Concerts

FOR THE GREATEST GENERATION -- Today at 4 p.m. A concert by the Cathedral Choral Society, with Bob Dole reading his own wartime letters, in honor of the dedication of the National World War II Memorial. WETA will record for later radio broadcast. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $15-$50. 202-537-5527.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. With .38 Special. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22-$38. 703-218-6500.

FLEETWOOD MAC -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $28.50-$125. 202-397-7328.

JASON MRAZ -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Alternative rocker from Mechanicsville, Va. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $28-$35. 202-397-7328.

TENNA MARIE & RICK JAMES -- Friday at 8 p.m. With Morris

Day & the Time. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $62.75. 202-397-7328.

RUMBA CLUB -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Latin jazz. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. $12. 410-276-1651.

BLACK LILY -- May 30, doors at 7:30 p.m. with Jazzyfatnastees, Fertile Ground, Jean Grae and Adriana Evans. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

Exhibits

MATT SESOW -- Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The artist opens his studio to show his paintings. The Woodley, Apt. 603, 1851 Columbia Rd. NW. Free. 202-319-1459.

DUBROOF ON PAPER: MEMBERS OF THE SECRET SOCIETY -- Artist talk today at 3 p.m. Closes Saturday. Wall-size paintings of people by Maryland artist Patricia Dubroof. Gallery Neptune, 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-718-0809.

VIVE HAITI! CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE HAITIAN DIASPORA -- Opens Monday. Through Aug. 6. Many of the featured artists make their homes outside Haiti and address an emotional and mental attachment to their homeland with their work. Inter-American Development Bank, Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3929.

SO PROUDLY WE HAIL -- Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 6. Four historic flags from World War II include the stars and stripes raised at Iwo Jima and a flag constructed with material from a captured Nazi flag, a blue dress uniform and salvaged red fabric. National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WWII PHOTOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVES -- Opens Thursday. Through Jan. 2. Images from the Smithsonian's collection by amateurs and professionals including Robert Capa, Margaret Bourke-White and John Wesley Stipe. National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

THE EYES OF HISTORY 2004: AN EXHIBITION OF AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS BY WHITE HOUSE PHOTOJOURNALISTS -- Opens Friday. Through July 19. Images from the year's top news stories. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $6.75, seniors $4.75, families $12, students $3, younger than 12 free; Mondays and Thursdays after 5 p.m. free. 202-639-1700.

THE GREAT POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP -- Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 11. Twelve gardens focusing on different pollinators, such as bees, moths, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats, beetles and ants. Includes photographs of the act that's necessary for flower reproduction. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Free. For reservations, call 202-225-8333.

Miscellaneous

TRIBUTE TO A GENERATION: NATIONAL WORLD WAR II REUNION -- Thursday-May 30, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Veterans reconnect and tell stories. Includes music, family activities and displays of military artifacts. Coincides with the Saturday dedication of the National World War II Memorial. National Mall between Third and Seventh streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WWII HOMEFRONT FAMILY FESTIVAL -- Friday-Saturday, noon-6:30 p.m. Includes a discussion with author Walter Ford Carter about his father's death while helping another soldier at Omaha Beach (Friday at noon.), the musical revue "Broadway in Wartime: Let Freedom Ring!" (Saturday at 1 p.m.) and a swing dance with lessons and demos (Saturday at 4 p.m.). National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

HOME & DESIGN LIVE -- Saturday-May 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A luxury home show featuring actress and artist Jane Seymour ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") selling her paintings, watercolors and prints. The Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean. $10. 301-622-5107.

Movies

Films open Friday unless otherwise noted. Check www.washingtonpost.com/movies or Friday's Weekend section for details. All movies are in general release unless otherwise noted. Opening dates subject to change.

CASABLANCA -- The Oscar-winning classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. At AFI Silver Theatre.

THE CLAY BIRD -- Set in East Pakistan in the 1960s, this film chronicles a Muslim family's struggles during the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW -- Roland Emmerich's ("Independence Day") special-effects-driven look at what might happen during an abrupt climate change, with tornadoes in Los Angeles, snowstorms in New Delhi and hail the size of grapefruit in Tokyo. Stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sela Ward.

LIFE OF BRIAN -- A new print commemorates the Monty Python classic's 25th anniversary. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

LOVE ME IF YOU DARE -- Two children begin a game of "dare" that extends through adulthood.

LOVE OBJECT -- A technical writer forms an obsessive relationship with a sex doll. Part of the "Truly Shocking Showcase" series. At Visions Cinema.

RAISING HELEN -- Kate Hudson stars as a single woman whose carefree days are over when she takes custody of her late sister's three children. With John Corbett, Joan Cusack and Helen Mirren.

SAVED! -- When a senior at a Christian high school (Jena Malone) finds out she's pregnant, her girlfriends (including Mandy Moore) turn on her, so she makes friends with other outsiders (including Macaulay Culkin and Patrick Fugit).

A SLIPPING-DOWN LIFE -- Based on Anne Tyler's book. Lili Taylor stars as a painfully timid woman who falls for a struggling musician (Guy Pearce) she hears do a late-night radio interview.

SOUL PLANE -- Snoop Dogg pilots a new black-owned airline with loud music, dancing and nonstop partying. With Method Man, D.L. Hughley and Mo'Nique.

TWENTYNINE PALMS -- A dark comedy about a passionate young couple scouting a desert setting for a magazine shoot. In English and French with English subtitles. Part of the "Truly Shocking Showcase" series. At Visions Cinema.

On Stage

NECESSARY TARGETS -- Preview Tuesday. Opens Wednesday. Through June 27. Eve Ensler's first work since "The Vagina Monogues" is about a psychiatrist and a human rights worker who help female refugees confront memories of war in Bosnia. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $15-$36, Tuesday pay-what-you-can. 301-924-3400.

MISS JULIE -- Opens Thursday. Through June 12. August Strindberg's play about a count's daughter who has an affair with her father's valet. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $12. 202-462-7833.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING -- Opens Thursday. Through June 6. The 14th annual Shakespeare Theatre Free for All features Sabrina Le Beauf as Beatrice, Casey Biggs as Benedick and Floyd King as Dogberry in an outdoor performance. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-334-4790.

CLEVELAND CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE -- Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. The multicultural modern dance company showcases a repertory rooted in black tradition. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers

and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION -- Friday at 8 p.m. Garrison Keillor's weekly radio show. (Saturday performance sold out.) Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd.,

Vienna. $18-$36. 703-218-6500.

Parties

SWIZZLE -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Dinner at 8 p.m. Orchestra at 8:30 p.m. A 1930s-style supper club with big-band music and dancing. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $65, show only $18. 202-312-1427 or 202-432-7328.

Sports

THIRD ANNUAL DRAGON-BOAT RACE -- Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The ancient Chinese sport features 22-member teams in colorful boats racing on the Potomac River between the Key Bridge and Thompson Boat Center. Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW. Free. 202-298-9222.

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