Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Conductor Markus Stenz and violinist Kolja Blacher make their BSO debuts in a concert of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. www.strathmore.org. $30-$90.
Prince Royce The Latin pop star from New York who won Billboard Latin’s Tropical Album of the Year award in 2011 recently released a new album, “Phase II.” 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. www.fillmoresilverspring.com. $40.
“The Best of Realism” An exhibit of realist and surrealist painters from across the country showcases Joseph Sheppard, Jeremiah Stermer, Charles Jarboe, Jenness Cortez and Arthur Day. Closes Thursday. Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622. www.marin-pricegalleries.com. Free.
“2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition” An exhibit of 95 watercolor paintings by regional artists closes Thursday. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Patti Lupone “Matters of the Heart” The Broadway star known for her Tony Award-winning lead role in “Evita” showcases love songs by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Judy Collins, Dan Fogelberg, Joni Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper. Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $45-$85.
Germantown Oktoberfest One of the area’s longest-running Oktoberfest celebrations (30 years) features traditional German music, a beer garden with tastings from Linganore Winery and activities for kids including clowns, storytellers and a make-a-scarecrow area. 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. High Point Farm, 23730 Frederick Rd., Clarksburg. 301-428-0650. www.germantownoktoberfest.org. Free.
“Panda-Monium” Bob Brown Puppets turn the stage into a Chinese circus complete with panda bear puppets. 10 a.m. Glen Echo Park, Puppet Co. Playhouse, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-5380. www.thepuppetco.org. $5.
Harvest Festival The 22nd annual event highlights farm life from the 1850s to the present with chestnut roasting, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, farm animals, games, antique farm equipment, live music and a corn maze. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-258-4030. www.aghistoryfarm.org. $10 per car.
“P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical” A computer game designer creates a “son” in Imagination Stage’s version of “Pinocchio.” Continues Saturday at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Through Oct. 18. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-961-6060. www.imaginationstage.org. $12-$25.
Taste of Bethesda The 23rd annual event pairs five stages of entertainment with food from 60 restaurants. There will also be a kid’s corner with face painting and crafts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. www.bethesda.org. Free; four food tickets $5 (servings cost one to four tickets).
“Both Sides of the Brain” Printmaker Aaron Coleman’s collection of mezzotint prints by 17 artists is likely to be a first look at the art form for many visitors. The process involves creating a dark textured background by scratching a copper plate and later drawing the lighter tones in separately. Opening reception Saturday 1-4 p.m. Exhibit runs through Oct. 28. Washington Printmakers Gallery, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-273-3660. www.washingtonprintmakers.com. Free.
“Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great” An arts and crafts pre-show party is followed by this musical based on the Judy Blume novel of the same name. Suggested for age 6 and older. 1 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. www.blackrockcenter.org. $14.
Sustainability film festival Filmmakers and community leaders will be present at the screenings of six award-winning films from the Mountainfilm in Telluride Tour Stop program, sponsored by SustainaFest. 7:30 p.m. St. John’s College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. 410-991-0244. www.sustainafest.org. $20.
AFI Latin American Film Festival The 23rd annual festival of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese films concludes with such offerings as “Juan of the Dead,” Alejandro Brugues’s popular comedy in which a Cuban entrepreneur starts a zombie disposal business (Saturday at 11:45 p.m.). Festival runs through Wednesday. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-495-6720. www.afi.com/silver. $11.50; seniors, military and students $9; children $7; matinees and weekdays before 6 p.m. $8.50.
“Stroke of Genius” The mobiles, sculptures and photos by David Yano were created after he had a stroke. Closes Saturday. Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441. www.waverlystreetgallery.com. Free.
Living Arts Concert Series Soprano Amber Schwarzrock from the Maryland Opera Studio kicks off the series with arias in Italian, French and English. 7 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. 301-520-8921. www.resurrectionadw.org/concert_series.html. $20.
“My Week With Marilyn” Simon Curtis’s 2011 film is based on the memoirs of Colin Clark about his time with Marilyn Monroe while she was in England for a film. For adults. 1 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. 240-777-8086. www6.montgomerycountymd.gov. Free.
“Big, the Musical” A frustrated boy’s wish to grow up comes true and, overnight, he becomes a frustrated 30-year-old man in this Theater for Young Audiences world premiere. Continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Through Oct. 28. Glen Echo Park, Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2270. www.adventuretheatre.org. $19.
Samia Ahmad The Bethesda singer performs Hindustani classical music. 7:30 p.m. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. www.strathmore.org. $15.
“Flux: Water and Sound” An installation by Katherine Kavanaugh uses flowing water to create a visual and aural experience. Through Wednesday. VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartscenter.org. Free.
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