The performances by the Alexandrov Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble, originally scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18 and listed in the Nov. 14 Sunday Source, have been canceled. (Published 11/17/04)


DOLLY PARTON -- Today at 7:30 p.m. The country music icon arrives on her "Hello, I'm Dolly" tour. With the Grascals. George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $36-$55. 202-397-7328.

SPARTA -- Monday, doors at 7 p.m. Indie rock by half of At the Drive-In, with Further Seems Forever, Copeland and Sunshine. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

THE NEVILLE BROTHERS -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. R&B by Arthur, Charles, Aaron and Cyril. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $45. 202-397-7328.

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Folk rock and blues with a retro style. With the Woggles. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12. 703-522-8340.

BADLY DRAWN BOY -- Wednesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Brit Damon Gough's indie rock from his recent album, "One Plus One is One." With Adem. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS WITH PHILIP GLASS -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. Classical, rock and jazz fuse in this experimental performance. Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. $20-$40, students $7. 301-405-2787.

TALIB KWELI -- Thursday, doors at 7:30 p.m. The rapper headlines with his latest release, "The Beautiful Struggle." With Saul Williams. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.

MEXICAN REVOLUTIONARIES -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Discussion at 6:30 p.m. The post-classical ensemble performs works by Manuel Ponce, Carlos Chavez and Silvestre Revueltas, composers who mixed popular Mexican music with sounds from villages and city streets. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. $25, students $10, discussion free. 202-966-8778.

ALAN JACKSON & MARTINA MCBRIDE -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. Country. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $57.50-$67.50. 202-397-7328.

HEM -- Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Folk rock by the New York group, with Shivaree. Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $15.95. 410-268-4545.

CHAYANNE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. The Grammy-nominated Latin pop star brings his salsa rhythms and ska-tinged rock in support of his latest album, "Sincero." George Mason University, Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $45-$85. 202-397-7328.

ARMY OF ME -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. The D.C. band rocks with the High Strung and Bicycle Thieves. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.


TREASURES -- Opens Wednesday. Through Aug. 15. To mark the museum's 25th anniversary, 73 masks and wooden sculptures go on view from the permanent and private collections. Many items have never been exhibited before, including "Helmet Mask with Mother of Twins," above. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

FLOOR PLAN -- Opens Thursday. Reception 6-8 p.m. Through Dec. 24. For this installation about cleaning, Anita Walsh draws on the floor with soap, crayon and floor wax. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Free. 202-315-1310.

?LETTERWRITING IN RENAISSANCE ENGLAND -- Opens Thursday. Through April 2. From love notes to a royal proclamation, 111 items about writing, sending, reading, keeping and copying letters. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free. 202-544-7077.

AIMEE GARCIA MARRERO -- Opens Friday. Through Dec. 15. A solo show by the young Cuban artist who creates autobiographical mixed-media works. Fraser Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW. Free. 202-298-6450.

MOCA FUNDRAISING ART LOTTERY SHOW -- Closes Friday. Reception 6-10 p.m. Lottery begins at 8:30 p.m. Artist-donated works are raffled off, with the first drawn getting first choice of all work, second drawn getting next, etc. MOCA DC, 1054 31st St. NW. Free; raffle ticket $150. 202-342-6230.

PREHISTORY OF THE GARDEN -- Opens Friday. Reception 7-9 p.m. Through Dec. 12. In Samantha Simpson's metaphorical paintings, animals stand in for the female form that traditionally populate landscapes. DCAC, 2438 18th St. NW. Free. 202-462-7833.

TEMENOS -- Opens Friday. Reception 6-8 p.m. Through Dec. 31. Paintings by Donna Iona Drozda based on the idea that people have their own inner sanctuaries where they retreat at difficult times. Anne C. Fisher Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW. Free. 202-625-7555.

WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW -- Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A massive show of glass, ceramics, wood, metal, jewelry, basketry and more by contemporary artisans. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW. $12, seniors $11, younger than 12 free. 202-249-3000.

