THE FAINT -- Today, doors at 8:30 p.m. Synthesizer driven no-wave with TV On the Radio and Beep Beep. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.
AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD -- Monday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Indie rock with Forget Cassettes and IQU. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $14. 202-265-0930.
SOCIAL DISTORTION -- Monday at 8 p.m. Punk rock. With Tiger Army and the Explosion. Nation, 1015 Half St. SE. $25. 202-397-7328.
DANIEL HIGGS -- Tuesday at 9 p.m. Lungfish's frontman performs with Entrance. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.
JOHN CALE -- Thursday, doors at 7:30 p.m. The Velvet Underground alum performs. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.
LAURIE ANDERSON -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Multimedia performance art. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $25-$40. 202-994-6800 or 301-808-6900.
LOS HOMBRES CALIENTES -- Thursday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Afro-Cuban jazz. Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.
DE LA SOUL -- Friday, doors at 10 p.m. Hip-hop with Federico Aubele and Thunderball. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.
MIKE WATT -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. The punk-rock bassist plays with the Comas and the Nuclears. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.
WOMEN OF LATIN AMERICA -- Friday at 8 p.m. Featuring singers Toto La Momposina, Mariana Motalvo and Belo Velloso. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $25-$40. 202-994-6800 or 301-808-6900.
ALL THE MIGHTY WORLD: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ROGER FENTON 1852-1860 -- Opens Today. Through Jan. 2. Over 90 of the Victorian-era photographer's landscapes, portraits and still-lifes. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
IN MONET'S LIGHT: THEODORE ROBINSON AT GIVERNY -- Opens Today. Through Jan. 9. Sixty landscape paintings by the American impressionist. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $7, seniors and students $5, children free, first Thursday of the month free. 410-396-7100.
NOMA FALL OPEN STUDIOS -- Today, noon-5 p.m. Thirty artists show their work in four buildings north of Massachusetts Avenue, with live music and receptions. 443 I St. NW, 57 N St. NW, 52 O St. NW and 411 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-332-1599 or 202-543-7499.
GAMES -- Closes today. 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 -- Closes today. Sports photographer Neil Leifer's iconic images of the champ. Govinda Gallery, 1227 34th St. NW. Free. 202-333-1180.
COMMON GROUND: DISCOVERING COMMUNITY IN 150 YEARS OF ART -- Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 31. Art from the collection of Julia Norrell, including works by Adel Adams, Dorthea Lange, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks and Howard Finster. 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-as-you-can. 202-639-1700.
PHYLLIS FURDELL: METROSCAPES -- Opens Wednesday. Through Nov. 28. Drawings of daily life inside the District's Metro system. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4565.
ROMANCE, MURDER AND REVENGE: KABUKI PRINTS BY KONISHI HIROSADA -- Opens Wednesday. Through Jan 2. Images from Osaka's theaters made in 1850 and 1851. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $8, seniors $6, college students and ages 18-25 $5, children free; first Thursdays of the month free. 410-547-9000.
ANATOLIAN IMPRESSIONS: ARTISTS PRINTS FROM THE ISTANBUL STUDIO OF MASTER TEKCAN -- Opens Friday. Through Jan. 23. Prints by some of Turkey's best-known artists. Meridian International Center, White-Meyer Galleries, 1624 Crescent Pl. NW. Free. 202-667-6800.
IONA ROZEAL BROWN: A3, THE REVOLUTION, TELEVISED, TERRORIZED AND SEXUALIZED -- Opens Saturday. Through Nov. 27. Paintings that mix Japanese art with hip-hop style. G Fine Art, 1515 14th St. NW. Free. 202-638-3105.
WAR OR PEACE -- Through Nov. 14. An all media show on the topic of war and its effects. Warehouse Gallery, 1019 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-3933.
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.
DIG! -- A documentary about the rivalry between two lead singers: Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols. At E Street Cinema.
THE GRUDGE -- Sarah Michelle Geller stars in a Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror flick "Ju-On."
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.
SURVIVING CHRISTMAS -- A man (Ben Affleck) goes home for the holidays only to discover that his family doesn't live there anymore.
VERA DRAKE -- Imelda Staunton plays Drake, a working class woman in 1950s England who secretly helps women induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies.
MEXICO: NOCHES BOHEMIAN (BOHEMIAN NIGHTS) -- Today at 4 p.m. 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.
M. BUTTERFLY -- Today at 6 p.m. 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.
THE SUBJECT -- Today at 7:30 p.m. 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.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST -- Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 21. Rorschach Theatre performs Dario Fo's satire on political corruption. Casa del Pueblo, Calvary Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW. $18, students and seniors $12. 202-452-5538.
DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN -- Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 14. Rob Becker's solo play returns, with Chris Sullivan in the role of the befuddled everyman. Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. $35-$39.50. 202-397-7328.
GISELLE -- Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 24. The Washington Ballet performs this 19th century story of unconditional love and devotion. Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theatre, 2700 F St. NW. $29-$59. 202-467-4600.
ONE GOOD MARRIAGE, A SIMPLE TALE OF GLORIOUS GRIEF -- Opens Thursday. Through Nov. 21. Sean Reycroft's drama cracks open a couple's secrets on their first wedding anniversary. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 703-548-9044.
LOBSTER BOY'S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR -- Opens Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. A night of vaudeville and burlesque hosted by Lobster Boy. Chief Ike's Mambo Room, 1725 Columbia Rd. NW. $15; people in costume $10. 202-462-6331.
CHU SHAN CHINESE OPERA -- Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Silver Spring-based company performs traditional Chinese stage arts, including puppetry, martial arts and dance. Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $35; students $7. Saturday at 3 p.m.: $20; students $7. 301-405-2787.
LEVY DANCE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The San Francisco-based modern dance company performs "Holding Pattern," "That Four Letter Word" and "pOrtal." Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.
SKY GIRLS -- Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. The story of six women training to be fighter pilots during World War II. Kicks off Theater Alliance's Pangea Projects, a series of five new productions performed after an intensive six-day rehearsal period. H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $5. 202-396-2125.
MACBETH -- Through Oct. 24. Director Michael Kahn's rendition of one of Shakespeare's most absorbing tragedies features Kelly McGillis as Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $12.75-$68. 202-547-1122.
THE MATCHMAKER -- Through Oct. 24. Andrea Martin (Aunt Voula in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding") is Dolly Levi in Thornton Wilder's matrimonial comedy. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. $16-$48. 202-347-4833.
THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL POSTAL SERVICE -- 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.