The spectacle and pageantry of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, are captured in the IMAX film "Olympic Glory," shown hourly through March 9 at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. in Baltimore. Museum admission, which includes the movie, is $10.50, $9 for seniors and $7.50 for children 4 through 12 (younger free). Call 410/685-5225.
Opera singers, tarantella dancers, face painting, pasta, pizza, wine and an arts and crafts fair are featured at Festa Italiana, Sunday from 11 to 6 on Third Street NW between F and G streets (Metro: Judiciary Square). Admission is free. Call 301/249-5524.
Digging Up the Past
Explore more than 10,000 years of Alexandria's human history and take part in hands-on archaeology activities, enjoy living history demonstrations, and sample Native American recipes at the Alexandria Archaeology Festival, Saturday from noon to 5 at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. The festival also includes the 12:30 p.m. opening of the 22-mile Heritage Trail in Ramsay Alley, the 100 block of North Fairfax Street. A 15-mile bicycle tour to celebrate the opening of the trail starts at 11; riders should meet at the Jones Point Park parking lot, on the south end of South Royal Street. It's all free. Call 703/838-4399.
Oktoberfest in Germantown
The Germantown Oktoberfest features Bavarian dancers, German bands, hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin painting and wursts of all kinds, Saturday from 10 to 5 at Phillips Farm, 13710 Schaeffer Dr., Germantown. The festival starts Friday from 6 to 9 with a hot-air balloon glow and a concert by the Fabulous Hubcaps. Admission is free both days. Free buses will run to the festival site from the MARC station at Route 118 and Bowman Mill Road Friday from 5 to 10 and Saturday from 9:30 to 5:30. Call 240/777-6821.