LABOR DAY CONCERT -- Today at 8 p.m. The National Symphony Orchestra plays Broadway favorites and movie scores under the direction of Associate Conductor Emil de Cou. West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Free. 202-467-4600.
SUMMER'S END CONCERT -- Monday at 6 p.m. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra gives a Labor Day performance of classical and popular favorites. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.
SCISSOR SISTERS -- Tuesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Campy electro-dance meets glam-rock. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.
FRENCH TOAST -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. The local indie duo plays with Partyline and Hello Cuca. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $6. 202-783-3933.
KID ROCK -- Thursday, doors at 6 p.m. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $25-$39. 202-397-7328 or 301-596-0660.
LES SAVY FAV -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Brooklyn art-punk, with Detachment Kit and Smoke & Smoke. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.
GUIDED BY VOICES -- Saturday, doors at 7:30 p.m. A farewell
tour from the Dayton, Ohio,
indie kings. With Tommy Keene. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.
AUGUST SANDER: PHOTOGRAPHS OF A GERMAN LANDSCAPE -- Closes today. 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.
FOCUS ON THE SOUL: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF LOTTE
JACOBI -- Closes today. The first major U.S. retrospective of the German American photographer's work features more than 80
of her images. Included are
portraits, dance and theater
photos, and works from her "Photogenics" series, in which she explores the use of light and movement. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6-$8, younger than 18 free. 202-783-5000.
KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: ONE TRUE THING, MEDITATIONS ON BLACK AESTHETICS -- Closes today. The artist looks at black history and identity in more than 40 works, including paintings, sculpture, photography and video installations. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7, seniors and students $5, children free. 410-396-7100.
DOGS: WOLF, MYTH, HERO & FRIEND -- Closes Monday.
An investigation of the relationship between canines and humans through multimedia displays,
photo murals and dioramas.
Includes a "howling area"
and a simulated snow scene that shows what it's like to be saved by a search-and-rescue dog. National Geographic Society, Explorers Hall, 17th and M streets NW. Free. 202-857-7588.
DIRECTIONS: GABRIEL OROZCO -- Closes Monday. 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 -- Closes Monday. The 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; Monday after 5 p.m. pay-what-you-can. 202-639-1700.
INDIGENOUS PRESENCE IN BOLIVIAN FOLK ART -- Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 12. More than 50 artistic and practical objects, including dolls, masks, clothing and household items, that reflect the influence of indigenous traditions. Inter-American Development Bank, Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-623-3929.
FROM HAVEN TO HOME -- Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 18. A look at 350 years of Jewish life in America, including historic letters and documents, photos, and vintage film footage of New York's Lower East Side at the turn of the century. Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Northwest Gallery, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-4604.
CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART -- Opens Friday. Through Oct. 9. Photographs by Zig Jackson, Victor Masayesva Jr. and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-328-0955.
GAMES -- Opens Friday. Through Oct. 17. A combination of painting, collage and sculpture by New York artist Sica explores the theme of childhood and adult games. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.
NORDIC COOL: HOT WOMEN DESIGNERS -- Through Sept. 12. More than 200 projects made in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden include furniture, housewares, textiles, fashion and Web design. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8, seniors and students $6, children free. 202-783-7370.
Films open Friday unless otherwise noted. Check www.washingtonpost.com/movies or Friday's Weekend section for details. All movies
are in general release unless
otherwise noted. Opening dates subject to change.
BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS -- British actor Stephen Fry's adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Vile Bodies," about a group of swinging young people in 1930s London. With Peter O'Toole and Dan Akroyd.
BROWN BUNNY -- A professional motorcycle racer rides to California and revisits his past in writer-producer-actor Vincent Gallo's controversial film. With Chloe Sevigny. At Visions Cinema.
BUSH'S BRAIN -- Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain: A documentary about presidential adviser Karl Rove. At E Street Cinema.
CELLULAR -- A man (Chris Evans) finds himself in a race against
time when he receives a call on his mobile phone from a woman who says she has been abducted (Kim Basinger).
CRIMINAL -- An English-language version of the acclaimed Argentine film "Nine Queens," with John C. Reilly and Diego Luna.
EVERGREEN -- Henri (Addie Land) is a poor teenage girl who
wishes to be accepted by her affluent boyfriend's family.
GOZU -- A Japanese mobster must murder the man who once saved his life in this yakuza horror film from director Takeshi Mike. At E Street Cinema.
HIJACKING CATASTROPHE -- A documentary about the politicization of the 9/11 tragedy, featuring Noam Chomsky, Norman Mailer, Daniel Ellsberg and Scott Ritter. At Visions Cinema.
RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE -- Milla Jovovich reprises her zombie-fighting role in a sequel to the film based on the video game.
THX 1138 -- A digital rerelease
of George Lucas's 1971
independent film about a nameless worker (Robert Duvall) who
struggles for individuality in a 25th-century dystopia. At AFI Silver Theatre.
WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW!? -- Marlee Matlin plays a woman exploring an alternate reality beyond what we accept as real.
THE KING AND I -- Today at 2 and 8 p.m. Sandy Duncan appears in a new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18-$48. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES -- Today at 2 p.m. Renegade Theater presents the Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein comedy based on a French film by Jean Poiret. Warehouse Theatre, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $25. 301-871-1487 or 202-783-3933.
FIREBELLY PRODUCTIONS SHOWCASE -- Today at 7:15 p.m. In "Conversing Elevens," a married couple has an impromptu therapy session with an intrusive waiter named Sigmund. "Dunce" looks at three people who lose their identity during a long imprisonment. Part of the "Page to Stage" Festival. Kennedy Center, South Atrium Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before showtime. 202-467-4600.
9/11/XX -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Cherry Red Productions looks at three events in American history
that have taken place on Sept. 11: the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah, the first televised Miss America Pagent in 1954 and the 2001 terrorist
attacks. Part of the "Page to Stage" Festival. Kennedy Center, Film Theater, 2700 F St. NW. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before showtime. 202-467-4600.
THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL POSTAL SERVICE -- Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 24. A Russian widower spends his time writing letters to himself from Lenin, Stalin and Queen Elizabeth in this play by Oleg Bogaev. Studio Theatre, 1333 P St. NW. $25-$48. 202-332-3300.
SPLIT SIDES -- Wednesday-Friday at 8 p.m. The Merce Cunningham Dance Company performs to the music of Radiohead and Sigur Ros. Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $35, students $7. 301-405-2787.
BETRAYAL -- Closes Saturday. Fountainhead Theatre presents the Harold Pinter drama about a romantic triangle between a man, his wife and his best friend. Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $20. 703-920-5923.
BAD GIRLS III: THE REDEMPTION -- Through Sept. 12. A night of feminist theater featuring an ensemble cast in seven short plays: Dale Spender's "A Chat With Mrs. Chicky," Cherisse Montgomery's "Lillian Goes to the Mirror," Jen Bindeman's "Grapefruit Diet," Jae Kramisen's "Love Is Murder," Linda Suzuki's "Just Sex (Jazz Hands)," Jenny Klion's "Stake Bite" and Judith Montague's "Too Much Latin." Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $20. 202-783-3933.