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On Saturday, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop, will join soprano Irina Tchistjakova and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, for a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s musical score from Sergei Eisenstein’s classic 1938 film “Alexander Nevsky.” The historical drama will be projected behind the on-stage performers at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. For more information, including tickets, visit www.strathmore.org.

Also screening Saturday is a wondrous return to Neverland via the 1924 silent classic, “Peter Pan.” Herbert Brenon’s motion picture masterpiece — the first film adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s childhood tale — will be accompanied by the “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased by calling 301-600-2828 or visiting www.weinbergcenter.org.

Finally, The Montpelier Film Series will host the documentary “Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel. The film explores Lee’s only novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the 1962 film that followed, while offering an unprecedented look into Lee’s life, via interviews with friends and family about the small-town Alabama girl’s rise to famous author. Film only tickets are available for $15 the day of the screening. Seating is limited. The series will continue in a month, with the Feb. 16 screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck as lawyer Atticus Finch. For more information, visit http://arts.pgparks.com.

Opening nationwide this weekend, director Kathryn Bigelow and Company set their sights on a Best Picture win with military thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” while Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are untouchable in Reuben Fleischer’s “Gangster Squad.” Check your local listings.