Concerts

THE STINGERS ATX -- Today at

6 p.m. Ska. Kennedy Center,

Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

THE SOVIETTES -- Today at 9 p.m. Punk rock. With the Loved Ones. Black Cat, Backstage, 1811 14th

St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.

MARCUS JOHNSON -- Friday at

6 p.m. Contemporary jazz mixed with hip-hop. Kennedy Center,

Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

THE CLARKS -- Friday at 9 p.m. Rock. With Fastball and Tony C and the Truth. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-393-0930.

AFRO-BOP ALLIANCE -- Saturday at 6 p.m. Latin jazz. Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Dance

CITYDANCE ENSEMBLE -- Wednesday at noon. Modern. Ronald Reagan Building, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-312-1300.

For Children

MUPPETS FROM SPACE -- Today at 10 a.m. Tim Hill's 1999 comedy starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5. 202-966-6000.

DELICIOUS DIRT -- Today at 2 p.m. Study the different types

of soil and learn why they're all important. Bring home your own dirt recipe. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON -- Saturday and Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook's 2002 animated film about a wild horse that travels the Old West. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5. 202-966-6000.

TYKE HIKE -- Saturday at 11 a.m. Ages 2-6. A half-mile exploratory hike. Low boots recommended. Rock Creek Park, Peirce Barn, Tilden

Street and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-282-0927.

CONSTELLATIONS -- Saturday at 2 p.m. Ages 4 and older. Learn about ancient Greek star myths and re-create your favorite constellations. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

Lectures and Literature

CHARLES DERBER -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The author and Boston College sociology professor discusses and signs "Regime Change Begins at Home: Freeing America From Corporate Rule," his book that

offers a plan for governance by citizens, not corporations. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.

POETRY UNDER THE STARS -- Friday, 7-9 p.m. A night of poetry hosted by the Blackout Arts Collective, open to everyone. Sankofa Video and Books, 2714 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. 202-234-4755.

Miscellaneous

GETTING PAID TO TALK: AN INTRO TO PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVERS -- Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. David Bourgeois of Creative Voice Development Group (CVDG) teaches the basics on voice-over work for television, film, books on tape and radio and on how to prepare a demo tape. Includes sample voice-overs and script recordings. First Class, Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. $39. 202-797-5102.

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP -- Saturday at 10 a.m. Poet Delores Kendrick explores the question, "What makes a good poem?" Bring samples of your work. Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. For reservations, call 202-287-3382.

Sports and Recreation

MONDAY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL -- Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Through

Aug. 30. With the Ski Club of Washington, D.C. Meet at the

sand courts near the Lincoln Memorial. Free. 703-271-9093.

Theater

OH, THE WASHINGTONIANS: LOVE IN THE DISTRICT -- Today at 5:30 p.m. Five new five-minute plays about romantic life in the District, read after performances of "Oh, the Innocents" (a comedy about young people trying to make music in Washington, playing through Aug. 1). D.C. Jewish Community Center, Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $5. 202-777-3229.

GET LISTED. The Sunday Source lists events as space permits. E-mail or fax notices -- with dates, time, address, cost and phone number -- to sourcelist@washpost.com or 202-496-3537. Deadline is two weeks before publication date.