WEDROCK -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. Henry Rollins hosts a benefit concert for Freedom to Marry with Sandra Bernhard, John Cameron Mitchell, Bob Mould, Ben Jelen, Purty Mouth, Avenue D and Morel. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $40. 202-265-0930.

THE's -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Garage rock from Tokyo, with Dead Moon and the Fever. Black

Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

ANTI FLAG -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Rock Against Bush tour, with Midtown, Strike Anywhere, the A.K.A.'s and Mike Park. Nation, 1015 Half St. SE. $15. 202-397-7328.

THE BLACK KEYS -- Wednesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Blues rock, with the Cuts. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

R. KELLY AND JAY-Z -- Thursday at 8 p.m. The Best of Both Worlds tour. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $68-$78. 202-397-7328.

BEASTIE BOYS -- Friday at 8 p.m. Triple-trouble time, with Talib Kweli and Performing Dog Show. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $42. 202-397-7328.

Q AND NOT U -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. Post-punk. With Food for Animals, Manhunter and La Mi Vida Violenta. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $9. 202-667-7960.

THE CRAMPS -- Saturday, doors at 7:30 p.m. The rockabilly punks play with Gore Gore Girls and Shortstack. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $22. 202-265-0930.

CEE-LO GREEN -- Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. With Tweet, Teedra Moses and Dante Carter. Fur, 33 Patterson St. NE. $25. 202-397-7328.


DAN FLAVIN: A RETROSPECTIVE -- Opens today. Through Jan. 9. More than 40 of the artist's works with fluorescent lights, including six large-scale installations and 110 drawings and collages. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

NSO DECORATORS' SHOW HOUSE -- Opens today. Through Oct. 31. Dozens of interior and landscape designers show their work. Chateau Peyrenc de Moras, 9121 River Rd., Potomac. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 202-416-8149.


Jan. 17. Seventy 19th-century French landscape paintings

by Corot, Rousseau, Daubigny

and Millet. Through Jan. 16.

Walters Art Museum, 600 N.

Charles St., Baltimore. $8,

seniors $6, college students and ages 18-25 $5, children free; first Thursday of the month free. 410-547-9000.

PASSAGES: PHOTOGRAPHS IN AFRICA BY CAROL BECKWITH AND ANGELA FISHER -- Opens Wednesday. Through Jan. 9. Photos taken during 30 years of documenting the cultures of Africa. National Geographic Society, Explorers Hall, 17th and M streets NW. Free. 202-857-7588.

SMALL TREASURES: FROM WHISTLER TO WARHOL -- Opens Wednesday. Through Nov. 13. Small-scale works by Dan Flavin, William Kentridge, Max Beckmann and more. Robert Brown Gallery, 2030 R St. NW. Free. 202-483-4383.

CALDER MIRO -- Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 23. The sculpture

of Alexander Calder is juxtaposed with Joan Miro's paintings.

The Phillips Collection, 1600

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

CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART -- Closes Saturday. Photographs by Zig Jackson, Victor Masayesva Jr. and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-328-0955.

GATHERING JEWELS: JAPANESE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE LIONEL KATZOFF COLLECTION -- Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 16. Twenty-five books of woodblock prints from the 17th to 19th centuries. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $8, seniors $6, college students and ages 18-25 $5, children free; first Thursday of the month free. 410-547-9000.

INVENTIONS: RECENT PAINTINGS BY CAIO FONESCA -- Opens Saturday. Through Feb. 14. Large-scale abstract paintings and works on paper. 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.

WASHINGTON: SYMBOL AND CITY -- Opens Saturday. A long-term exhibit on the architectural evolution of Washington, D.C. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5 suggested donation. For reservations, call 202-272-2448.

AMERICAN MASTERS FROM BINGHAM TO EAKINS: THE JOHN WILMERDING COLLECTION -- Through Oct. 10. Fifty-one paintings by 26 American artists, including George Caleb Bingham, Frederic Edwin Church and Fitz Hugh Lane, and ranging from landscapes to portraits to still lifes. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.


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.

