The Aug. 22 Sunday Source entertainment listings gave the wrong location and phone number in the item on "Beckett: The Shorter Plays." Performances run through Aug. 29 at Arena Stage at 14th & T, 1901 14th St. NW, 202-518-9516. (Published 8/25/04)


AMERICAN IDOLS -- Today at 7 p.m. This year's finalists perform with former contestant Tamyra Gray. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $38-$48. 202-397-7328.

BURNING BRIDES -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. Philly garage-rock, with the Explosion and the Rolling Blackouts. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

TOBY LIGHTMAN -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The soulful singer-songwriter plays with Ari Hest. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $15. 703-549-7500 or 202-397-7328.

RICKY FANTE -- Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The District's own old-school-style R&B singer. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7613.

MARY TIMONY -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. The singer-songwriter plays with Garland of Hours, Medications and Brandon Butler. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $9. 202-667-7960.

METHOD MAN -- Saturday at 5 p.m. The Wu-Tang Clan emcee performs with Redman. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $10. 202-397-7328.

FAT JOE -- Saturday at 7 p.m. The South Bronx rapper headlines an all-star bill with Jadakiss, the Ying Yang Twins, 8 Ball & MJG, Li'l Scrappy and Trillville. MCI

Center, 601 F St. NW. $51.50. 202-397-7328.

BAD WIZARD -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Don't call it "stoner rock." With Assrockers and the Witnesses.

Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.

B.B. KING -- Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. With Dr. John. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22-$38. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

PSYCHEDELIC FURS -- Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. '80s pop perfection. Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $41.25. 410-268-4545.


1460 WALL MOUNTABLES -- Closes today. Artists purchased 2-by-2-

foot spaces to show and sell their work. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. Free. 202-462-7833.

IN2WORDS: WORDS -- Closes today. An examination of

the use of language in contemporary art, juried by the National Museum of Women in the Arts' Krystyna Wasserman. Torpedo Factory

Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565.

THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A BALTIMORE ARTIST: SKETCHES BY ALFRED JACOB MILLER -- Closes today. Thirty-seven humorous sketches by the 19th-century artist recalling his youth in Baltimore, his travels and his favorite literature. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $8, seniors $6, college students and ages 18-25 $5, children free. 410-547-9000.

DIEGO Y FRIDA: A SMILE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD -- Closes Friday. A collection of photographs of iconic Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. During their 25-year marriage, their image was captured by peers including Edward Weston, Nickolas Murray and Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. Free. 202-232-8674, Ext. 8.

FLORAL PERSPECTIVES IN CARPET DESIGN -- Opens Friday. Through Feb. 6. A look at floral motifs in 17th- through 19th-century Indian, Chinese, Central Asian, Persian and

Turkish carpets, and their cultural, artistic and spiritual overtones. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

VLADRACUL -- Closes Friday. German guerrilla artist Johnny de Brest's Dracula-inspired photo novella is set in modern-day

Berlin and Poland. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-289-1200.

ACADEMY 2004 -- Closes Saturday. Paintings, photography and sculpture from recent grads of local art schools, including the Corcoran, Catholic University, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Conner Contemporary Art, Second Floor, 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-588-8750.

DOG DAYS -- Closes Saturday. An exhibit of canine-inspired artwork. Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free; donations accepted to benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League. 202-328-0955.

YOUNG WHISTLER: EARLY PRINTS AND THE FRENCH SET -- Opens Saturday. Through March 13. The artist's earliest prints, made in 1857 and 1858, depict working-class life in Paris and the French countryside. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

PICASSO: SURREALISM AND THE WAR YEARS -- Through Aug. 29. An exploration of Pablo Picasso's artistic response to the horrors of war. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7, seniors and students $5, 18 and younger free, first Thursday of the month free. 410-396-7100.


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.

ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID -- A group of scientists undertake an expedition in Borneo to find a flower called a blood orchid that could give longer life; instead they find themselves the intended prey of deadly snakes.

DANNY DECKCHAIR -- An Australian truck driver (Rhys Ifans) ties helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair and flys away. After landing in a strange town, he has a chance to reinvent himself.

HERO -- An unnamed man (Jet Li) saves the life of China's soon-to-be first emperor at the dawn of the Quin Dynasty. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

LET'S GET FRANK -- A documentary about U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), one of the nation's few openly gay politicians. At Visions Cinema.

MEAN CREEK -- A teenage boy (Rory Culkin), his older brother (Trevor Morgan) and his girlfriend (Carly Schroeder) devise a plan to get revenge on a bully (Josh Peck) by inviting him on a birthday trip that will end in his humiliation.

SUPERBABIES: BABY GENIUSES 2 -- A sequel to the 1999 saga of infant crime-fighters, starring Scott Baio and John Voigt.

SUSPECT ZERO -- FBI agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron

Eckhart) is put on the case of a bizarre murder. After following

the trail of his suspect (Ben Kingsley), he realizes he's been drawn into a dangerous psychological labyrinth.

ZHOU YU'S TRAIN -- A ceramics painter (Gong Li) in China's rural northwest is torn between two lovers, a shy poet and a hedonistic doctor. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

On Stage

THE PRODUCERS -- Today at 1:30 p.m. Mel Brooks's musical smash concludes its Washington run. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $35-$90. 202-467-4600.

LENNY & LOU -- Opens Monday. Through Sept. 26. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company kicks off its 25th season with a comedy about two neurotic young men who live at home with their overbearing mother. After one of them snaps, a torrent of cross-dressing and sex is unleashed. D.C. Jewish Community Center, Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $30.50-$40.50; Monday and Tuesday pay-what-you-can. 202-393-3939.

A BRAND NEW DAY -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Ballet

Theatre performs two pieces choreographed to music by Sting, plus the premiere of Susan Shields's "Concerto Caprice." Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $10-$36. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

VENUS -- Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 26. Suzan-Lori Parks's play about a South African woman who unwittingly becomes a freak in a circus sideshow. Closes the Potomac Theatre Festival. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $15-$36. 301-924-3400.

THE GLASS MENDACITY -- Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m. A satire of the Kennedy Center's "Tennessee Williams Explored" series in which "A Glass Menagerie" 's Laura Wingfield and "A Streecar Named Desire" 's Stanley Kowalski connect. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $15. 202-462-7833.

BECKETT: THE SHORTER PLAYS -- Through Aug. 29. Samuel Beckett's lesser-known short works, including "Krapp's Last Tape," "Rockaby," "Come and Go," and "Not I."

Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $15, students and seniors $12. 202-488-3300.

CROWNS -- Through Aug. 29. A return engagement of Regina Taylor's gospel-influenced musical based on the book "Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats." Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $47-$66. 202-488-3300.


LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC -- Today at 12:30 p.m. The pro tournament's final round (televised on CBS). A portion of the proceeds benefits the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets NW. $44. 202-721-9500 or 202-397-7328.

"Minotauromachy" (1935) is part of the exhibit "Picasso: Surrealism and the War Years," showing through Aug. 29 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.