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.


MONET'S LONDON: ARTISTS' REFLECTION ON THE THAMES, 1859-1914 -- Opens today. Through Dec. 31. Scenes of the Houses of Parliament and London's distinctive bridges are part of 125 paintings, watercolors, prints and photographs by the famed painter and his notable contemporaries, including James McNeill Whistler, Andre Derain, Camille Pissarro and Childe Hassam. Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. $10, seniors $8, students $6, 18 and younger free. 410-396-7100.

MONICA CASTILLO: THE PAINTER AND THE BODY -- Opens Wednesday. Through Jan. 22. Ten works of painting, sculpture, video and photography by the contemporary Mexican artist. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $8, seniors and students $6, 18 and younger free. 202-783-5000.

JOHN LENNON: THE LOST ALBUM -- Opens Thursday. Through April 10. The musician's childhood stamp album is on display to mark the 65th anniversary of his birth. National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-633-5555.

SPY TREASURES OF HOLLYWOOD: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DANNY BIEDERMAN SPY-FI COLLECTION -- Opens Friday. Maxwell Smart's shoe phone, James Bond's Walther PPK handgun, Sydney Bristow's bracelet-weapon, Dr. Evil's ring and Napoleon Solo's pen communicator are among the Tinseltown espionage props on display at this collection of silver-screen spy gadgets. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. $14; college students, seniors, active duty military and intelligence community $13; ages 5-11 $11; ages 4 and younger free. 202-393-7798.

Books and Authors

E.L. DOCTOROW -- Monday at 7 p.m. The winner of the National Book Award, PEN/Faulkner Award and National Book Critics Circle Award, reads from his latest historical novel, "The March," about General Sherman's passage through Georgia and the Carolinas. Olsson's, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-4227.

WALTER MOSLEY -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The author discusses the 10th book in his Easy Rawlins series, "Cinnamon Kiss," which finds Easy in the burgeoning 1960s counterculture of Haight-Ashbury and Berkeley as he searches for $35,000 for his daughter's medical expenses. Olsson's, 418 Seventh St. NW. Free. 202-638-7610.


NEW MODEL ARMY -- Today at 8:30 p.m. Ongoing UK postpunk group. With Elkland. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. 202-667-7960.

100 PIANOS -- Monday at 6 p.m. NSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts this record-breaking gathering of 100 pianists, in which Chinese prodigies He Qizhen, Zuo Zhang, Pan Linzi and Zhang Haochen perform with 96 young pianists from America's top conservatories. Kennedy Center, outdoors on the south plaza stage, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

DAVID GRAY -- Monday at 8 p.m. The British singer-songwriter plays. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. $40. 202-397-7328.

THE RAVEONETTES -- Monday at 8:30 p.m. Boy-girl garage rock duo from Denmark. With Radio 4. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. 202-667-7960.

LOS LOBOS -- Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Tex-Mex-rock favorites return to their acoustic roots. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. $25-$45. 301-581-5100.

NADA SURF -- Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Mid-'90s MTV buzz band turned melancholy guitar popsters. With Say Hi to Your Mom and an acoustic set from Army of Me. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. 202-667-7960.

STELLASTARR -- Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Arty NYC post-punk group. With Giant Drag. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

BECK -- Wednesday at 8 p.m. Patriot Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $40. 202-397-7328.

CALLA -- Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. The NYC avant-rock trio plays with Celebration and Ris Paul Ric. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

BOB MOULD BAND -- Friday at 9 p.m. Husker Du's former frontman plays with Copeland. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $15. 202-265-0930.

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI -- Friday at 9:30 p.m. Warped harmonic pop from Australia. With Exit Clov. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW. $10. 202-667-7960.

RAHEEM DEVAUGHN -- Saturday, doors at 11 p.m. The local R&B star plays with Lil' Mo, Xscape and Tela. 9:30 club, 815 V St. NW. $25; ages 21 and up only. 202-265-0930.


ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST . . . HOME WITH JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KELLY PRESTON -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. Paige Rense, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, moderates an evening with the Hollywood couple, who discuss their design choices. National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $24. 202-252-0012.

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK -- Thursday, check-in at 6 p.m., walk at approximately 7:30 p.m. At the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's nationwide evening walk, participants carry illuminated balloons two to three miles to celebrate and commemorate lives affected by blood cancer. Walkers raising $25 or more receive an illuminated red balloon, while patients and cancer survivors carry white. A pre-walk program includes music and food donated by Hard Times. Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 14th streets NW. Suggested minimum donation $25. 703-960-1100.

PRINCE GEORGE'S CLASSIC -- Thursday-Oct. 9. The Prince George's Black Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual celebration of community, education and sportsmanship. With live music and comedy, a fashion show and a black college expo. A football game at FedEx Field between the Morgan State University Bears and the North Carolina A&T Aggies marks the event's end. Prices and locations vary. For a full schedule of events and venues see www.princegeorgesclassic.com. 202-397-7328.


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.

DEAR WENDY -- When a young man in a poor mining town is strangely drawn to a small handgun, his pacifist views become conflicted. Starring Jamie Bell and Bill Pullman, and featuring music by the Zombies. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK -- George Clooney co-wrote, directed and acted in this film, which tackles broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow's battle with communist-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy. Starring David Strathairn, Frank Langella, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Alex Borstein. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.

SEPARATE LIES -- Based on Nigel Balchin's novel, a stockbroker puts aside feelings of betrayal to protect his adulterous wife from a criminal investigation. Starring Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Rupert Everett. At Landmark Bethesda Row and Landmark E Street Cinema.

TWO FOR THE MONEY -- Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo and Jeremy Piven star in a film about a former college football star who signs up with one of the best bookies in the sports-gambling business after suffering a career-ending injury.

WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT -- The Aardman animators present the first feature-length film starring the bumbling inventor and his loyal dog. The duo sets out to crack the mystery behind a garden sabotage that threatens their village's annual giant vegetable-growing contest. With the vocal talents of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

On Stage

HILDA -- Opens Tuesday. Through Oct. 23. French playwright Marie Ndiaye penned this drama about an upper-class lady's obsession with the woman she hires to care for her children. Studio Theatre, 14th and P streets NW. $32-$52. 202-332-3300.

KEVIN POLLAK -- Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Stand-up from the veteran actor and comedian who has appeared in more than 30 films, including "Willow," "The Usual Suspects," "A Few Good Men," "The Whole Nine Yards," "Casino" and "L.A. Story." DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $22-$25. 202-296-7008.

OBERLIN DANCE COLLECTIVE -- Saturday at 8 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. San Francisco's premier contemporary dance company presents the second of Dance Place's five commissioned projects. Choreographed by Oberlin Dance Collective's Brenda Way, K.T. Nelson and Kimi Okada. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $20; seniors, students, teachers and artists $15; children $7. 202-269-1600.


WASHINGTON NATIONALS -- Today at 1:05 p.m. The District's new ball club closes out its inaugural season at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $7-$40. 202-397-7328.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The local squad opens the season at home against the Columbus Bluejackets. MCI Center, 601 F St. NW. $10-$90. 202-397-7328.

DC UNITED -- Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against the MetroStars. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. $16-$40. 202-397-7328 or 202-587-5000.

Nick Johnson and other players sign for fans at Nats' Fan Appreciation Day.