THE GOOD LIFE -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Indie rock. With Neva Dinova and 89 Cubs. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 202-667-7960.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS -- Friday at 8 p.m. Roots rock. With Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Rising Star Fife and Drum Band. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.


GAMES -- Through Oct. 17. Metallic constructions, paintings and sculpture by Sica. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.

A CLEAR MIDNIGHT -- Through Nov. 7. Digital collage by Cynthia Alderdice. Touchstone Gallery, 406 7th St. NW. Free. 202-347-2787.


DAUGHTERS OF EVEREST -- Today at 4 p.m. A 2004 documentary about Sherpa women who climbed Mount Everest. In Nepalese with English subtitles. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

INDIAN COWBOY -- Today at 6 p.m. In Nikhil Kamkolkar's 2004 film, a young writer falls in love with a beautiful, sarcastic woman visiting from India. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

Lectures and Literature

ALEX SANCHEZ -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The author will discusses his new novel, "So Hard to Say." Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-462-6969.


LEARN TO PLAY MUSIC BY EAR -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. A basic knowledge of chords is needed. First Class, Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. $39, plus $25 required materials fee. 202-797-5102.

A RENOVATOR'S HOUSE TOUR -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A self-guided tour of eight Victorian-style houses on Capitol Hill. Proceeds benefit the Capitol Hill Cluster School. Information booth will be at the red tent in front of Antiques on the Hill, 701 North Carolina Ave. SE. $20. 202-544-1921.

GHOST STORY TOUR -- Saturdays at 7 and 9 p.m. through Oct. 30. Actors portray historic figures in ghost character and recite tales from history. First person on each tour to guess the identity of the guide wins a prize. Meet 15 minutes to tour time at McPherson Square Metro Station, White House exit, at 15th and I streets NW. $10, ages 12 and younger $5. 301-588-9255.

Sports and Recreation

BICYCLE TOUR: CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY ON CAPITOL HILL -- Monday, 9 a.m.-noon. Ken Withers, resident and Capitol Hill history enthusiast, leads a tour of historic Congressional Cemetery and the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum. All skill levels welcome. Helmet required. Tour begins at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. $15. For reservations, 202-546-1210, Ext. 23.


NO GUTS, NO GLORY -- Through Oct. 23. Precipice Improv Theater presents a comic play based entirely on audience suggestions. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $16. 202-462-7833.

THE RUSSIAN READINGS -- Through Oct. 24. Plays by various playwrights, in conjunction with Studio Theatre's "Russian Winter." The Studio Theatre, Secondstage, 133 P St. NW. $25. 202-332-3300.

GET LISTED. Events listed as space permits. E-mail or fax notices to or 202-496-3537. Deadline is two weeks before publication date.