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

AN EVENING WITH THREE FICTION AUTHORS -- Monday at 7 p.m. Joe Meno, author of "Hairstyles of the Damned," reads from his latest novel, "How the Hula Girl Sings." Marlon James reads from his debut novel, "John Crow's Devil," which is about religious mania and redemption in a Jamaican village in 1957. And local D.C. musician Billups Allen reads from his horror novella, "Unfurnished," in which apartment tenants turn vicious on a sweltering summer day. Olsson's, 1307 19th St. NW. Free. 202-785-1133.


SIZZLA -- Today at 11:59 p.m. Dancehall reggae. Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Ave., Bladensburg. $30. 301-927-1056.

WOLFSTONE -- Monday at 7:30 p.m. Celtic-influenced rock from Scotland. With Seven Nations. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $19.50. 703-549-7500 or 703-573-7328.

CHICAGO CLASSICAL ORIENTAL ENSEMBLE -- Wednesday at 6 p.m. Genesis at the Crossroads, a nonprofit arts organization, presents professional musicians from the United States, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Syria, India, Russia and France performing music from Arabic, Sephardic, Egyptian, Levantine, Turkish and Armenian traditions. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

EARL SCRUGGS -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The bluegrass legend takes the stage. With Family and Friends. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $35. 703-549-7500 or 703-573-7328.

KOUFAX -- Thursday at 9 p.m. The Midwestern five-piece ensemble brings its piano-driven, indie-pop tunes to the backstage. With Kevin Devine. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $7. 202-667-7960.

JEDI MIND TRICKS -- Friday at 9 p.m. Philly underground hip-hop duo. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

DC BLUES FESTIVAL: DIVAS STIR UP THE BLUES -- Saturday at 1 p.m. The 17th-annual blues fest features performances by Candye Kane, Ruby Hayes, DeConstance, Sharrie Williams and Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women. Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-962-0112.

KEITH SWEAT -- Saturday at 8 p.m. The R&B crooner brings his hits to the District. D.C. Armory, 2001 East Capitol St. SE. $40-$50. 202-547-9077.

LOVITT 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY -- Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The local indie label celebrates with Engine Down, Fin Fang Foom, Del Cielo, Navies, Ben Davis, Bella Lea and Des Ark. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.


RECOVERED VIEWS: AFRICAN AMERICAN PORTRAITS, 1912-1925 -- Opens Thursday. John Johnson, son of a black Civil War veteran and a lifelong resident of Lincoln, Neb., is the photographer behind 40 images depicting life in a vibrant black community in the early 20th century. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

SILK & LEATHER: SPLENDID ATTIRE OF 19TH-CENTURY CENTRAL ASIA -- Opens Friday. Garments and accessories worn by the ruling class and urban and nomadic elites of modern Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Includes coats, children's clothing and accessories such as hats, boots, belts, pigtail covers, purses, pouches and veils. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.


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 CONSTANT GARDENER -- Opens Wednesday. 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. At AFI Silver and Avalon theatres.

FUNNY HA-HA -- Nonprofessional actors, including standout Kate Dollenmayer, observe the silliness of post-collegiate life in this film about a recent graduate who continues her college lifestyle while moving between temp jobs and looking for a permanent boyfriend. At AFI Silver Theatre.

SEQUINS -- A pregnant teen quits her supermarket job and finds employment in an embroidery shop, where she bonds with its owner, who is in mourning for a deceased son. Starring Lola Naymark and Ariane Ascaride. Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

TRANSPORTER 2 -- Jason Statham, reprising his role as a mercenary driver who can take anything anywhere, runs afoul of kidnappers after retiring in Miami.

TROPICAL MALADY -- The love affair between a young soldier and a country boy is disrupted by the boy's sudden disappearance. When locals claim the boy was transformed into a mythic beast, the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle to find him. Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's film won the Special Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and was an official selection of the New York Film Festival. At AFI Silver Theatre.

UNDERCLASSMAN -- Nick Cannon plays a young detective who must go undercover at an elite private school in order to foil the plans of an international gang of auto thieves. Also starring Shawn Ashmore, Cheech Marin and Roselyn Sanchez.


AIR EXPO '05 -- Saturday-Sept. 4 at 11:30 a.m. The Army's parachute team, the Golden Knights, and the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, are among the service and civilian performers at this year's celebration of military aviation. Naval Air Station Patuxent River, off Three Notch Road, Lexington Park. Free. 301-342-7710.

On Stage

DANCES & SONGS OF YEMENITE JEWS: THE BAREFOOT DANCE GROUP -- Today at 1 and 3 p.m. Original and traditional music and choreography explores the work, prayer and celebration of the daily lives of Yemenite women. The event is put on by the New York-based ensemble led by Anat Zohar, and presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade." Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-4880.

DC'S BEST FOR THE ASPEN FEST -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. A live taping of local comics as they try to represent the area in the 2006 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. Performers include Rob Duffett, Erik Myers, Ryan Conner, Erin Jackson, Matt Kazam, Joe Recca, Roger Mursick, Chris White, Chip Franklin, Bob Somerby, Marc Patrick, Jared Stern and Al Goodwin. DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12. 202-296-7008.

MY FAIR LADY -- Tuesday-Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Saturday-Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. A new production of the Lerner and Loewe classic includes the standards "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain" and "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" Wolf Trap, Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18-$65. 703-218-6500 or 703-255-1860.

OTHELLO -- Opens Tuesday. Through Oct. 30. Avery Brooks stars as Othello in this version of the Bard's tale of a love destroyed by jealousy. Directed by artistic director Michael Kahn. Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. $14.25-$71.25. 202-547-1122.

PASSION PLAY, A CYCLE -- Opens Friday. Through Oct. 16. Molly Smith directs the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's era-leaping trilogy. The darkly comic plays explore historic presentations of the Passion play in Elizabethan England, Nazi Germany and Post-Vietnam America, and look at the collisions of religion, politics and everyday life that result. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $41-$60. 202-488-3300.

DANCELEBRATION: DANCE FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2005 -- Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Sept. 4, 1-7 p.m. The two-venue festival features two Indian classical dance ensembles, eight local dance groups and a different program each day. Traditional Indian food available. For a full schedule, see www.ideadancers.org. Saturday's program is at Montgomery College, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. The Sept. 4 program is at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. $10-$30. 301-469-8529 or 703-532-5479.


WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Today 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 the Real Salt Lake. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $16-$40. 202-397-7328 or 202-587-5000.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS -- Thursday at 8 p.m. The local gridiron teams meet when the Redskins travel up I-95 to face the Ravens at home. M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore. $40-$315. 410-261-7283.

GET LISTED. The Sunday Source lists events as space permits. E-mail or fax notices -- with dates, times, address, cost and phone number -- to sourcelist@washpost.com or 202-496-3537. Or mail them to Listings, Sunday Source, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071-5650. Deadline is two weeks before publication date.

Nirupama and Rajendra of Bangalore, India, perform at DanCelebration.