DC BENNY -- Today at 8 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. 202-296-7008.


SAINTS OF SILENCE -- Monday at 9 p.m. Alternative rock. With ADHD. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.

JOSH KELLEY -- Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The rocker performs songs from his latest CD, "Almost Honest." Borders, 14th and F streets NW. Free. 202-737-1385.

RICK WHITEHEAD QUARTET -- Friday at 6 p.m. The noted jazz guitarist is joined by Barry Hart on drums, bassist Steve Wolf and Chris Vadala on sax. National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $10. 202-633-1000.

CALIGARI -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. The rockers give post-punk a neo-psychedelic twist. With Red Racer and Paul Michel. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.

PHAT ALPERT -- Saturday at 6 p.m. Trumpeter Zach Smith and trombonist-trumpeter-keyboard artist Dan Haverstock perform tunes from the Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass repertoire. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.


SUISEKI -- Through Aug. 28. A display of weathered stones that look like objects or scenes from nature. U.S. National Arboretum, National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Free. 202-245-2726.


THE YEAR OF YAO -- Today at 2:20 p.m. 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 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.

EROS -- Thursday at 8 and 9 p.m. Shot in Adams Morgan, the film is the first episode in the "DC Crossing" miniseries, which interweaves stories of relationships, love and sex. Warehouse Theater, 1021 Seventh St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-783-3933.

THE ITALIAN CRUISER LIBIA VISITS SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 6-29, 1921 -- Saturday at 2:30 p.m. An early documentary by Frank Capra, shot in November 1921 to commemorate the Italian ship's visit to America, was the first of his works to be shown publicly. The film is silent with Italian intertitles translated live, plus music performed under Gillian Anderson's direction. National Gallery of Art, East Building, Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.


SPOKEN WORD IN THE PARK -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. Malcolm Jamal Warner of "The Cosby Show," "Malcolm and Eddie" and "Listen Up" is featured in this evening of poetry that also includes 13 of Nazareth, Eddie Oliver, Charneice Fox, Second 2 Last and Ainsley Burrows. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-619-7222.


HAIRSPRAY -- Closes today. Sixteen-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show in this musical-comedy set in 1962 Baltimore. Kennedy Center, Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. $35-$93. 202-467-4600.

ENERGUMEN & THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND -- 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," a sendup 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.

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES -- Through Sept. 4. The Actors' Theatre of Washington presents Christopher Hampton's version of the 18th-century French tale of seduction and revenge, this time with an all-male cast. Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $26.50-$31.50. 800-494-8497.

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