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.
Books and Authors
JOHN IRVING -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. The author reads from and discusses "Until I Find You," his novel about a son searching for his father in the underworld of tattoo parlors. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-662-7129.
DEVO -- Today, doors at 7:30 p.m. Calling all Devo-tees: The electro pop and new wave pioneers reemerge. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $55. 202-265-0930.
GLASS CANDY -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Equal parts glam rock, disco and punk. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $7. 202-783-3933.
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Rootsy songstress who mixes scuffed-up garage rock, blues and folk music. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12. 703-522-8340.
MARY TIMONY -- Monday at 7:15 p.m. The indie-rock singer-songwriter plays with Medications. Part of the Fort Reno summer concert series. Fort Reno Park, Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW. Free. 202-521-1493.
HIEROGLYPHICS -- Tuesday, doors at 7:30 p.m. Hip-hop. Featuring Del the Funkee Homosapien with Souls of Mischief, Casual and Pep Love. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $18. 202-265-0930.
ALPHA BLONDY -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Reggae beats with a distinctively African viewpoint. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $27. 703-237-0300.
THE HIGH DIALS -- Thursday, doors at 8 p.m. Acclaimed garage-rockers known for their pop hooks and raucous rave-ups. Velvet Lounge, 915 U Street NW. $7. 202-462-3213.
BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Outlaw country. Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12. 703-522-8340.
RAINER MARIA -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. Indie-rock. With Hail Social and Pash. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.
KIRAN AHLUWALIA -- Saturday at 6 p.m. Vocalist who performs Punjabi folk songs and ghazals, a form of sung poetic verse that originated in Persia and later reached India. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
THE ALTERED LANDSCAPE: THE CAROL FRANC BUCK COLLECTION -- Opens Monday. Through Oct. 15. Photographs of military and mining sites, housing developments, dams and desert trails trace humanity's impact on the planet. Photographers include Robert Adams, Edward Burtynsky, Virginia Beahan, Laura McPhee, Robert Dawson, Terry Evans, Peter Goin, Mark Klett, Richard Misrach, Joan Myers, Patrick Nagatani, John Pfahl and Jim Sanborn. National Academy of Sciences, Rotunda Gallery, 2100 C St. NW. Free. 202-334-2436.
TREASURES -- Closes Monday. To mark the museum's 25th anniversary, 73 masks and wooden sculptures go on view from its permanent and private collections. Many have never been exhibited before. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.
DIRECTIONS: JIM HODGES -- Opens Wednesday. Through April 1. The New York-based artist installed a 70-by-25-foot banner on the facade of the Hirshhorn that displays translations of the phrase "Don't be afraid." Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-1000.
THE ARLINGTON COUNTY FAIR -- Thursday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The 29th-annual fair includes carnival rides and amusements, games, arts and crafts, food, pony rides, pig and goat races, and a petting zoo. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Free. 703-920-4556.
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.
SUMMERTIME -- Today at 4:30 p.m. A 50th-anniversary screening of director David Lean's film starring Katharine Hepburn as a lonely woman who unexpectedly finds romance while on vacation in Venice. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-842-6799.
THE BIG SLEEP -- Monday at dusk. Humphrey Bogart stars in this 1946 mystery adapted from one of Raymond Chandler's novels. The National Mall between Fourth and Seventh streets. Free. 877-262-5866.
SUPERCROSS -- Opens Wednesday. In the aftermath of their father's suspicious death, two brothers motivate each other to get back on their motorbikes and head to the Las Vegas Motocross Championships. Starring Steve Howey, Mike Vogel and Channing Tatum.
THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN -- Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell), a middle-aged man with a job at an electronics store and a collection of action figures and comic books, must endure his friend's attempts at helping him lose his virginity. Their job gets more difficult when Andy enters a relationship with single mother Trish (Catherine Keener) who has a no-sex clause.
ASYLUM -- When her husband takes a post at a remote psychiatric hospital, a woman and her young son are brought to live on the grounds. Despite warnings, she is drawn to a charismatic inmate and begins a passionate affair that threatens her marriage, sanity and life. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Natasha Richardson, Ian McKellen and Marton Csokas. Based on the novel by Patrick McGrath. 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.
RED-EYE -- A woman is kidnapped on a flight by an attractive stranger and told that she must cooperate in an assassination plot or her father will be killed. Starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy and Brian Cox.
THE TUNNEL -- After being released from prison, an East German swimmer escapes to West Berlin just as the Wall is being completed. He and his best friend start to tunnel under the Wall to rescue his sister and her child, but security becomes risky as they recruit helpers and an American TV crew starts to film their project. At Landmark E Street Cinema.
VALIANT -- During World War II, a simple wood pigeon must overcome his small size to be a hero in Great Britain's Royal Air Force Homing Pigeon Service. Animated, with the voices of Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese and John Hurt.
THE YEAR OF YAO -- Saturday-Aug. 21 matinees, times to be determined. When the Houston Rockets drafted 22-year-old Yao Ming as the first overall pick in 2002, the basketball player faced not only culture shock but the pressure of representing more than a billion people in his homeland of China. This documentary also delves into Ming's close friendship with Colin Pine, the translator who helped him through one of the most interesting rookie debuts in NBA history. Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. $6.75-$9.25. 202-452-7672.
URINETOWN -- Opens Tuesday. Through Oct. 9. A severe water shortage in a Gotham-like town forces the government to regulate water use with public, pay-per-use amenities. Anyone refusing to pay is taken to Urinetown -- from which they never return. The Tony Award-winning musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis is directed by Joe Calarco. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $31-$55. 703-218-6500.
THE SANDSTORM: STORIES FROM THE FRONT -- Opens Wednesday. Through Sept. 25. Ten monologues based on the war experiences of playwright Sean Huze, a corporal in the U.S. Marines. MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria. $25. 800-494-8497.
DC BENNY -- Wednesday, Thursday and Aug. 21 at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m. In addition to "Showtime at the Apollo," Comedy Central and NBC's "Last Comic Standing," the comedian has appeared on "Law and Order," "Now and Again" and "Guiding Light." DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15-$17. 202-296-7008.
AND1 MIXTAPE TOUR -- Friday at 4 p.m. Top streetballers, including Spinmaster, Professor Pharmacist, High Octane and Spyda, bring their hoop skills to the Nation's Capitol. With an Open Run for visitors to try out their skills. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $20-$75. 202-397-7328.
DC UNITED -- Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the Los Angeles Galaxy. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $16-$40. 202-397-7328 or 202-587-5000.
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