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.
RODNEY CROWELL -- Today at 7:30 p.m. The country traditionalist performs with Will Kimbrough and Jedd Hughes. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $20. 703-549-7500 or 202-397-7328.
PUFFY AMIYUMI -- Monday, doors at 6 p.m. Japanese pop superstars; with Adam Richman. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.
THE MOONLIGHTERS -- Tuesday at 6 p.m. The first-prize winners of the 1995 D.C. Blues Battle specialize in West Coast "jump blues" and the ensemble-based Chicago blues of the 1950s. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.
DOLLY PARTON -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. The country and bluegrass star performs. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $55-$75. 202-397-7328.
ALICE COOPER -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The granddaddy of shock-rock plays with Cheap Trick. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25-$42. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.
WOOLY MAMMOTH -- Thursday at 9 p.m. Sabbath-esque heavy rock group. With Owls & Crows. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. 202-667-7960.
CRYSTAL CITY JAZZ CELEBRATION -- Friday, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, 12:30-
4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-midnight. The third-annual festival of blues and jazz features Houston Person, Jimmy "T-99" Nelson, Dan Barrett, Capital Focus Jazz Band, John Sheridan, Allan Vache, Ed Polcer, Vince McCool, Jon Mathis, Frank and John Cocuzzi, and Eric Felton. Saturday afternoon's program is a free jam session at the Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 S. 23rd St., Arlington, 703-521-8215. Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington. $65 a night; $110 for a two-day pass. 703-418-1234.
DAVID ALLEN COE -- Friday, doors at 7 p.m. Renegade country singer-songwriter. State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church. $21. 703-237-0300.
SCREAM TOUR IV: THE HEARTTHROBS -- Friday at 8 p.m. With Bow Wow, Omarion, Marques Houston, Bobby Valentino, Pretty Ricky and B5. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $45. 202-397-7328.
KINSKI -- Friday at 8:30 p.m. The noise-rockers support their 2005 release "Alpine Static." With Ostinato and Kahoutek. Warehouse Next Door, 1017 Seventh St. NW. $8. 202-783-3933.
EMMET SWIMMING -- Friday at 9 p.m. Local alternative rock mainstays since the early '90s. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.
CHUCK BROWN -- Saturday at 9 p.m. A birthday party for the District's godfather of go-go. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25. 202-265-0930.
THE CASSETTES -- Saturday at 9 p.m. The troubador rock band blends guitar, keyboards, accordion and theremin. With the Bonapartes and the Limbs. DC 9, 1940 Ninth St. NW. $8. 202-483-5000.
ENCOURAGING AMERICAN GENIUS: MASTER PAINTINGS FROM THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART -- Opens Saturday. Through Jan. 2. Works by George Bellows, Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent and John Sloan are among the 85 canvases pulled from the museum's collection for this show. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $8, military and seniors $6, students $4, younger than 12 free. 202-639-1700.
PERSPECTIVES: MEI-LING HOM -- Opens Saturday. Through March 5. An exploration of three-dimensional space using clouds formed from steel wire and accompanied by the sounds of traditional Chinese flute. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-4880.
DAVID GARRICK (1717 -- 1779),
A THEATRICAL LIFE -- Through Aug. 28. Printed texts, manuscripts, images and objects that give insight to the life -- real and staged -- of the 18th-century English actor and writer. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Free. 202-544-4600
MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 23. The fair, one of the largest in the United States, features jousting, live entertainment, rides, games, crafts and food. Children's Weekend is Saturday and Aug. 28, when ages 11 and younger are admitted free and can meet the Lost Princess from 11 a.m.-noon at the Boars Head Tavern, plus see the knights from medieval times. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. $7-$70. 800-296-7304.
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.
THE BROTHERS GRIMM -- A pair of traveling con artists encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse that requires them to set aside their elaborate hoaxes in favor of actual heroism. Starring Matt Damon, Heath Ledger and Monica Bellucci.
THE CAVE -- A team of spelunkers exploring deep caves encounters a pack of bloodthirsty creatures. Starring Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian, Lena Headey, Cole Hauser, Daniel Dae Kim and Piper Perabo.
THE CONSTANT GARDENER -- This adaptation of the John le Carre novel by "City of God" director Fernando Meirelles explores the far-reaching implications of a murder in a remote region of Northern Kenya. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite and Rachel Weisz.
JUNEBUG -- Amy Adams, Embeth Davidtz and Benjamin McKenzie star in this family drama about a man who turns his North Carolina family upside down when he brings home his new wife, an urbane art dealer from Chicago. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.
LILA SAYS -- When a gorgeous 16-year-old girl moves in with her aunt in a poor neighborhood of Marseilles populated primarily by Arab families, a dangerous love triangle develops involving a headstrong punk and a quiet boy with a talent for writing. At Landmark E Street Cinema.
PRETTY PERSUASION -- A teenage girl accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment, kick-starting a media frenzy and inciting chaos among her friends. Starring Selma Blair, Ron Livingston, Adi Schnall, Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods.
SAVE THE GREEN PLANET -- A paranoid South Korean thinks he must save the world from an alien invasion -- and the extraterrestrial who can stop the destruction just happens to be his old boss. At AFI Silver Theatre.
UNDISCOVERED -- Carrie Fisher, Pell James, Kip Pardue, Perrey Reeves, Ashlee Simpson, Shannyn Sossamon, Fisher Stevens, Steven Strait and Peter Weller star in this film about aspiring entertainers who travel to Los Angeles to establish their careers.
DC COMEDY SHOWCASE FINALS -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Winners of previous showcases, including Danny Rouhier, Hillary Schwartz, Sean Gabbert, David Angelo, Larry Lancaster, Frank Hong, Jeremy Schachter and Jeff Maurer, compete for a week of work at the Improv, as well as a trip to Los Angeles to perform at the Hollywood Improv. Hosted by Ryan Conner. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $15. 202-296-7008.
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Lar Lubovitch choreographs a piece set to five classic Kurt Elling love songs, and Christopher Bruce sets his dance to the sounds of the Rolling Stones. Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $10-$34. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.
BOBBY SLAYTON -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Standup by the comic, who's currently in the movie "The Aristocrats" and recently appeared on HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man." DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $16-$18. 202-296-7008.
GUEST ROOM: A CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. BosmaDance presents two new commissioned works by Jerusalem-based choreographers Amir Kolben and Ofra Idel-Lipshitz. Joy of Motion Dance Center, Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $18; students, artists and seniors $14; 12 and younger $10. 202-362-3042.
BLISS 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY -- Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Host DJ Will Eastman's club night celebrates a half-decade of indie dance, disco punk, tech-funk and the occasional pop classic. With special guest DJ Preston Craig and a performance by Atlanta's Snowden. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $8. 202-667-7960.
WWE SUMMERSLAM -- Today at 7:45 p.m. Pro-wrestlers battle it out in the squared circle. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $30-$300. 202-397-7328.
WASHINGTON MYSTICS -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the New York Liberty. Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Detroit Shock. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $8-$110. 202-397-7328.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday at 1:05 p.m. against the Cincinnati Reds. Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 1:20 p.m. and Aug. 28 at 1:05 p.m. against the St. Louis Cardinals. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $7-$40. 202-397-7328.
DC UNITED -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against FC Dallas for the U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals. Maryland SoccerPlex, 18031 Central Park Cir., Boyds. $20. 202-587-5000.