TOM JONES -- Today at 8 p.m. Some people never go out of style. The crooner shares the stage with Tower of Power. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22-$40. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

ELECTRIC POSSIBLE -- Today at 8 p.m. Area electronic-improv acts RDK, the Picture is Dead Quartet and Sunwards bend genre expectations with free-noise, space-music and drone compositions. George Washington University, Phillips Hall, Room B120, 801 22nd St. NW. $5. 703-533-3423.

ADOLESCENTS -- Today at 8:30 p.m. The legendary Orange County, Calif., punk group still shines, despite having long outlived its name. With the Suicide Machines and the Briggs. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. 202-667-7960.

Q AND NOT U -- Monday at 7:15 p.m. The post-punk and funk trio plays with Son of Nun. Part of the ongoing Fort Reno summer concert series. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

TEGAN AND SARA -- Monday, doors at 7:30 p.m. The folk-rock twins play with Communique. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

3 DOORS DOWN -- Tuesday, doors at 5 p.m. With Staind, Breaking Benjamin and No Address. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $29.50-$61. 202-397-7328 or 301-596-0660.

COMMON -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. Chi-town's neo-soul-influenced rapper performs. Dream, 1350 Okie St. NE. $10. 202-636-9030.

TEENAGE FANCLUB -- Wednesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Scottish power-pop revivalists, with the Rosebuds. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

HEAD-ROC -- Thursday at 7:15 p.m. The local emcee plays with Hand Fed Babies and Eyes of the Killer Robot. Part of the ongoing Fort Reno summer concert series. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

112 -- Friday at 8 p.m. Atlanta's four-man vocal group draws from soul, gospel and hip-hop. Dream, 1350 Okie St. NE. $20. 202-636-9030.

W.A.S.P. -- Friday at 8 p.m. Time to dig out the hair spray and spandex; the '80s metal shredders play with L.A. Guns. Jaxx, 6355 Rolling Rd., West Springfield. $30. 703-569-5940.

KAISER CHIEFS -- Friday, doors at 9 p.m. The English rockers have been compared to mod-punks the Jam. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

(THE SOUNDS OF) KALEIDOSCOPE -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. Psychedelic noise-pop, with Measles Mumps Rubella. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.


M.F.A. EXHIBITION -- Opens Tuesday. Through Aug. 27. Thirteen artists who recently received Master of Fine Arts degrees from area universities display their works. Includes installation, sculpture, photography, digital prints, and mixed media drawing and painting. Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-248-6800.

PORCH & PATIO LIVING -- Opens Thursday. Potters create a variety of planters, lanterns, birdhouses and sculpture. Grey House Potters, 5509 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-522-7738.

MARY SWIFT'S WASHINGTON: THE ARTS SCENE, 1975-2000 -- Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 27. Washington Review photographer Mary Swift's anthology captures 25 years in the life of the District's art community. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Free. 202-315-1305.

LIGHT MOVES -- Opens Friday. Reception Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Through Aug. 5. Glass vessels, sculptures and jewelry by the faculty of the Art Glass Consortium. Glen Echo Park, Arcade Building, Popcorn Gallery, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free. 301-634-2222.

BHUTAN -- Closes Saturday. Rajesh Nair's "Timeless Existence" and Stuart Brafman's "Journey to a Magical Kingdom" capture the people and the landscape of the Himalayas through photographs. Kathleen Ewing Gallery, 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-328-0955.

GRAND HIGH: A SNEAKER ART EXHIBIT -- Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Rare and limited-edition shoes from area enthusiasts, plus original designs, are a part of this collection of contemporary sneaker culture. Capital City Records, 1020 U St. NW. Free. 202-518-2444.


FESTA ITALIANA -- Today, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The seventh-annual Italian street festival includes bocce, food, dancing, a magician, jugglers, face painters, a mask-making crew, glass blowers and mosaic makers. Third and F streets NW. Free. 202-368-7379.

VIRGINIA SCOTTISH GAMES -- Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; July 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The 33rd-annual festival of Highland culture includes dance, athletics, fiddling, bagpiping, crafts, food and drink. Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-912-1943.


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

BAD NEWS BEARS -- The remake of the 1976 classic stars Billy Bob Thornton as Buttermaker, a jaded ex-minor leaguer coaching a misfit Little League team.

THE BEST OF YOUTH -- Two brothers who follow different paths are inextricably bound in this film that spans four decades of Italian history. The six-hour epic is being shown in two installments, both of which open Friday. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

CRONICAS -- A Miami journalist travels to a small village in coastal Ecuador in pursuit of a story on a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo." Starring John Leguizamo and Alfred Molina.

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS -- The second over-the-top splatterfest by Rob Zombie features a family on a cross-country killing spree.

HUSTLE AND FLOW -- Terrence Dashon Howard plays an aging rapper pulling the ultimate hustle in a final bid for hip-hop stardom.

THE ISLAND -- When members of a high-tech institution discover that they are clones created for organ harvest, they make a run for their lives that pits them against the group that once housed them. Starring Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan and Djimon Hounsou.

JAWS -- Steven Spielberg's 1975 monster-fish masterpiece, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw, defined the summer blockbuster and spawned numerous sequels and countless rip-offs. On its 30th anniversary, it still has bite. At AFI Silver Theatre.

MURDERBALL -- The documentary by Dana Shapiro and Henry Rubin captures the rough and tumble sport of quadriplegic rugby.

On Stage

LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN -- Closes today. An adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera, directed by Jim Petosa. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $29-$39. 301-924-3400.

FLIP ORLEY -- Opens Tuesday. Through July 31. Audience volunteers provide laughs for the comic hypnotist. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15. 202-296-7008.

GREASE -- Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 4. The classic rock-and-roll musical about the '50s. Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Rd., Columbia. $28-$46. 301-596-6161.

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR -- Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 7. A young girl's lie harms her teacher's career and relationships in this play by Lillian Hellman. Presented by Firebelly Productions. Theater on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $15; students and seniors $5-$12; actors and artists $5-$15. 703-409-2372.

THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN -- Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 21. This historical drama by Peter Shaffer depicts a struggle between Spanish conquistadors led by disillusioned commander Francisco Pizarro and the people of the Inca empire. Washington Shakespeare Company's Clark Street Playhouse, 601 S. Clark St., Arlington. $19-$30. 703-418-4808 or 800-494-8497.

THE EMPEROR JONES -- Closes Saturday. American Century Theater presents Eugene O'Neill's drama about the rise and fall of a Pullman porter. Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. $18-$26. 703-553-8782.

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE -- Through July 24. Open Circle Theatre, 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.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS -- 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.


SAINT BRENDAN'S VOYAGE YOUTH FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER -- Today, 5-7 p.m. Irish music and traditional Irish dance to benefit youth charities. Adams Mill Bar and Grill, 1813 Adams Mill Rd. NW. $5. 202-537-9393.


WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Monday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Colorado Rockies. Thursday-Saturday at 7:05 p.m. against the Houston Astros. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $7-$40. 202-397-7328.

"Mary Swift's Washington" includes this image of curator Walter Hopps.