Small Press Expo Hundreds of writers, artists and publishers of independent comics sell their works and congregate for talks, workshops and more. Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Bethesda. 301-822-9200. www.spxpo.com. One day $10, weekend $15.
Pyramid Atlantic Music Festival Communications, Jonny Grave and the Tombstones, and Wall of Sleep are among the rock bands performing at this festival that includes outdoor screen-printing demonstrations. 2:30-10:45 p.m. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-608-9101. www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org. $8.
“Flux: Water and Sound” A reception for Katherine Kavanaugh’s installation, which uses flowing water, includes a performance by composer David Smooke and other musicians. Reception 7-9 p.m., performance at 8 p.m. Exhibition continues through Oct. 10. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
“Skin” This exhibit of paintings, drawings and photos explores the art of tattoos and body modification. Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 3. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. Free.
Baron, Sapperstein and Nelson Painters Donna Baron and Marlene Sapperstein display their acrylics depicting waterways and landscapes. Valerie Nelson makes jewelry from jaspers and agates. Closes Sunday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/
“Alter/Altar: Meditations on the Past” Mixed-media drawings and sculptures by Ann Le, Hong-An Truong, Jerry Truong, Lien Truong and Viet Le. Opens Monday. Through Oct. 19. Montgomery College, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. 240-567-1368.
“Creative Images” Photographs by Diane Tuckman and Alan Kolnik. Through Sept. 23 by appointment. Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlandsmansion. Free.
Eric Scott This singer and bassist has written music for and performed with the likes of B.B. King, Ray Charles and Jimmy Buffett. He’ll perform his own pop, funk, rock and neo-soul at this performance. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $15.
Tyga MTV Jams presents the Closer to My Dreams Tour starring Tyga, the California rapper known for such hits as “Far Away” and “Faded.” 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.
“Glamour, Glitter, Glitz” An exhibit of apparel, art objects and home furnishings by members of Complex Weavers, an organization of handweavers, continues through Oct. 14. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
— Compiled by Carrie Donovan from staff reports