BRIGHT LEAVES -- Ross McElwee's documentary about the tobacco industry's legacy. At E Street Cinema.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Billy Bob Thornton is a high school football coach in Odessa, Texas, who leads an underdog team to the state championships. Based on the novel by H.G. Bissinger.

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS -- Two 1930s lovers (Charlize Theron and

Stuart Townsend) are forced to choose between passion and personal convictions, their fate intertwined with the painful history of a world at war.

I HEART HUCKABEES -- A comedy by David. O. Russell ("Three Kings") about a pair of so-called

existential detectives (Dustin

Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) who help clients using holistic methods. With Jason Schwartzman and Isabelle Huppert.

INCANTANTO -- The story of a 30-year-old virgin who falls

in love with a blind woman

he meets at a dance. In Italian with English subtitles. At AFI Silver Theatre.

RAISE YOUR VOICE -- Hilary Duff is a small-town girl and aspiring singer whose life is transformed by a summer at an L.A. performing arts academy.

RED LIGHTS -- A thriller by director Cedric Kahn about a man's frantic search for his wife, who left him after an argument. Based on the novel by Georges Simenon. In French with English subtitles. At E Street Cinema.

TAXI -- A New York cabbie (Queen Latifah) helps an undercover cop (Jimmy Fallon) pursue a gang of female bank robbers (including supermodel Gisele).

On Stage

BILLY BUDD -- Today at 2 p.m. Washington National Opera performs Benjamin Britten's adaptation of Herman Melville's story about a young sailor wrongly sentenced to death. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $45-$290. 202-467-4600.

ONE RED FLOWER -- Today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. A musical by Paris Barclay, adapted from the book "Dear America: Letters From Vietnam," which looks at the Vietnam War from the eyes of soldiers who fought there.

Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four

Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $30-$47. 703-218-6500.

IVONA, PRINCESS OF BURGUNDIA -- Today at 3 p.m. Polish author Witold Gombrowicz's quirky fairy tale about a dashing prince and his unpopular choice for a princess. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. $20-$25. 703-684-7990 or 202-783-3933.

A TALE OF A TIGER -- Today at

5 p.m. Darian Fo's fable of a

Chinese soldier whose life is saved by a tiger, presented by Rorschach Theatre. Casa del Pueblo, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. $19.50. 202-332-3422.

DANCE D.C. FESTIVAL FINALE -- Today at 6 p.m. With Kankouran West African Dance Company, the Silk Road Dance Company, Tappers with Attitude and the Spanish Dance Society. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

TEHREEMA MITHA DANCE COMPANY -- Today at 7 p.m. The classical Indian dance troupe performs two new works, "Baad-e-Sbah" and "In the Fabric of Being." Joy of Motion Dance

Center, Jack Guidone Theater,

5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $15. 202-362-3042.

EMBEDDED -- Wednesday-Friday at 8 p.m. Tim Robbins's play about embedded journalism, performed by the Actors Gang. Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Kogod Theatre, University of Maryland, Route 193 and

Stadium Drive, College Park. $35; full-time students with ID $7. 301-405-2787.

MEXICO: NOCHES BOHEMIAN (BOHEMIAN NIGHTS) -- Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 17. Gala Theater presents Alberto Domingo's musical about life in Mexico City during the 1960s. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. $28. 202-234-7174.

A LESSON BEFORE DYING -- Through Oct. 10. African Continuum Theatre Company performs Ernest J. Gaines's play about an innocent black man sentenced to death in 1948 Louisiana. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $15-$30. 800-494-8497.

LIVING OUT -- Through Oct. 10. In this dark comedy, a frazzled mother hires a nanny -- an undocumented immigrant --

to help take care of her children

and finds out they have more

in common than she thinks.

Round House Theatre, East-

West Highway and Waverly

Street, Bethesda. $35-$45. 240-644-1100.

THE SEAGULL -- Through Oct. 10. The Anton Chekhov play examines the meaning of art and love. Directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Kasi Campbell. Howard Community College, Rep Stage, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $10-$23. 410-772-4900.

Andy Warhol's "Happy Butterflies" is part of "Small Treasures: From Whistler to Warhol," at Robert Brown Gallery.