Director Bobcat Goldthwait at Comicon with Robin Williams. (AFI Silver Theatre)
THU 10

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival The eighth annual showcase of new horror cinema from around the world includes 22 features and 29 shorts. Bobcat Goldthwait will hold a Q&A session at the screening of his new film, “Willow Creek,” about the search for Bigfoot, which kicks off the festival Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Festival continues through Oct. 19. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. $12 each, festival pass $125, 10 or more tickets $10 each.

BSO: The Streisand Songbook Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway sings the music of Barbra Streisand with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $31-$94.

Julieta Venegas The Mexican pop singer stops by on her Los Momentos Tour. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $35.

FRI 11

REpurpose/REstrike Print Symposium Pyramid Atlantic’s first printmaking symposium offers demonstrations, a panel discussion on creative entrepreneurship and a student portfolio showcase. Workshop Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., symposium Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-608-9101. Workshop $120; symposium $20, students $15.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival The three-day show features craft demonstrations, live music, food, children’s entertainment and more. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. 800-210-9900. $10, age 11 and younger free.

Orion Weiss The pianist, who has performed with major American orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic, plays selected sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti and works by Enrique Granados. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $30.

“War of the Worlds” and “When Welles Collide” Sandy Spring Theatre Group presents the end-of-the-world radio show and a similar 15-minute play with a modern spin. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 27. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. $16, Gaithersburg residents $14, students $9.

Lee Brice The country star is known for his No. 1 hits “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love” and “I Drive Your Truck.” With the Chris Lane Band. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. $26.

SAT 12

Storybook Parade and Birthday Bash Noyes Library celebrates its 120th birthday with costumed characters, children’s book authors, a magic show and more. The event begins with a ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by a parade at 10:30 a.m. from the library to Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell St.). At the town hall, cake will be served with a magic show by Mike Perello, a bake s ale and children’s authors. Book donations encouraged. In case of inclement weather, all events will be held at Kensington Town Hall. 9:45 a.m.-noon. Noyes Library for Young Children, 10237 Carroll Pl., Kensington. 301-929-5533. . Free.

Greek Festival Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington holds its 52nd annual festival at a new location. The event features traditional Greek cuisine, beer and wines, live music, a Greek Marketplace, children’s activities and more. Saturday noon-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-9192. Free.

Playhouse Puppetry Slam This showcase of three-to-10-minute skits and sketches explores the adult side of puppetry. Ages 15-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 7 and 9 p.m. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. $15.

“The Baltimore Waltz” A woman and her brother tour Europe trying to find a cure for her unusual illness in Paula Vogel’s drama. Continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Saturday. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. $20, seniors and students $18.

Sutton Foster The two-time Tony winner performs Broadway showstoppers and songs from her debut solo album, “Wish.” 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $26-$78, government employees $20.

SUN 13

Oktoberfest at the Kentlands The 22nd annual event features horse-drawn wagon rides, Bavarian food, music and dancing. Noon-5 p.m. Main Street Pavilion in the Kentlands, Main Street and Hart Road, Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. Free.

“Lucky Stiff” A man in line to inherit $600,000 must convince people that his dead uncle is alive to claim the money. Continues Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. $10, seniors and students $8.

Lecture: Baltimore Beer Rob Kasper will give a presentation titled “Baltimore Beer: A Satisfying History of Charm City Brewing,” at a meeting of the Culinary Historians of Washington. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979. Free.

Nebiur Arellano An exhibition of paintings on silk, inspired by ancient Peruvian textiles, closes Sunday. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. Free.

MON 14

Donovan Lyons A collection of mixed-media works by Lyons continues through Nov. 26. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. Free.

TUE 15

Les Violons du Roy The Quebec-based chamber orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe in a performance of Telemann’s Orchestral Suite in C, Haydn’s cantata “Ariadne auf Naxos,” Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D and Handel’s “Giulio Cesare.” 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $29-$70, government employees $20.

WED 16

“Hotel Rwanda” A screening of Terry George’s 2004 film about a hotel manager in Rwanda who housed Tutsi refugees during the 1994 genocide in that country is followed by a discussion with professors Rachel Sullivan and Benedict Ngala. 5:30 p.m. Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Dr., Germantown. 301-279-5000. Free.

Loren Westbrook-Fritts and Primitivity Rock cellist and Strathmore Artist in Residence alum Westbrook-Fritts returns with his band, whose second album, “Evolution,” includes acoustic ballads and modern rock songs. 7:30 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. $17.

— Compiled by Carrie Donovan

from staff reports