Craig Shoemaker with Jared Stern The star of "The Lovemaster" performs stand-up comedy. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. ampbystrathmore.com. $14.
"Love and Information" Forum Theatre presents Caryl Churchill's play composed of more than 60 mini-plays (some only a few sentences long), with more than 100 characters trying to make sense of what they know. Opens Thursday at 8 p.m. Through Oct. 21. Forum Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-8279. forum-theatre.org. $18-$38.
Rio Summer Concerts The series concludes with Diamond Alley (classic rock, Motown and pop) on Friday 6-9 p.m. and Guys in Thin Ties ('80s music) on Saturday 6-9 p.m. Rio Washingtonian Center, 209 Boardwalk Pl., Gaithersburg. 301-921-4686. riowashingtonian.com. Free.
"Dexter Wansel Presents Sounds of Philadelphia" Singers Marilyn Ashford-Brown and Damon Williams join composer and musician Wansel in performing his songs from the '70s and '80s, such as "Life on Mars" and "The Sweetest Pain," as well as hits by other musicians he collaborated with, including Teddy Pendergrass and Patti LaBelle. During the intermission, Wansel's sister Teri Woods discusses her best-selling novel "True to the Game." 8 p.m. Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 240-330-4500. bethesdabluesjazz.com. $35.
Grace United Fall Festival and Flea Market The event features music, food, a moon bounce, games, a bake sale, local vendors, a flea market, crafts and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church, 119 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-926-8688. graceumc.org. Free.
Washington Grove Fall Festival The arts-and-crafts festival features jewelry, paintings, prints, photographs, pottery, glass, wood, metal, leather and more by 25 regional artisans, plus food trucks, ice cream, a musical petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting and a children's art show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington Grove United Methodist Church, 303 Chestnut Rd., Washington Grove. 301-840-1897. washgroveumc.org. Free.
DC Design House The 10th annual interior design showcase features 23 spaces, four boutiques and an on-site cafe at a nine-bedroom house listed at $10.28 million. Proceeds benefit Children's National Health System. Opens Saturday noon-5 p.m. Through Oct. 29. 9004 Congressional Ct., Potomac. dcdesignhouse.com. $35.
Make It Funky Wild Beer Fest Unlimited samples of more than 100 rare wild and sour beers from more than 35 craft breweries from across the country, plus oyster shucking, jerky, souvenir tasting glasses, and music from funk and dance band Soul Stew and DJ Kenny M. 1-5 p.m. Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring. 301-557-9818. wapo.st/makeitfunky. $60.
"The Poetry of Love" Kalanidhi Dance presents five choreographed works inspired by love poems that span tradition, time and culture, featuring original music by Raman Kalyan. 6-7:30 p.m. Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 240-567-5775. kalanidhi.org. $25-$50.
Young Dubliners with Andy Stack The Celtic rock band performs. 8 p.m. Amp by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda. 301-581-5100. ampbystrathmore.com. $25-$35.
Then & Wow! Glen Echo Park celebrates its history and revitalization at this annual family festival with rides for kids, carnival games, mini-golf, magic shows, vintage cars, videos about the park's history and the last day of carousel rides for the year. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-320-1400. glenechopark.org. Free.
PIKEtoberfest Pike & Rose hosts a fair with live music, a hay maze, lawn games, sidewalk sales, craft beer and food. Noon-4 p.m. Pike & Rose, 11580 Old Georgetown Rd., North Bethesda. pikeandrose.com. Free.
"The Canterville Ghost" An American family moves to a haunted mansion in rural England in Marisha Chamberlain's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novella, suggested for age 7 and older. Closes Sunday at 2 p.m. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. gaithersburgmd.gov. $12-$20.
Hanna Sobonya The self-taught artist from California exhibits her large-scale paintings of musicians, actors and inspirational figures from the 20th and 21st centuries. Opens Monday. Through Dec. 2. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free.
Manchester Orchestra with Tigers Jaw and Foxing The indie rock band from Atlanta performs material from its new album, "A Black Mile to the Surface." 7:30 p.m. The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-960-9999. fillmoresilverspring.com. $23.50.
"I'll Get You Back Again" Round House mounts the world premiere of Sarah Gancher's musical comedy about a comedian who fills in for her dead father as bassist in his old psychedelic rock band. Opens Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a pay-what-you-can preview. Through Oct. 29. Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 240-644-1100. roundhousetheatre.org. $36-$65.
"Our Town" Director Aaron Posner's adaptation of Thornton Wilder's intergenerational story features seven actors and Bunraku-style puppets. Opens Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Through Nov. 12. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. 301-924-3400. olneytheatre.org. $49-$74.
from staff reports