Globe West Best Bets

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


Lexington: Opera unMet presents their critically acclaimed performance of “The Ties That Bind’’ in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Through music, readings, and interactive participation, this celebration has drawn diverse audiences together in Boston for over 20 years to reflect on the works of Dr. King. Monday, 4 p.m. First Parish Unitarian Church, 7 Harrington Road. $15, $10 students and seniors. 781-862-8200.

Natick: Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don’t we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family to a Full Moon Owl Prowl, and learn about owl calls, behavior, and habitat and search for evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl. Saturday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St. $13, $8 children. 508-655-2296,


Weston: In “East Meets West: Dünya Evokes Istanbul in Music, c. 1500-1800,’’ six performers from the Dünya ensemble take you to old Istanbul. They draw on travelers’ tales; a sultan’s music director’s manuscript; popular, courtly, and religious music from East and West. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St. $30, $25 seniors, students free.

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