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.
Braintree: On1 Magazine presents “ArtNation: A Night of Fun & Entertainment” featuring live music, open mic, poetry/spoken word, dancing, and networking in a creative, open-minded and relaxed atmosphere. This is an 18+ event (please bring ID), cash bar available and free food. Friday, 8 to 11 p.m. Jai Yoga Braintree, 871 Washington St. $5-$10. 781-849-0300, http://on1mag.blogspot.com.
Hingham: The film “Switch” delivers straight answers to today’s most controversial energy questions, as energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St. Free. 781-741-1405, www.hinghamlibrary.org.
Norwood: “Next to Normal” is a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Norwood Theatre, 109 Central St. $23 to $27. www.vendini.com.
Weymouth: Award-winning Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen in concert with special guests Mike Delaney and Ken Porter perform in a fund-raiser for the New England Wildlife Center. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Catbird Cafe, New England Wildlife Center. $5. 781-682-4878, http://wildlife-education-center.com.