OZZFEST 2005 -- Today, doors at 9 a.m. Rock's prince of darkness is back with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie and many more. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $35-$134.50. 202-397-7328 or 703-754-6400.

ESTHERO -- Today at 8:30 p.m. The trip-hopper from Toronto plays with Tortured Soul. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

RESTORING POETRY IN MUSIC -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. Danceable neo-soul. With the Bonapartes and Greenland. Iota Club and Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $8. 703-522-8340.

ANI DIFRANCO -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. With Erin McKeown. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $26-$34. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $38-$48. 202-397-7328.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. With the Black Crowes. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $29-$59. 202-397-7328 or 301-596-0660.

LYLE LOVETT & HIS LARGE BAND -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The eclectic crooner performs. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $22-$38. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

TRAVIS MORRISON HELLFIGHTERS -- Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Featuring Dismemberment Plan's former frontman. Part of the ongoing Fort Reno summer concert series. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

ARTURO SANDOVAL -- Thursday-July 31 at 8 and 10 p.m. The Cuban-born protege of Dizzy Gillespie plays jazz trumpet with his sextet. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $35. 202-337-4141.

LUDACRIS -- Friday at 8 p.m. The hip-hop star performs. Dream, 1350 Okie St. NE. $20. 202-636-9030.

THE SHAKEDOWNS -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. A farewell show from the local rockers. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.

WIDESPREAD PANIC -- Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The jam-band granddaddies play with Cracker. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $36.50. 202-397-7328 or 703-754-6400.

O.A.R. -- Saturday at 7 p.m. Alternative rock. Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $25-$32. 202-397-7328 or 301-596-0660.

RIS PAUL RIC -- Saturday at 9 p.m. Solo project of Q and Not U frontman and Post staffer Chris Richards. With Modern Day Urban Barbarians and Daniel Martin McCormick. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.

THIEVERY CORPORATION -- Saturday at 9 p.m. The DJ duo performs. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.


FORM AND COLOR -- Opens Thursday. Reception 6-9 p.m. Through Sept. 4. An group show featuring mixed-media and sculpture works by Christine Hayman, Janet Jenses and Lester Van Winkle. Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-783-2963.

CLOSE UP IN BLACK: AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM POSTERS -- Closes Thursday. Ninety framed posters show the history of the black experience in the movies. Films include "Foxy Brown," "The Color Purple," "Pulp Fiction" and "Monster's Ball." S. Dillon Ripley Center, International Gallery, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

LOLITA: 1955-2005, CELEBRATING 50 YEARS -- Closes Friday. A visual history of Russian author Vladimir Nabokov's life, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of his novel "Lolita." Includes 24 original photos of the author and rare English and Russian editions of his classic work. George Washington University, Gelman Library, 2130 H St. NW. Free. 202-994-6335.


CAPITAL SHAG CLASSIC -- Friday, 4 p.m-2 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; July 31, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sixties-style dancing, fashions, music and more. Includes Carolina shag dance lessons from professionals Bill and Brenda Barber. Holiday Inn Suites, 625 First St., Alexandria. Three-day tickets $85, dancing per night $20. 443-790-1837.


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

MEMORIES OF MURDER -- In rural South Korea, three police officers try to solve a series of brutal murders as the killing escalates. At AFI Silver Theatre.

SKY HIGH -- Bruce Campbell, Lynda Carter, Kelly Preston and Kurt Russell appear in this film about teenage superheroes attending high school.

STEALTH -- Three Navy pilots must defeat a rogue military jet controlled by artificial intelligence before it starts a war. Starring Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Josh Lucas and Sam Shepard.

THE WORLD -- On the outskirts of Beijing, workers at a theme park designed around the world's famous landmarks deal with love, friendship and dreams. In Chinese with English subtitles. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

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. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

On Stage

CHRIS FONSECA AND ALAN SHAIN -- Monday at 6 p.m. Two disabled comics shed light on life in the chair. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

D.H.S. PINAFORE -- Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 6. The GLBT Arts Consortium and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop present an adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pinafore." Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. $20. 202-547-6839.

ONE TOUCH OF VENUS -- Opens Thursday. Through July 31. A statue of Venus comes to life and falls in love with a barber who places a ring on its finger. This musical features tunes by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Ogden Nash and S.J. Perelman. Gunston Arts Center, Theater II, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington. Free. 703-553-8782.

CAMBODIAN BUDDHIST SOCIETY MUSICIANS AND DANCERS -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts's 2004 Bess Hawes Lomax award, Master Chum Ngek is one of the few remaining Khmer musicians with a mastery of its traditional instruments and genres. He serves as music director for this performance inspired by the sights and sounds of Cambodia. Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-4880.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES -- Opens Friday. Through Aug. 28. The Actors' Theatre of Washington presents this all-male examination of Christopher Hampton's version of the 18th-century French tale of seduction and revenge. Busboys & Poets, 14th & V streets NW. $26.50-$31.50. 800-494-8497.

NSO AT WOLF TRAP: THE WIZARD OF OZ -- Friday at 8:30 p.m. Discussion at 7:35 p.m. The 1939 classic film is shown on large screens as the National Symphony Orchestra performs its score. The discussion and demonstration with the NSO and WETA radio's Nicole LaCroix is on the Old Farmhouse Lawn. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18-$38. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

K2 DANCE COMPANY -- Saturday at 8 p.m. July 31 at 7 p.m. Artistic director Katrina Toews leads the local modern troupe. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; seniors, students, teachers and artists $14; children $6. 202-269-1600.


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

WASHINGTON MYSTICS -- Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. against the Houston Comets. Friday at 7 p.m. against the San Antonio Silver Stars. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $8-$110. 202-397-7328.

THE CLASH OF CHAMPIONS: D.C. UNITED VS. CHELSEA FC -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Major League Soccer's defending champions welcome their counterpart from the English Premier League in this exhibition game. FedEx Field, 1600 FedEx Way, Landover. $30-$100. 202-587-5000.

LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC -- Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 7. At the District's biggest tennis event of the year, 48 singles and 16 doubles teams compete in a men's single-elimination draw tournament. Players include Andre Agassi, James Blake, Tim Henman and Andy Roddick. William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center, 16th and Kennedy streets, NW. $9-$44. 202-397-7328.

MLS ALL-STAR GAME -- Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Major League Soccer's best meet in Columbus, Ohio, to take on the English Premier League's Fulham FC. Live on ABC.

Kurt Russell and Michael Angarano star as father and son in "Sky High."