Each week, the Sunday Source lists the new and notable events that have tickets available at press time. For more area happenings, look in Friday's Weekend section or go online at www.washingtonpost.com/entertainmentguide.


LUCINDA WILLIAMS -- Today and Monday at 8 p.m. The roots-rock songwriter and multiple Grammy winner. With Rob Jungklas. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $35. 202-265-0930.

BLUES ALLEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA -- Monday at 7:30p.m. The famous Georgetown jazz venue's own young performance group. Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $13. 202-337-4141.

CLAY AIKEN -- Monday at 8 p.m. "American Idol's" most successful second-place finisher performs. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$45. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY -- Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Cult's Ian Astbury joins original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $55. 202-265-0930.

VANS WARPED TOUR -- Wednesday, doors at 11 a.m. With My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, MXPX, Go Betty Go and many more. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $26. 202-397-7328 or 703-754-6400.

NEW YORK DOLLS -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Iconic glam-rockers who presaged the punk movement, with surviving members David Johansen and Syl Sylvain. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $35. 202-265-0930.

NEIL DIAMOND -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The pop-rock icon tours after working on new material with legendary Def Jam producer Rick Rubin. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $45-$88. 202-397-7328.

BRIAN WILSON -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. The former Beach Boy performs "Smile." Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$38. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

EDIE SEDGWICK -- Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Supersystem's Justin Moyer uses the name of the Andy Warhol superstar in this electroclash-performance art project. With Sarah Azzara. Part of the ongoing Fort Reno summer concert series. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. 202-521-1493.

MEDICATIONS -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Dischord Records post-hardcore power trio. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.

RICK WHITEHEAD TRIO -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. The noted jazz guitarist is joined by Barry Hart on drums and bassist Steve Wolf. Bohemian Caverns, 2001 11th St. NW. $15. 202-299-0800.

MOTLEY CRUE -- Saturday at 6 p.m. With Sum 41, Silvertide and The Exies. Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow. $23.50-$78.50. 202-397-7328 or 703-754-6400.

DEVO -- Saturday and Aug. 14 at 9 p.m. The electro-pop/new wave pioneers reemerge. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $55. 202-265-0930.

JULIANA HATFIELD -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Melodic indie guitar pop. With De Nova Dahl. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $15. 703-522-8340.

YERBA BUENA -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. The Latin-American music collective blends African-rooted Latin music and hip-hop. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. 202-667-7960.


THE ART LEAGUE SCULPTORS AT WASHINGTON SQUARE -- Opens Monday. Through Nov. 4. A show featuring 39 pieces selected by Charles Flickinger of the Corcoran School of Art and the Art League. Washington Square, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 703-683-1780.

SEW WHAT?? -- Opens Tuesday. Through Sept. 11. A juried show of sewn artwork, including quilts, clothing, accessories and wall pieces. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 18, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. Free. 703-548-0935.

ART FROM PAKISTAN -- Opens Friday. Through Aug. 22. Contemporary Pakistani painters present a personal look at their homeland. Embassy of Pakistan, 3517 International Ct. NW. Free. 202-243-6500, Ext. 2034. RSVP to dcmsadiq@embassyofpakistan.org.

PRETTY WOMEN: FREER AND THE IDEAL OF FEMININE BEAUTY -- Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 17. Paintings and works on paper collected by gallery founder Charles Lang Freer, all of which depict women. Includes images by James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. Free. 202-633-1000.


NATIONAL POWWOW -- Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. An intertribal event featuring competitions and performances by more than 800 dancers and dozens of drum groups. Plus a sale of fine art, jewelry, pottery and other works. Benefits the National Museum of the American Indian's outreach to Native American communities. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. Three-day pass $30, daily $12, children and seniors $10. 202-397-7328.


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

9 SONGS -- A passionate love affair is told in counterpoint to performances by Franz Ferdinand, the Dandy Warhols, Elbow, the Von Bondies, Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Michael Nyman. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

THE ARISTOCRATS -- Comics, including Drew Carey, George Carlin, Gilbert Gottfried, Paul Reiser, Bob Saget and Whoopi Goldberg, celebrate free speech by telling their version of the same dirty joke. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS -- During China's Cultural Revolution, two friends are sent to the countryside as part of the Maoist re-education program. At the Avalon Theatre.

DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO -- Rob Schneider, reprising the bumbling male escort role, plies his trade in Amsterdam.

FOUR BROTHERS -- Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese, Andre 3000 and Garrett Hedlund play the Mercers, brothers who return home to avenge their adopted mother's murder.

THE GREAT RAID -- During World War II, Lt. Col. Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) leads the 6th Ranger Battalion behind enemy lines to liberate more than 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp.

GRIZZLY MAN -- A documentary following the life and death of Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, activists who were killed in 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.

THE NINTH DAY -- When a Catholic priest imprisoned in Dachau during World War II is released for nine days on orders to convince his bishop to cooperate with the Nazis, he is torn between his conscience and his fear of returning to the concentration camp. At AFI Silver Theatre.

NOVEMBER -- After her boyfriend is killed during a robbery, Sophie (Courteney Cox) tries to get on with her life. But when an image from the night of the murder appears in her slide projector, she begins to question what really happened.

SARABAND -- Ingmar Bergman's epilogue to "Scenes From a Marriage." Starring Erland Josephson and Boerje Ahlstedt. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.

THE SKELETON KEY -- Kate Hudson and Gena Rowlands star in this supernatural thriller about a hospice worker who runs afoul of voodoo practitioners in Louisiana.

On Stage

DC COMEDY SHOWCASE -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Eight comics compete for a guest spot on a featured night at the Improv and advancement to the Showcase final. Hosted by Rob Cantrell of Last Comic Standing. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12. 202-296-7008.

THE MIRACLE WORKER -- Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 11. Young Helen Keller learns to communicate with the help of Annie Sullivan in the play by William Gibson. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $34-39. 301-924-3400.

EDDIE GOSSLING -- Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. The comedian has made appearances on HBO and Comedy Central. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17. 202-296-7008.

ENERGUMEN & THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND -- Opens Thursday. Through Sept. 4. In Mac Wellman's "Energumen," a shady businessman hires deprogrammers to rescue his daughter from a cult of tone-deaf Santas. Tom Stoppard's "Inspector Hound" send-up of the British whodunit is an inquiry into what it means to be part of an audience. Catholic University, Callan Theatre, 3801 Harewood Rd. NE. $12-$18. 202-460-2188.


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

WASHINGTON MYSTICS -- Today at 7:30 p.m. against the Indiana Fever. Thursday at 7 p.m. against the Connecticut Sun. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $8-$110. 202-397-7328.

DC UNITED -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against the MetroStars. Saturday at 4 p.m. against Chivas USA. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $16-$40. 202-397-7328 or 202-587-5000.

Sarah Silverman is one of 100 comics in the movie "The Aristocrats."