HOTT BEAT -- Today at 9 p.m. Punk, rock. With the TunaHelpers. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.

LOSTPROPHETS -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Alt-metal. With Midtown and Eighteen Visions. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-393-0930.

D.C. LATIN JAZZ ALL-STARS WITH 'KILLER' JOE FALERO -- Friday at 6 p.m. Jazz. Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Atrium Cafe, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $5, ages 12 and younger free. 202-357-2700.

LONDON GAY MEN'S CHORUS -- Friday at 6 p.m. A contemporary take on classical and club music. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.


FLAMENCO MUSIC AND DANCE -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Dancers Anna Menendez and Edwin Aparicio, accompanied by guitarist Richard Marlow, perform the traditional Spanish art. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free; tickets required. 202-633-1000.


THE POWER OF BALANCE -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. In this 2002 documentary from directors Tom Barka'i and Amit Mann, a choreographer travels to Israel and creates works for disabled dancers. Screening followed by a presentation from the Rhythms of Hope Dance Company, an ensemble of dancers with neurological disabilities. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $7.50, seniors and students $6.50. 202-777-3248.

VOICES FROM THE MOVEMENT; WAR AND PEACEMAKERS -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Two documentaries. "Voices From the Movement" follows protests against the war in Iraq in five cities. "War and Peacemakers" looks at one community in Seattle in the two months leading up to the Iraq war. Part of the "Docs in Progress" monthly film series. The Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $5. 240-505-8696.

INNER SENSES -- Friday at 7 p.m. and July 18 at 2 p.m. In director Law Chi-leung's 2002 ghost film, a depressed young woman moves into a spacious new apartment and is haunted by ghosts that only she can see. Part of the "Made in Hong Kong Film Festival." In Cantonese with English subtitles. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free; tickets required. 202-633-1000.

For Children

DERICK RILEY: A MR. DERBY JAM SESSION -- Monday-Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. Dance to nursery tunes. Monday: Langston Community Library, 2600 Benning Rd. NE. 202-724-8665. Tuesday: West End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Wednesday: Washington Highlands Neighborhood Library,

115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-645-5880. Friday: Parklands Turner Neighborhood Library, 1600 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-698-1103. All free.

WHOLE FOODS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: TODDLER TASTE-A-LONG -- Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Children hear readings from books about

food and parents pose food questions to a certified nutritionist. Whole Foods Market, 1440 P St.

NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-332-4300.

STREET FIGHTER II -- Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Ages 12 and older. Screening of the martial-arts anime film. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library,

7420 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-541-6100.

Lectures and Literature

NICHELLE TRAMBLE -- Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. The author discusses and signs "The Last King:

A Maceo Redfield Novel." Friday: Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-238-2640. Saturday: Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U St. NW. 202-332-3433. Both free.



10:30 a.m.-noon. A workshop

on how to find bargains at

thrift shops. Includes a list of

50 shops and a class trip to

Secondi Consignment Shop. First Class, 1726 20th St. NW. $30. 202-797-5102.

GET LISTED. E-mail or fax notices -- with dates, time, address, cost and phone number -- to or 202-496-3537. Deadline is two weeks before publication.