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WONDROUS OBLIVION -- Today at 1:30 p.m. Paul Morrison's film is set in 1960s England and follows the developing friendship of neighbors the Wisemans, a traditional Jewish family and the Samuels, a Jamaican family new to the neighborhood. Followed by a post-screening discussion about immigration in post-war London with filmmaker Aviva Kempner; engineer Alfred Traum, a child survivor from Austria who was on the Kindertransport rescue to England before World War II; and Elliott Paris, director of the National Cultural Foundation of Barbados. The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $7. 202-966-6000.

DIRTY FILTHY LOVE -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The British indie tragicomedy follows a thirty-something architect (Michael Sheen) whose marriage and career begin to unravel as a result of his obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette's syndrome. Part of the NIH Presents: Science in the Cinema weekly series. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-495-6720.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Blake Edwards's comedy, adapted from Truman Capote's novella, stars Audrey Hepburn as the effervescent Holly Golightly, who is supported by various wealthy men in New York and befriends writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard). AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $9.25, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

STEPPIN: A WAY OF LIFE AND HOT GHETTO MESS -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The first film focuses on the Chicago ballroom dance style popularized by singer R. Kelly. "Hot Ghetto Mess" is a documentary narrated by Washington's Lazy Lamont, former co-host of "The Russ Parr Morning Show." The film includes footage from the popular Web site of the same name. A part of the Next Generation Awareness Foundation's First Annual Black Docs Film Series, the films are followed by a discussion with producers Mel Devonne and Jam Donaldson. Landmark E St. Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $7-$9.75. 202-452-7672.

THE ANT BULLY -- In John Davis's animated film, a young boy (Zach Tyler Eisen) is shrunken to ant size after terrorizing the marching insects in his back yard. Forced to do hard labor, he learns how to work well with others and tries to return to his regular size. Voiced by Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti and others.

CAVITE -- Soon after Adam (Ian Gamazon) arrives in the Philippines for his father's funeral, he receives an anonymous call saying his mother and sister have been kidnapped. He must choose between saving his loved ones and sacrificing the lives of many others at the kidnapper's request. Co-written and co-directed by Gamazon and Neill dela Llana. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE -- Popular high school girls (hip-hop singer Ashanti, Sophia Bush of "One Tree Hill" and Arielle Kebbel) from three different cliques devise a scheme that uses a new girl (Brittany Snow) to get back at their mutual ex-boyfriend (Jesse Metcalfe, in an attempt to capitalize on his hottie role on "Desperate Housewives").

MIAMI VICE -- See Can't Miss, previous page.

SCOOP -- Writer and director Woody Allen's second film with Scarlett Johansson (following "Match Point") is a comedy that begins soon after journalist Joe Strombel (Ian McShane) dies. He passes on a hot tip from the grave to an American journalism student (Johansson) who is able to see his spirit. The scoop gets a British aristocrat (Hugh Jackman) entangled with the story. At AFI and Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.

[On Stage]

THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER -- Today at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. Friday at 10 p.m. Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Local political satirist Rick Fiori argues that George W. Bush is worthy of the title in this one-man comedic show. Normally performing monthly, Fiori presents a number of shows as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St. NW. $15. 866-811-4111.

RIDING THE DRAGON: RAW AND BAREBACK -- Today at 10:25 p.m. Monday at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at 6 p.m. The world-premiere performance of Jaime Coronado's experimental theatrical production explores the world of unprotected gay sex in the age of AIDS. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $15. 866-811-4111.

DIARY OF A BABY DIVA -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8 p.m. Wednesday at 10 p.m. Saturday at 3 p.m. Talk shows and an endless supply of movies have proven that the geek-to-chic story never really gets old. Holly Bass's production sticks to that formula in this comedic play about a girl who transforms herself from the nerdy teacher's pet to a diva darling. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Calvary Baptist Church, Woodward Hall, 777 Eighth St. NW. $15. 866-811-4111.

BEGINNINGS -- Monday and Friday at 8 p.m. Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at 6 p.m. July 30 at 4 p.m. Presented by Meat & Potato Theatre, the play explores creation myths from around the world using mask and puppetry techniques. Part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. $15. 866-811-4111.

DRAFTHOUSE COMEDY LOUNGE: JON MUMMA AND JOE ROBINSON -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. Comedian Mumma, winner of the DC Improv's annual stand-up comedy competition, has traveled the Washington and Baltimore comedy circuits with his clever autobiographical material. Robinson took second place last year in the "Funniest Person in Baltimore" competition. Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. $8. 703-486-2345.

HOUSE OF ARTISTS -- Thursday at 7 p.m. BosmaDance blends performance and visual arts when the dance troupe invades the Arlington Arts Center. Pairing dancers with the MFA graduate artists from the art center's show "New Art Examined," the event seeks to reinterpret the visual arts using, dance, music and spoken word. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.

AXIS OF EVIL COMEDY TOUR -- See Can't Miss, previous page.

GRAVITY OPTIONAL -- Saturday at 8 p.m. July 30 at 7 p.m. The contemporary dance troupe uses kinesthetics to explore human interaction. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.

3 MO' DIVAS -- Through Aug. 13. The creators of "Three Mo' Tenors" present a theatrical performance designed specifically for Arena Stage that showcases several musical forms and 400 years of music, from Gershwin to Cab Calloway. The vocalists -- including Tony Award-winner Gretha Boston, two time Tony Award-nominee Vivian Reed, Andrea Jones-Sojola, N'Kenge, Nina Negri and Jarnet Pittman -- alternate performance nights. Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $55-$74. 202-488-3300.


NATIONALS -- Today at 1:05 p.m. against the Chicago Cubs. Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday at 1:05 p.m. against the San Francisco Giants. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. $7-$45. 202-397-7328.

MYSTICS -- Today at 6 p.m. against the Seattle Storm. Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Chicago Sky. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $8-$79. 202-397-7328.

LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC -- Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 6. Andy Roddick, James Blake and Lleyton Hewitt join Legg Mason-favorite Andre Agassi on what is said to be Agassi's last appearance at the classic. William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. $9-$450. 202-397-7328.

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