WILCO -- Today, doors at 5:30 p.m. With the Roots. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $25-$40. 202-397-7328 or 301-596-0660.

AL GREEN -- Today, doors at 7 p.m. The soul music legend performs. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $75. 202-265-0930.

MEDICATIONS -- Today at 9 p.m. A CD release show from the Dischord Records post-punk trio. With the Threads. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.

WOOLY MAMMOTH -- Monday at 7:15 p.m. The Fort Reno concert series continues with the local heavy rockers on Monday, with Rancho Notorious and Sons of Disobedience. Fort Reno Park, Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

EISLEY -- Monday, doors at 9:30 p.m. Alt-pop from the Texas quintet. With Lovedrug and Pilot Drift. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $10. 202-265-0930.

JOHN HIATT -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. The acclaimed singer-songwriter shares the stage with the North Mississippi Allstars. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20-$36. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

GAVIN DEGRAW -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The singer-songwriter performs. With Howie Day and Michael Tolcher. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$34. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

SUNSET SERENADES -- Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The zoo's summer concert series kicks off with big band music from the University of Maryland Community Band. Shows continue through Aug. 4. National Zoo, Lion-Tiger Hill, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-633-4480.

NELLIE MCKAY -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. McKay, who has been called a cross between Doris Day and Eminem, performs. With the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $22.50. 703-549-7500 or 202-397-7328.

FRENCH TOAST -- Friday at 9 p.m. Local post-punk duo. With the Nein and Verbal. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.

DARKEST HOUR -- Saturday at 9:30. The District's doom metal heroes play a CD release show. With the Hidden Hand and Haram. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.


SEVEN: SEVEN SEPARATE SHOWS UNDER ONE ROOF -- Opens Thursday. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. Through Sept. 9. A show by Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran members in seven exhibition spaces. Curated by F. Lennox Campello. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-639-1828.

WHITE HOUSE HORSES -- Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 26. Paintings and photographs that show how horses have been a part of White House history. Includes images of presidents on horseback and at races. The White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-208-1631.

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS: CONTEMPORARY ART AND STREET CULTURE -- Opens Friday. Through Sept. 24. Art made from skateboards, record covers and other materials that surveys the influence of street culture on everyday life. The show has three segments: Part 1 runs through July 30; Part 2 runs Aug.5-Sept. 3; and Part 3 runs Sept. 9-24. Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. Free. 410-783-5720.

GODS AND EMPIRE: HUARI CEREMONIAL TEXTILES -- Opens Friday. Through Jan. 15. Woven objects, including garments and ceremonial objects, from the Huari Empire, which flourished in the 7th and 8th centuries near what's now Ayacucho, Peru. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

HIDDEN TREASURES: BLACK ARTISTS OF D.C. -- Opens Friday. Through July 31. More than 50 artists of African descent show their paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photos and more. The Graham Collection, 3518 12th St. NE. Free. 202-832-9292.

ORIENTAL BRUSHWORK -- Opens Friday. Through Aug. 29. Jamaliah Morais shows her works inspired by recent trips to China. Green Spring Gardens Park, Horticultural Center, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-642-5173.

CURRENT EVINCE: SELECTED PRINTS BY WILLIAM T. WILEY -- Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 12. The museum displays 40 lithographs, etchings and monotypes from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which is closed for renovations. 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.


HARBORPLACE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS -- Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. A birthday celebration for Baltimore's biggest tourist destination includes a parade, street performers, music, family activities and discounts at area businesses. Harborplace, 200 E. Pratt St., Baltimore. Free. 800-427-2671.


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

WAR OF THE WORLDS -- Tom Cruise and director Steven Spielberg join forces to bring the H.G. Wells novel about an alien invasion to the screen. Opens Wednesday.

5X2 -- Director Francois Ozon shows the relationship between two people in five scenes, starting with their divorce and working back in time. In French and Italian with English subtitles. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

CATERINA IN THE BIG CITY -- A 12-year-old girl moves from a seaside town to Rome, where she meets a hippie princess, rich mall rats and an Australian boy. In Italian with English subtitles. At Landmark Bethesda and Landmark E Street Cinema.

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS -- Director Luc Jacquet's documentary shows footage from 13 months of trekking across the Antarctic to follow a colony of emperor penguins. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. At AFI Silver Theater, Landmark Bethesda and Landmark E Street Cinema.

ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW -- Richard, a struggling single father, gets a jolt when he meets Christine, a lonely cab driver and aspiring artist. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

REBOUND -- A family comedy starring Martin Lawrence as Roy McCormick, a big-time college basketball coach who makes the move to a middle school junior varsity team after a breakdown.

On Stage

DISCO PIGS -- Opens today. Through July 27. Solas Nua and the Keegan Theatre present Irish playwright Enda Walsh's story about two teenagers who share everything, including a birthday and a secret language. Church Street Theater, 1742 Church St. NW. $17.50, seniors and students $13.50. 202-595-1760.

SOMETHING YOU DID -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. A work-in-progress by Willy Holtzman about a one-time radical up for parole. Part of First Look, a series of readings and play development workshops. CenterStage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore. $10, seniors and students $5. 410-986-4017.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM -- Wednesday-July 3 at 8 p.m. The Olney Theatre Company celebrates the grand opening of its outdoor amphitheater with a production of Shakespeare's classic, performed by the National Players alumni and Boston University students. Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. Free. 301-924-3400.

DANIEL TOSH -- Wednesday-Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. and July 3 at 8 p.m. Stand-up comedy by the frequenter of college campuses. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17. 202-296-7008.

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE -- Opens Friday. Through July 24. Open CircleTheatre, whose productions include artists with disabilities, presents Bertolt Brecht's drama. Round House Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. $20. 800-494-8497 or 240-683-8934.

EDDIE GRIFFIN -- Friday-Saturday at 7:30 and 11 p.m. The comic-turned-movie star performs. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $48.50. 202-397-7328.


WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Today at 1:05 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tuesday-Wednesday and Thursday at 1:05 p.m. against the Pittsburg Pirates. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $7-$40. 202-397-7328.

WASHINGTON MYSTICS -- Today at 3 p.m. against the Sacramento Monarchs. Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Charlotte Sting. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $8-$58. 202-661-5050.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Monday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against the New York Yankees. Thursday at 7:05 p.m., Friday at 7:35 p.m., Saturday at 1:35 p.m. and July 3 at 5 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians. Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore. $8-$55. 888-848-2473.

WIMBLEDON -- Saturday at 9 a.m. The women's singles and men's doubles finals from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. On NBC.

Mr. Smooth and Soulful -- the legendary Al Green -- tonight at the 9:30.