Aeolus Quartet The internationally known quartet performs Brahms’s G Major Quintet and other works, joined by violist Michael Tree of the Schumann Trio and formerly of the Guarneri Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. www.strathmore.org . $28.
“Beertown” A municipal meeting in a small Midwestern city is the proceeding through which Dog & Pony D.C. tries to get an audience to behave as members of a proud, hard-pressed community voting on what to include in a time capsule. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m., continues Saturday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 19. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring.www.dogandponydc.com. $25.
“Rancho Mirage” A dinner party takes an unexpected turn when three couples start to be honest. Continues Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 20. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $31-$63.50.
“Today’s Realism” An exhibit of realist paintings by John Aquilino, Jacob Cooley, Jenness Cortez and others closes Thursday. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
“Form & Figure: Fine Art Nudes” Herb Perone, Erin Merritt and others display and discuss their figure photography. Reception Friday 6-9 p.m. Exhibit open through Oct. 29. Washington School of Photography, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. 301-654-1998. www.washingtonschoolofphotography.com. Free.
“Hamlet” Bedlam Theatre presents Shakespeare’s story of the Prince of Denmark as he tries avenge his father’s death. Continues Friday-Saturday at 7:45 p.m., Sunday at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Through Oct. 20. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. www.olneytheatre.org. $31-$63.50.
“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., Sunday at 2 p.m. Through Oct. 12. Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-593-6036. www.ssstage.org. $20, seniors and students $18.
“A Killing Game” A plague threatens to wipe out the cast (and audience) in Dog & Pony D.C.’s show. Opens Friday at 8 p.m., continues Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 17. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. www.dogandponydc.com. $25.
Chase Rice The country singer and former “Survivor: Nicaragua” contestant stops by on his Ready Set Roll Tour. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $15.
Jane Comfort and Company The company breaks from tradition by performing a work with no narrative, no text and no story and in which sound designer Brandon Wolcott and lighting designer Joe Levasseur act as equal collaborators with the choreographer. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. American Dance Institute, 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 866-811-4111. www.americandance.org. $30, seniors $20, students $15.
Red Molly The female Americana folk trio’s latest album, “Light in the Sky,” spent 20 weeks on the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 radio chart. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $25.
Melissa Miller, JoEllen Murphy, Richardene Forrest-Thweatt, Domenic Cicala An exhibit of oil paintings by Miller, pastels by Murphy, stonework by Forrest-Thweatt and photos by Cicala continues through Dec. 1. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/artsbarn. Free.
Silver Spring GreenFest Environmental concepts including climate change, alternative energy and sustainable food are covered in this festival featuring speakers, vendors of green products and services, environmental groups, hybrid and electric cars, demonstrations, food, music and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring. 240-328-8180. www.mygreenmontgomery.org/silver-spring-greenfest. Free.
“Goodnight Moon” The musical based on Margaret Wise Brown’s book about a bunny resisting bedtime continues Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Through Oct. 27. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org. $19.
Harvest Festival Get a taste of farm life from the 1850s to the present with farm machinery demonstrations, music by the Cider Press Boys and the Patuxent Partners, storytelling by Dogwood Dogs 4H Club, working sheepdog demonstrations, food, pumpkin painting, chestnut roasting and a corn maze. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-528-3492. www.aghistoryfarm.org. $10 per car.
Sandy Spring Museum open house The Sandy Spring Museum Artisans host their first open house and will continue monthly every third Saturday with music, refreshments and items for sale. Resident artists include a painter, a quilter, a silversmith, potters and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022. www.sandyspringmuseum.org. Free.
Taste of Bethesda The 24th annual food and music event will feature five stages of music and cultural performances, baked goods, a children’s area and local food vendors. Produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org. $5 for four tickets; each serving costs one to four tickets.
Bannockburn Music Festival The third annual festival offers a mix of genres: rock, folk, jazz, big band, women’s barbershop, a tween solo act, a horn trio and original world music. There will also be food vendors, arts and crafts. Proceeds will support the clubhouse maintenance fund. 12:30-9:30 p.m. Bannockburn Clubhouse, 6314 Bannockburn Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-9200. www.bannockburncommunity.org/festival.php. $10, children $5.
Eddie From Ohio The Virginia band has won six Washington Area Music Awards for Best Contemporary Folk Group. 8 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $32.
100 Feet of Brass The Bach Sinfonia presents seven trumpeters from across the country playing baroque music by Ernst Atlenburg, Biber, Zelenka and others. 8 p.m. Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-362-6525. www.bachsinfonia.org. $30, seniors $27, age 15-college $15, age 14 and younger free.
“Morrissey 25: Live” Filmed live at the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on March 2, this movie celebrates the singer’s 25-year solo career. Saturday at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday at 9 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $12, seniors $10, children $7.
Jeremiah Stermer The self-taught painter calls his style surrealism grounded in tradition. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 30. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
“Text/Message” Kanika Sircar’s ceramic vessels and wall pieces focus on the aesthetic and visual impact of writing. Closes Saturday. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. www.waverlystreetgallery.com. Free.
Takoma Park Street Festival The 32nd annual event features 18 bands, artists, community groups, children’s activities, food vendors, green businesses and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park to Carroll Street NW in the District. 301-891-6789. www.takomafestival.com. Free.
“The Nerd” Rockville Little Theatre stages Larry Shue’s comedy about a nerdy visitor who overstays his welcome. Continues Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., closes Sunday at 2 p.m. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8690. www.rockvillemd.gov. $18, seniors and students $16.
Mushroom Fair Sponsored by the Mycological Association of Washington. Noon-5 p.m. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400. www.brooksidegardens.org. Free.
“Longing to Eavesdrop on the Conversation”An exhibit of artwork by Randall Lear, a painter and sculptor, and Ellyn Weiss, a painter, printmaker, curator, blogger and teacher, closes Sunday. Adah Rose Gallery, 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-922-0162. www.adahrosegallery.com. Free.
All Time Low The pop punk band from Towson performs. With the Wonder Years and Rivers Monroe. 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $25.
Donovan Lyons An exhibit of mixed-media works by Lyons continues through Nov. 26. Opening reception Saturday at 5:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
“This” Round House Theatre stages the area premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s off-Broadway hit comedy about a newly widowed mother facing midlife with her friends and a new love interest. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Nov. 3. Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. www.roundhousetheatre.org. $35-$50, age 30 and younger select seats $15.
Gato & the Palenke Music Co. Jaime Salazar leads the L.A. Latin-fusion band and exhibits some of his photographs. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $17.
“Lucky Stiff” In this murder mystery farce, a man in line to inherit a fortune must convince people that his dead uncle is alive. Opens Wednesday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 13. Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240-567-5301. www.montgomerycollege.edu/pac. $10, seniors and students $8.
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