This is our pick the best events of the burbs. For more information, go to www.boston.com .
Arlington: In a performance by Debbie and Friends (right), kids become the Big Bad Wolf and blow the house down, fix Rosie’s wrong rhymes, and test their skills with the Simon Says Song. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St. $10, $8 children and seniors. 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com.
Arlington: True Story Theater, an Arlington-based improvisational theater company, wants to hear about your life and will honor each story through the power of improvisatory drama, music, and movement. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Arlington Center, 369 Massachusetts Ave. 781-316-0282, www.arlingtoncenter.org.
Brookline: The Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music presents the percussion duo Loop 2.4.3, soprano Jessica Cooper, pianist Scott Nicholas, cellist Rob Bethel, and the Black Brunel Carlson Trio in a program featuring a new work for soprano, clarinet, and piano by John Heiss; new works for clarinet, viola, and piano by Libby Larsen and Gordon Jacob; and the premiere of “Focal Point” by Pamela Marshall. Friday, 8 p.m., at the All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St. $15, $10 students and seniors. 617-738-1810, improvortex.blogspot.com.