FLIP ORLEY -- Through July 31. The comic hypnotist performs. Improv Comedy Club, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15. 202-296-7008.


PAM PARKER -- Monday at 8 and 10 p.m. Jazz vocals from a D.C. native. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $18. 202-337-4141.

BROTO ROY ENSEMBLE -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. Indian classical music and jazz. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

LOVE AS LAUGHTER -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The Sub Pop Records indie group with strong classic rock leanings. With the Miighty Flashlight. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.

ASSROCKERS -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Power-chord and cowbell-heavy hard rock. With Crashlander. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.

JOHN WILKES BOOZE -- Friday at 9 p.m. Garage rock on the Kill Rock Stars label. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.

CHOPTEETH -- Saturday at 6 p.m. A 14-piece orchestra mixes Afro-beat with Ghanaian funk, Senegalese rumba, Jamaican ska and James Brown stylings.

Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.


MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE FESTIVAL -- Saturday at 8 p.m. An evening of Middle Eastern dance and music. Joy of Motion Dance Center, Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $10-$14. 202-276-2599.


FOR BETTER OR WORSE -- Closes Today. Paper-mache sculpture and drawings by Stephen Hansen. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.

THEN AND NOW -- Closes Today. Original prints by member artists in celebration of the gallery's 20th anniversary. The Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-332-7757.

LANDSCAPING -- Closes Saturday. 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.

TIM ROLLINS & K.O.S. -- Through July 31. Collaborative artworks by at-risk teens inspired by Haydn's "The Creation" oratorio. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. $8. 202-337-3050.

JET ARTWORKS -- Through Aug. 13. Paintings by Matthew Arnold and Emily Lambert, photographs by Knut Hybinette and sculpture by Jason Robert Bell. Jet Artworks, 2108 R St. NW. Free. 202-232-4407.

For Children

THE HOGWASH SCHOOL OF MAGIC, JUGGLING AND COMEDY -- Tuesday and Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Robert Strong performs a high-energy variety show. S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $10. 202-357-3030.

BREEZY BIRDS KITE -- Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Create a Japanese flying toy to take home. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3. 202-272-2448.

HAVING FUN WITH PUPPETS -- Thursday at 4 p.m. Ages 2 and older. A puppet show about Rock Creek Park's animal life. After the performance, create a simple hand puppet. Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.


ISLAMIC HERITAGE DAY -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In conjunction with the "Forgotten Roots" exhibition, this festival features a marketplace, food, educational displays from various Islamic cultures and children's activities. Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Free. 202-678-6906.


THE PERSIANS -- Through Aug. 14. The Aeschylus classic anti-war play meets modern Mideast politics: Robert Auletta's translation puts the action in a Gulf War setting. Presented by Scena Theatre. Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $25-$30, seniors and students $20-$25. 703-684-7990.

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