BRIAN WILSON -- Today at 8 p.m. The erstwhile Beach Boy performs "Smile." Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $52.50-$85. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

CEE-LO GREEN -- Today at 9 p.m. The Soul Machine plays with Tweet, Teedra Moses and Dante Carter. Fur, 33 Patterson St. NE. $25. 202-397-7328.

MOUNTAIN GOATS -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. Lo-fi indie-rock, with John Vanderslice and Joan of Arc. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -- Monday at 7 p.m. The Boss headlines the Vote For Change tour, with R.E.M., The Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, and others. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $53-$178. 202-397-7328.

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN -- Tuesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Alternative rock band. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.

GOGOL BORDELLO -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Gypsy-punk cabaret, with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

MISSION OF BURMA -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The seminal post-punk group plays with Channels. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. 202-667-7960.

THE ZOMBIES -- Saturday at 9 p.m. Quintessential pop-rock, with Love featuring Arthur Lee. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $30. 703-237-0300.

PUBLIC ENEMY -- Saturday, doors at 10 p.m. Party for your right to fight, with Living Colour. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

METALLICA -- Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $58-$78. 202-397-7328.


AMERICAN MASTERS FROM BINGHAM TO EAKINS: THE JOHN WILMERDING COLLECTION -- Closes today. Fifty-one paintings by 26 American artists, including landscapes, portraits and still lifes. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.

ANA MENDIETA: EARTH, BODY, SCULPTURE AND PERFORMANCE 1972-1985 -- Opens Thursday. Through Jan. 2. Over 100 sculptures, drawings and photographs by the Cuban-born artist, with films documenting her performance works. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

CLAUDE RAGUET HIRST: TRANSFORMING THE AMERICAN STILL LIFE -- Opens Friday. Through Dec. 19. Thirty of the artist's highly detailed trompe l'oeil paintings. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8; students and seniors $6, 18 and under free. 202-783-5000, programs: 202-783-7370.

TRANSITORY PATTERNS: FLORIDA WOMEN ARTISTS -- Opens Friday. Through Dec. 15. Seventeen contemporary artists are featured. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8; students and seniors $6, 18 and under free. 202-783-5000, programs: 202-783-7370.

ART OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT -- Opens Friday. A long term exhibit of South Asian and Himilayan art, including Buddhist, Jain, Hindu and Islamic objects, Mughal and Rajput paintings and lavishly decorated objects made for the Mughal emperors. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

HARRY SHEARER: "FACE TIME" -- Closes Saturday. A video installation from the actor-comedian best known for his work on "Spinal Tap" and "The Simpsons." Conner Contemporary Art, Second Floor, 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-588-8750.

GAMES -- 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.

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME: PHOTOGRAPHS OF MUHAMMAD ALI -- Through Oct. 17. Sports photographer Neil Leifer's iconic images of the champ. Govinda Gallery, 1227 34th St. NW. Free. 202-333-1180.


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.

AROUND THE BEND -- Four generations of men come together to uncover the truth about their family's past. With Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, Josh Lucas and Jonah Bobo.

FINAL CUT -- A futuristic thriller in which a talented editor of human memories (Robin Williams) accidentally discovers secrets about his past. With Mira Sorvino.

JU-ON: THE GRUDGE -- Director Takashi Shimizu's horror film about an evil spirit that haunts a house with a violent past. In Japanese with English subtitles. At E Street Cinema.

PRIMER -- Four young physicists secretly invent a method to mess with time.

SAINTS AND SOLDIERS -- Five U.S. soldiers in WWII struggle to return to Allied territory after being seperated from American forces during the Battle of the Bulge.

STAGE BEAUTY -- Billy Crudup is a 17th-century British actor who plays female characters because women are forbidden to act. When the custom changes, so does his life.

SHALL WE DANCE -- A bored accountant (Richard Gere) decides to take up dancing, spurred by a beautiful instructor (Jennifer Lopez).

TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE -- An all-puppet cast thwarts the world's evildoers, from terrorists to washed-up celebrities, in Hollywood's first marionette action flick. From "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

QUEIMADA! (BURN!) -- The uncut version of Gillo Pontecorvo's 1969 sequel to "Battle of Algeirs," with Marlon Brando. At AFI Silver.

On Stage

A LESSON BEFORE DYING -- Today at 2 p.m. 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.

THE SEAGULL -- Today at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. 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.

LIVING OUT -- Today at 3 p.m. 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.

MARGARET CHO -- Thursday at 8 p.m. France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Hippodrome Theater, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. $36.50-$46.50. 410-837-7400. THE ELEPHANT MAN -- Closes Saturday. Bernard Pomerance's play about the tragically disfigured 19th century man who was exploited as a sideshow freak. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $25-$30, seniors and students $15. 800-494-8497.

HOST AND GUEST -- Through Oct. 16. Synetic Theater presents a parable about religious intolerance based on the writing of 19th-century Georgian poet Vazha Pshavela. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $29-$39. 703-228-1850.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE AND VT DANCE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Two modern companies perform "Side By Side." Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.

THE SUBJECT -- Through Oct. 17. A play by Allyson Currin about the relationship between a waitress and a photographer who wants to use her as a model. Warehouse Theatre, 1019 Seventh St. NW. $20-$25. 202-333-7009.

M. BUTTERFLY -- Through Oct. 17. A French diplomat named Gallimard falls for Song, a Chinese opera singer, in a tale of love and espionage. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $46-$60. 202-488-3300.

ON GOLDEN POND -- Through Oct. 17. James Earl Jones and Leslie Uggams star in the Ernest Thompson play. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25-$78. 202-467-4600.

MEXICO: NOCHES BOHEMIAN (BOHEMIAN NIGHTS) -- 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.

ANNA IN THE TROPICS -- Opens Friday. Through Nov. 21. Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize winner reimagines "Anna Karenina" in the world of Cuban emigres in Florida. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $40-$59; Thursday at 8 p.m., college students pay $10. 202-488-3300.

Jane Franklin Dance, in a joint concert with VTDance, performs "Side By Side," exploring issues of family and generation. Saturday at Dance Place.