BERES HAMMOND -- Today at 5 p.m. The dancehall star performs. Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $35. 301-927-1056.

SLOAN -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Canadian power pop. With the Capitol Years. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.

THE PIXIES -- Monday, doors at 5:30 p.m. The alt-rock pioneers play with Bloc Party and the BellRays. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $25-$40. 202-397-7328.

BOB DYLAN AND WILLIE NELSON -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The folk-rock legends play. Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $49.50. 202-397-7328.

JOSS STONE -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The British neo-soul artist takes the stage with John Legend. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$38. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

THE RUDE STAIRCASE -- Thursday at 7:15 p.m. The rockers kick off the Fort Reno summer concert series with Sentai and Gist. Fort Reno Park, Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

WEEKEND'S WEEKENDS -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. Oktbrwrld, Zwei with Sol Edler and Deborah Bond & Third Logic play at "Nu-Soul Night," the first of three summer concerts presented by The Washington Post's Weekend section. June 24th is "Rock Night" with Kenin, Niki Barr and Rotoglow, and July 8 is "Swing Night" with the Brooks Tegler Big Band and the J Street Jumpers. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 4850 Colorado Ave. NW. Free. 202-334-4748.

TONY BENNETT -- Saturday at 8 p.m. A gala performance for Wolf Trap's 2005 Jazz and Blues Festival. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$42. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

ALANIS MORISSETTE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Confessional singer-songwriting with a touch of pop. With Jason Mraz. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. $36.50-$62. 410-547-7328.

JOHN PRINE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. The acclaimed singer-songwriter plays with Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $36-$56. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

HEAD-ROC -- Saturday at 9 p.m. A CD-release party with the local emcee. With Devine Nature. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $10. 202-265-0930.

RIS PAUL RIC -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Q and Not U frontman (and Post staffer) Chris Richards plays a benefit show for Miriam's House, a nonprofit that assists homeless women with AIDS. With fellow Post staffer Andy Zipf and Gena Rowlands Band. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.


BETHESDA ARTIST MARKET -- Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Paintings, jewelry, blown glass, furniture and more from local and regional artists. Bethesda Place Plaza, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660.

NOT THE KNITTING YOU KNOW -- Opens Monday. Reception Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 10. Knitted and crocheted fiber sculptures from 15 artists. Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 703-790-9018.

MARC CHAGALL: THE BIBLE SERIES 1957 -- Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 15. More than 100 hand-colored etchings illustrating biblical texts. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. Free. 202-635-5400.

EMIL MAYER: AN INTIMATE MASTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY -- Opens Wednesday. Reception at 7:30 p.m. Through Sept. 4. Never-before-seen photos of everyday life in Vienna by the Austrian artist who committed suicide in 1938 after the Nazis destroyed most of his works. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-895-6776.

NEW YORK MOVES -- Opens Wednesday. Reception with the artist 6:30-8 p.m. Through Sept. 2. Laurentz Thurn's portraits of his neighbors in Harlem and the Bronx examine the changing nature of personal identity. Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Free. For reception reservations, call 202-289-1200, Ext. 167.

SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS OF 2005 NATIONAL EXHIBITION -- Opens Friday. Through Aug. 8. Award-winning works from more than 200 student artists. 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. free. 202-639-1700.

ARTE DEL CORAZON -- Friday, 6-9 p.m. Paintings, jewelry and sculptures by emerging Latin American artists, sponsored by Artists include Alessandra Elena Ramirez Gomez, Raquel Garcia-Pertusa, Elba Molina, Katherine Porras, Eva Holz, Victoria Restrepo and Juan Bernal. Human Rights Commission Building, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. $10, students $7. 202-365-0625.


Films open Friday and are in general release unless otherwise noted. Opening dates subject to change. Check or Friday's Weekend section for details.

BATMAN BEGINS -- Christian Bale stars as the young Bruce Wayne in this tale about the origins of Gotham's masked vigilante. With Morgan Freeman, Katie Holmes, Michael Caine and Liam Neeson. Opens Wednesday.

APRES VOUS -- When Antoine (Daniel Auteuil) saves Louis (Jose Garcia) from hanging himself, he puts himself in the middle of a comic love triangle. In French with English subtitles.

DEEP BLUE -- Alastair Fothergill and Andy Byatt's documentary on life at the bottom of the ocean. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan. At Dupont Circle 5.

AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER -- Yvan Attal writes, directs and stars in this comic drama about love, marriage and fidelity in contemporary Paris. In French with English subtitles. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

MY SUMMER OF LOVE -- A chance meeting of two young women in the Yorkshire countryside leads to an obsessive and deceptive romance. At Dupont Circle 5 and Bethesda Row Cinemas 8.

THE PERFECT MAN -- Holly (Hilary Duff) and Zoe (Aria Wallace) plan to find their recently divorced mother (Heather Locklear) a new husband. With Chris Noth.

SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL -- Director Peter Raymont's documentary about Canadian Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire and his controversial command of the United Nations' 1994 mission to Rwanda. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

On Stage

ALLAH MADE ME FUNNY -- Monday-Tuesday at 8 p.m. On the Official Muslim Comedy Tour, Preacher Moss, Zahar Usman and Azeem confront Arab stereotypes. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $20. 202-296-7008.

IF THIS HAT COULD TALK: THE UNTOLD STORIES OF DR. DOROTHY HEIGHT -- Opens Wednesday. Through June 19. The Civil Rights movement, told through the eyes of the activist, is celebrated in gospel, blues, jazz and R&B. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $25-$50. 202-397-7328.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS -- Opens Wednesday. Through July 24. Writer Jason Robert Brown's musical chronicles a relationship from meeting to break-up from each partner's point of view. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $32-$38. 800-494-8497.

MARYLAND ARTS FESTIVAL -- Opens Thursday. Through July 31. The festival's 24th season includes productions of "Ragtime," "Forever Plaid" and "Parallel Lives," plus performances by the Capitol Steps and the Koresh Dance Company. Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. $10-$26. 410-704-2787.

HOT DATE DC: NEUTRINO VIDEO PROJECT -- Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Washington Improv Theater takes a suggestion from the audience, then shoots, edits, scores and screens an entirely improvised movie, shown at 7:30 p.m. With drink specials and music from the First Ladies DJ Collective before and after the screening. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $10. 202-639-1770.

LEWIS BLACK -- Friday at 8 p.m. The comic, who rants on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," continues his Nothing's Sacred Tour with John Bowman. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $40.50-$45.50. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.


WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Today at 1:05 p.m. against the Seattle Mariners. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $7-$40. 202-397-7328.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Monday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Houston Astros. Friday at 7:35 p.m., Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and June 19 at 1:35 p.m. against the Colorado Rockies. Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore. $8-$55. 888-848-2473.

DC UNITED -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Chicago Fire. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the New England Revolution. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $16-$40. 202-397-7328 or 202-587-5000.

WASHINGTON MYSTICS -- Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Indiana Fever. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $8-$58. 202-661-5050.

Zwei performs at Friday's "Nu-Soul Night" to kick off a free concert series at Carter Barron Amphitheatre.