15TH ANNUAL SWAMP ROMP -- Today at 2 p.m. Zydeco, blues and New Orleans funk, with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Iguanas, John Mooney & Bluesiana and Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin'. Cajun cuisine also featured. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18-$25. 703-218-6500.

THE UNICORNS -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Canadian indie-pop with Arcade Fire and Death From Above. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

BRAID -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. A reunion tour with Minus the Bear and Murder by Death. Black

Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.

2004 JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL -- Thursday-June 13 at 8 p.m. Thursday: Boney James with Kem. Friday: Jonny Lang. Saturday:

Rite of Strings. Sunday: The

Robert Cray Band, the Keb' Mo'

Band and the Blind Boys of

Alabama. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18-$34. 703-218-6500.

BLINK 182 -- Friday at 7 p.m. The pop-punk trio plays with No Doubt and Living End. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $34.50-$47.50. 202-397-7328 or 703-754-6400.

ROONEY -- Friday, doors at 7 p.m. '80s-inspired rock with Straylight Run and Ozma. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

TALIB KWELI -- June 13, doors at 7 p.m. The hip-hop star drops knowledge with MF Doom.

9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.


ALL THE STORIES ARE TRUE -- Opens today. Through Dec. 31. From ancient African folktales to contemporary spoken-word performances, a look at storytelling through videotaped interviews with athletes, playwrights, cab drivers, DJs and more. Local historian and writer E. Ethelbert Miller organized the exhibition to investigate the tradition of storytelling in the black community. Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. 202-287-3306.

POTOMAC VALLEY WATERCOLORISTS EXHIBIT AND SALE -- Reception today, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Through June 27. Paintings that focus on horticulture, nature and local history. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-941-7987.

MARYLAND PRINTMAKERS -- Opens Wednesday. Reception Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Through July 3. Twenty-five printmakers show works made with traditional woodcut and etching techniques, as well as modern photographic methods. Touchstone Gallery, 406 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-347-2787.

VOICES FOR TOLERENCE IN AN AGE OF PERSECUTION -- Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 30. A collection of 16th- and 17th-century books and manuscripts that tell the story of Europe's movement for religious tolerance and freedom of expression. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free. 202-544-7077.

DIRECTIONS: GABRIEL OROZCO -- Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 6. The Mexican-born artist's color photographs and videos made in Mexico City, New York and India reveal his fascination with the beauty of everyday objects. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

SALLY MANN: WHAT REMAINS -- Opens Saturday. The well-known photographer's five-part meditation on mortality. 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. pay-what-you-can. 202-639-1700.

AUGUST SANDER: PHOTOGRAPHS OF A GERMAN LANDSCAPE -- Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 5. After Sander's depiction of German society was censored by the Nazis, he turned his lens to nature and the countryside near Cologne. The Phillips Collection, 1600

21st St. NW. $8, seniors and students $6, younger than 18 free. 202-387-2151.

AARON SISKIND: NEW RELATIONSHIPS IN PHOTOGRAPHY -- Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 5. The abstract photographer's images are juxtaposed with works by Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollack. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $8, seniors and students $6, younger than 18 free. 202-387-2151.

REVELATION: GEORGES ROUAULT AT WORK -- Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 5. A look at the French painter's unconventional use of materials. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $8, seniors and students $6, younger than 18 free. 202-387-2151.

CHINESE JADE CICADAS -- Closes June 13. A collection of carved cicadas from the Han Dynasty. The cicada was seen as a metaphor for eternal youth. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.


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

BAADASSSSS! -- Mario Van Peebles traces father Melvin's struggle to make the politically charged underground film

"Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song."

THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK -- Vin Diesel takes on an army of futuristic bad guys in a reprise of his "Pitch Black" role.

GARFIELD -- A live action/animation based on the comic strip, with Bill Murray as the voice of the world's laziest cat.

S21: THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE -- A documentary about the genocide of 2 million Cambodians during Pol Pot's regime. At the Avalon Theatre.

THE STEPFORD WIVES -- Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Faith Hill

and Glenn Close star in a remake of the 1975 proto-feminist film

about a town of suspiciously perfect wives.

THE TRILOGY: ON THE RUN -- A thriller by French director Lucas Belvaux in which a leftist militant escapes from prison and returns to his hometown. The first in a series of three films of different genres whose characters overlap. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

On Stage

GREASE -- Today at 2 and 7 p.m. Frankie Avalon stars in the '50s musical. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $26.50-$64. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

QUEERING SOUND 04: FAHRENHEIT -- Today at 3 p.m. The Triangle Artists Group presents sound work and spoken word, loosely tied to "Fahrenheit 451" and its 1966 film adaptation. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $5. 202-462-7833.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: FINDING HOME -- Today at 7 p.m. A production by Nancy Havlik's Dance Performance Group about Americans' beliefs in being happy, with excerpts from the writings of de Tocqueville and obituaries. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.

DANCEAFRICA D.C. 2004 -- Monday-June 13. "Healing the Body and Soul" is the theme of this annual festival of African dance and music. Griot Chuck Davis hosts performances by the African Heritage Dancers & Drummers, Havana Select, Coyaba Dance Theater, Kankouran West African Dance Theater and more. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. Outdoor events free, other performances $12-$25. 202-269-1600.

CYRANO -- Opens Tuesday. Through Aug. 1. The Shakespeare Theater closes its 2003-2004 season with a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac." Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $16-$66. 202-547-1122.

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM -- Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday-June 13 at 1:30 p.m. The multidimensional dance troupe showcases its classical roots with two programs. Tuesday-Thursday: Balanchine's "Apollo," "Agon" and "The Prodigal Son." Friday-June 13: Includes Balanchine's "The Four Temperaments" with the Washington premiere of Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer's "St. Louis Woman: A Blues Ballet." Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $27-$82. 202-467-4600.

TATTOO SKY -- Opens Thursday. Through June 27. The Keegan Theatre presents local playwright Eric Lucas's Sam Shepard-inspired story of two con artists who meet their match in the Nevada desert. Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $22-$25. 703-527-6000.

A DISTANT COUNTRY CALLED YOUTH -- Friday-June 13. Richard Thomas stars in a one-man show about the life of Tennessee Williams, based on the writer's correspondence with his family. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $35. 202-467-4600.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF -- Opens Saturday. Through July 4. Director Mark Lamos stages Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25-$75. 202-467-4600.

MISS JULIE -- Closes Saturday. 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.

VENECIA/VENICE -- Closes Saturday. Teatro de la Luna stages Argentine Jorge Accame's comedy about an elderly prostitute who wants to travel to the Italian city to ask forgiveness of a onetime lover. In Spanish with live English dubbing. Gunston Arts Center, Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18-$25, seniors and students $15-$20, one child free with adult, Saturday $35. 703-548-3092 or 202-882-6227.


NBA FINALS -- The Lakers take on the Pistons in Game 1. Tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Jade cicadas from China are on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through June 13.