COAST TO COAST ROAST -- Today at 6 p.m. With Reel Big Fish, Punchline and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.

STEVIE NICKS -- Today at 8 p.m. The rock chanteuse plays the hits. With Vanessa Carlton. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $20-$62. 202-397-7328 or 703-754-6400.

FRENCH TOAST -- Monday at 7:15 p.m. The local indie-rock duo plays with the Chance and Caution Curves. Part of the Fort Reno summer concert series. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

DINOSAUR JR. -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. The alt-rock favorites return with all original members. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $30. 202-265-0930.

DALE WATSON -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. The acclaimed country musician. With A.J. Roach. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12. 703-522-8340.

BLUES TRAVELER -- Thursday at 8 p.m. The jam band shares the stage with Virginia Coalition. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$36. 877-965-3872.

DRESSY BESSY -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Indie-pop. With Say Hi to Your Mom. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.

FEMI KUTI -- Saturday at 9 p.m. The heir apparent of Afrobeat music plays with Thunderball Soundsystem, featuring Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.


VIETNAMESE CERAMICS FROM THE RED RIVER DELTA -- Opens today. Twenty-two pieces from 12th- to 16th-century production centers in northern Vietnam. Works include some that Charles Lang Freer originally thought were of Japanese or Chinese origin. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

WALLS OF HERITAGE, WALLS OF PRIDE: AFRIAN AMERICAN MURALS -- Opens Monday. Through Oct. 16. Photographs and original art that spotlight historic and contemporary murals created by African Americans, including works representing the early 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance, the social activism of the 1960s and contemporary hip-hop culture. Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. 202-633-4820.

LANDSCAPING -- Opens Tuesday. Through July 30. Video, sculpture, photography, painting and other media that highlight diverse approaches to the subject of landscape. Includes works by Joseph Dumbacher, John Dumbacher, Jason Falchook, Jason Gubbiotti, Jason Phillips and Ian Whitmore. Fusebox, 1412 14th St. NW. Free. 202-299-9220.


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

THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED -- After a chance encounter with an old teacher, a young Parisian is torn between a life of crime and a career as a classical musician. At Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema and Landmark E Street Cinema.

THE BEST OF YOUTH -- Part 1 of 2. Two brothers who follow different paths are also inextricably bound in this film that spans four decades of Italian history. The second half of the six-hour epic begins July 22. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY -- Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore, who shared the screen in "Finding Neverland," play opposite each other again in Tim Burton's adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic.

HAPPY ENDINGS -- In this comedy of intertwining story lines, a father and son date the same woman while a documentary filmmaker blackmails another woman who put up a child for adoption. Starring Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Lisa Kudrow. At Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema and Landmark E Street Cinema.

WEDDING CRASHERS -- In this comedy by David Dobkin, wedding-hopping womanizers (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn) have a falling out when real romance gets in the way of their schemes.

YES -- An American woman encounters religious, political and sexual conflicts after she leaves her husband for a Middle-Eastern man and journeys from London and Belfast to Beirut and Havana.

On Stage

FOURTH ANNUAL DC HIP-HOP THEATER FESTIVAL -- Monday-Saturday. Area performers join national and international acts that celebrate the hip-hop aesthetic on stage. Featuring theater, dance, spoken word and live music. Benji Reid kicks off the festival Monday at 6 p.m. with a performance at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. For a complete schedule, visit Various venues. Free. 202-724-5613.

THE CLEAN HOUSE -- Opens Monday. Through Aug. 14. Sarah Ruhl's new drama is about two sisters whose lives are altered by the simple act of housekeeping. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St. NW. $10-$48, Monday-Tuesday pay-what-you-can. 202-393-3939.

HAIRSPRAY -- Opens Wednesday. Through Aug. 21. Sixteen-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show in this musical-comedy set in 1962 Baltimore. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $35-$93. 202-467-4600.

SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC -- Previews Wednesday and Saturday. Opens July 17. Though Aug. 7. Soldiers confront issues of loss and dignity while on a ship off the coast of Okinawa at the end of World War II. Part of the Potomac Theatre Festival. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $10. 301-924-3400.

THE PERSIANS -- Previews Friday. Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 14. The Aeschylus classic anti-war play meets modern Middle-East politics: Robert Auletta's translation puts the action in a Gulf War setting. Presented by Scena Theatre. Tivoli Theatre, 3303 14th St. NW. $25-$30, seniors and students $20-$25. 703-684-7990.

CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER -- Saturday at 8 p.m. The popular comic brings his stand-up routine to the District. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $44.75-$64.75. 202-397-7328.

JOY OF MOTION HIP-HOP FESTIVAL -- Saturday at 8 p.m. July 17 at 7 p.m. An evening of hip-hop dance, music and poetry, featuring choreography by faculty and guests, including Esperonto Bean, Expansion Dance Project, Aysha Upchurch and the Style Rockers. The Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $14, seniors and students $12. 202-362-3042.

MOMENTUM DANCE THEATRE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. July 17 at 7 p.m. A showcase of jazz choreographers and dancers, plus a hip-hop piece by company member Rajiv Weliwitigoda and a Latin jazz suite by artistic director Roberta Rothstein. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.


HAIRSPRAY DANCE PARTY -- Friday at 6 p.m. A DJ spins hits from the '60s while characters from the musical "Hairspray" hit the dance floor. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.


BALTIMORE ORIOLES -- Today at 1:35 p.m. against the Boston Red Sox. Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore. $8-$55. 888-848-2473.

TONY HAWK BOOM BOOM HUCKJAM -- Monday at 7 p.m. Skateboarding, motocross and BMX acrobatics are the order of the day when extreme-sport superstar Hawk brings his traveling stunt show to town. Features a new multimillion-dollar ramp system. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $25-$85. 202-397-7328.

MLB ALL-STAR GAME -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. Washington Nationals Chad Cordero and Livan Hernandez join the rest of the National League's best as they take on Baltimore's Brian Roberts, Miguel Tejada and other American League all-stars. On Fox.

DC UNITED -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. against the San Jose Earthquakes. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $16-$40. 202-397-7328 or 202-587-5000.

ALLEN IVERSON CELEBRITY SOFTBALL CLASSIC -- Saturday at 7 p.m. Iverson's slow-pitch softball game features Washington Wizards Larry Hughes, Gilbert Arenas, Antwan Jamison and Juan Dixon, plus stars including Vince Carter, Richard "Rip" Hamilton, Ashton Kutcher and Chris Tucker. Benefits Iverson's Crossover Foundation, a charitable organization that aids inner city youth in the mid-Atlantic region. Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. $12-$22. 301-464-4865.

Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady at last year's Allen Iverson Celebrity Softball Classic in Bowie. Check out this year's celebs on Saturday.