0180, www.uubelmont.org/coffeehouse.
Watertown: Red Oblivion, the latest band to break out of Berklee College of Music, rocks the Arsenal Center for the Arts, opening its Play in the Black Box series Friday, 7:30 p.m., at 321 Arsenal St. $12, $8 students. 617-923-0100, www.arsenalarts.org.
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