GARDEN OF LIGHTS -- Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 9. A half-mile walk-through light display with more than 600,000 bulbs in the shapes of plants, animals and more. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $15 per car. 301-962-1453.

GEM, MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club holds its 13th annual show with dealers, exhibits, demos and more. George Mason University, Student Union II Building, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $4, seniors and ages 13-18 $2, 12 and younger free. 703-680-7724.


THE NEW YORKER COLLEGE TOUR -- Tuesday-Saturday. Afternoon and evening sessions featuring New Yorker magazine writers, editors and artists, including David Remnick, Christopher Buckley, Seymour M. Hirsch, David Sedaris and more. For complete line-up, visit Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Free-$10. 866-666-8932.


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.

FINDING NEVERLAND -- A fictional account of author J.M. Barrie's (Johnny Depp) inspiration for writing "Peter Pan."

KINSEY -- Liam Neeson stars as Alfred Kinsey, the sex researcher who changed American culture with the publication of his book, "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male," in 1948. Co-stars Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell and Peter Sarsgaard.

NATIONAL TREASURE -- Nicolas Cage is Benjamin Franklin Gates, a life long treasure hunter, who finds a map on the back of the Declaration of Independence.

OVERNIGHT -- A documentary about a bartender and budding filmmaker whose screenplay is picked up and then dropped by Miramax.

POSTMEN IN THE MOUNTAINS -- In China, a son learns his sick father's trade by joining him on a three-day trip delivering mail in remote mountains by foot. In Mandarin with English subtitles. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

SEX IS COMEDY -- Actors who hate each other have to do a sex scene together. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE -- Everyone's favorite talking sponge finally hits the big screen with this underwater adventure.

On Stage

MENDIETA, CUERPO Y TIERRA -- Today at 3 p.m., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. A bilingual, site-specific performance of spoken verse, original music and dance by GALA Hispanic Theatre. In conjunction with an Ana Mendieta exhibition. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Second Floor Galleries, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

STELLA COMEDY TOUR -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter and David Wain are the three-man comic troupe which helped create "The State" on MTV. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $15. 703-397-7328.

OUT!WORDS: THE AUTUMN READINGS -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. The Actors' Theatre of Washington presents Richard Willet's "Weekend at the Willard," a full-length play set at the hotel and centering on two male musicians in an abusive relationship. Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Equality Forum, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free. 202-319-7227.

JACKIE MASON FRESHLY SQUEEZED -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. A comedy tour by the iconic humorist. Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $35.50-$55. 202-467-4600.

ALEXANDROV RED ARMY CHORUS AND DANCE ENSEMBLE -- Wednesday-Thursday at 8 p.m. Russia's oldest military choral and dance troupe with more than 150 musicians, singers and dancers performs in the U.S. for the first time in 30 years. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $45-$150. 202-397-7328.

DANCESMITH -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Natalie Moffett Smith's local contemporary dance company performs five pieces, including a staging of "Fon Fon Odeon," often called "Tangos," by the late Eric Hampton. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $35-$45. 202-467-4600.

TRUE WEST -- Opens Thursday. Through Dec. 18. Keegan Theatre's production of the Sam Shepard dark comedy features Eric Lucas and Mark Rhea. Old Town Theater, 8151/2 King St., Alexandria, $25. 703-527-6000.

MOVIN' OUT -- Opens Friday. Through Dec. 19. A national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on songs by Billy Joel. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $40-$85. 800-447-7400.

NOCHE FLAMENCA -- Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Classic flamenco dance, music and song by Spanish artists, including Soledad Barrio. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $25-$35. 202-994-6800.


D.C. UNITED -- Today at 3:30 p.m. Against the Kansas City Wizards for the MLS Cup. On ABC.

British indie rocker Badly Drawn Boy, aka Damon Gough, performs at 9:30 club on Wednesday.