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.
PIETER CLAESZ: MASTER OF HAARLEM STILL LIFE -- Opens Today. Through Dec. 31. Twenty-five still-life paintings by the Dutch master, who worked between 1621 and 1660. National Gallery of Art, West Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-4215.
HER MAJESTY QUEEN SONJA -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. In celebration of her nation's centennial, Norway's queen discusses contemporary Norwegian artists through examples of public art and the beauty of the Nordic landscape. A reception in the Enid A. Haupt Garden follows. National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $45. For reservations, call 202-357-3030.
WARHOL LEGACY: SELECTIONS FROM THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM -- Opens Saturday. Through Feb. 20. More than 150 of the pop-art pioneer's paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, works on paper and films from the permanent collection of the Pittsburgh museum. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $8, military and seniors $6, students $4, younger than 12 free. 202-639-1700.
Books and Authors
RICK MOODY -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. The author of "The Ice Storm" and "Garden State" discusses and signs his new book, "The Diviners," about a group producing a TV miniseries. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-364-1919.
J.J. MICHAEL -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The author signs his book "Life Is Never as It Seems," which chronicles the lives of black residents of the District during the turbulent 1960s. Karibu Books, Bowie Town Center Mall, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie. Free. 301- 352-4110.
2005 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL -- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. First lady Laura Bush hosts the Library of Congress's annual celebration of the printed word. This year, more than 80 authors, illustrators and poets discuss and sign their books, including novelists John Irving, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow and Sue Monk Kidd; mystery writers Sandra Brown and Jeffery Deaver; nonfiction writers David McCullough, Robert L. Carter and Thomas Friedman; journalists Andrea Mitchell and Robert MacNeil; science fiction writer Neil Gaiman; and poet Dana Gioia. Characters Arthur, Maya and Miguel, as well as Clifford the Big Red Dog will greet young readers. The National Mall, between Seventh and 14th streets. Free. 888-714-4696.
SEVENTH ANNUAL BLACK L.U.V. FESTIVAL -- Today at 11 a.m. With the Last Poets, Amiri Baraka and more. John Marshall Park, Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-547-2459.
THELONIUS MONK INTERNATIONAL JAZZ COMPETTION -- Today at 1 p.m. Monday at 7:30 p.m. Aspiring guitarists show their stuff at the annual competition. Monday's finals are hosted by Herbie Hancock, with guests Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Shorter and Jimmy Heath. Today's semifinals: National
Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, free, 202-357-3030. Monday: Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater, 2700
F St. NW, $30-$125,
DUNGEN -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Psych-rock from Sweden. With Mia Doi Todd. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. 202-667-7960.
M.I.A. -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Sri Lanka via London, emcee Maya Arulpragasam mixes hip-hop, Jamaican dancehall, electronica and London grime. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $20. 202-265-0930.
THE PROCLAIMERS -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The Scottish duo makes up-tempo folk-rock. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $20. 703-549-7500 or 703-573-7328.
13 & GOD -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Hip-hop meets glitch pop. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. 202-667-7960.
OPERATION CEASEFIRE -- Saturday at 2 p.m. With Thievery Corporation, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Le Tigre, Bouncing Souls, Steve Earle, Wayne Kramer, the Coup, the BellRays, Head-Roc, Machetres, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Evens and Joan Baez. Hosted by Jello Biafra. Washington Monument, National Mall at 15th Street. Free. 202-232-1724.
MADELEINE PEYROUX -- Saturday at 8 p.m. The young jazz singer is often compared to Billie Holiday. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $25-$30. 202-994-6800.
MINUS THE BEAR -- Saturday at 9 p.m. Prog pop-rock. With These Arms Are Snakes, Criteria and the New Trust. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.
ASK DR. LOVE: A CONVERSATION WITH LOVELINE'S DR. DREW -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Drew Pinsky, host of the radio call-in show, shares stories from his struggle to help people overcome self-destructive habits. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $12. 202-408-3100.
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 and complete movie listings.
CORPSE BRIDE -- Tim Burton's stop-motion animated film -- about a man who puts a wedding ring on a woman's skeleton and gets more than he bargained for -- is the first feature film made with commercial digital still photography cameras instead of film cameras.
EL CRIMEN PERFECTO -- In director Alex de la Iglesia's black comedy, a manager at an upscale department store becomes the husband and slave of an obsessive saleswoman when she witnesses him killing a business rival. At Landmark E Street Cinema.
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED -- A young Jewish American travels the Ukraine in search of the woman who saved his grandfather from Nazis during World War II. Directed by Liev Schreiber, starring Elijah Wood and based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. At Landmark Bethesda Row.
FLIGHT PLAN -- Jodie Foster stars as a new widow who must convince an airplane crew that her daughter exists when she loses her on an international flight.
A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE -- David Cronenberg directs this film about a diner owner who is thrust into the spotlight after killing a man in what appears to be self-defense. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt and Ed Harris.
KING OF THE CORNER -- A marketing executive with an ailing father, a daughter growing up too fast, a protege after his job and a wife who is running out of patience finds his way toward self-redemption with a twist of fate and the wisdom of a rabbi. Based on Gerald Shapiro's collection of short stories, "Bad Jews and Other Stories." At Landmark Bethesda Row.
THE MEMORY OF A KILLER -- Angelo Ledda (Jan Decleir), an aging hit man showing symptoms of advanced Alzheimer's, is pursued by two police officers (Koen De Bouw and Werner De Smedt). A convoluted political power game and the killer's waning grip on his memories make it difficult for the detectives to prevent further killings. Belgium's Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film in 2005.
PROUD -- Reggie Austin, Ossie Davis, Albert Jones, Eric LaRay Harvey and Jeffrey Nash star in the true story of the only black crew to take a Navy ship into combat during World War II.
ROLL BOUNCE -- Bow Wow stars as a 1970s roller skater who must test his skills at another rink when his local haunt goes out of business.
THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS -- An aging man (Peter Falk) turns to his grown son (Paul Reiser) after being left by his wife. When their car breaks down during a therapeutic drive, they spontaneously decide to buy a classic car and tour the country. Co-starring Olympia Dukakis and Elizabeth Perkins. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.
GARRISON KEILLOR: GOOD POEMS FOR HARD TIMES -- Today at 2 p.m. The radio personality reads selections from the vaults of NPR's Writer's Almanac, including works by Raymond Carver, Emily Dickinson and Charles Simic. George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $24. 202-252-0012.
BIG APPLE CIRCUS -- Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 10. In its 28th season, the traveling show -- with celebrated star Grandma the Clown and her cast of acrobats, jugglers, trapeze flyers, horses, dogs and humorists -- draws inspiration from the golden age of Tinseltown, bringing enduring images of Hollywood into the circus ring. Dulles Town Center, 21100 Dulles Town Cir., Dulles. $15-$47. 703-573-7328.
AN EVENING WITH BEA ARTHUR -- Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Girl tells stories and sings songs from her career's triumphs and tribulations. With Billy Goldenberg at the piano. Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $55. 703-549-7500 or 703-573-7328.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday at 4:35 p.m. against San Francisco. Friday-Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Sept. 25. at 1:05 p.m. against the New York Mets. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $7-$40. 202-397-7328.
THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Exhibition game against the Buffalo Sabres. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $25-$99. 202-397-7328.