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CRYSTALSCREEN: HANG 'EM HIGH SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL-- Monday at sundown. Through Aug. 20. Most of the films in this weekly outdoor film series in Crystal City star Clint Eastwood. This week's selection is "The Outlaw Josey Wales." 18th and Bell streets, Arlington. Free. 703-412-9430.

LICENSE TO WED-- Opens Tuesday. Ben Murphy and Sadie Jones (John Krasinski and Mandy Moore) are a newly engaged couple who must pass the Rev. Frank's (Robin Williams) patented "foolproof" marriage course before getting Sadie's family's blessing.

TRANSFORMERS-- Opens Tuesday. The robotic characters of '80s cartoon, comic and toy fame leap into the 21st century with Michael Bay's feature-length action flick about an interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons on the third rock from the sun. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Bernie Mac, John Turturro and Jon Voight.

THE TREATMENT-- Opens Friday. Showing one week only. Chris Eigeman stars in Oren Rudavsky's romantic comedy as a young schoolteacher in New York who takes up with a socialite widow (Famke Janssen) in lieu of therapy after his mother's death and a romantic breakup. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.75-$9.50. 202-452-7672.

TOTALLY AWESOME: FILMS OF THE 1980S-- Starts Friday. Through Sept. 6. Since candy-colored '80s fashions have seen a revival, why not the pop-cult films of the same era? The nostalgic rundown: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Valley Girl," "Friday the 13th," "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn," "Purple Rain," "This Is Spinal Tap," "Say Anything . . .," "Repo Man," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Terminator," "Pretty in Pink," "Brazil," "Big Trouble in Little China," "Coming to America," "Stranger Than Paradise," "Blue Velvet" and "Porky's." AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $9.25, seniors and students $7.50. 301-495-6720.

[On Stage]

SORT OF SHAKESPEARE READING SERIES-- Monday at 8 p.m. The Howard Brenton play "Measure for Measure: A Comedy, After Shakespeare" is directed by Dan van Hoozer. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. Pay what you can. 703-418-4808.

EDDIE GOSSLING-- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. July 8 at 8 p.m. The stand-up comic has appeared on HBO and on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend." DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17. 202-296-7008.

GODSPELL-- Opens Thursday. Through July 29. The Gospel according to St. Matthew is told through clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville set to rock, folk and gospel music by Stephen Schwartz. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $18-$46. 301-924-3400.

THE CIPHER ON H-- Saturday at 8 p.m. The hip-hop dance showcase features DCypher Dance with guest artists Kwikstep and Rokafella, Ryan Webb, Urban Impact and Aysha Upchurch of the Life, Rhythm, Movement Project. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $22, seniors and students $17, ages 11 and younger $12. 202-399-7993.

NEW RELEASES CHOREOGRAPHERS SHOWCASE-- Saturday at 8 p.m. July 8 at 7 p.m. The annual event features works by Amanda Abrams, April Betty, Estela Velez, Erika Schonemann, Danah Bella, Kutia Jawara and Sarah Levitt. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.

NEVER THE SINNER-- Through July 22. Michael Kharfen directs the John Logan play that explores the notorious 1920s Leopold and Loeb murder case about two wealthy teens who killed a 14-year-old boy. Silver Spring Stage, Woodmoor Shopping Center, 10145 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $13-$18. 301-593-6036.

[Sports]

NATIONALS-- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m. and Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. against the Chicago Cubs. Friday-Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and July 8 at 1:35 p.m. against the Milwaukee Brewers. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. $5-$130. 202-397-7328.

MYSTICS-- Today at 4 p.m. against the Indiana Fever. Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the San Antonio Silver Stars. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$115. 202-397-7328.

[Volunteering]

CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL-- Visit http://www.capfringe.org to fill out an application to help with the myriad performances at venues throughout the city. The second annual event is July 19-29. 202-731-6645.

GUARDIAN ANGELS SAFETY PATROL-- Canvass Washington streets with other volunteers by bike, by foot or on the bus for 16 hours a month to report crimes. Receive training at the D.C. Police Academy in city code, defensive tactics, gang awareness and more. Guardian Angels, 1507 Park Rd. NW. 202-359-0601.

GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY-- A volunteer is needed to shoot portraits for about 20 elderly women on July 21 at 1 p.m. Monroe House Assisted Living, 46555 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. 703-282-5212.


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